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Tokyo (prefecture)

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Tokyo (prefecture)
Location
Map of Japan with highlight on 13 Tokyo prefecture.svg
Flag
Flag of Tokyo Prefecture.svg
Quick Facts
Capital Tokyo
Government Japanese Prefecture
Currency Japanese Yen (¥)
Area 2,187.66 km2
Population 13,185,502
Language Japanese, English(No official language)
Religion n/a
Electricity 100V/50 or 60Hz (U.S. plug, commonly 2-prong without ground)
Time Zone UTC +9(No DST)

Tokyo Metropolis (東京都 Tōkyō-to; [4]), covers the city of Tokyo, a bulk of the plain of Kanto and a chain of islands extending thousands of kilometers south.

Special wards[edit]

The 23 special wards that make up central Tokyo are covered in the main Tokyo article.

Cities[edit]

Tokyo prefecture

The following are all suburban cities outside the city core, which are collectively known as the Tama Region (多摩地方 Tama-chihō) in Japanese.

  • Chofu - home to Jindaiji Temple and the Jindai Botanical Gardens
  • Fuchu (Tokyo) - Many shrines, temples, historical sites, ant relics. Okunitama shrine, Tama. river, Mt. Sengen, Tokyo horse race course, Suntory Brewery's Musashino plant, Wholesale market, Fuchu city museum park.
  • Hachioji - offering Mt. Takao, one of best little escapes from Tokyo
  • Inagi
  • Koganei - Koganei Park, Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum
  • Komae
  • Machida - a bustling youthful shopping town
  • Mitaka - home of famed animator Hayao Miyazaki's "Mitaka Ghibli Forest Museum"
  • Musashino - including Kichijoji, an arty suburb known for the cherry blossoms of Inokashira Park
  • Kokubunji
  • Okutama - a picturesque mountain town at the western end of the prefecture
  • Tachikawa
  • Kunitachi
  • Tama - the self-proclaimed "Home of Hello Kitty" and her theme park, Sanrio Puroland

Islands[edit]

Izu Islands,Ogasawara Islands

Tokyo prefecture also includes a large number of small islands, some over 1,000 km from the mainland.

Get in[edit]

Tama region[edit]

  • JR Chuo Line from Shinjuku or Tokyo to most places in the Tama region including: Kichijoji, Kokubunji, Tachikawa, Hachioji, and Okutama.
  • Private Keio line to Southern Tama region to: Chofu, Fuchu, Tama zoo park, Hachioji, and Mt.Takao.

Islands[edit]

By plane[edit]

All Nippon Airways[5] offers daily flights from Haneda airport to Oshima (35min ¥13170), Miyakejima (45min ¥13170) and Hachijojima (50min ¥19870).
New Central AirService[6] operates three flights a day from Chofu airport to Oshima (35min ¥9500) , Kozushima (45min ¥15870), four flights a day to Niijima (40min ¥13700). To get Chofu airport, ride Keio line Local Service at Shinjuku and exit the train at Nishi-Chofu.

By Boat[edit]

Tokyo - Yokohama - Oshima - Toshima - Niijima - Shikinejima - Kozushima
Tokyo - Yokohama - Miyakejima - Mikurashima - Hachijojima
Atami - Oshima - Toshima - Niijima - Shikinejima - Kozushima
Tokyo - Chichijima(Ogasawara islands)

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The Michelin Guide gave more stars to Tokyo dining establishments than any other city in Japan.

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  • Hotel Sunroute Higashi-Shinjuku, 7-27-9 Shinkuku, Shinjuku-Ku, 03-5292-3610, [3]. Department stores and fashion buildings surround this Shinjuku station hotel. The hotel features spacious accommodations, two restaurants, hotel discounts and is in a popular cultural area of Tokyo.  edit


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