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Arriving in Tokyo can be both a thrilling and bewildering experience—especially if it's your first visit. In order to get around as smoothly as possible, make sure to familiarize yourself with the basics. Follow the links below to find out how to get a Travel IC card, which is the easiest method to pay for transit in the city. We also cover the best ways to get connected to the internet, including pocket Wi-Fi and travel sim cards. Also check out our tips on how to save while shopping, what to do in an emergency, what to pack for each season, and a great deal more.

Useful information


Tokyo is nine hours ahead of GMT, with no daylight saving time. In summer it's light out until around 19:30, but in the winter the nights draw in around 17:00.

Power Plug & Electricity

The voltage in Japan is 100V and the frequency is 50-60 Hz. The socket is type A, with two flat holes. Using foreign electric appliances will require a frequency converter and plug adaptor.

Tourist Information & Guides


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