Liquid Blue loose on the streets of Tokyo, Japan.
Capsule hotels provide uniquely Japanese-style practical accommodations.
Tokyo is located on the eastern side of the main Japanese island.
It is the capital of Japan, and the seat of the Japanese government.
Diana and Gina sing Karaoke, which first became popular in Japan.
Tokyo has an extensive network of clean and efficient trains and subways.
Shinjuku station is the busiest train station in the world.
Shinjuku is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, Japan.
These special wards can be thought of as cities within Tokyo Metropolis.
The Tokyo Metropolitan government administers these special wards.
The total population of the Tokyo prefecture exceeds 13 million people.
The prefecture is part of the world's most populous metropolitan area.
Tokyo has been described as one of three "command centers" of world economy.
The other two "command centers" are considered to be New York and London.
The Tokyo Tower was inspired by the Eiffel Tower of Paris, France.
This communications tower is 13 meters taller, and 3,300 tons lighter.
Rail is the primary mode of transportation in Tokyo.
Tokyo is the location of the Imperial Palace.
The Imperial Palace is the home of the Japanese Imperial Family.
It is a large park-like area located close to Tokyo Station.
The total area including the gardens is 7.41 square kilometres.
Its buildings include the main palace, an archives, museum and administrative offices.
Also the private residences of the Emperor and Imperial Family are here.
This is the oldest existing continuous hereditary monarchy in the world.
Tokyo was originally known as Edo, meaning "estuary".
It was first fortified by the Edo clan, in the late 12th century.
Edo had a population topping one million by the 18th century.
Its name was changed to Tokyo when it became the imperial capital in 1868.
In 1869, the 17-year-old Emperor Meiji moved to Tokyo.
The former Edo Castle became the Imperial Palace.
Tokyo went on to suffer two major catastrophes in the 20th century.
One was an earthquake in 1923 which left 140,000 dead or missing.
The other was bombing during WWII which killed 75,000 to 200,000.
Tokyo was completely rebuilt, and showcased to the world during the 1964 Summer Olympics.
Tokyo has hot humid summers and generally mild winters with cool spells.
Yasukuni Shrine is a Shinto shrine located in Chiyoda, Tokyo.
It is dedicated to the spirits of soldiers and others who died fighting for the Emperor.
It was the only place to which the Emperor of Japan bowed to show respect.