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Visit the beautiful city of Tokyo


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Images of the town of Tokyo. Pictures of the districts of Shibuya, Ginza, Shinjuku. Discover the tower of Tokyo. Good trip to Japan.

Tokyo, officially Tokyo Metropolitan Prefecture (東京 都, Tokyo-to), is de facto the current capital of Japan. It is the most populated prefectures of Japan, with more than 13,831,421 inhabitants intramural in 2018 and 42,794,714 in the agglomeration, and forms the urban area the most populated in the world. Located on the east coast of the main island of the Japanese archipelago, Honshū, Tokyo is one of the forty-seven prefectures of Japan. The main political center of the archipelago since the seventeenth century, the city hosts most of the country's institutions: the main residence of the Emperor of Japan, the Prime Minister, the seat of the Sejm (the Japanese Parliament), the Cabinet, the constituent ministries and all foreign embassies.

Originally, Tokyo was a small fishing village named Edo ("the estuary"). Fortified in the fifteenth century, Edo became the military base of Tokugawa shogun Ieyasu at the end of the sixteenth century, then the capital of his feudal government. During the Edo period (1603-1868), the city developed and became one of the most populous in the world at the end of the eighteenth century, with a population of nearly one million. With the restoration of the emperor in 1868, it is strengthened in its role as the political heart of Japan: the Edo Castle becomes the residence of Emperor Meiji (Kōkyo), and the city acquires its current name as opposed to Kyoto , the old capital. It is ravaged in 1923 by an earthquake of magnitude 7.9 which makes more than 100 000 dead. During the Second World War, it was destroyed half by American aerial bombing. The incendiary bombs set the city on fire and claimed more than 100,000 lives. The city is quickly rebuilt after the war. In the second half of the twentieth century, Tokyo became a world-class metropolis thanks to a strong industrial development - especially in electronics - and saw its population multiplied by ten in fifty years. © Pictures of Emmanuel Buchot

Photo Gallery of Tokyo


Spring in Japan

Spring in Japan

Tree trunks

Tree trunks

A garden of Tokyo

A garden of Tokyo

The park of Yoyogi to Tokyo

The park of Yoyogi

Japanese youth

Japanese youth

The Japanese family

The Japanese family

A Japanese musician

A Japanese musician

A Japanese little boy

A Japanese little boy

A Japanese traditional musician

Japanese musician

A Japanese tourist

A Japanese tourist

The fish market

The fish market

A Japanese saleswoman

A Japanese saleswoman

Streets of Tokyo

Streets of Tokyo

A Japanese figurine

A Japanese figurine

A Japanese store

A Japanese store

A Japanese traditional house

Japanese traditional house

The bamboo in Japan

The bamboo in Japan

A statue of Japan

A statue of Japan

A Japanese drum

A Japanese drum

Entry of a Japanese temple

Entry of a Japanese temple

Portrait of a Japanese woman

Japanese woman

A small shop of Tokyo

shop of Tokyo

An octopus

An octopus

A Japanese cat

A Japanese cat

Japanese meal

Japanese meal

The blue fin tuna

The blue fin tuna

Lanterns and temple of Japan

Lanterns and temple

Street of Tokyo with shops

Street of Tokyo with shops

Small Buddhas

Small Buddhas

A Japanese bell

A Japanese bell

Barrels of sake

Barrels of sake

Prayer in a temple

Prayer in a temple

The cemetery of Tokyo

cemetery of Tokyo

A tomb Japanese

A tomb Japanese

Prohibition to smoke

Prohibition to smoke

Tokyo tower

Tokyo tower

The imperial palace of Tokyo

The imperial palace

The great Buddha of Nara

great Buddha of Nara

Japanese writing

Japanese writing

A building of Tokyo

A building of Tokyo

The city of Tokyo

The city of Tokyo

Contrasts of Japan

Contrasts of Japan

Japanese publicity

Japanese publicity

A school of Tokyo

A school of Tokyo

Image of Jizo

Image of Jizo

A Japanese stone lantern

Japanese stone lantern

Statues in a garden of Japan

Statues in a garden

Temple of Kamakura

Temple of Kamakura

A bud

A bud

A wild orchis

A wild orchis

A red flower of Japan

Red flower

A flower of cherry tree

A flower of cherry tree

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