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Life in Tokyo: Your Guide is a lifestyle guidebook published for non-Japanese residents by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s Bureau of Citizens and Cultural Affairs to help them begin their new life in Tokyo. From the moment you enter the country, this guide has all the information you need to live your day-to-day life. You will even discover advice from fellow expats who have been living in the city for some time, providing extra knowledge that is sure to come in useful. Let this guide kickstart your new life in Tokyo!

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Life in Tokyo Your Guide Website for Foreign Residents in Tokyo

About This Guide

Welcome to Tokyo.
On this website, you will find practical information, helpful tips, and more that will be useful in your day-to-day life.
You will even discover advice from fellow expats who have been living in the city for some time.
Let this guide kickstart your new life in Tokyo!

Learn about Tokyo
What sort of a place is Tokyo?

Tokyo

In its entirety, the Tokyo Metropolis comprises 23 wards, 26 cities, five towns, and eight villages.
It is home to cutting-edge technology and unique subcultures, such as anime and fashion, is a trendsetter on the global stage, and yet is a place where you can still feel the history and chic style of old Edo, the former name for Tokyo.

Your guide, Gibo-chan

official mascot of Metropolitan Edo-Tokyo Museum

Introducing Gibo-chan!

Life in Tokyo

What to do when you arrive in Japan

When you start your new life in Japan, there is certain information you must provide to local authorities as well as procedures you must undertake. Be sure to confirm the requirements when you arrive.

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Enjoy Tokyo

Sightseeing & culture

Tokyo is overflowing with local charm and sightseeing spots, as well as green parks, sports venues, and arts facilities. On this website, you will discover popular locations chosen by international residents who have made Tokyo their home.

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