Our first place to be featured on the blog is the big city of Tokyo (東京 Tōkyō, “Eastern Capital”), the capital of Japan.
Tokyo was ranked first in the “Best overall experience” category of TripAdvisor’s World City Survey (the city also ranked first in the following categories: “Helpfulness of locals”, “Nightlife”, “Shopping”, “Local public transportation” and “Cleanliness of streets”). The Michelin Guide has awarded Tokyo by far the most Michelin stars of any city in the world. Tokyo ranked first in the world in the Safe Cities Index.
Tomorrow Claudia Canovai‘s experience of exploring Tokyo will be posted! She is an Italian traveller who has been a bit all over and Tokyo is one of the places that as Claudia says “it won a special place in my heart!” So don’t miss out her adventures there! For now here are useful notes to take of the beautiful capital of Japan.
Largest City: Tokyo, 37.217 million
Official language: Japanese
Currency: Yen (£1 = 181.5 JPY)
Population: 13,35 million
Total area: 13,572 km2
Emperor: Akihito (1989)
Prime Minister: Shinzo Abe (2012)