Tokyo, a megalopolis, which serves as the judicial, legislative, and political centre, not to mention the business hub for Japanese and foreign companies, has well earned its status as the capital of Japan. With a population of over 13 million, it is by far the largest city in Japan. Tokyo is accessible by two airports, the Tokyo International Airport (Haneda Airport) and the Narita International Airport located in the adjacent Chiba prefecture, as well as by an intricate network of railways stretching in all directions. With an advanced transportation system comprising of trains, subways, and buses, Tokyo is very easy to get around. Thickets of skyscrapers and modern architecture are dotted with traditional gardens, parks, temples and shrines, which give Tokyoites a reprieve from the frenetic city life.

Since Ieyasu Tokugawa, a warlord of the Sengoku Period, established the Shogunate in 1603, Edo continued to develop rapidly as the heart of the nation. In 1868, when the Shogunate came to an end and a new government was inaugurated, the city changed its name from Edo to Tokyo. Although the city suffered from the Great Kanto Earthquake (1923) and the war from 1941 to 1945, each time its people showed resilience and resolve. In 1964, Tokyo hosted first Olympic Games of Asia, which offered the city an opportunity to showcase how far it has come to the rest of the nation and people across the world.

Traditional parts of the city often referred to as "Shitamachi" such as Asakusa and Tsukiji are very popular areas among tourists as sights such as the Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa and the Tsukiji Fish Market offer tourists an authentic taste of what traditional life in Tokyo is like. The Tokyo Sky Tree erected near Asakusa will open in May this year. This broadcasting tower measuring 634 meters will be the second is the second tallest structure in the world and will become the new symbol of Tokyo. Districts such as Ginza, Shinjuku, Shibuya, Roppongi, and Harajuku are vibrant shopping areas and epicentres of contemporary, avant-garde fashion. There are also countless amusement facilities, art galleries, and museums in Tokyo. As a huge conurbation that attracts many people from all around the world, the city has been blessed with a rich gastronomic culture. You can enjoy a truly eclectic range of delicious Japanese and International cuisines. Tourist destinations such as Hakone and Nikko are also easily accessible.

The National Stadium, which served as the main venue of the Olympic Games held nearly half a century ago, still hosts numerous international matches for the men and women's national teams, and is a stadium well recognized by a great many football fans and supporters.