Tokyo – Japan’s capital, its administrative, financial, cultural and industrial center. Located in the southeastern part of the island of Honshu, in the Kanto Plain in the Bay of Tokyo Bay of the Pacific Ocean.
Officially, Tokyo is not a city, and one of the prefectures, more precisely, metropolitan area, the only one in its class. Its territory, in addition to part of the island of Honshu, includes several smaller islands to the south of it, as well as the Izu and Ogasawara Islands. Tokyo District consists of 62 administrative units – cities, towns and rural communities.
When they say “Tokyo” usually mean members of the metropolitan area 23 special district, which from 1889 to 1943 amounted to an administrative unit of the city of Tokyo, and now themselves are equated in status to cities; each has its own mayor and city council.
Asakusa – one of the neighborhoods of Tokyo, in a special area of Taito. Famous for the temple of Senso-ji, the initiate Bodhisattva Kannon, and also as one of the operating hanamachi.