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Tokyo, or Tokyo-Yokohama as the full name of the mega city extends to, is located in the conspicuous country of Japan, the Land of the Rising Sun. Japan is actually a stratovolcanic archipelago, which means that it is made up of islands that are layered from alternating layers of volcanic debris. There are 6,852 islands making up Japan including the four largest: Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu and Shikoku. Tokyo-Yokohama is also named 'Greater Tokyo Area', as it features cities and wards from Tokyo to Yokohama.
The residents of Tokyo-Yokohama speak the Standard Japanese dialect, otherwise know as Hyjungo. It is part of the three most notable dialects in Japan, along with the Kansai and Tohoku dialect.
Tokyo Yokohama is located at approximately Latitude 35.443707 Longitude 139.638031. Tokyo Yokohama has an Initial Heading of 355.4° North and a Final Heading of 355.6° North, giving off the obvious impression that this mega city is dead straight north of us.
The Greater Tokyo Area covers an area of 13,500km squared and it has a population of 37,883,000 people.
Mt. Fuji, a stratovolcano approximately 100 km south-west of Tokyo and is an incredibly symmetrical and famous symbol of Japan. It is the highest volcano in Japan with an elevation of 3,776m and is considered holy along with two other stratovolcanes (Mount Tate and Mount Haku). Its symmetry makes it a natural beauty and an important element in Japanese art. The last eruption occurred on December 16, 1706.
Location: Mt Fuji, Kitayama, Fujinomiya, Shizuoka Prefecture 418-0112, Japan
The sea paradise is surrounded by nature and is located at the tip of the Yokohama Bay. It is a new generation style amusement park and is home to one of the most prestigious aquarariums in Japan. It houses Japan's first surf coaster that swings over the ocean and even has its own vertical fall ride. With shops and restaurants everywhere, this leisure land isn't one to be missed, so don't miss out!
Location: Japan, 〒236-0006 神奈川県横浜市 金沢区八景島
The landmark and attraction is one of Tokyo's newest, ascending to 634m, the Tokyo Skytree is the primary television and radio broadcaster of the Kanto region (part of Tokyo-Yokohama). It features two observation decks that offer amazing views of the city's own skyline. At the bottom of the Skytree there is an aquarium and a shopping plaza.
Location: 1 Chome-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida, Tokyo 131-0045, Japan
Tokyo's Population Over the Years
Tokyo is renowned for the amount of people they have, this graph proves that. In 1920, the megacity could only classify as a city with only 3.2 million people. Almost a century later, the city has over 13.29 people. This graph only shows the Tokyo Metropolitan area, but remember, the megacity includes wards and other part-cities, stretching it out to Yokohama, which accounts for the other 23.71 million people. This graph still shows the amount of growth in the city, stating that it is very successful and inhabitable.
The Pull Factors of Tokyo-Yokohama
This megacity is built upon strong components supporting its growth, such as education, being ranked the third most educated country in the world, with facilities such as the University of Tokyo, marked as the most prestigious university in Japan (amongst 18 others) and featuring 30,000 students. This pull factor helps students and families develop their lives in Tokyo, keeping them in the city for the large amount of educational advances it has over most cities.