TOKYO, THE PHOENIX CITY
Razed, burned, bombed yet still vibrant
Tokyo is the city of superlatives. This ultramodern and vibrant city is one of the most densely populated in the world. It is also a beacon to performance and dynamism with its sea of skyscrapers, gigantic parks, huge shopping centers, blinding neons and artificial islands. But for all its modernism the city still has a fascinating cultural heritage.
Upon visiting it today, it is hard to imagine that it was completely destroyed several times in history by earthquakes, fires and WW2 bombings. Yet, after each disaster, Tokyo has managed to reawaken from its ashes, ever more energetic and conquering.
Welcome to the phoenix city.