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Travelling to Tokyo, Japan

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As the capital city of Japan and one of the biggest cities, there's sure a lot of things to do in Tokyo. It often appears in pop cultures like in anime and Japanese dramas. Being one of the biggest and busiest metropolitan cities in the world, Tokyo never sleep. You’ll always find lives in this city even at midnight until the break of dawn. And let’s not forget that the cultural sides of Tokyo are worth to explore. You’ll get to see traditional dances and drama in various theatre, diving deep into the history of this city in museums & shrines, and of course taste local delicacies. So here are 6 tourist attractions in Tokyo you should totally visit.

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Tokyo Travel Tips & Guide

How to Get Tickets?

In weekdays or non-holiday days, it's okay to purchase tickets directly from ticket booth. However it will be meddlesome especially if you're visiting popular Tokyo attractions during holidays. The most convenient way is to purchase tickets online. There are discounts that enable you to purchase ticket with cheaper price. You will also be able to skip the long lines.

How To Get Around?

JR Metro lines and subways are considered to be the most convenient way to go around Tokyo. It will be much more helpful if you own a prepaid Suica or Pasmo card for payment (can be bought through vending machines). If you're not too comfortable taking public transportations, you can also take a taxi which is the best way although it's rather expensive. You'll still have to do a lot of walking to reach most attractions.

What Should I Wear?

You might have known that Japanese pay close attention on what they wear. They are always stylish, and for travelers like you it's a perfect chance to dress as fashionable AND as comfortable as you want too. Avoid too flashy colored clothes especially if you're a young adult, as it is only wore by teenagers in Japan and it will makes you look stand out. Since you'll do a lot of walking, always opt for something more comfortable but still neat. Don't forget to wear comfortable walking shoes too.

Tokyo Tourism Facts

Best Time to Visit

From March to May are the best time to visit Tokyo. Not only the temperatures are friendly, you will get to enjoy all the attractions without being bothered by overwhelming crowds. It is also recommended because you’ll get to see cherry blossoms, and also attend festivals being held. Such as Bunkyo Ume Matsuri (Plum Festival), Fire-walking Festival (Hiwatari-sai), Edo Nagashibina (Floating Ceremony of Paper Hina Dolls), and many others.



Will I Need a Guide?

Traveling in Tokyo without a guide is not impossible since Tokyo is city full of tourists. Most Japanese in big and popular cities such as Tokyo can speak English. The road signs, restaurant menus, and announcements in public transports are also available in English. The travel brochures and pamphlets also provide enough information for you, available in English. If they're not enough, you can buy a guidebook before departing to Tokyo. This is usually very helpful. However, it's common that first-timers can meet some difficulties because of the language barrier and culture differences. So if this is your first time, you're not sure of going by yourself, a guidebook isn't giving you enough information, and you want to enhance your experience in Japan, a guide might be a good choice.

How To Get There?

If you're planning to go to Tokyo from any cities in Japan, you can simply reach there by taking a Metro trains or buses. If you depart from Narita Station, take the JR Narita Express called NEX that will takes you to the Tokyo Station in 60-90 minutes. For the easiest way (but also the most expensive) is by taking a taxi. It will costs you from 170 JPY to 25,000 JPY. Choose whichever suits your schedule and budget.

Additional Info

Bigger and more modern shops usually accept credit card, but some smaller souvenir and local shops only accept cash, so make sure you bring enough cash just in case. If you run out of cash, head to a 7-eleven or other convenience store to use their ATM, as most of them are open 24/7. Please be aware of these 3 things that considerate to be very rude in Japan: pointing at people with fingers, eating in public, talking loudly in public, especially on the phone, and taking candid pictures. The plug type in Tokyo and Japan is type A and B. They both have two parallel pins but type B has an extra prong for grounding at the bottom.