CEATEC JAPAN 2012 will be hosted in October at Makuhari Messe, which is located in Chiba Prefecture where the average temperature around this period is about 20° Celsius, making it one of the most pleasant times of the year. However, please be aware that there is still a possibility of typhoons during the month of October so it is recommended that umbrellas and / or other rain gear be prepared. Although Japan is well known for its advanced technology, it is a country that is also rich in tradition and culture. Gaming, anime, fashion and other entertainment activities are just some examples of how Japan has fused technology with tradition. Japan is also a place where cuisine from all over the world can be enjoyed to create a rich environment for a splendid culinary experience. All of these possibilities enable visitors to enjoy Japan through its many facets. Please refer to the sites below for information on culture, history, tourism, etiquette, dining, entertainment and shopping in Japan.
Japan, Endless Discovery
Welcome to "Japan, Endless Discovery" is the official guide that helps you during your visit here. Plan a tour of Tokyo, travel to Kyoto or visit any other Japanese city with handy information on trip planning, culture, festivals, tours, guides, history, and much more. Plan your Japan tour today with Japan, Endless Discovery.
Tokyo offers a splendid array of dining options from traditional and contemporary Japanese food to fine cuisine from around the world.
GOURNAVI Gourmet Navigator: Japanese Restaurant Guide
Gourmet Navigator will help you find that perfect restaurant in Japan! Just specify your area and desired cuisine for a quick and easy list of choices.
Tokyo Food Page: Bento.com
If you're hungry in Tokyo (or central Yokohama), you can find listings for more than 1000 restaurants, cheese shops, wine bars and bakeries here. We've got fresh reviews, food and wine news, and full listings that can be browsed by neighborhood, cuisine and / or feature.
The Tokyo metropolitan area is easily accessible by train from Makuhari Messe. All of the following areas can be reached in one hour or less: Ginza (Tokyo's main shopping district), Shinjuku (a mecca of high-rise buildings and entertainment), Akihabara (electronics shops), Harajuku (the center of Tokyo's pop-culture), Shibuya (the playground for Tokyo's youth) and Roppongi (Tokyo's lively night scene district). Please refer to the links below for more information on Tokyo and its unique districts.
A travel guide to Japan, featuring famous sightseeing places and hotel booking, etc.
Widely distributed English-language magazine with a focus on entertainment, events, and Japanese culture.
CNN GO Tokyo
Tokyo travel news from our insiders at CNN Go makes finding the real Tokyo a breeze. Follow us for the best recommendations on where to sleep, eat and drink.
Japan National Tourism Organization
Japanese government site providing information for online budget hotel reservations, regional guides, convention locations, museums, etc.
Akihabara Town Guide
Welcome to Akihabara, today's most famous Electronics Town, where you will find a wide range of contemporary electronic appliances at far cheaper prices than anywhere else in Japan. This website is brought to you by the Akihabara Electrical Town Organization.
Built in 1958, Tokyo Tower is a communications and observation tower that stands 333 meters tall. The tower is the symbol of Tokyo and a point of interest for tourists visiting the city. On clear days, Mt. Tsukuba and Mt. Fuji can be seen from its observation decks.
The Tokyo Skytree is a new television broadcasting tower and landmark of Tokyo. With a height of 634 meters, it is the tallest building in Japan and the second tallest structure in the world at the time of its completion. A large shopping complex with aquarium is located at its base.
With over a half century of experience introducing the beauty and history of Tokyo, the name Hato Bus has become synonymous with Tokyo tourism - offering visitors the most convenient and fun tours ever.
The most convenient location for currency exchange is at the airport. Please be aware that many stores in Japan accept cash only. Therefore, it is advised that visitors carry enough cash during their stay in Japan.
Currency Exchange at Narita International Airport
Many embassies from around the world are located right in the heart of Tokyo. For passport issues or emergencies, please contact the relevant embassy.
List of Embassies in Japan