About Tokyo

Tokyo (東京, Tōkyō) is Japan's capital and the world's most populous metropolis. It is also one of Japan's 47 prefectures, consisting of 23 central city wards and multiple cities, towns and villages west of the city center. The Izu and Ogasawara Islands are also part of Tokyo.

Today, Tokyo offers a seemingly unlimited choice of shopping, entertainment, culture and dining to its visitors. The city's history can be appreciated in districts such as Asakusa, and in many excellent museums, historic temples and gardens. Contrary to common perception, Tokyo also offers a number of attractive green spaces in the city center and within relatively short train rides at its outskirts.

Immerse yourself into all that Japan has to offer during your visit to SIGGRAPH Asia 2018 this December! Visit the official Tokyo Travel Guide and plan your trip early!

Here are some basic travel tips:


Japanese Yen
Click here to check the currency exchange rate.


The local time in Tokyo, Japan is UTC +9:00.
Click here to see the current time in Tokyo.

Electricity & Power Socket in Japan

The voltage in Japan is 100V and the frequency is 50-60 Hz. The socket is type A, with two flat holes. Using foreign electric appliances will require a frequency converter and plug adaptor.

Weather Information

The weather in December (Winter) is generally between 6°C and 13°C.
Weather Forecast

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