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#Tokyo

Tokyo (隴夲スア闔・ャ), the capital of Japan, is situated in the Kanto region on the eastern coast of Honshu, the largest island of Japan.

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Tokyo, stands as Japan's capital and the world's most populous metropolis. It operates as both a prefecture and a vibrant city, encompassing 23 central wards and numerous cities, towns, and villages westward. Tokyo extends its jurisdiction over the Izu and Ogasawara Islands.

Formerly known as Edo, Tokyo evolved from a modest castle town to Japan's political hub in 1603 under Tokugawa Ieyasu's rule. By the Meiji Restoration of 1868, it became the imperial seat, renamed Tokyo, after which it burgeoned into one of the globe's largest cities. Despite devastation from the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923 and the 1945 air raids, Tokyo has flourished into a cultural epicenter, offering unparalleled shopping, entertainment, and culinary experiences. Its rich heritage persists in districts like Asakusa and through esteemed museums, historic temples, and lush gardens, while the city's green spaces surprise within easy reach of its urban sprawl.

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