This interesting urban; the world's biggest city, is changing into more and more well-liked by and available to overseas viewers. Few buyers are usually not plagued by the creativity, tradition and financial system of Tokyo, but this megacity continues to be an enigma for many.Tokyo is the seat of the japanese executive and an monetary powerhouse within the international monetary industry in addition to a urban on the innovative of style developments and glossy architecture.This DK Eyewitness go back and forth advisor offers in-depth insurance of the town, from the looming skyscrapers, neon-bathed streets and flashing video displays of the labyrinthine Shinjuku district to the normal shrine complicated of Meiji Jingu and the arresting mixture of modern development advancements came across during the urban.

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The silver mint that provided Ginza’s name, “silver place,” was built in 1612. In 1872 fire destroyed everything and, with the Meiji Restoration in full swing, the government ordered English architect Thomas Waters to rebuild the area in red brick. From then on it was the focus for Western influences and all things modern, and is still one of Tokyo’s prime market centers. Tiny shops selling local crafts mix with galleries, department stores, and the ultra-modern Sony showroom for an unrivaled shopping experience.

Two viewpoints – the main one at 492 ft (150 m) and a higher one at 820 ft (250 m) – offer spectacular views of Tokyo Bay, the nearby districts of Shimbashi and Ginza, and Mount Fuji on a clear day. 42 T O K Y O A R E A B Y A R E A Marunouchi District 1896 and modeled on the Neo-Classical 8 Berlin National Bank, was the first Western-style Map 5 B1–2.  Tokyo stn, Marubuilding designed by a Japanese archi- nouchi line. £ Tokyo stn, many lines. tect, Tatsuno Kingo. Tokyo Station Gallery Tel (03) On the north bank 3212-2485.

All the unmarked drums can be played with the sticks and mallets provided. ” The museum’s first floor gift shop sells a good selection of local handicrafts, traditional souvenirs, and even a few drums. Look out for flyers put up on the walls, listing forthcoming drum events around the country. A worldwide collection of traditional drums, Drum Museum For hotels and restaurants in this region see pp112–13 and pp134–5 N O R T H E R N T O K Y O 55 The Floating World of Ukiyo-e In the Edo period, woodblock carved away what was not to prints, called ukiyo-e, or pictures appear on the print, making of the pleasure-seeking “floating one block for each color; and world,” became the most the printer, who inked the popular pictorial art of Japan.

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