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FC: Tokyo, Japan | By Kylie Young

1: Summary Of Tokyo, Japan | Tokyo is Japan's capital and is on one of its many islands. Japan is in Asia, and it is pretty much across the world from where we live. Tokyo has a lot of places to go, and some of the places are just like some of the places we have in America. It is well known for fashion, entertainment, and the food they serve there. It seems like a beautiful city in Japan. | dannyhographics.wordpress.com

2: History of Tokyo | Tokyo was originally called Edo about 400 years ago. It is a huge city that is the center of politics and culture. 1912 through 1926 was known as the Taisho Era when numbers of people working increased and the education styles improved. In 1923, the Great Kanto Earthquake struck and millions were killed. The whole city was burnt down from the fires it caused. In 1941, Tokyo had a big impact on the Pacific War, and was bombed 102 times. But, during the 1950s, it was a time for recovery. Japan was also hit by another big earthquake in 2011. | honolulumuseum.org

3: Places of Interest: | Shibyua Crossing- where the bright lights of Tokyo can be seen Ginza- a great shopping area Inogashria Par- a 95-acre park dedicated to the Goddess of Music. Tokyo Disney Land Tokyo National Museum Tokyo Dome City Entertainment complex | asiahorizon.org

4: Historical Sites | Tokyo Tower: It was built in 1958 and it stands 43 feet higher than the Effiel Tower. It gives the whole view of Tokyo and Mout Fuji. Hanazono Jinja: It was constructed during the Edo period and it is used to pray for success in business. Kaminari Gate: It has two large gates that lead to Sensoji Temple that was constructed over 1,000 years ago. Meiji Jingu: It first opened in 1920 to commemorate the death of Emperor Meigi. It is one of the most sacred within the whole of Japan. | fgactron.com and tokyo-attractions.com

5: Recreation Activities | Golf is very popular because it is not that expensive. During the winter, ice skating and skiing are very popular. Tokyo also held the 1998 winter Olympics. There traditional sport is called Sumo Wrestling where huge wrestlers fight in a 5 meter ring. Baseball is also very popular since it has been played there since World War 2. They have 2 professional teams called the Tokyo Giants and the Nippon Ham Fighters | oneloveboards.com and darkmatter.deviantart.com

6: Culture and Entertainment Opportunities | Culture Bowing is used to show respect, for an apology, or saying thank you. People that live in Japan have very complex etiquette so even turning your back on someone is considered rude. Staring is also very bad because they see it as invading someone's privacy, Shoes also must be removed when entering homes and some restaurants, Public affection also isn't really seen in public. Entertainment Roppongi is a very lively place in Tokyo at night. Popular places to go are nightclubs and bars. Some traditional entertainment is at Kabuki Theaters when all the parts are played by men, and the performances are 4 or 5 hours long. | onken.com and renesys.com

7: Map of Tokyo | Japan consists of many islands. The largest ones are called Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, and Shikoku. Korea, Russia, and China are Japan's closest neighbors. The area is said to be very similar to California and Germany. Japan has a population of 12,000,000 people, and most of them are not Korean descendants. | nationmaster.com

8: Tokyo Climate | Spring is one of the best times to be in Japan. Temperatures are not too hot, and there isn't too much rain. During March and April, cherry blossoms bloom. Summer starts off very rainy. July and August are the hottest months of the year. During the summer is one of the worst times to visit. In the Fall, it is almost as good as in the spring time. The Fall colors are just as fascinating as the cherry blossoms, The temperatures are very tolerable, and fair days are common. WInter is a good time to go skiing, but it is often miserably cold indoors. | inspirebelle.wordpress.com and metromarks.com

9: Culture Awareness | Languages Spoken The major languages spoken in Japan are Japanese, Korean, and Okinawan. Some of the minor languages are Kikai, Kunigami, Oki No Erabu, and Yonagami, but most people speak Japanese. About 121,000,000 people speak Japanese as their first language, and about 5,000,000 learned it as their second language. Only about 5% speak Korean. There are also 3 different writing sytems: Hiragana, Katakana, amd Kanji. Currency The currency used is a yen. They have 4 different kinds of bills. They are worth 10,000 yen, 5,000 yen, 2,000 yen, and 1,000 yen. They also have 6 different types of coins that are worth 500 yen, 100 yen, 50 yen, 10 yen, 5 yen, and 1 yen. Food: Tokyo is very famous for their sushi. They also eat different kinds of fish, and even things like horse meat. | jadiji.com | en.wikipedia.org | thetased.wordpress.com

10: Other Information | Tokyo is Japan's capital. It is one of the world's most popular metropolis areas. It has 23 central wards and multiple cities, towns, and villages. Today, it offers a lot of choices for shopping, entertainment, culture, and dining to visitors. It also offers train rides on Tokyo's outskirts.

