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8 Fun Facts About Tokyo!

Updated on October 23, 2013

1. Tokyo Was Originally Named "Edo"

Back when Tokyo was just a small fishing village is was named Edo. It's name was changed to Tokyo in 1868 when it became the imperial capital of Japan. The name Tokyo translates to "Eastern Capital"

2. When Visiting Tokyo, Don't Count On Seeing Mount Fuji

Although it's well within viewing distance of the city, the mountain is only visible about 80 days a year!

3. Tokyo Has Rumored Haunted Houses On Nearly Every Street

According to some, the overall best place for ghost hunting is Komine Tunnel. A little girl in a red dress has been said to haunt it.

4. Tokyo Is Home To The World's Most Expensive Restaurant

Aragawa, is a steakhouse that will cost you at least ¥35,000 per person. It specializes in Kobe beef. This is definitely not a good place to go for a cheap date!

5. You Will Find Some Surprising Things In Tokyo Vending Machines

Items you can buy from vending machines include wine, beer, condoms, cigarettes, comic books, and hot dogs!

6. Tokyo Is One Of The Safest Cities To Travel To

Crimes against tourists are rare, and even women traveling alone have little to fear in most parts of the city.

7. Tokyo Has More Neon Signs Than Any Other City In The World

A trademark image in Tokyo is entire streets full of neon lights!

8. Tokyo Is One Of The World's Leading Financial Centers

The Tokyo Stock Exchange is the 3rd largest stock exchange in the world behind New York and London.


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      My name is Jeff 

      20 months ago

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      22 months ago

      i love facts number 5

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      2 years ago

      Yeah cool stuff

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      3 years ago

      Nice facts thanks for this

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      3 years ago

      good facts

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      4 years ago

      you smell like poo

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      4 years ago

      poo fuckoo nhey vveryP

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      4 years ago

      l never knew that little red riding hood lives in Japan

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      your mum 

      4 years ago

      that was some good facts

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      5 years ago

      Great facts thanks(.Y.) what does that mean?

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      5 years ago

      Not just crimes against tourists...street crime vs. pretty much anyone is non-existent by Western standards. Even so, it's not like even Japanese want to wander Shinjuku Ni-chome too late at night.

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      5 years ago

      I have read that Tokyo is one of the most thriving cities in the world. Thank you for sharing...Interesting read...

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I have read that Tokyo is one of the most thriving cities in the world. Thank you for sharing...Interesting read...

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      Crystal Tatum 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      Very interesting tidbits about Tokyo.

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      Don A. Hoglund 

      6 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      Interesting facts about Tokyo. When I was a kid I had pen pals in Japan. regret I did not continue with it.


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