Welcome to Edo! This website is designed to give you a virtual tour of Edo, the ancient name for Japan's present day capital Tokyo. This page is the "Home" of this website, so you can always come back here when you get lost. You can also look at the Site map on the bottom left if you are looking for something specific on this extensive website.

To start the Edo Tour, just click on the castle you see on the left. It will send you to the start page, where your "tour guide" will explain to you how you can navigate the site.

If you click the "Ukiyoe" icon in the toolbar above, you can browse through the Shogun's art gallery. The gallery contains several full-sized (850 x 620) ukiyoe images.

If you click on the "Map" icon above, you will see a large map of Edo. This is a "point-and-click" map that allows you to click on the locations that you want to visit. It is convenient for people who have already seen all or part of the tour and want to go directly to a particular city.

If you click on the "Links" icon, you will see a list of several other sites on the Internet that provide information on Japanese history, Japanese art, or the city of Edo.

We would appreciate it if you will also take the time to click on the "Mail" icon and send us an e-mail about this site. We are eager to improve the quality and content of materials offered on this site, and any comments or criticisms you have are welcome.

Enjoy your stay in Edo, and please come back again for another visit

Yoroshiku onegai itashimasu