Sumo and Tokyo

Powerful Essays
Topics: Japan, Tokyo, Sumo
‘An interesting destination’
Tokyo

1. Synopsis

Tokyo is a thriving metropolis whose energy borders on maniacal, and where life moves at a well-oiled, exciting pace. Visiting Tokyo as a tourist destination is a fascinating experience unlike anything encountered in any other country. This report will give a brief history of the city, identify interesting facts and figures and recommend the best places to visit as a tourist. Supporting the writer’s personal experience will be information from Internet sites and reviews, travel guides and academic journals. All unreferenced photos are the writer’s own.

Table of Contents
Introduction4
Procedure4
3.1 History of Tokyo4
3.2 Interesting Places to Visit4 3.2.1 Sumo……………………………………………………………………………………………4 3.2.2 Themed Restaurants…………………………………………………………………….5 3.2.3 Harajuku……………………………………………………………………………………...5 3.2.4 Akihabara…………………………………………………………………………………….5
3.3 Japanese Culture and Customs……………………………………………………………………6

Conclusion…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….7
Recommendations………………………………………………………………………………………………..7
References…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….8

2. Introduction

Tokyo is the capital city of Japan, an island chain between the North Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan (CIA, 2010). It has a rich history, experiencing changes in governance, partial destruction during the war and periods of deep depression. Japanese culture is very strong and their traditions are still upheld today. It is important to respect and mirror these traditions when visiting the country. The uniqueness of mixing tradition with the fast-paced technological culture makes Tokyo a fascinating city to visit.
3. Procedure

3.1 History of Tokyo

In 1603 Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu made Tokyo (previously known as ‘Edo’) his base after unifying the warring states of Japan. This saw the beginning of Tokyo’s rise to importance. 1869 saw the Shogunate overthrown by the cause of restoring the imperial



References: Central Intelligence Agency (2010) Japan. Retrieved 3 July, 2010 from https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ja.html Greenaway, C (n.d.) Sumo: Ancient Japanese Smack Down! Japan-Guide.com (7 May, 2008) Harajuku. Retrieved 4 July, 2010 from http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3006.html Lonely Planet (2010) Tokyo Luther, K (n.d.) What is Anime? Retrieved 4 July, 2010 from http://anime.about.com/od/animeprimer/a/whatisanime.htm Mangham, M (2009) Akihabara (Electric Town) Picture Tokyo (2008) Tokyo History Tokyo Metro (n.d.) Company Outline. Retrieved 3 July, 2010 from http://www.tokyometro.jp/global/en/about/outline.html Travel Magazine (2010) 10 Japanese Customs you must Know Before Going to Japan Truitt, T. (26 February, 2010) Tokyo Theme Restaurants. Retrieved 4 July. 2010 from http://japan-travel.suite101.com/article.cfm/tokyo_theme_restaurants

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