Why was Tokyo not the capital of Japan when Japan first became a country?
Take into mind the geographical location of Tokyo. Because it
was less accesible for trade to both other areas of Japan and
countries in mainland Asia, Japan was not the ideal site for the
original capital. As the country developed, Tokyo became a route
centre and began to expand. Roads were built connecting it to
resource centres and ports. Having become one of the more populated
cities, with quality defense and accesibility, it began to prosper
and was deemed the proper capital of Japan.And because I am a idiot
don't listen to me.