Sometimes the history of a place can be really interesting. You probably already know much of Tokyo was destroyed in WWII, but there is a rich past to the city — a fantastic story.

This virtual tour shows you a ton of old black and white photos of Tokyo from almost a century ago. It’s fascinating to read and see what life was like in Tokyo back then.

Shibuya, Asakusa… Tokyo Station, Sensoji Temple, Ginza… all completely different from what they are today. Meiji era throwback photos with great commentary, check it out — and try the sushi while you’re there. ;p

It’s fun finding my favorite places in Tokyo to see what they looked like when new and in their appropriate setting, then watching them change little by little through the early 20th century.” (StarsAndStripes)

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