Tokyo is the most populated large city in the world
Tokyo was known as Edo before 1868. Edo was a small castle town in the 16th century, but the Edo shogunate established in 1603 by Tokugawa Ieyasu made it the government center in Japan. After several decades, Edo grew into one of the most populated cities in the world. Following the Meiji Restoration in 1868, the Emperor of Japan moved the capital city from Kyoto to Edo, and its name was changed to Tokyo because it means the "eastern capital".
There are an endless number of ways to enjoy yourself in Tokyo in terms of shopping, entertainment, culture, and food.
Alongside advanced buildings lined up in a row, there are bars that have not changed a bit with paper lanterns hanging outside. This is a fascinating city that mixes together culture, history, and cutting edge technology.
Tokyo is also a communication hub. The Shinkansen runs from Tokyo Station to local towns and cities, and it can even goes all the way to Hokkaido in the north, and Kyushu in the south. The recently renovated Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal is the number one bus terminal in Japan with 1,600 bus trips both arriving and departing in a single day. Haneda Airport and Narita Airport are also the gateways to flights both in and outside Japan.