About Tokyo About Japan

About Tokyo About Japan

About JAPAN

Archipelago country that arcs from northeast to southwest of the eastern margin of the Asian continent. The capital is Tokyo.

Tokyo has a population of about 14,000,000. About 10% of Japan’s population is concentrated in Tokyo. Population density is also the largest among Japanese prefectures.

It ranks fourth after Shanghai, Beijing, and Guangzhou according to the Global Urban Population Ranking Table. In other words, the city is large and crowded. Shinjuku Station, a station located in the center of Tokyo, has the largest number of passengers per day in the world and is also registered in the Guinness Book of Records.

About Japanese

Most Japanese are more shy than you. If you want to ask for directions, we recommend that you ask a staff of station, a police officer, or a guide at a tourist spot.

About the weather

Japan has four seasons, and October is “autumn.”

It’s a bit cool and easy to spend, but it’s also the season when the typhoon comes.

The average temperature in Tokyo in October is 22 degrees Celsius(71F) and 15 degrees Celsius(59F).You may need one piece of clothing such as a cardigan or jacket over a shirt or blouse.

Sightseeing

Tokyo’s sightseeing spots are rich in variations depending on the purpose.

-Japanese Foods

There are many types of Japanese meals, from high class to light snacks.

Let me introduce some.

SUSHI

Fresh raw fish fillet on vinegared rice. This raw fish alone is also called “sashimi”.

TEMPURA

Tempura is seafood or vegetables that have been covered in batter and fried in oil.

DONBURI (DON)

Casual food. Put the rice in a bowl and put various ingredients on it. In Japan, “Oyakodon”(chicken and egg), “Katsudon”(pork fried in oil and egg) and “Gyudon”(beef) are often eaten.

SOBA

Noodles made with buckwheat flour. Some are in warm broth and some are on japanese colander. Those made of flour, not buckwheat, are called “UDON”.

RAMEN

It is a casual dish that most Japanese young men prefer, and there are many shops. Generally, Chinese noodles made of wheat are contained in the broth. There are many variations in soup materials and ingredients.

– Imperial Palace

The Imperial Palace is where the predecess Emperor lives. (Currently preparing to move for the new Emperor)

There are art museums and rich forests, so you can relax. Nearby is Tokyo Station, where you can enjoy old-style architecture.

-Temples and shrines

Sensoji Temple in Asakusa and the side of Asakusa Shrine, Meiji Jingu Shrine in Harajuku, and Zojoji Temple near Tokyo Tower are  popular with foreign visitors. There are many information in foreign languages.

-Suburbs

Tokyo is almost urbanized. If you want to enjoy the rich nature, you need to go to the suburbs.It takes about 2 hours by train.Mt. Takao and Mt. Mitake are popular with foreign climbers.

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