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Facts about Tokyo

by Vishal Kumar

Tourists before traveling to the capital city of Japan can collect vital facts about Tokyo. Tokyo is the largest city in Japan.

Tourists before traveling to the capital city of Japan can collect vital facts about Tokyo. Among the cities in Japan, Tokyo is the largest one. The geographical coordinates of Tokyo are 35 degrees 41 minutes North latitude and 139 degrees 46 minutes East longitude.

Tokyo is also one of the 47 prefectures of Japan. But Tokyo is better known as the Metropolis of Tokyo. There are 23 wards and 62 municipalities in the Metropolis of Tokyo. The time zone of Tokyo is 9 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.

Tokyo was previously known as Edo. It was renamed Tokyo in the year 1867. Tokyo is situated in the Kanto region of Japan. It occupies an area of 2,187.08 sq km. The population of Tokyo according to the estimate for 2022 is 13.5 million. The density of population in Tokyo is 5796 per sq km.

Japanese is the official language of Tokyo. The literacy rate in Tokyo is about 99 %.

The people of Tokyo follow the religions of Buddhism, Shinto, and Christianity. Both Korean and Japanese people residing in Tokyo.

The Narita International Airport and Haneda Airport are two major Airports in Tokyo. Tourists from outside Tokyo can avail of flights from major airports of other countries to reach Tokyo. For tourists from countries like Canada, the USA, France, Britain, and Singapore staying in Japan for up to 90 days do not require a visa to travel to Tokyo. Visas required to visit Tokyo can be obtained from the consulates and embassies in Japan.

The currency of Tokyo is Yen. Tourists visiting this city in Japan should carry a decent amount of cash to make their payments at hotels and restaurants, as credit cards are not accepted by many organizations.

Another important facts about Tokyo are its emergency numbers. In case of an emergency, one can seek assistance from the police by dialing 110. For ambulance and any hazard caused by fire, one can simply dial 119. These services are available 24 hours a day.

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