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  Tokyo - City Guide
Tokyo is also one of Japan's 47 prefectures, but is called a metropolis (to) rather than a prefecture (ken).
The metropolis of Tokyo consists of 23 city wards (ku), 26 cities, 5 towns and 8 villages, including the Izu and Ogasawara Islands, several small Pacific Islands in the south of Japan's main island Honshu.
Large parts of Tokyo were destroyed in the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923 and in the air raids of 1945.
www.japan-guide.com /e/e2164.html   (502 words)

 Planet Tokyo - A Traveler's Guide to Japan
Planet Tokyo is here to guide you through the culture shock that many western travelers experience upon arrival in Japan.
Autumn festivals are held throughout Japan, most celebrated to either pray for a good harvest or to celebrate the local Shinto gods.
Visit the Planet Tokyo blog for more news.
www.planettokyo.com   (288 words)

 Tokyo Food Page
The Tokyo Food Page is a complete guide to Japanese cuisine and eating in Japan.
Thanks to Nokia Japan and Riedel Japan for their generous support in the production of the Tokyo Food Page.
Tokyo Food Page is copyright (c) 1994-2007 Lobster Enterprises and contributors.
www.bento.com /tokyofood.html   (299 words)

  BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Jackson puts off Tokyo appearance
Jackson was due to attend the party in Tokyo on Tuesday, although he was not planning to perform.
The event was marred by disappointment when Jackson sang just a few lines, when the audience had been led to believe he would perform a medley of his songs.
Organisers of the Tokyo event said Jackson wanted to postpone his appearance to add an extra date to his schedule.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/entertainment/6187973.stm   (274 words)

  Tokyo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tokyo was already the nation's political, economic, and cultural center, and the emperor's residence made it a de facto imperial capital as well with the former Edo Castle becoming the Imperial Palace.
Tokyo, like Osaka has been designed since about the turn of the century (1900) to be rail-centric, that is centered around major train stations in a high density fashion, so suburban railways were built relatively cheaply at street level.
Tokyo was rated by the Economist Intelligence Unit as the most expensive (highest cost-of-living) city in the world for 14 years in a row ending in 2006.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tokyo   (3032 words)

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Tokyo is the business center of the country as well as the home of the Japanese emperor and the seat of the national government.
Tokyo is often considered part of the Greater Tokyo Area, which consists of Tokyo prefecture itself and the surrounding prefectures of Kanagawa, Saitama and Chiba.
Tokyo literally means "eastern capital" in Japanese, to mean to oppose to an old capital in west, Kyoto, which was renamed "Saikyo", meaning "western capital", for a period of time.
wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/t/to/tokyo.html   (1081 words)

 Bombing of Tokyo in World War II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The first raid on Tokyo was the Doolittle Raid of April 18, 1942, when sixteen B-25 Mitchells were launched from the USS Hornet (CV-8) to attack targets including Yokohama and Tokyo and then fly on to airfields in China.
The first such raid on Tokyo was on the night of February 23–24, when 174 B-29s destroyed around one square mile (~2.56 km²) of the city.
Tokyo was not considered as an official target for the first nuclear attacks, although Tokyo Bay was apparently examined as a target for a non-lethal demonstration.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bombing_of_Tokyo_in_World_War_II   (1487 words)

 Tokyo - Encyclopedia Glossary Meaning Explanation Tokyo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Tokyo (東京; Tōkyō, literally "eastern capital") is located in the Kanto region on the island of Honshu in Japan.
Although Tokyo is considered to be one of the major cities of the world, it is technically not a city.
Tokyo is also part of the Greater Tokyo Area, which consists of Tokyo itself and the surrounding prefectures of Kanagawa, Saitama and Chiba.
www.encyclopedia-glossary.com /en/Tokyo.html   (944 words)

 Tokyo Travel Guide | Fodor's Online
Tokyo is a state-of-the-art financial marketplace, where billions of dollars are whisked electronically around the globe every day in the blink of an eye.
Tokyo reverted to type: it became once again an aggregation of small towns and villages.
In the large scale, Tokyo is not an attractive city -- neither is it gracious, and it is certainly not serene.
www.fodors.com /miniguides/mgresults.cfm?destination=tokyo@156   (833 words)

