Is it better to stay in Shinjuku or Shibuya?
Shinjuku. Definitely Shinjuku, Shibuya is really nice and interesting to visit but Shinjuku is a much better base with a lot more to do 24 hours. Yes, Shinjuku is a good choice. Shibuya is also attractive, but the biggest drawback is a lack of budget places to stay, as real estate is really expensive.
Where should I stay in Tokyo for the first time?
While there are hotels everywhere in the city, you should definitely try to stay in one of the city’s main urban hubs on the JR Yamanote loop line. The best places to stay are: Shinjuku, the Tokyo Station Area, Ginza, Marunouchi or Roppongi.
Is it better to stay in hotels or Airbnb in Japan?
Airbnb is generally considered cheaper in Japan. If you are traveling in a group, it is much cheaper renting an entire house with Airbnb than renting two or more rooms with a hotel. You can even try negotiating the price with the host and most offer discounts for weekly and monthly rentals.
Are there bad neighborhoods in Tokyo?
Top 3 Areas in Tokyo with the Highest Number of Violent Crimes. The number of violent incidents is high in areas with a lot of people, such as Shinjuku, Kanda, and Ikebukuro. It is said that there is a correlation between the number of incidents and areas where a lot of ATMs and pachinko parlors can be found.
Is Shinjuku dangerous?
Yes it is safe (the same as most of Japan). There are really no really “no go areas”, even red light areas of Kabukicho in Shinjuku have tons of tourist visiting nowadays, crime towards visitors are low, the only real way you get into trouble is if you are looking for trouble yourself.
Should I stay Ginza or Shinjuku?
3. Re: Ginza or Shinjuku? Shinjuku is much more vibrant in the evening vs Ginza. Ginza is still fine to visit though, particularly on a weekend or holiday afternoon when Chuo-dori (“central street”) becomes a pedestrian only zone, making the area much more pleasant.
What should I avoid in Japan?
12 things you should never do in Japan
- Don’t break the rules of chopstick etiquette.
- Don’t wear shoes indoors.
- Don’t ignore the queuing system.
- Avoid eating on the go.
- Don’t get into a bathtub before showering first.
- Don’t blow your nose in public.
- Don’t leave a tip.
- Avoid loud phone conversations while on public transit.
How many days in Tokyo is enough?
Four days in Tokyo gives you enough time to see the city and make one day trip out of the city. My four-day Tokyo itinerary is the best way to make use of four days in this incredible city.
Is Tokyo a walkable city?
If you haven’t been to Tokyo then you might just be scratching your head at my description. The reality is that for a long time I’ve been burned out when it comes to cities, and far preferred nature destinations. The city is incredibly walkable, and every area of the city has its own charm.
Is Airbnb banned in Japan?
Yes, it’s legal. In June 2018, Japan imposed new home-sharing regulations that affected Airbnb listings throughout the country. Airbnb removed non-compliant listings, so if a property in Japan has a listing on Airbnb, it’s legit.
Are Airbnb illegal in Japan?
Airbnb is totally legal in Japan. The government has embraced the new sharing economy but has imposed some regulations. All Airbnb hosts are required to register their listing and display a license number on their listing page.
Where should a family stay in Tokyo?
The best districts for kids are Shinjuku, Shibuya and Roppongi. Ueno is also good, because of the park, zoo and museums. And, the Tokyo Station Area is decent because it’s close to everything. Here are some hotels that make an extra effort to be welcoming to families traveling with children.
What should I avoid in Tokyo?
11 Places You Should Avoid on Any Trip to Tokyo
- Takeshita-dori. On weekends and holidays, Takeshita Street crowds can be suffocating | © MAHATHIR MOHD YASIN / Shutterstock.
- Tokyo Skytree. Tokyo Skytree is beautiful from afar | © Sean Pavone / Shutterstock.
- Robot Restaurant.
- Golden Gai.
- Ryogoku Kokugikan.
- New York Grill.
- Mount Fuji.
Is there a ghetto in Japan?
YES, there are ghettos in Japanese cities. It’s not like there are gunfight and murders everyday, it’s not extremely dangerous or violent, it’s just that the stigma of “living there” is still strong, very strong (probably stronger than living in a Western ghetto).
What is the most dangerous city in Japan?
Tokyo is probably the most dangerous if “the big one” strikes. Even after the big quake in 2011, the shops in Tokyo were all emptied of water and food. If the epicenter was near Tokyo there would be much more damage and too many people (ten million) to survive with the resources available.