History

  History  

  History: Previously called Edo, Tokyo was the seat of the Tokugawa Shogunate government from 1603 to 1867. It was the administrative capital of Japan from 1590 until the present, and the Imperial capital from 1869 to the present. It was renamed Tokyo in 1868 at the beginning of the Meiji Restoration. Tokyo is the largest city in Japan with a metro population of over 12 million.  Top