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Tokyo at a glance

Tokyo is not only the political and economic center of Japan, it has also emerged as a center of world economy and culture. There are a number of attractions in Tokyo that should not be missed: large-scale downtown areas, including Ginza, where famous shops from around the world stand side-by-side, the sleepless Shinjuku that has become the "new city center of Tokyo," Asakusa which is reminiscent of the traditional Edo (the former name of Tokyo), and Shibuya that starts the trends for the young people. Other unique areas include the computer town Akihabara, a dense retail area where numerous electronic shops compete against each other, attracting many shoppers from Japan and overseas, and Tsukiji, an open-air wholesale food market catering to shops and consumers everywhere in Japan.

(Source: Japan National Tourism Organization)