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The Heaven On Earth-Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo, Japan's bustling capital, combines ultramodern and traditional elements, from neon-lit skyscrapers to historic temples. The magnificent Meiji Shinto Shrine is famous for its towering gate and surrounding woods. The Imperial Palace is surrounded by extensive public gardens. The city's numerous museums display everything from classical art (at the Tokyo National Museum) to a reconstructed kabuki theater (in the Edo-Tokyo Museum). Google Search

Interesting facts about Tokyo

1. Tokyo was called Edo for a very long time. ...

2. It's home to the world's busiest intersection. ...

3. Tokyo is home to a robot hotel. ...

4. There are anti-suicide lights in Tokyo's metro stations. ...

5. You can purchase almost anything from a vending machine in Tokyo. ...

6. It boasts the most Michelin stars in the world.

How did Tokyo get its name?

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Historical underpinnings. Tokyo was initially known as Edo (江戸), a kanji compound of 江 (e, "bay, bay") and 戸 (to, "entrance, door, an entryway"). The name, which can be deciphered as "estuary", is a reference to the first settlement's area at the gathering of the Sumida River and Tokyo Bay.

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