Information about Tokyo will help you to understand Japanese culture, which can be both ultra-Western and completely foreign at the same time, and to maximise the enjoyment of your holiday. Tokyo is a vibrant, modern capital city that still has the sense of thousands of years of history and culture beneath its bustling streets. Etiquette is of utmost importance here. Follow the lead of whoever you are with. If you possibly can, learn to use chopsticks. Some restaurants may not have alternatives. Tipping is also not appropriate. When you enter a space where guest slippers are provided, wear them.

For practical information, visit in spring or autumn when temperatures are comfortable and you can enjoy colourful foliage. Many attractions are free, so it's possible to go on a budget. The metro network is extensive and affordable and can get you almost anywhere. Buy a PASMO Card or visitor ticket to get around.

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