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The city of Tokyo is located in Japan and is one of the largest cities in the world. It is part of a large urban area that includes the Yokahama, and the cities of Chiba and Kawaski. The area is called the Tokyo Metropolitan Region which is the largest urban center in the world. The
population of Tokyo is 28,447,000.
 
Famous buildings
The Imperial palace is the home of Japan’s emperor. It stands near the center of the city and consist of several low buildings and beautiful park like grounds. Stone walls and a series of wide moats separate it from the rest of the city. The palace is open to the public only two days of the year, January 2 and the emperor’s birthday. Thousands of Japanese come to pay their respects to the emperor on these two days. Tokyo tower, a 1,092 foot (333meter) steel tower that ranks as the tallest structure, stands south of the Imperial palace. The Tokyo Tower houses radio and television broadcasting studios and has two observation platforms.
Famous monuments
  
The Yoyogi National Gymnasium, designed by Tange Kenzo for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, marks a major turning point in both Japanese history and the history of Japanese architecture. The Olympics are often said to symbolize the end of the postwar time as well as Japan’s industrial revolution. Similarly, this building marks the turning point from the western-influenced styles of earlier periods to a new and uniquely Japanese architecture.






During the last decade, a new trend in architecture has emerged- brand architecture. The Prada Aoyama Building, designed by Herzog & de Meuron in 2003, is the product of lifestyle branding. The building is designed not just to house a store or showcase products, but to create a specific brand image and sell a particular lifestyle. These are essentially disposable buildings because the design is tied to a specific brand and these brands tend to keep on the cutting edge of trendiness
Tokyo’s famous manufacturing
The city of Tokyo is famous for it’s manufacturing. Tokyo itself is one of the busiest and most crowded cities in the world. It’s the home of the Japenese Emperor and the headquarters of the National governments It is Japan’s center of business culture, and education. It’s many barks commercial establishments, and industries help make Japan one of the richest nations in the world. Belfry
The tiny hill of Benten-yama is home to a shrine to the goddess of good fortune. This shrine is the site of the belfry. The bell once tolled the hours for the people of the district and it is said that it could be heard for a radius of no less than 6 km / 4 miles. The bell still sounds at 06:00 every day, as well as on New Year's Eve.
Open: daily - 06:00 to 18:00
 

Hanazono Jinja

Constructed in the early Edo period, Tokyo's Hanazono Jinja shrine boasts a particularly long and interesting history. One of the deities of the shrine is Yamato-takeru-no-Mikoto, a 4th-century imperial prince who has become a popular hero in Japanese mythology. When he died, some locals believe that his soul was transformed into a swan, and that he flew away into the night. Many people choose to visit the Hanazono Jinja shrine to pray for success in business.
Open: daily - 06:00 to 18:00
 

Kaminarimon (Kaminari Gate), Japan, JP
Kaminarimon is the first and most impressive of two large gates, which lead to Sensoji Temple. This striking landmark gate was constructed over 1,000 years ago, and has since become the symbol of Asakusa. The Nakamise shopping street leads from Kaminarimon into the grounds of the temple.
Open: daily - 24 hours


Asakusa Shrine
Legend has it that over one millennium ago, the Hirokuma brothers found the statue of Kannon in their fishing nets and the village chief dutifully enshrined it. The Asakusa Shrine was consequently established in the mid-17th century and legend says that the three brothers became gods of the shrine. This is without doubt the most famous shrine in Tokyo, also playing host to the Sanja Festival in May.
Open: daily - 06:30 to 17:30



 
The city of Tokyo is located in Japan and is one of the largest cities in the world. It is part of a large urban area that includes the Yokahama, and the cities of Chiba and Kawaski. The area is called the Tokyo Metropolitan Region which is the largest urban center in the world. The
population of Tokyo is 28,447,000.
 
Famous buildings
The Imperial palace is the home of Japan’s emperor. It stands near the center of the city and consist of several low buildings and beautiful park like grounds. Stone walls and a series of wide moats separate it from the rest of the city. The palace is open to the public only two days of the year, January 2 and the emperor’s birthday. Thousands of Japanese come to pay their respects to the emperor on these two days. Tokyo tower, a 1,092 foot (333meter) steel tower that ranks as the tallest structure, stands south of the Imperial palace. The Tokyo Tower houses radio and television broadcasting studios and has two observation platforms.
Famous monuments
  
The Yoyogi National Gymnasium, designed by Tange Kenzo for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, marks a major turning point in both Japanese history and the history of Japanese architecture. The Olympics are often said to symbolize the end of the postwar time as well as Japan’s industrial revolution. Similarly, this building marks the turning point from the western-influenced styles of earlier periods to a new and uniquely Japanese architecture.






During the last decade, a new trend in architecture has emerged- brand architecture. The Prada Aoyama Building, designed by Herzog & de Meuron in 2003, is the product of lifestyle branding. The building is designed not just to house a store or showcase products, but to create a specific brand image and sell a particular lifestyle. These are essentially disposable buildings because the design is tied to a specific brand and these brands tend to keep on the cutting edge of trendiness
Tokyo’s famous manufacturing
The city of Tokyo is famous for it’s manufacturing. Tokyo itself is one of the busiest and most crowded cities in the world. It’s the home of the Japenese Emperor and the headquarters of the National governments It is Japan’s center of business culture, and education. It’s many barks commercial establishments, and industries help make Japan one of the richest nations in the world. Belfry
The tiny hill of Benten-yama is home to a shrine to the goddess of good fortune. This shrine is the site of the belfry. The bell once tolled the hours for the people of the district and it is said that it could be heard for a radius of no less than 6 km / 4 miles. The bell still sounds at 06:00 every day, as well as on New Year's Eve.
Open: daily - 06:00 to 18:00
 

Hanazono Jinja

Constructed in the early Edo period, Tokyo's Hanazono Jinja shrine boasts a particularly long and interesting history. One of the deities of the shrine is Yamato-takeru-no-Mikoto, a 4th-century imperial prince who has become a popular hero in Japanese mythology. When he died, some locals believe that his soul was transformed into a swan, and that he flew away into the night. Many people choose to visit the Hanazono Jinja shrine to pray for success in business.
Open: daily - 06:00 to 18:00
 

Kaminarimon (Kaminari Gate), Japan, JP
Kaminarimon is the first and most impressive of two large gates, which lead to Sensoji Temple. This striking landmark gate was constructed over 1,000 years ago, and has since become the symbol of Asakusa. The Nakamise shopping street leads from Kaminarimon into the grounds of the temple.
Open: daily - 24 hours


Asakusa Shrine
Legend has it that over one millennium ago, the Hirokuma brothers found the statue of Kannon in their fishing nets and the village chief dutifully enshrined it. The Asakusa Shrine was consequently established in the mid-17th century and legend says that the three brothers became gods of the shrine. This is without doubt the most famous shrine in Tokyo, also playing host to the Sanja Festival in May.
Open: daily - 06:30 to 17:30



  

 

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