Tokyo

A quarter of Japan’s population lives within 30 miles from the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.

With over 13 million people, Tokyo is one of the largest cities in the world and it is political capital, economic and cultural life of Japan.

At first glance, Tokyo may seem like a disturbing mixture of skyscrapers, crowded sidewalks and concrete overpass.

However, with the walking tour, away from main roads, turns out to be a metropolis composed of interconnected cities, each with its own individual characteristics areas.

Tokyo skyline with Mt. Fuji view

Tokyo, architect of his fortune, is characterized by its technological innovations, for the irreducible inclination to follow the fashions of the moment, for the accuracy of his rhythms and his unique pop culture.

The drive for efficiency characterizes the education of young generations, but the suicide strikes in a dramatic way the working class.

Despite its contradictions, Tokyo is a metropolis full of charm: when you leave the station in Shinjuku, if you feel lost you can just stop a passer-by in the midst of the hectic flow and he will give you help, accompanied by a curious smile, a cultural attitude typically Japanese, survived to modern times.

Tokyo by night

But if you look carefully, you realize that much of the contemporary culture of the city derives from ancient traditions.

The vast size of Tokyo is synonymous of an extraordinary variety of cultural experiences, even though the most memorable special concern the fine details, almost imperceptible, evoking the tradition.

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