Where should a first time tourist stay in Tokyo?
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 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 Japan for the first time?
For me, the best place to stay in Tokyo is Shinjuku especially for first time travelers. If you are wondering which other areas can be good base areas convenient for sightseeing, you may want to consider Ginza, Tokyo Station and Shibuya.
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.
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.
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 is Shinjuku known for?
Shinjuku (新宿) is one of the 23 city wards of Tokyo, but the name commonly refers to just the large entertainment, business and shopping area around Shinjuku Station. Shinjuku Station is the world’s busiest railway station, handling more than two million passengers every day.
How far is Shinjuku to Ginza?
The distance between Ginza and Shinjuku is 6 km.
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.
Which place is better for tourist Osaka or Tokyo?
In comparison, Tokyo is much bigger and offers more number of tourist attractions such as Tokyo Tower, Asakusa Sensoji, Shibuya Crossing and more. Osaka offers a great number of tourist attractions, too, including Dotonbori neon lights, Osaka Castle and Kaiyukan Aquarium, but the scale is just smaller than in Tokyo.
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.
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.