Travel etiquette

Beyond Tokyo’s delights lies a network of clean streets and warm hospitality. Amid the changing landscape of 2020, the city is drawing on its strengths with an eye to welcoming visitors to the city. Initiatives include a guide to good manners while on the move, dining out or staying overnight. From a smart safety app to handy tips, Tokyo is supporting responsible travel.

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Beyond Tokyo’s delights lies a network of clean streets and warm hospitality. Amid the changing landscape of 2020, the city is drawing on its strengths with an eye to welcoming visitors to the city. Initiatives include a guide to good manners while on the move, dining out or staying overnight. From a smart safety app to handy tips, Tokyo is supporting responsible travel.

  • 1.Suitcase, passport,COCOA – let’s go!1.Suitcase, passport,COCOA – let’s go!

    Travel etiquette 1.Suitcase, passport,COCOA – let’s go! image

    Designed with safe travel in mind, the COCOA app sends notifications about possible contact with coronavirus. Download it before take-off.

  • 2.Patience provides peace of mind2.Patience provides peace of mind

    Travel etiquette 2.Patience provides peace of mind image

    Don’t forget to wait for the next connection at a safe distance. The extra space provides a chance to relax, putting the mind at ease.

  • 3.wise addition to your morning routine3.wise addition to your morning routine

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    A temperature check might only take a moment but it helps ensure you start the day off on the right foot.

  • 4.Masks are a smart approach to safety4.Masks are a smart approach to safety

    Travel etiquette 4.Masks are a smart approach to safety image

    Face coverings play an important role, putting you at ease in the company of others, while reassuring those around you.

  • 5.Travel off-peak and enjoy the ride5.Travel off-peak and enjoy the ride

    Travel etiquette 5.Travel off-peak and enjoy the ride image

    No one looks forward to an overcrowded bus or train. Plan ahead to avoid the bustle and be rewarded with a peaceful journey.

  • 6.washing your hands makes for a healthy travel habit6.washing your hands makes for a healthy travel habit

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    Responsible travel means taking your best manners with you. Throughout the journey, make clean hands part of your daily routine.

  • 7.Keep an eye out for this badge of honour7.Keep an eye out for this badge of honour

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    Tokyo’s Covid-19 safety stickers are a sign that businesses of all types have taken measures to protect staff and customers.

  • 8.Reserving your spot makes entry a breeze8.Reserving your spot makes entry a breeze

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    Booking systems are being rolled out across the board for events and exhibitions so attendance numbers are well managed and trip planning is all the more convenient.

  • 9.breath of fresh air9.breath of fresh air

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    Ventilation need not be a pain. Take the chance to appreciate a different side of your destination, whether it be fresh city views, sea breezes or the rhythms of nature.

  • 10.Browse with your eyes, not your hands10.Browse with your eyes, not your hands

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    Japanese shops are known for their pleasing displays. Take in these aesthetic arrangements as you ponder your next purchase.

  • For details, download
    this
    booklet (PDF format)

    The Monocle guide to Tokyo booklet image

    For details, download
    this
    booklet (PDF format)

Top Spots for the “Full Tokyo Experience”Top Spots for the “Full Tokyo Experience”

  • YANAKA

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    A laid-back area that keeps Tokyo’s past alive, Yanaka is full of cafes, shops, and galleries housed in repurposed historic buildings.

  • HARAJUKU

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    Harajuku is a place of contrast, offering a bit of everything, from the verdant grounds of Meiji Shrine to Omotesando, Tokyo’s up-scale fashion mecca.

  • AOYAMA

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    For a taste of high culture, check out Aoyama’s exquisite museums or visit the Tessen-kai Noh theatre for traditional Japanese dance-dramas.

  • KANDA

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    Once only Tokyo’s prestigious academic center, Kanda has branched out and now also features the world-famous Akihabara electronics district.

  • Kuramae / Ryogoku

    Kuramae / Ryogoku image

    In Kuramae, artisans modernize traditional Japanese crafts to suit current lifestyles. Across the river is Ryogoku, Tokyo’s sumo epicenter.

  • GINZA

    GINZA image

    Historically, Tokyo’s westernization first began in Ginza, as evidenced today by its elegant galleries, funky bars and luxury boutiques.

  • NIHONBASHI

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    Japan’s financial nerve center, Nihonbashi is also chock-full of historical sites like its 400-year-old namesake bridge and landmark department stores.

  • For details, download
    this
    booklet (PDF format)

    The Monocle guide to Tokyo booklet image

    For details, download
    this
    booklet (PDF format)

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