Capital of Japan
Tokyo, Japan’s busy capital, mixes the ultramodern and the traditional, from neon-lit skyscrapers to historic temples. The opulent Meiji Shinto Shrine is known for its towering gate and surrounding woods. The Imperial Palace sits amid large public gardens. The city's many museums offer exhibits ranging from classical art (in the Tokyo National Museum) to a reconstructed kabuki theater (in the Edo-Tokyo Museum).
Elevation 44 m over sea level
Time Zone JCST
Airport Narita International Airport
Area: 2,188 km²
Weather: 24 °C, Wind N at 3 km/h, 46% Humidity
By air - Tokyo has two airports: Narita Airport handles the majority of international flights and only a small number of domestic flights. It is located 60 kilometers outside of central Tokyo. The more centrally located Haneda Airport handles a smaller number of international flights and the majority of domestic flights.
By shinkansen - Most shinkansen lines lead to Tokyo. The trip from Osaka/Kyoto takes about three hours. There are also direct trains to/from Kyushu, Kanazawa, Niigata and various destinations in the Tohoku Region and Hokkaido.
Edomae-zushi (Edo-style Sushi) Topping the ranking is Edomae-zushi, which has become synonymous with Japanese food. ...
Tempura (Battered and Deep-Fried Seafood and Vegetables) ...
Unaju (Freshwater Eel over Rice) ...
Tendon (Tempura Rice Bowl) ...
Soba (Buckwheat Noodles) ...
Yakitori (Broiled Chicken Skewers) ……and more …….
The economy of Japan is a highly developed free-market economy. It is the third largest in the world by nominal GDP and the fourth largest by purchasing power parity (PPP). and is the world's second largest developed economy. ... In 2018, Japan was the world's fourth-largest importer and the fourth-largest exporter.
Attractions & Landmarks
Tradition collides with pop culture in Tokyo, where you can reverently wander ancient temples before rocking out at a karaoke bar. Wake up before the sun to catch the lively fish auction at the Toyosu Market, then refresh with a walk beneath the cherry blossom trees that line the Sumida River. Spend some time in the beautiful East Gardens of the Imperial Palace, then brush up on your Japanese history at the Edo-Tokyo Museum. Don’t forget to eat as much sushi, udon noodles, and wagashi (Japanese sweets) as your belly can handle.
Education in Japan is compulsory at the elementary and lower secondary levels. Most students attend public schools through the lower secondary level, but private education is popular at the upper secondary and university levels. Education prior to elementary school is provided at kindergartens and day-care centers.