04 October 2008
JAPAN - TOKYO
left up: NIGHT VIEW OF RAINBOW BRIDGE
left down: GINZA MAIN SHOPPING SQUARE
right up: TOKYO METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS
right donw: NIGHT VIEW OF TOKYO TOWER
Tokyo (東京, Tōkyō?), officially Tokyo Metropolis (東京都, Tōkyō-to?), is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and located on the eastern side of the main island Honshū. The twenty-three special wards of Tokyo, each governed as a city, cover the area that was once the city of Tokyo in the eastern part of the prefecture, and total over 8 million people. The population of the prefecture exceeds 12 million. Tokyo is the seat of the Japanese government and the Imperial Palace, and the home of the Japanese Imperial Family.