About This Guide
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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Choose a service provider.
Choose a telecommunications company and sign a service contract. Applications can be made at telecommunications company stores or electronics stores.
Wi-Fi can be used for free at railway stations, coffee shops, convenience stores, and so on.
If you buy a television set for your home in Japan, you will need to pay a receiving fee (about 1,260 yen a month).
There are many post offices located nearby you.
Many companies provide delivery services.
※Your signature or inkan will be required to receive the delivery.
If no one is there to receive a package, the delivery person will leave a non-delivery notice and return with the undelivered item.
|Pick-up method||How to request|
|If requesting re-delivery||
|If going in person to pick up the package||Bring the non-delivery notice and personal identification (e. g. residence card) to the delivery service company’s office|
|If requesting re-delivery|
|If going in person to pick up the package|
|Bring the non-delivery notice and personal identification (e. g. residence card) to the delivery service company’s office|
There are many types of price plans for mobile phones in Japan. You should study up on them in advance.
It may be more expensive to use the mobile phone you used in your home country in Japan.