What is Tokyo?


Tokyo (東京, Tōkyō?, "Eastern Capital") (, /ˈtoʊki.oʊ/), officially Tokyo Metropolis (東京都, Tōkyō-to?), is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan. Tokyo is the capital of Japan, the center of the Greater Tokyo Area, and the largest metropolitan area in the world. It is the seat of the Japanese government and the Imperial Palace, and the home of the Japanese Imperial Family. Tokyo is in the Kantō region on the southeastern side of the main island Honshu and includes the Izu Islands and Ogasawara Islands. Tokyo Metropolis was formed in 1943 from the merger of the former Tokyo Prefecture (東京府, Tōkyō-fu?) and the city of Tokyo (東京市, Tōkyō-shi?).

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Kagoshima Airport - Airlines and Destinations
... Airlines Destinations Air New Zealand Charter Auckland ANA Osaka-Itami, Tokyo-Haneda All Nippon Airways operated by ANA Wings Naha China Airlines Taipei-T ...
Rinkai Line - Station List
... All stations are located in Tokyo ... km) Transfers Location Between stations Total Shin-Kiba 新木場 - 0.0 Keiyō Line Tokyo Metro Yūrakuchō Line (Y-24) Kōtō Shinonome 東雲 2.2 2.2 Kokusai-Tenjijō 国際展示場 1.3 3.5 Yurikamome (Ariak ...
Tokyo Imperial Palace
... Tokyo Imperial Palace (皇居, Kōkyo literally, "Imperial Residence"?) is the main residence of the Emperor of Japan ... It is a large park-like area located in the Chiyoda area of Tokyo close to Tokyo Station and contains several buildings including the main palace (Kyūden (宮殿?), the private residences of the imperial ...
Tokyo - International Relations - Partnerships
... In addition, Tokyo has a "partnership" agreement with London UK. ...

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