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The City that was Destroyed and Rebuilt

Aug 18, 2007
Tokyo consists of 23 city wards, 26 cities, 5 towns and 8 villages, including the Ogasawara Islands and Izu several small Pacific Islands in the south of Japan's main island Honshu. During and after World War II, the city was destroyed and rebuilt.

Smoking is banned in public areas, including subway and train stations and office buildings. In most city districts, non smoking ordinances ban smoking on sidewalks but allow it in marked Smokers Corner areas, usually near train stations. Many restaurants have non smoking sections, though bars do not

Tokyo is the national centre of performing arts as well. There are many theatres in the city in which traditional forms of Japanese drama like noh and kabuki as well as modern dramas. Symphony orchestras and other musical organizations perform Western and traditional music. Tokyo also plays host to music like Japanese rock.

Omotesandso and Aoyama are the big-name Japanese designers and are clustered together in this district on the long tree-lined boulevard Omotesando. The Ginza and the Sony Building an area of town, as well as the name of the most popular shopping complex in Tokyo, the Ginza is where you will find the city's most expensive and contemporary shops, bars and restaurants. The Sony Building offers floor after floor of state of the art technology, set up much like an arcade.

Hostess bars in Tokyo are concentrated in Ginza, Roppongi, Shinjuku, and Akasaka. Areas. A woman will sit at your table, pour your drinks, talk to you, listen to your problems, and boost your ego. You have got to buy her a drinks as well, which is one reason the tab can be so high.

Come dusk, the drabness fades and the city blossoms into a profusion of giant neon lights and paper lanterns, and its streets fill with millions of over worked Japanese. Tokyo at night is one of the craziest cities in the world, a city that never gives up and never seems to sleep. Entertainment districts are as crowded at 3am as they are at 10pm, and many places stay open until the first sub ways start running. Whether it is for jazz, reggae, gay bars, sex shows, dance clubs, mania.

The Japans Imperial Palace is regarded as the heart and soul of Tokyo, standing on a huge site that bears the remains of Edo Castle. On 2 January and 23 December each year visitors are able to enter the inner grounds and see the Imperial family make public appearances from the balcony.
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Douglas Scott writes and works for The Car Hire Specialist. and is a free lance writer for The Tokyo Rental Site
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