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THE JOYS OF A CITY WITH SO MUCH TO OFFER IN CULTURE AND INVENTIVE IDEAS AND FUTURE EXPLORATIONS INTO THE FASHION WORLD AND ARTS Tokyo's rise to importance can be largely attributed to two men: Tokugawa Ieyasu and Emperor Meiji. In 1603, after unifying the warring states of Japan, Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu made Edo (now Tokyo) his base. As a result, the city developed rapidly and grew to become one of the largest cities in the world with a population topping one million by the 18th century. It became the de facto capital of Japan even while the emperor lived in Kyoto, the imperial capital.
After about 263 years, the shogunate was overthrown under the banner of restoring imperial rule. In 1869, the figurehead 17-year-old Emperor Meiji moved to Edo, which was renamed "Tokyo" ("Eastern Capital") the year before. 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. The city of Tokyo was established, and continued to be the capital until it was abolished as a municipality in 1943 and merged with the "Metropolitan Prefecture" of Tokyo.
A PLACE THAT SEEMS TO SHOW SO MUCH %vb GUSTO FOR WORK AND YET A CITY SO TIRED FROM IT.........
TOKYO IS EXPERIENCING SO MANY THINGS THAT SEEM TO PLAGUE ALSO THE OTHER COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD......IT HAS IT'S JOYS BUT ALSO MANY SORROWS LIKE ITS' FELLOW COUNTRIES..
- Cons:WEARY IN SLEEPLESS MOTION
- In a nutshell:A PLACE TO EXPERIENCE !!!!
THE GREAT THING ABOUT THE "SUICA CARD " IS THAT IT COVERS A LOT OF MODES OF TRANSPORTATION...SUCH AS CITY... more travel advice
One of the temples that I saw in Tokyo on my way to the Tsukiji fish market was this.... ..The Tsukiji Hongwanji... more travel advice
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