In the late 12th Century, Tokyo was originally a small fishing village named Edo founded by Edo clan. In 1457, 'Ota Dokun' build Edo castle. In 1590, Tokugawa Ieyasu made Edo his base. Tokugawa Ieyasu was the founderand first shogun of Tokugawa shogunate of Japan which effectively ruled the Japan from the battle of Sekigahara in late 1600 until the Meiji Restoration in 1868. In 1869, the 17-year-old Emperor Meiji moved to Edo, and in accordance the city was renamed Tokyo known as the Eastern Capital. The city was divided into two the Yamanote and Shitamachi. The City of Tokyo was officially established on May 1, 1889. Tokyo area considered as the most populous metropolitan area in the world. If you are going to take on a vacation? Tokyo, Japan must not be miss in the bucket list.