Trip to Tokyo

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1. Posted by RLee82 (Budding Member 6 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

Hi All!
I am planning on taking a trip (a week or more) to Tokyo sometime in April/May. Tokyo has always been a place I have wanted to visit and is on the top of my list to experience; Tokyo absolutely fascinates me.
I am planning on getting a hotel in the city and basically walking around and finding my way from there. I would like to avoid the major touristy type things and really experience the city.
I was just curious about the best ways to get around the city, what to look for and what not do while exploring, ways to signal respect and behaviors to avoid.
Any tips and information would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks!!

2. Posted by Borisborough (Moderator 1452 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

The best way to get around the city? The underground Metro system is brilliant. To find out what to do, have a look at the TP travel page for Tokyo

3. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 2425 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

"Any tips and information would be greatly appreciated!"

Fill out your profile so the advice you get can be a little more specific.

"I am planning on taking a trip (a week or more) to Tokyo sometime in April/May. "

Only you know if you have a flight of a couple hours or a flight lasting over 14 hours. Will Japan be the only country you visit?

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For Japan keep an eye on flights that may have restrictions because of coronavirus concerns.

Every day something new comes out!

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/

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BTW. Ordinary seasonal flu stats from a year ago:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2019/01/11/flu-has-sickened-about-million-us-so-far-half-needed-medical-care/
(Jan. 11, 2019 at 12:29 p.m. EST)

[ Edit: Edited on 07-Mar-2020, 00:15 GMT by karazyal ]

4. Posted by RLee82 (Budding Member 6 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

Absolutely, I will look into the Metro; I suppose that was a pretty dumb question for me to ask without doing at least a little research first. I will definitely check out the TP Tokyo travel page to get myself more acquainted.
For this particular trip I do plan on visiting Tokyo only and staying for about a week. (profile is now filled out)
Yeah, there is always some kind of new issue to deal with while traveling internationally...I can't let that stop me though.

5. Posted by irenevt (Travel Guru 27 posts) 3w 1 Star this if you like it!

Tokyo is huge so while you may walk around certain districts, you will definitely need to use the metro which is relatively easy to use. We love to stay in Asakusa which is an older and more laid back area of Tokyo. Tokyo has some amazing parks and gardens. I'd recommend the Ueno and Yanake areas, too. Ueno has a huge park. Nearby Yanaka was one of the few areas to survive World War 11.