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Tokyo
is capital and largest city of Japan.
It's called a metropolis.

The 23 city wards(ku) are the center of  Tokyo consists of 23 city wards, 26 cities, 5 towns and 8 villages. 

The 23 city wards(ku) are the center of Tokyo and make up about one third of the metropolis area, while housing roughly eight of Tokyo's approximately twelve million residents.

Prior to 1868, Tokyo was known as Edo. A small castle town in the 16th century, Edo become japan's political center in 1603 when Tokugawa Ieyasu estabilished his feudal goverment there. A few decades later, edo had grown intoone of the world's most populous cities.

With the Meiji Restotation of 1868, the emperor and capital were moved from Kyoto to Edo, which was renamed Tokyo (Eastern Capital). Large parts of Tokyo were destroyed in the Great kanto earthquake of 1923 and in the air raids of 1945.

 

 

 

 

Asakusa 
Asakusa is the center of Tokyo's Shitamachi ( Low city .
ne of Tokyo's few districts which have preserved a vertain atmosphere of the old Tokyo.


Kaminarimon


Nakamise


Sensouji temple grounds


Sensouji Temple

Shinjuku
One of the 23 wards of Tokyo.( shopping and buisiness area )
Handing more than 2 milion passengers each day. Shinjuku station is busiest railway station in Japan. It served by 6 railway compoanies and about a dozen railway and subway lines.


                Shinjuku
nearby metropolitan government

               Shinjuku
nearby metropolitan government

Kamakura is located one hour south of Tokyo.

Kamakura become the political center of Japan from 12th to 14th century. And the estabilishment of it's successor the Muromachior Ahikaga goverment in Kyoto. Kamakura remained the political center of Eastern Japan for some time before losing its position to other cities.

Today, kamakura is very popular tourist destination. Kamakura offers numerous temples, shrines and other historical monuments.
Sometime called the Kyoto of Eastern Japan.


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Kotokuin temple


Bronze statue of Amid Buddha.


Grounds of Kotokuin Temple


The Budda's slippers.

 
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