Questions tagged [tokyo]

The capital and largest city of Japan

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How can I discover what time of the year hotels will be cheapest for a given city, e.g. Tokyo?

I'm interested in visiting Tokyo in 2015, and am trying to figure out what time(s) of the year will likely be cheapest for hotel stays, since it is a notoriously expensive city. Short of using a hotel ...
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Haneda airport by bicycle

Haneda airport is situated on an island, close to the Ota Ward center. Can I go to the international terminal of Haneda airport by bicycle from the continent (and back)? Is there a place where I ...
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Do bus stations have names in Latin letters in Tokyo

I'm planning to visit Tokyo this year, trying to plan out my trip, but in Google maps I get things like: x03towards xxxx (where x is a Japanese letter) This is a bus station. Are they available in ...
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Judo experience in Tokyo (for a day or two)

I practice judo on a regular basis and will be traveling to Tokyo for a few days. I don't speak Japanese. I would like to experience the local judo atmosphere, and probably learn a few things. Kodokan ...
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Are there any short term gymnasia in Tokyo?

I'm planning to go to Japan from December to January and wondering if there are any gyms I could attend to during my stay. I am not a Japanse citizen, nor do I have an official address there. I can ...
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Can I enter Haneda Airport without a ticket?

Is it permitted to enter the Haneda Airport without actually flying? I know that Narita Airport has a checkpoint right after the train station, but is it same for Haneda? To be specific, I'm ...
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Wheelchair travel in Japan

My friend uses a wheelchair and would like to visit Japan with his wife (who is not in a wheelchair). Since I have been to Japan several times, he is looking to me to help plan or arrange a trip. I ...
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Will the relocated Tsukiji have a larger auction and market areas?

Last time I went to Tsukiji fish market I couldn't get into the auction area, despite trying three times at an ungodly hour. I did however enjoy the outer market. Tsukiji will be relocated to Toyosu ...
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Customs & Ticketing going to Japan

I am planning a trip to Tokyo but I don't know anything about customs. I will be leaving Salt Lake City with a layover in California. During my layover do I have to go through customs before I board ...
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Options for flying to Tokyo from Seoul [closed]

We are planning on the ferry from Fukuoka to Busan and then fly back to Tokyo from Seoul a week later. What are the options for flying one way from Seoul to Tokyo? We would like to find something ...
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What options exist to get to Aogashima, Japan from Tokyo?

My understanding from Wikitravel is that you can get a helicopter or ferry from Hachijojima. However, it's unclear what time this ferry is, or whether you'll have down time after the morning arrival ...
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How can I travel from Narita to Haneda airport, visiting Shibuya in between?

I arrive at Narita airport (NRT), want to go to Shibuya then to Haneda Airport (HND) how can I get to these places in one day?
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What is this “nekoya” shop advertising?

Image source: http://tokyo-oasis.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2009-10-13, used without permission I've seen on twitter a photo of a cat carrying a shamisen, with the text ねこや ("nekoya", literally "cat shop"). ...
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Cheap way to get around Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka - alternatives to the JR Pass?

Me and my friends are going to Japan 2 weeks from now. We'll stay for 4 days in Tokyo, overnight in Hakone, 3 days in Kyoto (with a side visit to Nara) and 2 days in Osaka (Summer Sonic!!). So my ...
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Free WiFi in Tokyo metro

This November 2014 article claims that from December 2014 Tokyo Metro trains would have free WiFi. Has it become a reality? If yes, what are the modalities for using it?
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Cheapest way to sleep in central Tokyo?

What would be the cheapest way to sleep in Tokyo without having to travel far away from the city center? Some basic comfort level is expected so sleeping in a back alley is excluded. By "city center",...
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Does Tokyo Disneyland appeal to adults? [closed]

Does Tokyo Disneyland have anything for adults, or is it all basically for kids? Disney World in Florida seems to cater to both adults and kids, though different parts of Disney World tend to balance ...
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Two long layovers in Tokyo [closed]

I am heading to Vietnam and have two long layovers in Tokyo, Japan. The first layover is August 22nd in Haneda at 5:00am. I leave at 6:30pm the same day but out of Narita. The second layover is ...
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Most reasonably priced way to get from Tokyo Narita to Shinjuku?

