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Travel Guide to Tokyo

When in Tokyo, don’t forget to...

Walk across the world-famous Shibuya Crossing. Traffic lights in every direction turn red at the same time, and pedestrians surge into the intersection from all sides. Observe this strangely organised moment of utter chaos from the second-floor window of Starbucks in the Tsutaya mall.

Visit a “beya” or sumo stable during the sumo wrestlers’ early morning training sessions. If you happen to be in Tokyo in January, May or September, catch some grand tournament action at Ryogoku Kokugikan, Tokyo’s national sumo hall.

Pay your respects at Meiji Jingu, Tokyo’s most famous Shinto shrine, dedicated to the 19th century Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken. Bow as you enter the serene 72ha green oasis through the Torii gate that is made of wood from 1,500-year-old cypress.

Fiddle with Sony’s high-tech gizmos at the Sony Showroom. The first four floors of the impressive 11-storey Sony Building lets you get your hands on the latest products and you can even experience Kabuki in the new Sony 4K theatre.

Get an insider’s perspective on the city. The Tokyo Systematized Goodwill Guide Club comprises mostly students, housewives and retirees, volunteering their time and good cheer for free to take visitors around their city.

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Source: IntellicastLocal weather - 5 day forecast
 
  • Mon 22 December
    Sunny
    high 10C (49F)
    low 2C (36F)
  • Tue 23 December
    Sunny
    high 10C (50F)
    low 2C (36F)
  • Wed 24 December
    Partly Cloudy
    high 13C (55F)
    low 4C (39F)
  • Thu 25 December
    Partly Cloudy
    high 9C (48F)
    low 1C (33F)
  • Fri 26 December
    Sunny
    high 10C (50F)
    low 1C (33F)
  • Country information

    Capital city specifics: Tokyo

    Population: 127,380,000 approx.

    Languages: Japanese

    Electricity: 100V/50Hz in Eastern Japan, 60Hz in Western Japan (American 2-pin plug type)

    Duty free allowance: N/A

    Airport information

    Narita

    Timezone (GMT):GMT +9

    Average temp (celsius):16 deg celsius

    Distance to town (km):70km

    Coach/Taxi fare:JPY 3,000 train / JPY 25,000 approx.

    Lounges:ANA Lounge

    Airport information

    Haneda

    Timezone (GMT):GMT +9

    Average temp (celsius):16 deg celsius

    Distance to town (km):15km

    Coach/Taxi fare:JPY 470 train / JPY 7,000 approx.

    Lounges:ANA Lounge