Visit Tokyo in the footsteps of the Tokugawa 江戸

In search of the former Edo

Tokyo is the creation of the shoguns of the Tokugawa dynasty (1604-1868) who made this fishing village the capital of Japan for centuries. Originally called Edo, since the Meiji period it is difficult for the curious visitor to find traces of the old Edo in the current megalopolis.

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