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Tokyo 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. With the Meiji Restoration of
1868, the emperor and capital moved from Kyoto to Edo, which
was renamed Tokyo ("Eastern Capital"). Large parts of Tokyo
were destroyed in the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923 and in
the air raids of 1945.
Today, Tokyo offers a seemingly unlimited choice of
shopping, entertainment, culture and dining to its visitors.
The city's history can be appreciated in districts such as
Asakusa and in many excellent museums, historic temples and
gardens. Contrary to common perception, Tokyo also offers a
number of attractive green spaces in the city center and
within relatively short train rides at its outskirts.