TOKYO By Alejandro and Lucian

About the city

Tokyo, known as the west capital of Japan. It is located in the island of Honshu in the region of Kanto, near the coast. About 13.23 million people live there.

Their currency is the yen. One yen is equal to 8 thousandth part of euro. It is the third most traded currency in the world,behaind the Dollar and the Euro.

When to go

The best time to go to Tokyo is between September and November (autumn) because summer is full of turists, so you'll need to wait long queues to visit importan buildings and monuments, and the means of transport will be full. Winter is also a good season to go, but it's very difficult to appreciate the beauty of their parks. Also you can travel in spring, the month of hanami or cherry tree blossom

cherry in flower

Mean of transport

The best mean of transport is the urban rail network. It has 158 lines, lots of operators and 2.210 stations.

Tokyo metro


This is Ramen, made with noodles. It's the most important food in Japan. They add everything you want: meat, fish, vegetables...

The nikumans are steamed buns filled with pork,beef or chicken.They are very cheap and you can find them in every street vendor stands

Sushi is more than a traditional food, in Japan is an art. They are a lot of restaurants with different methods of (fabricación)

Famous people

Lots of actors, singes or directors that we know a Japanese. Here are some explamples of well-known people:

Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

He is an actor, well-known for his participation in Hawaii 5.0, being the boss of the Yakuza.

Masi Oka

He is also an actor, well-known for his participation in Hawaii 5.0, being the the medical examiner of the police.

Yoko Ono

She is a director, but she is well-known for being, in her youth, a singer and wife of John Lennon.

Historical information

1. Tokyo began life as a village known as Edo.

2.A massive earthquake destroyed nearly half of Tokyo in 1923.

3. The Allied bombing of Tokyo was just as destructive as that of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

4. Tokyo has the world’s busiest metro system.

5. Japan is home to the oldest monarchy in the world.

6. Tokyo is home to more people than any other metropolitan area.

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