TOKYO IS AN INTERESTING PLACE. A giant, interesting place. If you’ve ever been, you’ve noticed how vastly each of Tokyo’s wards differs from the next. From Shibuya’s neon lights to Taito’s traditional temples to Sumida’s Ryogoku Kokugikan (Tokyo’s most important sumo arena), there is no shortage of excitement to be found in the city. And if none of that does it for you, well, there are 20 other wards in Tokyo that might. There’s no way you’ll be able to cover them all during your two-week vacation. On the plus side, Tokyo always gives you a reason to come back.
If you think you know everything you’ve ever needed to know about the city, think again. Here are 20 things that might surprise you about the colorful city known as Tokyo.