Tokyo Prefecture: Tokyo Country: Japan
Tokyo By The Numbers:
Population: 12.36 million Elevation: 26 feet/ 8 metres Average Winter Temperature: 42 degrees F/ 6 degrees C Average Summer Temperature: 78 degrees F/ 26 degrees C
Electricity: 100 volts Time Zone: GMT +9 (No Daylight Savings Time) Country Dialing Code: 81 Area Code: 03
Did You Know?
The Greater Tokyo area has a population of over 33 million; making one of the most densely populated urban areas in the world. After World War II, Tokyo quickly became a highly industrialized metropolitan centre while nevertheless preserving a distinct cultural heritage. Despite historical tragedies including the 1923 Kanto Earthquake, the loss over 80,000 lives during World War II, the economic "bubble burst" of 1989, and the 1995 nerve gas attack, Tokyo is nevertheless considered a thriving hub of industrialization.
Tokyo is located on the southeastern part of the Honshu Island. Tokyo is a conglomeration of distinctive districts including Shinjuku (the hectic transit centre), Shibuya (the trendy shopping district), Ueno Park (the hub of cultural events), Asakusa (the historical district) and Ginza (the upscale shopping district).