What you need to know before traveling to Tokyo

The province of Tokyo can be found on the east side of the main Japanese island of Honshu. It differs from other metropolitan prefectures or provinces of Japan, in that the 23 wards are all independent cities in their own right. This means that they are able to elect their own mayor and assembly. Tokyo city became Japan’s imperial capital in 1868. Hundreds of years before this, it was known as a small fishing village by the name of Edo. Edo Castle was built in 1457. To the far west of Tokyo Prefecture the area is mountainous and therefore much less populated. The highest peak in this area is Mount Kumotori which reaches 2,017m above sea level. Hotels in Tokyo are of an exceptionally high standard.

As Tokyo Prefecture is home to Japan’s capital city, there is always something for you to do in the area. Tokyo has several National Parks and one in particular is a must for museum lovers. Ueno Park has four museums and these include the Tokyo National Museum and the National Museum of Western Art. The park is also where you can find a public zoo. Ogasawara National Park is applying for UNESCO World Heritage Site status. There are several theaters in the Prefecture and Tokyo has been allocated a total of 191 Michelin stars for its restaurants. Whatever you aim to do in this fascinating part of Japan, EasyToBook.com is just a click away from being able to sort out your hotel accommodation.


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