Wednesday, February 3, 2021

9 things less known about the world's most populous city

Tokyo is the most populous city in the world, at the same time owning Michelin starred restaurants the most.

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According to data from World Population Review, the Tokyo population in 2021 is around 37.39 million, surpassing the most second populous city Delhi of India nearly 6 million people. Photo: Alamy

The city used to be a small fishing village, established in 1603 and later became the station of the shogunate's army. Afterward, its population increased rapidly. During century 18, more than 1 million people lived there. In 1868, the city officially changed its name to Tokyo, meaning the "capita in the east". Photo: Alamy

Shibuya is the most crowded intersection in the world. On average, there are around over 2.4 million pedestrians crossing the Shibuya crossroad each day. At the most crowded time, there are 1,000 - 2,5000 people every two minutes crossing this road. The intersection plays a center stage for the countdown on the eve of new years, taking inspiration from the Time Square of the USA. Video: Piotr Garbacz/YouTube

With a trampling system serving up to 40 million turns of clients each day, Tokyo is the only city in the world having the job of pushing clients into tramples. In the Japanese language, they are called Oshiya. Photo: Kim Newton

Bicycles appear everywhere in Tokyo However, it doesn't have own path for them. Some public streets have separated lines for pedestrians and bikers but people often ignore them. They ride a bicycle even on pavement exclusive for pedestrians and on public paths. Photo: Kosuke Miyata/Medium

Vending machines present everywhere in Japan, and Tokyo is not except. You can find them anywhere: corners of streets, parks, outside departments,... Most of them sell beverages, of course, some machines can sell hot foods as ramen noodle, even watches, toys... Photo: Rex

In the latest edition of the Michelin guidebook, there is a total of 446 restaurants in the city awarded the Michelin star. In which, there are 12 3-star restaurants, 42 2-star restaurants, and 158 1-star restaurants of Michelin. Photo: internationally ME

Fuji mountain is one of Japan's icons. If you visit Tokyo in a clear sky, you can see the Fuji peak covered with white snow from somewhere in the city. The government building Metropolitan is one of the most popular sites to watch Fuji mountain from Tokyo. Photo: Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP.

Tokyo Disneyland is the first Disney park build outside of the USA. It has provided jobs for more than 20.000 people in Japan. The ticket price here is cheaper than that of Disneyland in the USA. Photo: Moshi Moshi Nippon

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