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Tokyo, Japan City Skyline Panoramic Picture - Twilight

Tokyo, Japan City Skyline Panoramic Picture - Twilight

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This panoramic photograph of Tokyo was taken by James Blakeway. Tokyo is Japan's capital and largest city. Featured in the center of the photograph is the 333-meter Tokyo Tower, the tallest structure in Japan. Its primary purpose is to relay TV and radio signals but the main attraction is the observation decks at 150 and 250 meters above the ground. On the right, crossing Tokyo Bay is the Rainbow Bridge. The area in the distance and slightly to the right of Tokyo Tower is Ginza, the most glamorous shopping district in Tokyo. Tokyo is a beautiful city and because of earthquakes and war damage, is among the newest cities in the world.
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Tokyo, Japan Skyline Pictures

As the capital of Japan and largest metropolitan area in the world, Tokyo skyline pictures showcase a metropolis home to more than 35 million residents. As the seat of the Japanese Imperial Palace and central location for the Japanese government, Tokyo is also the home of the Japanese Imperial Family and 51 of the Fortune Global 500 companies - more than any other city. While one of the most livable and most desired cities to live in worldwide, Tokyo is also the most expensive city to call home. With land at a premium, the bustling metropolis houses the central office of many of the world's most successful corporations. From looking at Tokyo skyline photos today, one would never guess that this massive metropolis originally began as a simple fishing village less than a millennia ago.

Tourism tends to focuses on downtown areas, entertainment centers, and shopping areas such as Ginza, Tokyo's most glamorous shopping area and rivaled in appearance with New York City's Times Square. A famous landmark featured in Tokyo skyline panoramas popular with tourists and city schoolchildren visits is Tokyo Tower, an observation and communications tower rising 1,093 feet above the city that is similar to the Eiffel Tower in appearance.

While the city has sustained many losses in buildings from wars and earthquake damage, Tokyo is an ever-expanding city containing some of the newest architecture in the world. It's easy to see when viewing Tokyo skyline pictures how the city has captivated the imagination of so many, and how it has grown to become the largest metropolis in the world.

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