I'm flying into Tokyo Narita at the end of September and will be staying in Shinjuku. As I understand it taxis from the airport are very expensive. What's the best way to get from the airport to ...
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Is Tokyo Metro accessible to people with movement disabilities?

A friend of mine will be travelling to Tokyo for a week or two, and since she has a certain movement disability, she was concerned whether the Tokyo Metro has appropriate accessibility facilities (...
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Plan to visit places in Hiroshima [closed]

I am travelling from Tokyo to Hiroshima via Nozomi early morning Saturday and reaching Hiroshima at 9;15 AM and my return from Hiroshima the next day evening 6Pm. So i have about 2 days and a night ...
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Parkour - Tricking - Free-running in Tokyo?

I'm looking to connect with people who do parkour, tricking or free-running in the Tokyo area. Does anyone happen to know of any facebook groups or other contact info to do so (Japanese or English)?
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Does the Access Express train go directly from Narita to Higashi-Ginza station?

My family and I will be visiting Tokyo and staying a few blocks from Higashi-Ginza station, and I'm having trouble figuring out the best way to travel between the airport and our lodgings. Google ...
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How to reach this old hotel stuck in the middle of Narita airport runways?

木の根ペンション (Kinone pension) is a very special hotel, right in the middle of Narita Airport: It seems to have no website and no phone number, it can't be found on booking websites. It is on Google Maps ...
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Dress code in Tokyo Station Hotel

I might be staying a night in Tokyo Station Hotel It seems to be a conservative, high class hotel. Should I dress in business casual clothes or are normal (clean) clothes fine? I realize there is no ...
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How to get to Tokyo downtown from Narita airport, with a bag, during rush hours?

Travelling in September to Tokyo (Chiyoda) from Narita Airport, and I am taking either the shuttle, JR, Skyliner, or Limousine. I know I have to take the subway at some point. The question is: with a ...
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Are there any restaurants in Tokyo that serve Sannakji?

I know that Sannakji is originally Korean food, but I've seen on TV they've eaten that in Tokyo as well. Update: It was on a Finnish TV show called Madventures. You can find the clip on Youtube: ...
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Are trains from Narita Airport running on New Year's eve?

The trains from Narita Airport to Asakusa station runs normally on January first?
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Cheapest transport from Akasaka to Narita Airport (2 pax)

What's the cheapest method for 2 people to get to NRT from Akasaka (and approximate time). We'll be making the journey next Sunday in the morning and have found multiple routes online, but maybe there ...
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Is the connection between Ueno station on Keisei line and Ginza line in Tokyo internal?

According to Google maps, there is an 8-minute walk between Ueno station (through Skyliner, Keisei line) to that on Ginza line, is that an internal connection? Or do I have to leave the station and ...
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Cheapest way to get around in Tokyo

I'm traveling to Tokyo this August and I've been wondering what's the cheapest form of public transportation in Tokyo. Last time I went to Tokyo I made a PASMO card and paid whenever I took a train, ...
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Non-seafood food options in Tokyo?

I don't eat a lot of seafood but will eat pretty much anything else. I know a lot of Japanese cuisine is based on seafood - but are there other Japanese meat or vegetable dishes I should try? I'd like ...
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Owl Cafe in Tokyo where English is spoken?

