An expert guide to Tokyo

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The best times of year weather-wise are spring, especially late March and early April, when the cherry blossom bursts into flower, and autumn, between September and December, when there are many warm, blue-sky days, plus the autumn leaves are at their most beautiful (in November in particular). Ideally avoid national holidays such as the first week of the New Year, when everything shuts down, and Golden Week, which normally spans the end of April and early May, the busiest time for domestic travel.

Know before you go

Essential information

Tourist board information: for Tokyo: gotokyo.org, and for Japan: seejapan.co.uk

Emergency fire and ambulance: 119

Emergency police: 110. For English-language assistance with police, call (minus international code) 03 3501 0110 (office hours)

British Embassy: No 1 Ichiban-cho, Chiyoda-ku (0081 3 5211 1100; ukinjapan.fco.gov.uk). Foreign Office advice: gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/japan

The basics

Flight time: London to Tokyo normally takes from 11 hours to 12 hours and 30 minutes

Currency: Japanese yen; £1 = 147 yen at the time of writing

International dialling code: +81

Local laws and etiquette

Japan is famously a minefield of often unspoken rules for foreigners. From handling chopsticks to getting into taxis, almost every aspect of daily life is governed by rigorous etiquette. While exceptions are made for foreigners, here are a few tips to avoid turning your visit into a one continuous faux pas:

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