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Explore Tokyo

Tokyo is a stunning, stimulating and seductive city. Boasting a cacophony of contrasts, Japan’s megalopolis is by turns thrilling and intriguing. The capital of Japan is of an easy access to international travellers. Major international airlines operate daily flights from all the continents.

GO TOKYO: http://www.gotokyo.org/en/index.html
Japan-guide.com (Tokyo): http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2164.html

Climate

Tokyo lies in a temperate zone and enjoys a relatively mild, comfortable climate throughout the year. In the winter, during the meeting period, the days are short, as twilight arrives between 4.30 p.m. and 5.30 p.m. The weather is usually sunny and dry. The average maximum temperature is 10 ºC (50 F) and the average minimum temperature is 2 ºC (36 F).

Transportation

To make efficient use of the intricate network of trains, buses, and monorails, always check route maps and information on discount tickets beforehand. https://www.gotokyo.org/en/tourists/info/access/index.html

Electricity

The voltage in Japan is 100V and the frequency is 50-60 Hz. The socket is type A, with two flat holes. Using foreign electric appliances will require a frequency converter and plug adaptor.

Currency

The Japanese unit of currency is the yen. Four notes and six coins are in circulation. Notes are 1,000 yen, 2,000 yen (rare), 5,000 yen and 10,000 yen. Coins are 1 yen, 5 yen, 10 yen, 50 yen, 100 yen and 500 yen. Banks are generally open on weekdays from 9.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.

Currency exchange

Foreign currency may be converted to Japanese yen at banks and stores displaying the 'Authorized Money Changer' sign. Rates change daily with fluctuations in the financial markets. Banks in the arrival lobbies of Narita and Haneda international airports also offer currency exchange services, so visitors are safe to land in Japan without carrying any yen. * Banks are generally open on weekdays from 9.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.

Tax

The consumption tax is 8 percent of the price of products or services purchased.

For further details can be found on GO TOKYO/BASIC TRAVEL GUIDE