Tokyo Is Full Of Secrets.
Somehow, concrete cities generally do not draw me, and I am particularly averse to very large cities. So, this counter-intuitive article by Nicolas Obregon presents some challenges for me, as I attempt to appreciate his quiet corners and historical sites in one of the largest of metropolis in our world. Tokyo’s metropolitan prefecture hosts 23 Special Wards and 39 municipalities totalling 37.8 million people. It is also the headquarters to 51 of the Fortune Global 500 companies, and is ranked first in the Global Economic Power Index as an alpha+ world city. The Michelin Guide has awarded the city by far the most Michelin stars of any city in the world. Come 2020, it plans to host the Summer Olympics and Paralympics. Historically, it was known as Edo, becoming the imperial capital in 1868 under the Emperor Meiji. On a clear day, Japan’s highest mountain, Mount Fuji, can be seen from Tokyo, towards its southwest, as it borders the Yamanashi and Shizuoka Prefectures.
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