Tokyo is the enormous and wealthy capital of , and also its main city, overflowing with culture, commerce, and most of all, people. As the most densely populated urban area in the world, Tokyo is a fascinating and dynamic metropolis that mixes foreign influences, consumer culture and global business along with remnants of the capital of old Japan.

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is a central ward of , known as the metropolis' second center.

is a ward in central . The name means "port", referring to its seaside location, although due to reclamation many areas in the district are quite far from the sea these days.

is an expensive section of 's ward famous for its nightlife, much of which is geared towards foreigners.

is a shopping and eating district popular with a lot of young .


Ward is the center of and in many ways the center of all .

is a ward in northwest , . This guide incorporates Ikebukuro, a section of and one of the three major metropolitan sub-centers on the Yamanote Line, along with and .

The district of , literally "Silver Mint", is in the ward.

, or Akiba in slang, is 's "Electric Town" on the eastern side of the central ward.

is in western , and is the most populous and the second largest of the city's 23 wards.

If you want to get a feel for old , in the district is a good place to start.

is a part of Tokyo's downtown district best known for its many temples, particularly Sensōji.

is a central ward in . While the name literally means "Center", this ward loses out…

For the young and fashionable teenager, spending time in on the weekends is practically a necessity.

is one of the 23 wards of central , and is also a major railway station in south-central Tokyo.

Bunkyō is in , north of the Imperial Palace. The name means roughly "Capital of Culture" and, indeed, it's best known as the home of the sprawling University of Tokyo and a series of aristocratic parks and villas.

Haneda Airport, officially known as Tokyo International Airport, in the neighborhood of , is the largest and busiest airport in Japan, and the second busiest airport in all Asia despite the majority of flights being domestic.

is part of and a Yamanote Line station between Osaki and .

Ward lies east of central . It is home to a famous cherry blossom viewing area in spring, the River Fireworks Festival in summer, and Tokyo's main sumo stadium where tournaments are held three times a year.

Eastern Tokyo covers the wards of Adachi, Katsushika, Edogawa, Kōtō and Arakawa.

Taitō is a northeastern district of . Talk to a Tokyoite about "downtown", and he will think…

is a largely residential district in southwest , named after the River.

is in , west of . is mostly a residential area which will provide a great view of real Japanese living in Tokyo.

Nerima, Itabashi, and Kita are a trio of suburban wards in north and northwestern , bordering Saitama and outer Tokyo's Tama region.

ward, adjacent to , is the near edge of the endless urban sprawl of western Tokyo.

Ōta Ward is a suburban area of , located between and .

is a district of , . is a station on the JR Yamanote line, one stop south of .

is the center of ward. station is the station of Keihin Tohoku Line, Tokyu Line, Rinkai Line.


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