Places: Tokyo, Japan, Number 1 Richest City in the World

Places: Tokyo, Japan, Number 1 Richest City in the World


Richest City in the World – Top 10 List Based on GDP


Top 10 List


Tokyo, Japan

With a staggering value of output goods and services (GDP) equal to a whopping $1.52 Trillions, Tokyo tops the list. On planet Earth , it is second to none on the basis of GDP. It is situated in the country of Japan, which is the 10th most populous country in the world. This capital city is also one of the heavily populated regions with high density on Earth. Tokyo is home to massive, highly efficient and reliable system of commuter trains and subways. It is also famous for its high-speed bullet trains which reflect the progress of humans in bullet train technology. During World War II, this richest city was heavily bombarded aerially by the allied powers leading to massive infrastructural destruction. Tokyo is also the financial capital of Japan as it contributes heavily to the Japanese economy. Around 51 companies of the Fortune 500 are based alone in the city of Tokyo. Economy of Tokyo is diverse and  is dependent on financial institutions like banks, automobiles, electronics, furniture, textiles as well as Tourism which nearly earns  billions of Dollars to Tokyo. Tokyo is also home to the third largest stock market in the world which is named Tokyo Stock Exchange. A place of rich culture, it also offers its visitors with a seemingly unlimited choice of shopping, dining and entertainment centers. (

GDP: $1,520 billion, area: 2,187.6 square kilometers, population: 13,185,502

Tokyo has come far from its humble origin as the fishing village of Edo. In 1590 it became the capital of the capital of the ruling dynasty.It later grew in area and population to become the identified capital of Japan, although the emperor took up residence in Kyoto.The city suffered a devastating earthquake in 1923 and extensive US bombing in World War II.After the war it was steadily rebuilt, finally taking center stage in 1964 when it hosted the Summer Olympics. Its attractions include Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo Tower, the Tokyo Imperial Palace and the Museum of Contemporary Art. Its biggest industries are in electronics, telecommunications and publishing. (

Tokyo, a bustling city of Japan with over 13 million inhabitants has some of the most remarkable architecture in the world. Its young skyline is one of the most beautiful in the world and many photographers go to the city just to take pictures of its skyline. But you don’t have to go to Tokyo to get a taste of its beautiful skyline; we’ve compiled a gallery consisting of 20 gorgeous pictures of the Tokyo skyline for your viewing pleasure. (

Shinto and Buddhism are Japan’s two major religions. Shinto is as old as the Japanese culture, while Buddhism was imported from the mainland in the 6th century. Since then, the two religions have been co-existing relatively harmoniously and have even complemented each other to a certain degree. Most Japanese consider themselves Buddhist, Shintoist or both.

Religion does not play a big role in the everyday life of most Japanese people today. The average person typically follows the religious rituals at ceremonies like birth, weddings and funerals, may visit a shrine or temple on New Year and participates at local festivals (matsuri), most of which have a religious background. (

Tokyo City with Mount Fuji in the Distance

The orange tower is the Tokyo Tower, a communication and observation tower that reminds visitors of the Eiffel Tower. Since its opening in 1958, over 150 million people have visited the tower.

This is also a picture of the Tokyo Tower, on a night where the lights are red.

Tokyo Tower Building is air conditioned and has many attractions

skyscrapers Japan the capital city evening metropolis of Tokyo

Bird’s eye view of Tokyo

Nightlife in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan

trees, known as sakura in Japanese. The sakura/cherry blossom festival marks the arrival of spring and is celebrated by having picnics in the parks/gardens with family, friends and work colleagues.

Great Buddha Daibutsu in Tokyo, Japan

Maneki Neko Gotokuji Temple Tokyo

known as Geiko in Kyoto are professional and trained entertainers who attend banquets, dances, formal dinners, and other special Japanese occasions.

Japanese Garden Bridge by Aram Williams

Tokyo Imperial Palace

Sakura at the Imperial Palace, Tokyo

Walking through the temple: Kamegayatsuzaka Pass

Japan is most famous for its distinctive traditional culture and arts,maginificent temples, and quirky modern city life.

Otaguro Park, Suginami-Ku, Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo, Japan – replica of Statue of Liberty at famous Odaiba island

Skyline Yokohama, Japan at Minato-Mirai bay.

Tsukiji Shishi-Sai (festival at shrine) at Namiyoke Inari Jinja, Tsukiji, Tokyo

Japanese Pop Culture in Akiba! Tokyo , Japan

The Meguro River | Tokyo


Cats sit perched on a fully-bloomed cherry blossom branch at Ueno Park in Tokyo, Japan.

night urban view with japanese cherry blossom

Tokyo Japan temple City

Tokyo Metropolitan Building

One of the highlights of any trip to Tokyo is a visit to the Sensoji Temple, or more popularly known as Asakusa Kannon Temple.

My final stop was a work of art in itself: the Gazi Kasim Pasha Mosque, built in the late 1500s by Ottoman invaders

Ornamen Masjid Tokyo Camii

Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, is the fourth most populous city in Japan after Tokyo, Yokohama and Osaka.

Universal Studios Japan Overnight Experience from Tokyo by Bullet Train, Tokyo

With Senso-ji Temple, the landmark of Tokyo’s tradition-rich Asakusa downtown area, immediately nearby, this is an ideal location for sightseeing in both Asakusa and the rest of Tokyo.

Okayama Castle

Samurai statue in Sendai.

Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Crystal Skull

30-foot tall statue of Godzilla in Kanonzaki Beach in Japan

Sumo which is the country’s national sport. This sport has continued from ancient Japan where it was used to entertain Shinto Gods.

A picture of the Rainbow Bridge in Tokyo, a suspense bridge crossing northern Tokyo Bay, between Shibaura Pier and the Odaiba waterfront

Hozo-mon gate and 5 stories pagoda of the Senso-ji Temple in the Asakusa district of Tokyo, Japan illuminated at sunset



Kinen Park

Ginkgo trees



Shinjuku Gyoen: There are more than 60 varieties of cherry blossoms trees within the park vicinity.


Along Roppongi and Tokyo Tower

Ueno Park Winter Tokyo


SPRING IN TOKYO (March to May) The best time to visit Japan, with mild weather and trees blossoming

Roppongi, Tokyo Midtown is a shopping and dining paradise.


Tokyo Fuji mountain sakura spring pagoda

Meguro River – Tokyo (Japan)

Baji Park (Equestrian Park)



SUMMER IN TOKYO (June to August)

URAYASU, CHIBA (April 20, 2012) — Tokyo Disney Resort

Dark Summer, Tokyo

Tokyo Summer Land Water park in Hachioji, Tokyo


Blue Hydrangea flowers in summer of Tokyo, Japan




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