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This capital city of Japan is not only the largest but one of the most advanced cities in the world. The cherry blossom trees that adorn the streets in light shades of pink during Spring mixed with the allure of this bustling city it is an unmatched adventure waiting to be explored.

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Why visit Tokyo?

  • Visit Roppongi Hills Mori Tower which is the only open air observation deck in the city offering breathtaking 360-degree views of the city skyline!
  • Have a splendid day at The Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden which is 'The Central Park' of Tokyo due to the magnitude of its beauty especially when the cherry trees bloom!
  • Experience Tokyo after dark by heading to Roppongi district for a mix of high-end clubs and bars that have an electrifying atmosphere, you would not want the night to end!
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Dialing Code:
00 + 81 + Local Number
Exchange Rate:
~1ZAR: ~6.98 JPY
Time Zone:
UTC +9.00- Tokyo is 7 hours ahead of South Africa
Drives on the left
Tokyo Narita Airport
Travel Adaptor:
Type A/B (Voltage-100V: Frequency-50/60 Hz)

The best time to visit this city is between September and November. During this time temperatures are comfortable, which makes for a perfect days out when sightseeing. Summer time is usually the busiest period to visit Tokyo. If you can, avoid this time of year as the temperatures become very high and uncomfortable.

The most spoken language in Tokyo is Japanese. English is another language that is spoken and understood in some areas of Tokyo.

  • Tokyo is the largest metropolitan area in the world.
  • The Tokyo Skytree is the tallest free standing tower in the world.
  • Tokyo is considered to be the best shopping destination in the world.

Tokyo is a bustling city, to some it might be overwhelming but it is a place that is filled with so many fun and exciting things making it a destination everyone should visit at least once in a lifetime.

The main attraction in Tokyo’s Marunouchi district is the Imperial Palace, this beautiful 17th century parks surrounded by walls and moats. No trip to Tokyo will be complete without visiting Ginza. Ginza is Tokyo’s busiest shopping area some have even compared this shopping haven to Times Square in New York.

Other attractions that are a must in Tokyo include:

  • Asakusa district of Tokyo
  • Harajuku
  • Tokyo DisneySea
  • Roppongi
  • Hamarikyu Garden
  • San'en-zan Zōjō-ji
  • The Ueno Zoo

Tokyo has been considered as one of the safest cities in Japan and in the world. It is advised for women to not walk alone on the streets especially at night. Generally street crime in this city is extremely rare, but common sense should be applied everywhere and with everything.

The cuisine that is in Tokyo is dishes that is fresh, rich and delicious, and with the variety that can be found here it is every foodie’s heaven.

What makes this city so great is the fact that there are shops on every corner that serve the traditional noodle dishes like udon and yakisoba at very affordable prices, and most shopping areas have massive food courts that offers a selection of culinary options that are to die for. The best restaurants in Tokyo include:

  • Ginza Kojyu
  • Ishikawa
  • Joël Robuchon
  • L'Effervescence
  • Narisawa
  • Nihonryori RyuGin

The main religion that is followed in Japan is Shintoism and Buddhism. Tokyo is considered to be the cultural centre of Japan.

Culture in Tokyo is expressed in many forms from the origami making objects by folding paper, to the kabuki which is the complex dramas performed in elaborate costumes. Many consider Japanese people to be very spiritual rather than religious.

A Japan Tourist Visa is required for citizens of South Africa. We strongly recommend traveling with six months validity on your passport at all times.

Address: 4th Floor, Hanzomon First Building, 1-4 Kojimachi, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo Japan, 102 0083
Telephone: +81 3-3265-3366
Fax: (+81) 3 3265 3573
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Item Cape Town Johannesburg Tokoyo
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant R 90.00 R 100.00 R 126.87
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) R 22.00 R 20.00 R 53.57
Cappuccino (regular) R 19.00 R 20.00 R 55.65
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) R 10.00 R 12.00 R 50.75
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) R 35.00 R 35.00 R 63.43

Tokyo Narita Airport (Code:NRT) also known as Tokyo Narita Airport is an international airport serving the Greater Tokyo Area of Japan.

Food and beverage:There is a range of both western and Japanese food available at the airport, which includes, Mc Donalds, Jewel and Tully’s coffee.

Currency Exchange:The Bank of Tokyo provides currency exchange services.

Lost Luggage: Lost hold luggage should be reported to your individual carrier on arrival at Tokyo Airport. Only luggage lost within the terminal should be reported to airport authorities.

Airport Hotels:Nearby Narita Airport Hotels include Hilton Narita, the Radisson Hotel, and Nikko Narita.

Car Hire:Japaren, Mazda, Nippon, Nissan, ORIX, and Toyota.

Airport Hub:Tokyo Narita Airport (code NRT) is a hub for Air Asia Japan, All Nippon Airways, Delta Air Lines, Japan Airlines, Jetstar Japan, Nippon Cargo Airlines and United Airlines.

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The information on this page is correct as of August 2016. While every effort is made to keep information as fresh as possible, takes no responsibility for any of the information being out of date or incorrectly noted.

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