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Frequently asked questions

What are the major attractions in Tokyo?
If your trip to Tokyo is all sorted out but your itinerary is looking a bit empty, let us give you a few hints and tips.Your pals back home will be positively green-eyed with envy when they see all the great pictures of you at Tokyo Imperial Palace and Tokyo Tower. And after they’ve finished hearing all your amazing stories about Meiji Jingu Shrine and Sensō-ji Temple, they’ll be rushing to book their own vacation to Tokyo!Experience the best that this city has to offer by adding Kabuki-za Theatre and National Diet Building to your to-do list. If you’ve got an extra day handy, swing by Imperial Palace Garden and Yasukuni Shrine as well.Stop by KidZania Tokyo. It’s one sight you’ll usually find on travelers’ must-do lists. If you still have room on that travel schedule, Tokyo National Olympic Stadium and Nippon Budokan will keep you amused too.
What are the best road trip destinations near Tokyo?
With some terrific road trip options in the surrounding area, having your own car makes sense. Without one, it’d be much harder to soak up everything that Aiko District, 30 miles away, has to offer. Miyagase Dam should be at the top of your list here. Lake Miyagase and Bessho Hot Spring are interesting attractions too. Locals will also probably point you in the direction of Katase Higashihama Beach, 30 miles away. If you can only see one thing here, make sure it’s Enoshima Aquarium. (But we’d also recommend Zushi Beach and Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu Shrine.)
Where are the best beaches near Tokyo?
Pack the car with a hamper of yummy food and make your way out to one of the beautiful beaches near Tokyo. Some of the most popular places to have a seaside picnic are:

  • Funabashi Sanbanze Ocean Park (12 miles away).
  • Makuhari Beach (16 miles away).

Where are the best convention centers near Tokyo?
If you have some serious business to see to in Tokyo, chances are you’ll be spending loads of time in a major convention center. If that’s the case, you might like to know about some of the ones that have hotels and cafés nearby:

  • Tokyo International Forum (0.2 miles away).
  • Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall (1 mile away).
  • Akasaka Sacas (1 mile away).

What kind of rental car should I get for Tokyo?
With landmarks like Tokyo Sky Tree and Tokyo Tower, it’s easy to see why Tokyo is a bucket-list destination. But if you have plans to hit the roads of this sprawling metropolis, it’s better to think small. A compact rental car will have you zooming about the frenzied streets and parking will be simpler. If you’re not into the idea of big-city driving, there’s a whole lot to discover farther afield. Pick up the keys to an SUV or a four-wheel drive and take in the glorious cliffs that Tokyo Prefecture is known for.
Should I get a luxury rental car in Tokyo?
For some people, owning a luxury vehicle is a little (or a lot!) out of reach. But renting the car of your dreams is far easier than you think! Picture yourself cruising the open roads in a swish sports car, even if it’s only for a little while. Or maybe you’re just after a budget ride to get you from A to B. Extravagant or economical? Whatever you decide, one thing’s for sure — there’s a rental car to suit you in Tokyo.
Is it difficult to park in Tokyo?
Grabbing a place to park in Tokyo can take time. That’s why many travelers look for a hotel that has its own parking. When leaving the car around the city, pay attention to the signage. Overstaying the permitted time limit could earn you a steep fine.
Does Tokyo have peak-hour traffic?
Tokyo has a population of about 8,336,600, so you’re likely to experience congested roads at some stage. For a hassle-free journey, avoid driving in the peak times before and after work — especially on major roads.
Are there speed limits in Tokyo?
Most residential areas in Tokyo have a 50km/h speed limit. Outside these areas, the speed limits normally range between 30km/h and 100km/h.
What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Tokyo Prefecture?
Generally, your chosen rental car company will charge the fined amount to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may share your contact details with local law enforcement agencies so they can send a fine straight to you.
Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Tokyo?
It is illegal to use your cell phone while driving in Tokyo, and you could also receive a fine for simply holding your phone when you’re in control of a vehicle. That being said, the use of hands-free or Bluetooth functions is allowed, as long as your focus remains on the road.
What are the rules around drink driving in Tokyo?
In Tokyo, it’s illegal to operate a vehicle with a BAC (blood alcohol content) over 0.03%. If you plan to have a couple of drinks with lunch or dinner, you’d be wise to leave the car behind.
Is turning on a red light allowed in Tokyo?
You aren’t permitted to turn on a red light in Tokyo. When you come across one, enjoy a couple of mindful moments until the signal goes back to green.
Are seat belts compulsory in Tokyo Prefecture?
Yes. Although, there are exceptions for certain vehicles used by public transportation systems.

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