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Tokyo - City Guide

Tokyo - City Guide
Tokyo (東京, Tōkyō) is Japan's capital and the world's most populous metropolis. It is also one of Japan's 47 prefectures, consisting of 23 central city wards and multiple cities, towns and villages west of the city center. The Izu and Ogasawara Islands are also part of Tokyo. Prior to 1868, Tokyo was known as Edo. A small castle town in the 16th century, Edo became Japan's political center in 1603 when Tokugawa Ieyasu established his feudal government there. A few decades later, Edo had grown into one of the world's most populous cities. Today, Tokyo offers a seemingly unlimited choice of shopping, entertainment, culture and dining to its visitors.

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Buying Japanese knives in Kappabashi If Japanese craftsmen can make a mean samurai sword, Japanese kitchen knives should be pretty kick-ass too, right? Just as expected, Japanese cutlery is both sleek in design and extremely durable. The most common type of knives today are "honyaki" -- high-carbon steel -- and "kasumi" -- high-carbon steel and soft iron. The kasumi type is most similar to a samurai sword in that it is produced from two metals and requires frequent maintenance. The honyaki, on the other hand, has a very long lifespan compared to Western stainless steel knives.

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TOKYO MAP Tokyo Map shows 1067 points of interest in and around Tokyo. This Tokyo Map provides details, links to more information and pictures of these points of interest. The Go Japan Go Tokyo Map now expands to your full browser width, which means you can see much more of the Tokyo Map on the screen at one time along with the points of interest in Tokyo. Tips on Using Tokyo Map Suzuran (すずらん) Tsukemen (dipping noodles) This post is part 3 of my series: Tribute to Japan. Other posts in this series include: Part 1: Kappabashi-dori and Part 2: Tapas Molecular Bar Tokyo Vegetarian Guide: Articles about Vegetarianism By Hiroko Kato (written for Vegetarian Journal) Although it is healthful, delicious, and beautiful, Japanese cuisine seems to be not so popular for vegetarians/vegans. Looking through VRG's "Guide to Natural Foods Restaurants," I found less than fifteen Japanese restaurants in the book, whereas numerous other Asian restaurants such as Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, or Indian were listed.

Tokyo Travel: Tsukiji Fish Market "Turret trucks" transporting goods around the market Tsukiji Market (築地市場, Tsukiji Shijō) is a large wholesale market for fish, fruits and vegetables in central Tokyo. It is the most famous of over ten wholesale markets that handle the distribution of fish, meat, produce and flowers in metropolitan Tokyo. 101 Things To Do In Tokyo The 101 things you absolutely must do in Tokyo: 1. Shibuya Crossing

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