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Tokyo is the capital of Japan. It is the capital with the largest number of people, with an astounding 37 million inhabitants. 13.7 million people live in the narrow region of the city alone. Tokyo is situated on the Honshu Island, at the very top of the Tokyo Bay. It is the largest urban and industrial center of Japan, as well as the seat of the Japanese Emperor, as well as of the national government. Tokyo has been inhabited since ancient times; the city used to be known as a fisherman village named Edo. The village developed into a city under the Tokugawa Shogunate (1603 – 1867). In the 7th century, the oldest Buddhist temple was constructed in the city. Legend has it that two fishermen found a statue of the Goddess Kannon, which prompted them to construct the temple. The temple was named Sensō-ji, and it still exists to this day. Unfortunately, the temple was completely demolished during World War Two, but was completely restored to its former glory in 1958

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