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Tokyo prefecture located on the Pacific Ocean-side of the Kanto region is the center of Japan with capital functions. There are 23 wards, 26 cities, 5 towns, and 8 villages in Tokyo prefecture. Tokyo is known as the place where Edo Shogunate operated during the Edo period, and since then, it has developed as the center of Japan’s politics and economy. The pr

efectural population is the largest in Japan with over 13 million people. Complicated transportation networks are developed in the central metropolitan area, and JR East Japan’s Yamanote loop connects Tokyo, Ueno, Shinagawa, Shibuya, Shinjuku, and Ikebukuro. These stations function as gigantic terminals where many railway lines merge together. In particular, Shinjuku station has the largest number of passengers a day not only in Japan but also in the world. Since it was decided that the 2020 summer Olympics will be held in Tokyo, it has come to attract even more global attention. Each of the 23 wards has its own characteristics such as a shitamachi (lower residential) area filled with nostalgic ambiance of good old times, a students’ area with several universities, and a newly emerging area in the reclaimed land of Tokyo Bay. Most of the local specialties that have been passed down since the Edo period are now seen in the lower residential area. Edomaezushi is a term often used to distinguish it from oshizushi of Osaka and refers to common nigiri sushi. It is said that Edomaezushi originated in Ryogoku known for the Ryogoku Kokugikan (sumo hall) where grand sumo tournaments are held. Popularities of other specialties such as soba, tempura, unagi (eel) donburi, and fukagawameshi, started in the lower residential area of Edo and spread nationwide. Famous tourist spots in Tokyo include Tokyo Skytree, Tokyo Tower, Senso-ji, Tokyo Station, and areas around the imperial palace. The new Kabuki-za Theater that opened in 2013 is a must-see popular spot when sightseeing in Ginza.

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