 Tokyo travel guide - Wikitravel
Tokyo is essentially a gigantic (and fascinating) warren of narrow streets with no names which is best explored using a mixture of the excellent mass transit system and your feet.
Tokyo has a vast array of sights, but the first items on the agenda of most visitors are the temples of Asakusa, the gardens of the Imperial Palace (in Chiyoda) and the Meiji Shrine (in Harajuku).
Tokyo is probably one of the safest cities you will ever visit, and Japan in general is one of the safest places to visit in the world.
wikitravel.org /en/Tokyo   (6140 words)

 Tokyo city guide, Japan - Time Out Travel
Tokyo is not one of the world’s great sightseeing cities.
Yet despite this, Tokyo still has the power to make you go ‘Wow!’ The sense that nothing here is permanent has produced a city that renews...
The third edition of the Time Out Tokyo Guide has been compiled and researched by a team with over 200 years' combined experience of life in the Japanese capital.
www.timeout.com /travel/tokyo   (197 words)

 Tokyo Skyscrapers, Architecture, Buildings, Real Estate, and Construction News
The vast metropolitan capital of Japan, Tokyo is Japanese for "capital of the east".
Tokyo is centred around the huge Imperial Palace and gardens, and forms an enormous urban area with neighbouring city Yokohama and various smaller cities.
Tokyo is not actually a city, but a special type of prefecture called a "to." The Meiji Restoration in the mid 19th century sparked the reorganization of Japan's provinces, and the city of Edo in the province of Musashi became the prefecture of Tokyo in 1871.
www.emporis.com /en/wm/ci/?id=100297   (422 words)

 Tokyo Guide - Japan Reference
It is the home of 12 million people (8 million inside the 23 wards), but the greater Tokyo, with the surrounding prefectures of Saitama, Chiba and Kanagawa, comprises a staggering 33 million inhabitants, making it the most populous metropolis in the world.
Tokyo was just a small village 400 years ago, when the shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu decided to move his government there.
The name changed from Edo to Tokyo (which means "eastern capital") in 1867 when the shogunate collapsed and the new Meiji regime came to power, and the capital was officially displaced from Kyoto to Tokyo.
www.jref.com /practical/tokyo.shtml   (284 words)

 1945 Tokyo Firebombing Left Legacy of Terror, Pain
TOKYO -- For decades, Teruo Kanoh never revealed the terror locked in his heart the night in 1945 when American bombs turned Tokyo into a raging fireball.
The Tokyo attack was aimed in part at demolishing Japanese morale and hastening a surrender.
A small museum devoted to the attack, the Center of the Tokyo Raid and War Damages, opened near the center of the disaster zone in 2002, and has been renovated for the 60th anniversary.
www.commondreams.org /headlines05/0310-08.htm   (952 words)

 Tokyo - World Wikia
Many people use Shinagawa due to having good access to all destinations out of Tokyo and the hotel cost in Shinagawa ward is cheaper than in Shinjuku area.
Also, street numbers in Tokyo are very confusing because buildings are numbered based on the order they were built, not the order they are in line.
Outside Tokyo, driving is one of good choice to travel because the highways are excellent, and rental cars come with GPS navigation systems.
world.wikia.com /wiki/Tokyo   (1064 words)

 Tokyo Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Tokyo is a place where the urgent rhythms of consumer culture collide with the quieter moments that linger from older traditions.
Tokyo has more vending machines than any other city in the world, with over 2.5 million selling drinks, and hundreds of thousands more selling cigarettes, batteries, rice, eggs, fishing equipment, and of course, pornography.
Disclaimer: We've tried to make the information on this web site as accurate as possible, but it is provided 'as is' and we accept no responsibility for any loss, injury or inconvenience sustained by anyone resulting from this information.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/asia/japan/tokyo   (292 words)

 Cool Hunting: Tokyo
Tokyo Art Beat is an essential guide to the Tokyo art and design scene.
I was in Tokyo at the beginning of Spring (just before cherry blossoms, needless to say, my timing is always off) and everyone was wearing them.
The show is entitled "Tokyo Prison Art" and will feature sketches during his bid in a Tokyo prison last year-- where he landed himself for 3 months.
www.coolhunting.com /archives/tokyo   (1331 words)

