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Don’t believe the myth that Tokyo is a hard destination to visit : it’s one of the best-organized cities in the world, and everything is at your fingertips. Start here, with this collection of useful facts and tips.

Flight Access

Narita International Airport and Tokyo International Airport(Haneda) together handle all major carriers, providing great access for visitors from around the globe.
These airports serve as a key travel hub for the region as well, connecting to about 120 cities around the world.

Time Zone

+9 hours (GMT) (+14 hours from EST and +17 hours from PST). Tokyo does not observe daylight savings time.

Weather

Popular seasons to visit Tokyo remain spring, from March to May, and autumn, from September through November. While cherry blossoms bloom from the end of March to the beginning of April, the leaves change colors from mid to late November. The rainy season lasts from early June to mid July.

Currency

The Japanese yen (¥) is the official currency, coming in denominations of 10,000, 5,000 and 1,000 yen bills as well as 500, 100, 50, 10, 5 and 1 yen coins.

Tax

There is a 10% consumption tax on goods.

Tipping

It is not necessary to tip for service in Japan, such as at restaurants, bars, taxis, airports and hotels. However, hotels and some restaurants indicate an additional service charge on their bills or menus, respectively.

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