11: Journal Entry #1 | Today was the first day I arrived in Tokyo, Japan. It was spring time, so cherry blossoms where just blooming. Before I left the airport I had to trade in my U.S. money for Japanese yen because usually most places don't take American money. I then started to walk around the city and tried some of the sushi that they sold. That night, I decided to go and see a production put on at one of the Kabuki Theaters. It was a very long performance, and I decided to leave after a couple hours of the show and go shopping in Ginza and see what type of clothing people here wear. Usually, is it the place to be on a Saturday night for teenagers that live here. Once it got late, I decided to go back to my hotel and go to bed. Tomorrow, I was planning to go to historical sites around Tokyo. | raubacapeu.net

12: Journal Entry #2 | I woke up this morning and had a traditional Japanese breakfast. I then decided to go to the Tokyo Tower that is taller than the Effiel Tower in Paris. I decided to climb the stairs inside it so I could see a beautiful view of Tokyo. It took a lot of work to climb up the stairs, but once i got to the viewing platforms, I could see all of Tokyo and Mount Fuji. I took a ton of pictures, and then decided to go back down. After that I decided to take a bus to take a walk in Inogashira park. Once I got there, it was nice and calm. I also saw a statue of the Goddess of Music who this park was dedicated to. That night, I walked around the Shibuya Crossing to see the bright lights of the city. After that I went back to my hotel and went to bed because tomorrow, I am spending a day in Tokyo Disney Land. | animeyume.com

13: Journal Entry #3 | I woke up early this morning so I could get to Tokyo Disney Land early so I could avoid the long lines since usually weekends are the busiest days to go. The Disney Land here, is very similar to the Disney Land in America. I stayed there all afternoon, then decided to go see the Meigi Jingu Shrine. It is one of the most sacred within the whole of Japan and very worthy, and it was commemorated to and old Emperor. It was a busy day today, and tomorrow I am planning to go to museums and other historical sites, | europe.vacationtravel.com

14: Journal Entry #4 | . | I woke up the next morning and decided that since it was my last day, I would go and see historical sites. I first went to Hanazono Jinja where people pray for success in business. A lot of people were there since it was the beginning of the work day. I then went to the Tokyo National Museum to learn about the history of Tokyo. After that, I went to the Kaminari Gate that leads to the Sensoji Temple. I then closed my day by going to the Tokyo Dome City Entertainment Complex and rode the huge roller costars there. It was a great way to end my trip. I am definately coming back and visiting Tokyo again. | webjet.com.sg

15: Compare and Contrast | Tokyo, Japan and Kansas are very different, but they do have some things in common. Tokyo has a professional baseball team just as Kansas does. Tokyo also has downtown areas similar to Kansas, and both Kansas and Tokyo have historical buildings that people enjoy visiting. Kansas, or The United States, have coins that are different sizes referring to a specific value like Japan. However, Kansas has 6 different kinds of bills while Japan has 4. People in Tokyo speak languages like Japanese and Korean unlike people in Kansas that speak English and sometimes Spanish. Also, Japan lies on the continent of Asia in contrast to Kansas that is in North America. | en.wikipedia.org and flagpedia.net

16: Cause and Effect | This journey has had an incredible effect on my life. I have learned so much about the history and culture in Tokyo, and I've come to appreciate the people and customs found in Japan. It has been such a unique experience which I have learned many things about their environment, currency and recreational activities. Though this country is so different from the country in which I live, it has been rewarding to see all the similarities as well.

17: Conclusion | BEST TRIP EVER. . . People, places, food, entertainment. My journey clear on the other side of the Earth has ended, but the memories will be forever with me and one in which I will never forget. "What each of us believes in is up to us, but life is impossible without believing in something." - Kentetsu Takamori

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