 FIFA.com The Official web site of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association
Fast-paced, high-tech and eye catching, Tokyo is a place like no other where 12 million people live, rather tightly, in a metropolis constantly being reinvented.
Often described as a city of villages, Tokyo is connected by a network of transport types as its inhabitants hustle and bustle about the shopping areas of Shibuya and Shinjuku, the Blade Runneresque Roppongi to the ultra-trendy Ginza.
Originally called Edo, Tokyo became the administrative heart of Japan from the 1600s when it grew remarkably fast to be the world's most populous city with a million souls packed within its walls by the 17th Century.
www.fifa.com /en/comp/Clubworld/tournament/0,6537,CWC-2005-21,00.html   (412 words)

Our Tokyo map highlights all the main tourist destinations and links through to their detailed pages.
The best way to get around Tokyo is via train and it all starts in the Tokyo Subway or underground.
The centre of Tokyo includes the Imperial Palace, Yasukuni Shrine and Kitanomaru Park.
www.japaneselifestyle.com.au /tokyo   (547 words)

 Tokyo, Japan Serviced Apartments - Temporary Furnished Apartments in Tokyo, Japan by Oakwood   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Tokyo’s elegant serviced apartments in the heart of the Akasaka financial and diplomatic district.
Oakwood Residence Aoyama is an elegant accommodation choice in the Aoyama/Omotesando district, the fashionable heart...
Whether you are looking for corporate short term housing or a short term lease, Oakwood can meet your needs in locations from New York City, Washington D.C. Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco and cities in-between like Chicago, Dallas, Denver, and Minneapolis.
www.oakwood.com /serviced-apartments/international/JP/212/Tokyo.html   (523 words)

 CBC.ca Arts - Michael Jackson's pricey Tokyo event put off until new year
A notice posted Sunday on the website for the Dec. 19 "Premium V.I.P. Party" said the event will be pushed to March 8 instead to allow the 48-year-old entertainer to add another date to his Tokyo schedule to meet his fans.
Fans will be treated to a show of dancers performing to Jackson's hit songs while the reclusive star watches from a special area.
"Tokyo is such a wonderful place, and I look forward to speaking to my friends and fans at both events.
www.cbc.ca /arts/music/story/2006/12/16/jackson-tokyo-christmas.html   (1554 words)

 Amazon.com: Tokyo: Books: Donald Richie   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Starting from the original centre of Tokyo – the Imperial Palace –; Richie branches outwards, taking in other areas such as Yoshiwara, the original red-light district, and Ginza, the world-famous shipping street.
The author has kept a diary for the entire time he has lived in Tokyo, and excerpts from it provide on-the-spot insights into the significance of fashions and fads in Japanese culture (for example the recent Tamagochi craze), as well as the various aspects of life in a small neighborhood.
Tokyo is illustrated with 30 intriguing photographs by Seattle-based photographer, Joel Sackett.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1861890346?v=glance   (969 words)

 Accessible Tokyo - English Top Page
It was established approximately 40 years ago, and has been cooperating with Japanese Red Cross Society or other organizations in their activities such as translations, meeting foreign visitors with disabilities at the airport and taking them around.
The division in charge of "Accessible Tokyo" has been active for more than 30 years, collecting information about the accessibility of buildings and facilities, especially for people with disabilities.
The latest issue, "Accessible Tokyo 2005", is now on distribution and its contents are carried on this web site.
accessible.jp.org /tokyo/en   (143 words)

 Tokyo - Wikimedia Commons
English: Tokyo (東京; Tōkyō) is the capital of Japan.
Tokyo's urban sprawl and manmade islands like Odaiba in Tokyo Bay are bounded only by ocean and uninhabitable mountains in this satellite photo taken on NASA's Landsat 7.
Map of mainland part of Tokyo, with reclaimed land such as Odaiba omitted for clarity.
commons.wikimedia.org /wiki/Tokyo   (412 words)

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