Tokyo

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The city of the future. Experience Otaku culture at the famous Akihabara or get lost in the largest and busiest train station in the world

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Tokyo city, known as the “East Capital” and with a population of more than 13 million inhabitants, is the biggest city of Japan, and one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world.

The metropolitan area of Tokyo is also the most populated area in the world with more than 30 million inhabitants.

It’s a place everyone should visit once in their life full of unique entertainment options and unforgettable sightseeing spots.

Formerly known as Edo, it officially became the capital after Emperor Meiji moved his seat to the city from the old capital of Kyoto in 1868; at that time Edo was renamed Tokyo.

Tokyo is the centre of Japanese culture, finance, and government being also a major transportation hub with 13 subway lines and more than 100 surface routes, a world economic and industrial centre and the home of a large number of world-class institutions of higher education, having the highest concentration of universities in Japan.

Concerning the Shinjuku district where the Japanese language school is located, it is the entertainment centre of Tokyo, with thousands of restaurants, bars, nightclubs, karaoke joints and game centres.

Shinjuku station is the world’s busiest station and students are often overwhelmed when they arrive here for the first time and realize just how many exits there are.

Shinjuku will leave you with memories you will never forget, and you’ll see and meet some of the most interesting people in the world, just meters from where you have Japanese class each day.

If you like eating, Tokyo is definitively your place as it is the city with more Michelin stars than anywhere else being called the Gastronomic capital of the world.

Why Tokyo is the best city to live and study Japanese in Japan

  • Plenty of impressive Hanabis (Fireworks) and cultural festivals.
  • Earth's biggest fish market.
  • Endless entertainment options.
  • Extraordinary parks.
  • Gastronomic capital of the world.
  • Great traditional and modern architecture and culture.
  • Imperial Palace, Skytree and Tokyo tower.
  • Near the famous Mount Fuji.
  • One of the safest cities in the world.
  • The best train system in the world.
  • Top shopping city.

Most popular sights, tourist attractions and things to do and see in Tokyo

  • Akihabara electronics shops.
  • Akihabara.
  • Day trip to Hakone – Fuji mountain.
  • Edo Museum.
  • Fuji TV theme park.
  • Harajuku shopping.
  • Imperial Palace.
  • Kawagoe.
  • Maid café.
  • Meiji Shrine.
  • Odaiba.
  • Robot restaurant.
  • Ryōgoku Kokugikan.
  • Shinjuku Gyoen.
  • Sky Tree.
  • Tokyo Disneyland.
  • Tokyo Station.
  • Tokyo Tower.
  • Tsukiji (the biggest fish market in the world).
  • Ueno Park.
  • Ueno Zoo.
  • Yoyogi Koen.

Most important events and festivals in Tokyo

  • AnimeJapan.
  • Dezome-Shiki.
  • Harajuku Omotesando Genki Matsuri Super Yosakoi.
  • Hozuki-Ichi at Senso-ji Temple.
  • Kanda Matsuri.
  • Koenji Awa-Odori.
  • Meiji Shrine Spring Festival.
  • Next Generation World Hobby Fair.
  • Sanno Matsuri.
  • Tokyo Gameshow.
  • Torikoe Matsuri.

Location

CityTokyo
CountryJapan
Population (hab)13,185,502
Latitude35.678807
Longitude139.768258
Altitude (m.a.s.l.)6

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Genki Japanese and Culture School Tokyo

Genki Japanese and Culture School Tokyo

The Japanese School GenkiJACS Tokyo is located in Shinjuku, the most exciting place in Japan, with many restaurants, bars and karaoke bars.

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