Tokyo Is one of the most interesting city not only in Japan but in the world. It is a place where you can feel modernity blends together with such rich culture. Many people want to live in this modern super city because everything seems possible when it comes to Japan. Tokyo looks like a city that should exist one or two decades in the future. It grows so fast and offers more and more opportunities for discovery.
Things to know about Tokyo recommended by the locals
Take a wander
The locals recommend you to not be afraid of getting lost while wandering around Tokyo. Do not too focus on taking cab or taxi because you will miss Tokyo’s magic. Even if you get lost, you will be presented with variety of wonders such as beautiful smaller neighborhoods and back streets. In fact, the locals say that the back streets have unique shops instead of the usual ones you can always find in the main streets.
Interact with people in Tokyo with ease
Tokyoities are very helpful to tourist and international visitors. They won’t hesitate to help them communicate with other locals. You don’t even have to think much about language barrier. The locals will go to the lengths you may not imagine people in other countries will do to help you overcoming with language barrier. The locals are so much culturally ingrained with hospitality and helpfulness. You can ask for help anytime because they tend to give it right away.
Information booths for tourists are everywhere
In Tokyo, you will see many signs in Japanese. However, you don’t have to be scared or intimidated by it because there are English-language information everywhere. You can simply ask the locals to point out information booths for international tourists and they will help you out. The staffs of the booths are mostly English speakers who are ready to help. You can also ask for pamphlets or guides in English. Go to popular districts such as Asakusa and Shinjuku to find some visitor centers.
Research before food hunting
If your main goal to Tokyo is to experience amazing food hunting, you need to do your own research in advance. The locals warn you about the fake food fronts. The locals warn you about many restaurants fronted by fake food in glass cases as well as laminated menus that tend to be chains. Hence, make sure to do your own research to decide what to eat.
Always follow the rule
People in Japan are discipline and always follow the rules religiously. As a visitor, you are also bound by the rules so make sure to not break them on purpose. For example, avoid jaywalking because pedestrians tend to obey the local traffic laws. Always stick to pedestrian crossing and watch if the light allows you to head out into the streets. Following rules is what the locals do because it makes them live in harmony and that’s what they want to keep.