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Arriving in Tokyo can be both a thrilling and bewildering experience—especially if it is your first time to visit. To help you transition smoothly into the metropolis, familiarize yourself with the following basic information. Find out how to get around the city with ease with a Travel IC card and the easiest way to connect to the internet. Discover money-saving shopping tips, what to do in an emergency, what to pack in each season, and much more.
Wi-Fi & Connectivity
Free Wi-Fi is becoming increasingly available throughout the city. Many major hotels, coffee shops, restaurants and public facilities offer a free Wi-Fi service. However, for guaranteed internet access wherever you roam, rent a pocket- Wi-Fi from one of the kiosks at the airport or pick up a travel sim to fit into your existing phone.
Visit these shops in Tokyo stocking a host of duty-free products that visitors to Japan's capital can take advantage of.
Customs & Manners
As with any country you travel to, understanding and respecting the local culture will ultimately lead to a more fulfilling trip. Learn how to blend in and act like the locals do.
Weather (When to Visit)
The seasonal weather in Tokyo generally follows the same annual patterns—bright and breezy springs, very hot and humid summers, crisp and cool autumns and cold and clear winters.
Cheap Tickets & IC Cards
Make the most of your time in Tokyo by learning how to move around cost-effectively and efficiently, using cheap tickets and IC cards.
Tips for budget travelers
Traveling Tokyo on a shoestring? Make the most of travel, accommodation and recreation deals to help you stretch your yen further.
An increasing number of stations are becoming wheelchair accessible and hotels, restaurants, and tourist attractions continue to develop their accessibility for those with disabilities and those traveling with children.
When you feel ill
If you feel ill or get in an accident during your stay, make sure you know what to do.
Tourist Information Centers
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government operates the Tokyo Tourist Information Center at five locations in the metropolitan area to provide tourist information to visitors to Tokyo from other areas of Japan as well as overseas. Please feel free to stop by for your travel inquiries.
Japanese Prefectural Tourism Promotion Corner
Be more informed about events and tourism in Japan's prefectures nationwide.
Tokyo Tourist Information Center Promotion Corner
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building in Shinjuku is not just a place for great views of the city from the free observation deck—you can learn all about the city, too.
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