Some cool time lapse footage of Tokyo. Could do without the freaky Blade Runner commentary though.
If you think NYC is massive or crazy, you should visit Tokyo - the world’s second most expensive city made up of 23 wards, 26 cities, 1 district and 4 sub-prefectures. The metropolitan area of Tokyo is an insane 36 million people.
Tokyo was once known as Edo, meaning ‘estuary’. The name was changed to Tokyo when the capital was moved from Kyoto in 1868. Tokyo basically means ‘East Capital’ (Tōkyō: tō (east) + kyō (capital) as the city lies East in relation to Kyoto. Kind of confusing because Kyoto sounds like a jumbled up version of Tokyo (or vice versa), but kyō still means capital and tō can also mean city, not just East (hence, Kyoto = ‘Capital City’).