Ranked as the third most global city on earth, Tokyo was recently listed by Forbes magazine as one of the world’s most beautiful cities. Located on the southeastern side of the main island Honshu, Tokyo is the capital of Japan and the largest metropolitan area of the country with more than 13 million people living in the greater Tokyo area. The city’s most well-known landmarks include the Imperial Palace and the Tokyo Tower.
“Since beauty is subjective, we surveyed city specialists from a range of fields, including urban planning, architecture and sustainable development. Respondents include Reynolds and Michael Kaufman, an architect at Chicago-based architectural firm Goettsch Partners, as well as Raymond Levitt, director of the construction program in civil and environmental engineering at Stanford University, Tony McGuirk, an urban designer, architect, and Chairman of BDP in London, J. Hugh O’Donnell of urban engineering firm MMM International, and Ken Drucker, New York design director of architectural firm HOK.”