Tokyo Bay

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Tokyo Bay with its surrounding waters of the Pacific coast of the Japanese capital. A place full of history where over half a century ago was signed the Japanese surrender after World War II. An attractive international destination for lovers of the long travel and the magic of the East.

Japan form an archipelago of 2,200 km in length along the eastern coast of the Asian continent. Tokyo, the capital, is located in the eastern part of Honshu (one of the four most important islands in the archipelago), and in turn is bounded by the bay that bears his name. The city of Tokyo is one of the most developed parts of the world and also one of the most dynamic. After World War II began the period of Westernization and growth of its economy based on capitalism, has made Japan one of the world powers for excellence.

It is the most populated city in Japan, with 12 million inhabitants, having a climate of warm summers and wet winters and a sunny and dry. Built around the Bay, the city has experienced earthquakes, and has sometimes been ravaged by the typhoon, but however, these climatic and weather conditions prevented it from being consolidated as one of the largest cities in the world.

Its main activity is industry, dominated by electronics and mechanics and is also very important trade. The city of Tokyo offers visitors many cultural and artistic options to escape from the daily noise and pollution that you breathe in the heart of this modern city.

The Imperial Palace, which dates from the nineteenth century, is one of the most attractive because it keeps the spirit of the imperial Meiji era. Many museums can be visited for those art lovers, the Tokyo National Museum houses the finest collection of Japanese art world.

One of the most fascinating places in the city is the Tsukiji fish market, which is to go early because it closes at 9.30 in the morning and where they are sold from bonito flakes, with toothpicks until the buyer’s name and complete with bars and cafes where both sellers and buyers come from fish, offering a unique atmosphere that visit. The city is divided into districts interconnected. The Ginza area is heavily commercial, full of department stores, boutiques and restaurants.

At night the city transforms leading to numerous leisure alternatives. The areas of Shinjuku, full of students is set for young people and it can hear a lot of pop music, the Akasaka full of yuppies and people from business, is another of them. Plenty of bars, pubs or clubs can travel in all these neighborhoods.

Around the Bay can be seen other Japanese cities such as Kawasaki, Yokohama and Chiba. The U.S. theme park par excellence, Disneyland has come to this area, Tokyo Disneyland; you can visit here and stay in luxurious hotels.

Escape through a tunnel
An alternative to escape the enormity of what makes up Tokyo Tokyo Bay Aqualine, a tunnel built under the sea crosses Tokyo Bay, 9.5 miles from Kawasaki to Kisarazu in Chiba. This work which is 60 meters below sea level, was completed in 1997 and to visit places that are separated by the waters without having to leave the car.

Through this tunnel you can visit and tour of the Boso Peninsula and to meet with monuments such as The Tokyo Bay Kannon statue representing a Buddhist incredible height of 56 meters which was built in 1961 in memory of those who fought and died to serve his country in World War II.

Tokyo Bay with its surrounding waters magical places, history and time line with the times in which we live.

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