Tokjo is the capital and the largest city in Japan. Its metropolitan area is the most populous in the world, with an estimated 37.468 million residents in 2018. Its metropolitan area is the largest in size and the most populous with a population of 13.99 million people. Located at the head of Tokyo Bay, Tokyo is the political and economic center of the Country, as well as the seat of the Emperor of Japan and the national government.
Originally a fishing village, named Edo, the city became a prominent political center in 1603, when it became the seat of the Tokugawa shogunate. By the mid-18th century, Tokjo was one of the most populous cities in the world at over one million. Following the end of the shogunate in 1868, the imperial capital in Kyoto was moved to the city, which was renamed Tokyo (literally “eastern capital”). Tokyo was devastated by the 1923 Great Kantō earthquake, and again by Allied bombing raids during World War II. Beginning in the 1950s, the city underwent rapid reconstruction and expansion, going on to lead Japan’s post-war economic recovery. Since 1943, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government has administered the prefecture’s 23 special wards (formerly Tokyo City), various bed towns and suburbs in the western area, and two outlying island chains. Beginning in the 1950s, the city underwent rapid reconstruction and expansion, going on to lead Japan’s post-war economic recovery. Since 1943, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government has administreted the prefecture’s 23 special wards , various bed towns and suburbs in the western area, and two outlying island chains. The city is famous for electronics, manga, video games. Shopping and photography are free time activities tourists can do there . The most visited place is Sensoij temple. It is the world’s largest metropolis, with its known top-rated restaurants, markets, Imperial palace. It is the city of the future with skyscrapers and even a robot restaurant!