Allow plenty of time and turn up on the dot. Or risk the lock up. Konichiwa will get you across the line but using it outside the hours of 11am and 5pm is a touristic giveaway. A good morning Ohayo Gozaimasu or Kombanwa in the evening and traditionally shy natives may surprise you in English. Perfume or aftershave in restaurants and public transport are not on. Locate the garbage bins and public toilets inside convenience stores. Provide destination addresses (in Japanese) and phone numbers because, yes, even they get lost in the big-T. Tipping is offensive. Seriously.
Jaywalking. Alienation. Rudeness. Making a mess. Tormenting taxi drivers. Insulting people. The usual theme parks.
Take children to KidZania and don’t look back. Kids get to try on 120 careers and a personalised credit card. Structured fun, insight into a possible future, lessons in earning and spending. It’s the gift that keeps on giving. kidzania. jp/tokyo/en/ Don’t try to do and see it all. You’ll be back. For sure.