Tokyo Tourism

A castle city gone capital – that’s Tokyo for you. More than just a city, Tokyo is the capital of Japan. This enthralling Japanese gem takes its visitors by awe with its cultural heritage and its capabilities to balance the old and the new. A little child with an open mind is what Tokyo resembles as the city is open to learning, experimenting and adapting the walks of life.

Tokyo is a beautiful city where modernity and tradition come together in a lovely mélange. The city has many different colors and flavors and while it is an important business destination there are quite a few spiritual places to see here and is a preferred holiday destination in Japan. The city’s many neighborhoods with their unique identities are another interesting thing to explore. The metropolitan city is also very popular for the lovely food it serves. Each area has quirky unique restaurants and cafes which serve as complete tourist delights.

With each season, the place changes its look and feel which makes it a real pleasure to visit. The unique living options, the skyscrapers, the gardens, the shrines and the vast and varied places come together to make Tokyo an important tourism destination. While the country won awards and was applauded all around the world for its architects and architecture, there’s no reason why you’d not be awe struck with the beauty and technology put into the fascinating structures of Tokyo. There is truly a surprising amount of things to do in Tokyo. Be it malls, boutiques, markets or something else that you’re looking for, Tokyo does not compromise on its shopping entertainment in anyway. The city has something in store for everyone that visits.

Tokyo travel guide and information about Tokyo itinerary can be obtained from the tourist information centre at Shinjuku-ku. Each one of you should visit Tokyo at least once and experience all that it has to offer considering the best time to visit Tokyo.

Essential travel information and Tokyo tips for your visit

Essential Information

Time Zone- UTC+09:00

Currency-  Japanese Yen

Electricity: The standard voltage in Tokyo is 100V Frequency works at 50 Hz. Wi-Fi is available in the city. Fiber-Optics / Hikari Flets are internet options.

Languages- Japanese


Tokyo Police: 110 (Japanese)

Police (English) 03-3814-4151

Fire/Ambulance: 119

Narita Airport Flight Information: 0476-34-5000

Haneda Airport Flight Information: (03) 3747-8010

Tokyo City Air Terminal (TCAT): (03) 3665-7232

Tokyo Airport Limousine Bus: (03) 3665-7220

Tokyo English Life-Line: (03) 5774-0992

Tokyo International Post Office: (03) 3214-4891

Tokyo Directory Assistance (KDD): 0057

Tokyo Foreign Residents Advisory Center: (03) 5320-7744.

Off-beaten Path- NA

Tipping- There is no tipping culture in Japan

Tourist Traps- Tokyo is pretty safe a city to explore. Tourists are well looked after.

Customs- NA

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Tokyo

  • Know the pollution level of Tokyo before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 38.54 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 38.11 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 27.89 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 32.65 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 32.75 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 33.82 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 39.58 (Low)
  • How safe is Tokyo for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Tokyo.

    • Burglary and Theft 18.88 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 18.82 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 19.81 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 26.04 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 16.55 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 17.67 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 21.35 (Low)
    • Drug offense 21.63 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 83.6 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 78.95 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 21.94 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 21.7 (Low)
  • Quality of Life Index of Tokyo is 165.86 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 78.4 (High)
    • Climate Index 85.26 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 43.1 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 39.64 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 88.94 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 81.52 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 14.12 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 93.03 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Tokyo

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.45 USD
    • International Movie per seat 16.55 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 43.15 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 79.12 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 67.42 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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