by Richie, Donald
About This Book
Tokyo is the largest city in the world. Yet is also one of the world's most liveable cities. Despite all the apparent modernity, Tokyo lies on traditional ground. Under the newest high rises, the lineaments of old Edo, the city it once was.
In Tokyo Megacity, we follow the city's geography, starting with what is now the Imperial Palace, then sliding downhill to the low city, then up to the mid-city, then climbing the hills to the high city. While following the city's geography, we also trace its chronology. We see the city evolving from its early beginnings to its most modern manifestations, from Asakusa, down by the Sumida River, through the shopping district of midtown Ginza, and on up to the latest pleasure palaces of Roppongi, Shinjuku and beyond.
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