Interesting Facts About Tokyo

Tokyo, the capital of Japan, is officially known as the Tokyo Metropolis. This is one of the worlds most densely populated cities. The number of interesting facts about this city is endless but here are our top forty facts about Tokyo.

Tokyo Facts

1. Its Prefect

Tokyo is often referred to as a city, but is officially known and governed as a "metropolitan prefecture," which is different from a city and combines elements of a city and a prefecture. The Tokyo metropolitan government administers the 23 Special Wards of Tokyo. These Special Wards contain the districts that have become world famous for their different characteristics. To make things even more confusing, Japanese people will refer to each district as a city. Good luck finding your way around the city...I mean district...I mean ward?

Sky view of Tokyo - 2013

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2. Harajuku Style

The Harajuku district of Tokyo is famous for its alternative street fashion.  This trendy district is also said to show the expression of the youth of Tokyo.

Each of the independently owned shops and cafes have their own feel which creates a unique composition.

Harajuku girls, Tokyo - 2006

Peter Van den Bossche, CC BY-SA 2.0, Wikimedia Commons

3. Skytree

Tokyo Skytree was announced as the tallest tower in the world in 2010. The Skytree features the world’s highest skywalk as well as presents a very beautiful view to its less daring visitors.

The name of this tower was decided by popular vote winning by a landslide with 30% of total votes.

Taito City, Tokyo, Japan

Willian Justen de Vasconcellos ,Pexels