Tokyo City Trivia

Can you answer these questions about the city of Tokyo and its suburbs?
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Last updated: December 4, 2019
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First submittedNovember 25, 2019
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What event did Tokyo host in 1964 (and will again in 2021)?
Summer Olympics
What is the nearest foreign capital to Tokyo?
Which suburb of Tokyo, starting with the letter Y, is the second most populous city in Japan?
What was the former name of Tokyo?
Tokyo became the capital of Japan in 1868. What city was the capital before that?
What was the name of the emperor who moved the capital?
(Hint: a brand of chocolate is named for him)
Emperor Meiji
Japan is composed of four major islands. On which of these islands is Tokyo located?
What is the name of the region anchored by Tokyo?
(Hint: Pokémon fans should find it familiar)
What culinary guide has awarded over 300 "stars" to Tokyo restaurants, by far
the most of any city?
Name one of the two major airports serving Tokyo.
Narita / Haneda
Tokyo is represented by the characters 東京. What do these characters mean in English?
Eastern Capital
What killed 142,000 people in the Tokyo area in 1923?
an Earthquake
What killed about 100,000 Tokyo residents in 1945?
What Tokyo landmark, completed in 2011, is the second tallest structure in the world?
Tokyo Skytree
What landmark is depicted by this emoji: ?
Tokyo Tower
What sport is played by the Yomiuri Giants and the Tokyo Yakult Swallows?
The Tsukiji market is the largest of its kind in the world. What is sold there?
What monster emerged from Tokyo Bay to attack the city in a 1954 film?
Level 85
Nov 26, 2019
Nice quiz. Mutsuhito should be accepted for Meiji.
Level 83
Nov 28, 2019
Seconded. Although I doubt anyone who knows the name Mutsuhito, wouldn't know Meiji.
Level 85
Dec 1, 2019
Well I know both names but I rather call him Mutsuhito. That's how I first heard about him in history class anyway (that was in 96 in Belgium, but still...).
Level 73
Nov 15, 2020
I agree because that was his name when he was actually living. Only dead Emperors are known by their respective era's name and it will not be wrong to accept Mutsuhito for Emperor Meiji.

It's not OK to apply double standards in Emperors names in my opinion. We know Hirohito as such but we actually should refer to him as Emperor Shōwa since he's dead. Akihito will be Emperor Heisei.

Every Emperor is something-仁(hito) or 子(ko) if it's an Empress when he/she's living since at least 500 years ago.

Level 50
Nov 26, 2019
Gojira should be accepted for Godzilla as that's the japanese name for the monster
Level 76
Nov 26, 2019
I expect it will in the Japanese version of the quiz
Level 77
Nov 26, 2019
I expect it will be ゴジラ.
Level 93
Dec 3, 2019
You are correct, Gojira was released in 1954, Godzilla was released in 1956.
Level ∞
Dec 4, 2019
Okay, Gojira will work now nerds :O
Level 60
Nov 26, 2019
Very easy compared to the New York or American Cities version considering Tokyo is more globally known than New Orleans. I myself didn't knew I'm so good at Japan though <( ̄︶ ̄)>
Level 63
Nov 28, 2019
Skytree! I couldn't remember. I tried a lot of things with Sky... but not that.
Level 71
Dec 2, 2019
I can't believe that I tried 'Emperor Milkibar'
Level 67
Mar 19, 2020
I can never remember Yokohama! I always think ", that's not it..." and can't suss out the right name. Stupid keyboards.
Level 69
Mar 19, 2020
Firebombing? That was the last word that came into mind. I tried atomic bomb, attack, nuclear bomb, nuclear attack, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, etc. but nothing.
Level 59
Mar 19, 2020
Bomb alone works.
Level ∞
Mar 19, 2020
It had nothing to do with atomic bombs, nuclear bombs, Hiroshima, or Nagasaki.

However, the firebombing of Tokyo killed more people than any bombing attack in human history, including Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Level 77
Mar 19, 2020
Could you accept "Guide Michelin" for Michelin? That's the complete name after all.
Level 71
Mar 19, 2020
Tsukiji is no longer one of the largest seafood markets in the world. The main fish market has been moved to an island elsewhere in the city, and Tsukiji has been left as a tourist attraction.
Level 60
Mar 19, 2020
Had me guessing emperor toblerone, mars and galaxy😂
Level 79
Mar 20, 2020
The first question is now a little - questionable.
Level 71
Mar 21, 2020
Yep, just what I was gonna say. There hasn't been anything definitive statement yet but I think the smart move, and the move the Olympic Committee is eventually going to take, is postponing it. If they don't change anything there aren't gonna be a lot of countries that show up.
Level 65
Apr 2, 2020
The 2021 postponement is official now
Level 30
Mar 20, 2020
Accept Yokohoma for Yokohama
Level 82
Dec 23, 2020
Worst ... hints ... ever. Even after seeing the answers, I don't know what either one of them means.
Level 70
May 28, 2021
I didn't get the Pokemon hint (because I know next to nothing about Pokemon), but didn't need it anyway, having travelled around the region in question.

The other hint, though, got me the answer instantly, as those chocolates are absolutely everywhere in Japan.

Level 64
Aug 26, 2021
The first question may need to be changed as the Olympics have been held.
Level 74
Nov 9, 2021
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Dec 15, 2021
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Jan 3, 2022
Level 66
Mar 28, 2022
Level 68
Apr 17, 2022
Got them all first try! Living there for a year really helped.