Tokyo is one of the most populous cities in the world. It is also one of Japan's 47 prefectures, consisting of 23 central city wards and multiple cities, towns and villages west of the city center. About 12 million people live in Tokyo, the capital of Japan and also the biggest financial center in the world. A giant megapolis with rich political and cultural life, guests find its unusual modern architecture striking.
Tokyo has much to offer tourists, from huge modern skyscrapers to ancient temples and seemingly unlimited choices for shopping, entertainment, culture and dining. Tokyo is a city with a unique history and carefully preserved traditions. The city's history can be appreciated in districts such as Asakusa, and in many excellent museums, historic temples and gardens. Contrary to common perception, Tokyo also offers a number of attractive green spaces in the city center and within relatively short train rides to its outskirts.
Progressive technologies and Asian customs perfectly complement each other. As Japan’s capital city, it consists of many districts which are very different from each other. That's why Tokyo is often called "the city of contrasts."