All you need to know about Tokyo, Japan

All you need to know about Tokyo, Japan
UPDATED: 09 Mar 2018 3 Views

All you need to know about Tokyo, Japan, before deciding to come here. You should be prepared to adapt to the culture in Japan, as there are some certain things that might be a little strange. But hopefully, by reading this article, you will be able to have a good trip in Tokyo.

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Everyone is very polite, but not all

Tokyo street @ Street of the World

As in all other parts of the world, in Japan, especially in big cities like Tokyo, there are people who are very nice and friendly but also have a few who behave uncivilly or make you seem uncomfortable. So do not be too nervous if you encounter unhappy experiences when traveling to Tokyo.

Bicycles are everywhere

 While the traffic laws for cars are very tight, in Japan, bicycles are less likely to be considered. You can easily find bicyclists on both sides of the road. So, sometimes you have to be agile enough to avoid these cars on the pavement.

No trash can

Trash can of Japan @ Mark Szelistowski

Despite being a very clean and civilized country, many visitors to Tokyo are unlikely to have a public trash can. However, you can only find these bins very easily in convenience stores or shopping centers.

You have to sort the garbage

The reason behind the fact that Tokyo does not have public bins is because of strict rules for garbage classification in the city. Garbage should be divided into different categories, but if you do not understand Japanese, it is very difficult to know what to put in the bin. So it's best to go to a convenience store where you can put all kinds of trash in the same bin and there will be staff sorting the waste later.

AirBnb is not the best and cleanest service

For many years now, AirBnb has become the ideal choice for Tokyo vacation makers to live in due to the convenience and reasonable price. However, in Japan, AirBnb is not a legitimate service, so if you do, you may be able to rent a poorly sanitized place.

The hotel is very ideal

In contrast to AirBnb, although the price is quite high the service at the hotel in Tokyo guarantee to bring you moments of relaxation, satisfactory rest.

You should learn some Japanese words

Tokyo central @ Tokyo Street Photography

Japan is a country with relatively few people in English fluency. So, the best way is to learn some Japanese words to use when needed such as asking for directions, asking about public transportation ... Also, you can download the automatic translation application on the phone. to use when needed.

Pharmacies are everywhere

Many tourists to Japan will go to the drugstore to buy gifts to bring to friends and relatives. So you can find pharmacies everywhere in Tokyo.

However, each pharmacy has different selling prices, so it is best to go to a lot of places to refer to prices and choose the best price. One of the pharmacies that sell a variety of products such as food, medicines, and makeup at a reasonable price is Donki.

The store advertises the product by the advertiser

At busy streets like Shibuya, you can hear the bustling buzz of the shops. They advertise about the product or about the promotions that are running. Typically, they will carry the sign and can use the speakers to support. Similarly, Harajuku Street also has many shops selling products in this way.

Tokyo’s general information

Tokyo (/ˈtoʊkioʊ/, Japanese: , officially Tokyo Metropolis, is the capital city of Japan and one of its 47 prefectures. The Greater Tokyo Area is the most populous metropolitan area in the world.It is the seat of the Emperor of Japan and the Japanese government. Tokyo is in the Kantō region on the southeastern side of the main island Honshu and includes the Izu Islands and Ogasawara Islands. Formerly known as Edo, it has been the de facto seat of government since 1603 when Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu made the city his headquarters. It officially became the capital after Emperor Meiji moved his seat to the city from the old capital of Kyoto in 1868; at that time Edo was renamed Tokyo. Tokyo Metropolis was formed in 1943 from the merger of the former Tokyo Prefecture (東京府 Tōkyō-fu) and the city of Tokyo (東京市 Tōkyō-shi).

Hopefully, you will have a great trip in Tokyo, Japan!

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