Tokyo is the capital of Japan, the center of the Greater Tokyo Area, and the largest metropolitan area in the world. The City is in the Kantō region on the southeastern side of the main island Honshu and includes the Izu Islands and Ogasawara Islands.
Tokyo was originally known as Edo, which means "estuary". Its name was changed to Tokyo (Tōkyō: tō (east) + kyō (capital)) when it became the imperial capital in 1868, in line with the East Asian tradition of including the word capital ('京') in the name of the capital city.
The twenty closest neighbours in the database:
Kyoto (Japan) (364 km), Shanghai (China) (1,757 km), Hangzhou (China) (1,913 km), Nanjing (China) (1,970 km), Beijing (China) (2,094 km), Halong Bay (3,557 km), Hanoi (Vietnam) (3,665 km), Hoi An (Vietnam) (3,807 km), Hue (Vietnam) (3,825 km), Temples of My Son (3,833 km), Temple of Banteay Srei (4,328 km), Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) (4,329 km), East Mebon Temple (4,342 km), Temple of Neak Pean (4,343 km), Temple of Preah Kahn (4,345 km), Temple of Banteay Kdei (4,345 km), Temple of Ta Prohm (4,346 km), Temple of Bakong (4,346 km), Angkor Thom (4,348 km), Angkor Wat (4,349 km)