Are you new to or relocating to Tokyo? Although your home shipment may not have arrived yet and you might still be in temp housing don’t delay on settling down in Tokyo. Here are our tips on how to reduce the stress a bit and start enjoying this great city sooner. We have gathered tips and info from thousands of Japan expats, so we hope you find it useful. If you have any of your own hard-earned insight, share it with us in the comments section below. Also check out our neighborhood guides under the areas section of Best Living Japan – Harajuku Jingumae, Aoyama Omotesando, Hiroo Azabu, Roppongi, etc., and our TOKYO ONE DAY Itinerary with Kids in Odaiba, Ebisu, Setagaya, with more to come! – Lauren and Sandra
Below are curated and categorized posts to help you with various topics and challenges when getting settled in Tokyo.
1. Find answers to your questions – With the internet and social media finding information is much easier but filtering through the information can be a bit cumbersome. Load your phone up with handy apps and join social media groups to meet new people on and offline.
2. Get out and make friends – Joining a parenting group, church or temple or volunteering is a great way to make friends and expand your network. Meet as many people as you can the first few months to find a couple of new BFFs.
7. Weather and Travel Support – Traveling around Tokyo, Japan and near by countries is one of the great benefits of living here. Here are some tips for traveling in Japan and also how to deal with the weather.