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Tokyo Skytree

Tokyo Skytree was declared the tallest tower in the world in 2010. The Skytree offers the world's tallest skyline and a beautiful view for less adventurous visitors. 1)

Tsukiji Fish Market

In Tokyo, there was the world's largest fish market Tsukiji. 65 thousand people worked there, 2 thousand tons of fish and seafood were sold daily. 5.5 billion dollars flowed through the fish market every year. In 2018, the market was partially closed and moved to Toyosu artificial island in Tokyo Bay. 2)

The highest price ever paid for a fish

In 2019, the highest price ever paid for a fish was paid at a fish market. A Tokyo restaurateur paid a record $3.1 million for a 278 kilogram (almost 613 lbs) bluefin tuna. 3)

The Kabuki Theater

The Kabuki Theater in Tokyo is listed as a UNESCO Intangible Heritage Site. It is a unique traditional Japanese theater dating back to the 17th century. 4)

The first Disneyland built outside the United States

Tokyo was home to the first Disneyland built outside the United States. The park opened in 1983. 5)


Local name: 東京都, Tōkyō-to. 6)

Tap water

It's safe to drink water straight from the tap in Tokyo. 7)

Ambassadors for the Tokyo Olympics

The ambassadors for the Tokyo Olympics were anime characters Son Goku from “Dragon Ball,” Sorceress of the Moon, Uzumaki Naruto, Monkey D. Luffy, and Astro Boy. 8)


The capital of Japan is one of the most populous metropolises in the world. 9)

Bombing of Tokyo

On the night of March 9-10, 1945, the Americans dropped 2,000 tons of bombs on Tokyo. The death toll was around 200,000 people. 10)

Tsukiji 65,000 people

About 65,000 people work at the largest fish market, Tsukiji. 11)

Flood defenses

One of the best flood defenses in the world was built in Tokyo between 1992 and 2009. Huge underground silos with a total length of 6.5 km will discharge excess water, into a huge reservoir, where 78 pumps are able to pump 200 tons of water per second into the Edogawa River. The investment cost is $2 billion. 12)

Travel agency for toys

The world's first travel agency for stuffed toys has been established in the Japanese capital. 13)

First videophone

Toshiba's first videophone was unveiled in Tokyo, on May 6, 1968. 14)

World's smallest book

The Book Museum in Tokyo is home to the world's smallest book. The work, created by Toppan Printing of the Japanese capital, has 22 pages and is called “Shiki no Kusabawa.” The page length is 0.75 mm and the width of the letters is 0.01 mm. 15)

Unbreakable glass

A clear, thin glass that has strength comparable to steel has been invented at the University of Tokyo. It is to be used to protect screens on phones. 16)

Rock, paper, scissors

A robot has been invented at the University of Tokyo that is impossible to win at “rock, paper, scissors”. 17)

Jingles at train stations

Different music is played at each train station in Tokyo. 18)

tokyo.txt · Last modified: 2022/03/29 02:18 by aga