Tokyo is a location for ''great movies''.
It was Sophia Coppola, a master of filmmaking who made Tokyo a showcase for the winner of an Oscar for the best Original Screenplay - Lost in Translation. It was a screenplay that brought Tokyo to the silver screen and made the entire city look different. After the movie had been broadcasted, tourists saw beyond the city's historical relics, captured by its pulsating essence of an influential metropolis.
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The influence of Tokyo on global scene is indisputable as it stands alongside the leaders of the world’s economy like London and New York. Its fast-developing economy, thriving on the high-tech industry, publishing and broadcasting converted Tokyo into a major international finance center and a home to the houses of the world's largest investment banks.
But you shouldn't be afraid of visiting industrial hub as Tokyo is not only about business. It can be a bit busy on weekdays, but totally peaceful on weekends perhaps only with light traffic outside. This is a good opportunity for you to take a stroll of the city and take in its past days thus what can be better for this than a couple of good places to visit. Attractions include;
- Tokyo Tower offers the best views of Tokyo
- Imperial Palace, a residence of the Emperor of Japan
- Meiji Shrine, located in Shibuya-ku and dedicated to the Emperor Meiji
- Tokyo Metropolitan Government is the highest spot in Tokyo
If you don't want to be sticking to the list of attractions, you can just walk around Tokyo and get ready for the contrasts it provides. It seems sometimes as if it is compound not of districts, but of independent cities that’s how diverse Tokyo is. Thus when you get tired of modern high-rises be sure to find some areas in Tokyo that are far from mobile phones and flat screen TVs.
Tokyo wasn't always the most expensive and influential of global cities. In the 12th century BC, what is now Tokyo was a small area inhabited by the Edo family. The city started to move forward with establishment of postal system in 1871, but an earthquake in 1923 slowed down its progress. Another event – American bombing in 1945 during World War II, levelled the city in a firestorm, and this burning is stamped in the memory of locals.
Only the hosting of the 18th Summer Olympics in Tokyo in 1964 stimulated a growth of the city's population reaching the 10 million mark. Today modern Tokyo is ranked the most populous city in the world with 12 million residents.
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