I'm visiting Tokyo in late September and really want to visit an owl cafe. I've heard that it is best to go with someone who speaks Japanese as they usually give instructions etc only in Japanese. Are ...
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Date Limitation of Low Fares in Far East

I'm looking to travel from Tokyo to Seoul and have found a number of airlines that fly the route (or similar) and offer reasonable prices. However, these prices do not extend to my desired travel date....
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Why is homelessness not an issue in Tokyo? [closed]

I saw this article talking about impressive Japanese innovations in which having (almost) no homeless people in Tokyo was listed as one of them. Given the fact that Tokyo is the most populated ...
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Can large international mail be sent from any post office in Tokyo?

I will be traveling to Tokyo this month for the World Kendo Championship. After the competition I intend to continue traveling through Japan, and I would rather not bring the Kendo equipment with me ...
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Where to buy zafu (can be secondhand) in Tokyo or Kyoto

Tomorrow I will be travelling to Tokyo, and later to Kyoto. I am interested in buying a new or secondhand zafu, which is a special cushion for zazen meditation. I already asked a similar question (...
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Curfew - Is walking on the street in Tokyo legal after 11.00 pm if you're under 18?

I am soon visiting Japan. I have a son who is not yet 16. Is it okay if I go shopping with him, or for a walk with him on public streets, after 11pm, which is the period the Japan government imposes ...
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Tokyo's Keikyu Airport Line transit question

I will be taking the Keikyu Airport Line from Haneda to Onarimon Station. According to Google transit it shows the following: My question is this, where it has Keikyu Airport Line towards ...
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Should I buy the Suica & N'EX package to go from Narita to Tokyo?

I read in this post that maybe it's a good idea to buy this package to go from Narita to your hotel and have get some subway credit. This page states that for ¥3500 I can get a one-way trip plus some ...
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Can I get vegan sushi in Tokyo?

I'm heading off to Tokyo in a few weeks. I'm a vegan and have no problem being so in Santa Cruz, California, USA. However would I make a fool of myself if I were to ask for vegan sushi in Tokyo? It ...
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The rate is for 2 guests when making online hotel reservations

What does it mean "the rate is for 2 guests" does it mean multiply by 2 the advertised hotel rate?
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Camping near a beach, not far from Tokyo

I am looking for a place to camp (tent, coming by bicycle or train), at walking distance from a beach, and not far from Tokyo. Any recommendation? I have found a few lists of camping addresses, but ...
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Visiting Lake Kawaguchiko, how to get there?

I plan to visit Lake Kawaguchiko on the 24th of Februari. I'm looking for transportation going from Tokyo to Lake Kawaguchiko, and then from Lake Kawaguchiko going to Osaka. What are my options?
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Best connection Tokyo - Kyoto

I'll travel to Tokyo during the first 2 weeks of November. What's the fastest and not too much expensive way to reach Kyoto from Tokyo? As reported here: a Shinkansen ticket form Tokyo to Kyoto is ...
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Tokyo Late Night/Early Morning Layover

I am travelling to and from Jakarta (from the US) this December, and have long layovers both ways through Tokyo (changing airports). Layover #1 - 13 hrs, need to switch airport from Narita to Haneda....
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Can I store a surfboard at Tokyo airport? [closed]

We are traveling from Bali back to the. US with a short stop in Kyoto and Tokyo. Is there somewhere to store 2 surfboards at the Tokyo airport?
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Within 300 km radius of Tokyo - Coastal/seaside destinations in Japan for nature and relaxation? [duplicate]

Since I'm planning to visit Japan for 10 days and plan to apportion 5 days to Tokyo, I thought to reframe this question inside a 300 km radius around Tokyo. 300 is just an estimate; I'm not strict ...
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Transit rules when connecting in Tokyo on two different tickets

I am a Filipino Citizen traveling to Mexico, I learned that I can save more if I buy ticket from Manila going to Tokyo and then buy a roundtrip ticket from Tokyo to Mexico and vice versa so ...
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Is there a bus connection between Narita airport and Tokyo Asakusa?

I'm trying to figure out how to get from Narita airport to Tokyo Asakusa. The LP guide says there should be a very convenient bus by Cab-Station Co that only costs 1000 ¥. I've tried to use the ...