Tokyo is the enormous and wealthy capital of Japan, overflowing with culture, commerce and, most of all, people. The core of the most populated urban area in the world, Tokyo is a fascinating and dynamic metropolis that brings high-tech visions of the future side by side with glimpses of old Japan.
Bunkyō is in Tokyo, north of the Imperial Palace. The name means roughly "Capital of Culture" and, indeed, it's best known as the home of the sprawling University of Tokyo and a series of aristocratic parks and villas.
Toshima is a ward in northwest Tokyo, Japan. This guide incorporates Ikebukuro, a section of Toshima and one of the three major metropolitan sub-centers on the Yamanote Line, along with Shinjuku and Shibuya.
Sumida Ward lies east of central Tokyo. It is home to a famous cherry blossom viewing area in spring, the Sumida River Fireworks Festival in summer, and Tokyo's main sumo stadium where tournaments are held three times a year.