As one of the most exciting cities in the world, Tokyo offers more than harajuku looks and men’s tailoring, take a look at our most interesting facts on Japan’s capital below.
Tokyo first settled around 3000 BC as back in the days it was a small fisher village called Edo. Later, Edo grew into a huge city with a population of over a million by the mid-eightheenth century and became centre of politics and culture of Japan. The name was changed to Tokyo in 1890 in light of the Meiji Restoration. Nowadays, Tokyo is the largest metropolitan in the world, hosting over 36 million people spread over 3 prefectures. The cherry blossom is the national symbol of Japan. In April, the trees flower for two weeks, this period is known as Hanami.
Great for tax-free shopping Tokyo is one of the best shopping destinations in the world. Head over to Ginza, the world-renowned shopping district, for major international labels including Chanel, Cartier and Bulgari. For those looking for more unusual or cutting-edge trends, the Harajuku and Omotesandō neighbourhoods are the place to go. The Harajuku district in Tokyo is famous for its alternative street fashion. It is the centre of Japan’s most extreme teenage cultures and style. The focal point of the Harajuku’s teenage culture it Takeshita Dori.
In Tokyo, at every 12 meters, a vending machine will be waiting to serve you. And it’s not just colas or candies, the vending machines of Tokyo give away clothes, hamburgers, surgical masks, flowers.. the list goes on! If you’re dealing with hunger pangs, buying a last-minute gift, or looking for a tie to match for a meeting – anything you want, just ask the vending machine!