Tokyo-to Warnings and Dangers

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Tokyo-to Warnings and Dangers

  • People to Avoid

    Tokyo Warnings and Dangers

    With very few exceptions, if women use common sense they will be safe in Tokyo. Much safer than any US city. Don't walk down dark alleys alone at night, etc. Use a buddy system if you are drinking. If you get "molested" (butt grabbed) on a train make a scene in any language. The grabber will be embarrassed by the attention. In the last month the...

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  • Taking Photos of Skyscrapers

    Shinjuku Warnings and Dangers

    Walking at Kabukicho Street at night is no doubt the #1 riskiest things to do in Shinjuku. Then what is #2? Probably taking the photos of skyscrapers. When you take photos of Skyscrapers from the ground it is really hard to get the nice photos and the best place is often at the edge of the sidewalk, far end of the pedestrians' bridge or right in...

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  • Cash / Money

    Tokyo Warnings and Dangers

    A reminder! not all ATM machines in Japan in general and tokyo in particular, accept ATM cards from International Consortiums like Cirrus, Maestro, Discover, Plus, etc. Only the ATM Machines in select 7-11 convenience stores and in airports and major subway and train stations accept the international atm cards with a 400 yen surcharge per...

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  • Vagrants and Illegal Workers

    Shinjuku Warnings and Dangers

    A Japanese chappie told my hubby that he wouldn't go to Shinjuku as the place was crawling with.... 1) Illegal Chinese, African and Middle Eastern workers 2)pickpockets 3) sleazy prostitutes 4) God knows what a fuddy duddy can think of... ..Well, that chap is more than 60 years old so you can figure out whether I took his advice. Nothing...

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  • Night Out

    Tokyo Warnings and Dangers

    I made a friend on a social network who lived in Fukushima. She had a little store called Heart Farm, and promised me that if I went there she would offer me a job with visa, and that she really wanted to meet me. Well, I saved money for a whole year, sold several things I had and went to Tokyo first. I told my parents and friends in Mexico and...

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  • Subway Stations

    Shinjuku Warnings and Dangers

    The Shinjuku and Tokyo sub-way stations are the 2 main sub-way stations in Tokyo city with many lines running in different directions and these station are really very huge so you have to be very careful not to ge lost. Look at the English signages and maps careful to find your way around. Ask the locals if you have to, just tell them the place you...

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  • Traffic / Transportation

    Tokyo Warnings and Dangers

    Are you thinking about renting a car in Japan? Are you going to be able to deal with driving where most of the world considers to be on the wrong side of the road? Do you hate being splashed by inconsiderate drivers during or after a rainstorm? In Tokyo, that last one can cost you about US$65 if you happen to be that inconsiderate...

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  • Public Peace

    Tokyo Warnings and Dangers

    Tokyo has one of the lowest crime rates of any large city in the world. I have never felt unsafe, even wandering alone at night in some of the seedier sections. In fact, Tokyo is so safe that it is common to see young Japanese school children riding the trains home alone at night -- there's no reason to worry about their safety. Despite the fact...

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  • Law / Rule

    Tokyo Warnings and Dangers

    You need to check carefully any over-the-counter medicines which maybe commonly used in the U.S. or other countries, into Japan. Some of these you might not think twice about but they are not all allowed and Japanese customs can be very strict about this. Most doctors in Japan however can prescribe something similar to any you find banned to get...

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  • Nature / Weather

    Tokyo Warnings and Dangers

    How exciting Tokyo might be, the biggest metropolis in the world is indeed clean but if you look at what's in the air this does not apply. Admitedly, it is not as bad as in Mexico City or Cairo, but smog is an issue in Tokyo. This probably annoys asthmatic as much as it annoys tourists, because only in winter when the air clears up Mt. Fuji is...

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  • Equipments / Products

    Tokyo Warnings and Dangers

    EVERYTHING in modern Japanese apartments is high tech. You use a keycard to get in, but the real innovation is the bathroom. I had to turn the faucet on by hand but everything else seems to work remotely. As you approach the toilet, the lid automatically raises. It flushes itself when you're done, and if you're of a mood to use it as a...

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  • Communication

    Tokyo Warnings and Dangers

    You may be tempted to buy a Japanese T-Shirt because it might look cool to walk around with flashy kanji or hiragana on your body -- you'll look worldy and sophisticated, after all. If you think that, just remember you could be wearing something you don't understand (just like all the Tokyoites with their Englis-language shirts, which is another...

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  • Local Customs

    Tokyo Warnings and Dangers

    There is an element of flirting with danger when eating this fish. The fugue fish is highly poisonous and a few people have been known to have died eating it. In Japan, only a few selected establishments with a fully trained chef are allowed to serve this fugue fish. The poison cut out from parts of the fish is then kept under lock and key, until...

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  • Sit Down Fees/ Each Person Must Oder

    No worries. This is not a dangerous tip. Just thought it would be useful for travellers to know that some small eatries in Tokyo charge a sit down fee. We ate at a yakitori eatery in a back lane (whole lane full of yakitori shops) in shinjuku and had to pay a 300 yen sit down fee. The in-charge explained that the fee is applicable due to the space...

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  • FABULOUS FOOD

    YOU HAVE TO BE AWARE OF THE FABULOUS FOOD THAT IS IN JAPAN AND TOKYO...IT CAN BE HARD TO LEAVE AND NOT TAKE SOME ON THE PLANE WITH YOU!!!!!!

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  • Narita Airport

    Narita Airport is located far from Tokyo city and therefore it is not cheap to get transportation from the airport to the city. The two cheapest ways are to take the limousine bus and train (both cost about 3500 yen one way). Never take the cab/taxi as it will cost you a lot of money, some say it may cost as much as a plane ticket. For more...

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  • Danger at Tsujiki Fish Market

    When you are at the famous Tsujiki Fish Market, do be careful of the moving trucks and other vehicles as this is a very busy fish market. Some of them are moving very fast, so keep an eye while you explore the place.

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  • Dangers in Tokyo

    Tokyo is one of the most modern and safest city in the world, so you do not worry much about your safety while out in the streets. From my experiences, the so called "dangers" in Tokyo are as follows:- Getting lost in the sub-way (metro) system as it is very complicated with many lines. Trying to figure out how to get to your destination is a...

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  • pikachu plane!!

    ohhhhhh!!!!! are you ready to take a such plane ??? too dangerous to fly with a fire pokemon!!! ;-pp

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    Satisfaction: Excellent

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  • Park Hyatt Tokyo

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  • ibis Tokyo Shinjuku

    This chain hotel is in an excellent location if you want to explore the bright lights of Tokyo. Step...

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  • Tachikawa Grand Hotel

    2-14-16 Akebonocho, Tachikawa, Tokyo Prefecture, 190-0012, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Hachioji Plaza Hotel

    Less than two minutes on foot from the train station. Rooms are very small (not by Japanese...

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  • Shiba Daimon Hotel

    This is a fairly standard Japanese business hotel, and as such is quite reasonably priced by Tokyo...

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  • Hotel Ryumeikan Tokyo

    1-3-22 Yaesu, Chuo, Tokyo Prefecture, 103-0028, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Claska

    1-3-18 Chuocho, Meguro, Tokyo Prefecture, 152-0001, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Tokyu Stay Ikebukuro

    2-12-2 Ikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo Prefecture, 171-0014, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

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