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Tokyo (東京都) is the capital city of Japan. It has a population of more than 13 million people, and the seat of the Japanese Emperor and the Japanese government are located there. It lays in the Kanto region, in the South-eastern part of Japan's biggest islands, Honshu.

Its metropolitan area, known as Greater Tokyo Area, is the biggest agglomeration in the world, and includes, between others, the whole prefecture of Saitama, where Kasukabe, hometown of Shin-chan and main location of the Crayon Shin-chan series, lays.

Although being part of a continuous mega-city, Shinnosuke and his family often refer to Tokyo as a complete different city, and travelling there is considered a trip by them. Kasukabe and Tokyo are separated by no more than 60 km, so a it is possible to make a day trip between them.

Shinnosuke and his friends consider themselves to be village-people, whereas people from Tokyo are considered city-people. That's why, when going there, they feel amazed by all the services and shops that don't exist in Kasukabe, such as gaming saloons or big commercial streets.

On the other hand, Shin-chan has been selected as one of the ambassadors for the 2020 Olympic Games that will take place in Tokyo. Besides from appearing in propagandistic events, merchandising from Crayon Shin-chan is available in the official store of the Olympic Games.

Appearances

Tokyo has appeared several times in the series and the movies. Different representative buildings or monuments can be seen featured in the series.

One of the first appearances takes place in episode 58-3 (じいちゃんと東京見物だゾ), where Shin-chan and his paternal grandparents, Ginnosuke and Tsuru make a day trip to the city. There, they visit the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building (東京都庁舎), in the Shinjuku neighbourhood. From there, they could stare the whole Tokyo landscape. In the same episode, Tsuru takes the most known touristic bus of the city, Hato Bus and the Tokyo Tower (東京タワー) can be seen in the background.

In 101-1 (東京ドームへ行くゾ) the Nohara family goes to the Tokyo Dome (東京ドーム), a stadium located in central Tokyo, to watch a baseball match between the Yomiuri Giants (one of the teams of Tokyo city) and the Hanshin Tigers.

The Noharas also go to Tokyo in 793-1 (スカイツリーでキメるゾ) to visit the Tokyo Skytree (東京スカイツリー), the second tallest structure in the world, that was inaugurated in 2013.

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