Tokyo, the capital of Japan is the largest and most important city of the country. There are 23 municipalities in the city and has the largest GDP among all the cities in the world. To know more about Tokyo read the following:
General climate and the best time to visit
If we want to describe the climate of Tokyo, we must say that the city lies in the Humid Sub Tropical Climate Zone. Tokyo normally has mild and cool winter and hot and humid summers. As it is located on the coast of Pacific Ocean, Tokyo has a much milder climate than any other cities in the country. Tokyo generally receives a rainfall of about 138cm. Another important feature of climate in Tokyo is that the summers are wetter here whereas the winters are dry. Tokyo even receives snowfall which is though sporadic. The best time to visit the city is winter when the city will be drier and you can also have a look at snowfall.
Area and Location of Tokyo:
The capital of Japan, Tokyo is situated in the center of the most populous metropolitan area of the world. With a population of 8 million it has been the largest city of the country. It has an area of 2,187.08 square kilometer. Tokyo is considered to be one of the major global cities in the world as well as a mega city.
Delicacies of Tokyo:
Food in Tokyo is mostly of high quality and the Japanese dishes generally comprises of local, regional as well as seasonal dishes. These dishes provide gastronomic pleasures to the tourists who visit this place from all over the world. The people of Japan lay emphasis on the quality of food, its presentation as well as the seasonality of food. Some of the common staple Japanese food includes Rice which again has various varieties like Congee, Donburi, Sushi, and Sake. Other than this two important staple food are noodles and bread. Japanese dishes are further divided into main and side dishes. There are some deep fried dishes (agemono) such as Kara-age, Korokke, Kushikatsu, Tempura and Tonkatsu. Some important grilled and pan fried dishes (yakimono) include Gyoza, Kushiyaki, Okonomiyaki, Takoyaki, Teriyaki, Unagi, Yakiniku, Yakitori and a lot more. Some of the steamed dishes (nabemono) include Oden, Motsunabe, Shabu-shabu, Sukiyaki, and Tecchiri. Some of the important stewed dishes include Kakuni, Nikujaga, Nizakana and soki. Chanpuru and kinpira gobo are famous stir-fried dishes. Sashimi is also an important dish of Japan. Soups and salted foods also have an important place in Japanese cuisine and some of them include Miso soup, Imoni, Zoni, Ikura, Shiokara and others. Regional dishes like Ankimo are also famous. Some of the important dishes for special occasions include Botamochi, Chimaki, Hamo, Soba and others. Sweets and snacks are also important part of cuisine. The important ingredients of these dishes include rice, beans, egg, flour, fruits, meat, mushrooms, noodles and fish.
Being the capital city of Japan, Tokyo is the seat of the Emperor as well as the Government. Japan follows the system of constitutional monarchy. The emperor has very limited number of powers and is the ceremonial head of the state. All the important powers of the state lie in the hands of the Prime Minister of Japan. The Prime Minister is elected by the Diet, which is a bicameral parliament of Japan. The National Diet of Japan consists of House of Representatives and House of Councilors. Japan also has the system of universal suffrage along with a secret ballot for various elective offices. The universal suffrage is for adults who are over 20 years of age. The government is dominated by the Liberal Democratic Party or LDP which is in power from 1955. The most important opposition party in Japan is Democratic Party of Japan. Being the head of the state, The Prime Minister elects all other Ministers of the State. There are about 23 municipalities in Tokyo and each of them is governed by a mayor. Other than this, there are a large number of districts, towns and villages along with a number of islands. All these are ruled by the local branches of the metropolitan government.
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