About Tokyo

Tokyo, the capital of Japan and one of the busiest metropolitan cities in the world, epitomizes the spirit of regeneration. In World War II, large portions of the city were completely destroyed with heavy casualties. After the war, the city was fully rebuilt and it now boasts of latest modern facilities like skyscrapers and the rapid transit system. At the same time, it also retains a traditional flavor through its old temples and heritage sites. In addition to being a very important business and economic hub, Tokyo offers excellent shopping and sightseeing opportunities with its markets, gardens, and museums. The temperate weather makes Tokyo a tourist destination throughout the year. Apart from its cerry blossoms, the city is also famous for its attractive nightlife. In Tokyo, the East meets the West.

Public Transport System

Train, Subway, Taxi, Bus

Cleanliness and Efficiency

Cleanliness : Moderate to High ; Efficiency : High

Mode & Cost of Transports

  • Train - 140 YenSubway -  170 Yen
  • Taxi - Starting price 430 Yen and 410 Yen for every kilometer after that.
  • Bus - Adult 210 Yen Child - 110 Yen

Basic Items & Cost

Name Price
Water Bottle USD 1.49
Cup of Coffee USD 3.62
Milk Carton Pack USD 1.72
Rice/Kg USD 5.77
White Bread USD 1.76
Eggs (12) USD 2.13
Combo Meal USD 6.53
Fine Dining USD 9.47
Bottle of Coke or Pepsi USD 1.32
Domestic Beer USD 3.79
Imported Beer USD 3.79
Bottle of Wine USD 14.20
Cigarettes (20 Pack) USD 4.26
Taxi ( 1 km ) USD 3.88
Ticket in local transport (Single way). USD 1.89
Rent ( One Bed Room) USD 1104.97
  • Carry as much currency as possible since most ATMs do not accept debit cards of foreign banks.
  • Do not speak loudly in public especially while commuting by trains as it is disliked by the locals.
  • Avoid giving tips in restaurants as it is not a part of the Japanese culture.
  • Keep a plastic bag with you for trash as trash cans are not a common sight.
  • Be punctual particularly in the workplace.

Night Life

Tokyo, the city that never sleeps, has an extravagant nightlife. It has a rich clubbing culture where you can hop from one club to another, enjoy amazing music and dance throughout the night. You can check out a wide array of pubs and try out the drinks and food on offer. You can try the well-made cocktails in a mixology den. There are also live performance shows like traditional Japanese shows and comedy shows. Apart from partying and drinking, Tokyo's nightlife also offers excellent photography opportunities. In fact, many of the landmarks can be viewed better at night than during the day likeTokyo's oldest temple, Sensoji Temple which glows at night and gives you a unique and sacred experience. 

Must See

  • Enjoy watching Sumo wrestlers busy in morning practice at the Sumo stable as Sumo wrestling is a big part of Japanese culture.
  • Have a panoramic view of Tokyo on a clear day standing on the glass of the Tokyo Skytree, the tallest building in Tokyo.
  • Let your gadgets be blessed at the Kanda Myojin Shrine which is devoted to the blessing of your electronic items for a small donation.
  • Commute on a Tokyo subway at peak hour to find order in chaos.

Experiences

  • Mario Kart tour through Tokyo’s busy streets.
  • Sipping coffee with a lovely cat on your lap at the Cat Café.
  • Take a course in traditional Samurai skills at Yumenoya in Asakusa.
  • Get your ears cleaned at the Yamamoto Mimikaki ear-cleaning parlor in Akihabara.

Activities

FUJI SAFARI PARK
Safari
2255-27 FUJIWARA AZA, SUYAMA, SUSUNO-SHI, SHIZUOKA
Karuizawa Prince Hotel Ski Resort (Nagano)
Ski
Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture
Onjuku Beach
Beach
Chiba Prefecture
Higashiitabashi Park Children's Zoo
Zoo
3-50-1 Itabashi, Itabashi 173-0004, Tokyo Prefecture
Tokyo Kokusai Golf Club
Golf
1668 Shimooyamadamachi, Machida, Tokyo 194-0202, Japan
Kamakura Yuigahama Beach
Beach
4 Yuigahama, Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture 248-0014, Japan
Casino Venus
Casino
Japan, 〒135-0064 Tokyo, Koto, 青海1-3-15
Wakasu Golf Links
Golf
Koto, Tokyo 136-0083, Japan
Mother Farm
Zoo
940-3 Tagura, Futtsu 299-1731, Chiba Prefecture
Amusement Casino Bar NANA
Casino
2 Chome-18 Nishinippori, Arakawa, Tokyo, Japan
Naeba Ski Resort (Nigata)
Ski
Mt. Naeba
Edogawa Natural Zoo
Zoo
3-2-1 Kitakasai | Gyosen Park, Edogawa 134-0081, Tokyo Prefecture
Kotobuki Golf World
Golf
3-21-11 Ueno, 台東区 Tokyo 110-0005, Japan
Odaiba Beach
Beach
1 Chome-5-1 Daiba, Minato, Tokyo 135-0091, Japan
Amusement Casino ZiQoo Seibu Shinjuku Station Store
Casino
Japan, 〒160-0021 Tokyo, Shinjuku, Kabukicho, 1 Chome−25−3 西武 新宿 駅前 ビル (WAMALL)3 階
Tokyo Safari
Safari
4 Chome-10 Hiyoshihoncho, Kōhoku-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture 223-0062, Japan
Snowtown Yeti (Shizuoka)
Ski
Second Station of Mt. Fuji
Extreme Bar BACKDOOR
Casino
3 Chome-15-24 Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo 106-0032, Japan
Tokyo Golf Club
Golf
1984 Kashiwabara, Sayama, Saitama Prefecture 350-1335, Japan
Tama Zoological Park
Zoo
7-1-1 Hodokubo, Hino 191-0042, Tokyo Prefecture
Hakuba Ski Resorts (Nagano)
Ski
Nagano Prefecture
Tokyo Birdie Club
Golf
5丁目-2943 Osoki, Ome, Tokyo 198-0003, Japan
URA-SABAKU
Desert
On Mihara mountain in Oshima island.
Tatadohama beach
Beach
Japan, 〒415-0028 静岡県下田市吉佐美47
Kasai Beach Park
Beach
6 Rinkaicho, Edogawa 134-0086, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno Zoo
Zoo
9-83 Uenokoen, Taitō, Tokyo 110-0007, Japan
GALA Yuzawa Ski Resort (Nigata)
Ski
Niigata Prefecture

Shopping

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  • Tenugui handkerchiefs: Shibuya
  • Samurai swords: Oriental Bazaar
  • Folding Sensu fans: Tokyu Hands
  • Japanese Parasols: Asakusa Market

Official Language

Japanese

Other Language

English, Russian, German

Spoken Language

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Currency

Yen (JPY)

Population

9.3 (Millions)

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Weather

Broken Clouds 17.7°C

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TimeZone

02:30 AM (GMT +09:00)

 

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Ambulance

119

 

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Police

110

 

Electric socket

Type A
Type A (120 V 60 Hz.)
Type B
Type B (120 V 60 Hz.)
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Airport Name / IATA Code

Narita International Airport - NRT

Airport Name / IATA Code

HND - Haneda Airport

Best time to visit

September, October, November, March, April, May

Moderate time to visit

December, January, February

Worst time to visit

June, July, August

Taxi

Start Tariff: JPY 480.00

1 Km. Tariff: JPY 410.00

1 Hour Waiting Tariff: JPY 3547.50

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