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Helpful information about Tokyo

About the airport
Haneda Airport in Tokyo serves as a hub for international travel, offering a diverse range of flights to destinations around the globe. When you arrive at the airport, start your journey without a hitch by picking up a rental car right there, ensuring convenience and a smooth trip. Five car rental agencies are available in Terminals 1 and 2, and a car rental counter is conveniently located in Terminal 3.
Transit and transportation
Greater Tokyo encompasses a vast area, comprising 23 metropolitan wards and several cities collectively known as the Tama area. The 23 wards themselves are categorized into distinct districts: central Tokyo, sub-centers, the west side, and the east side. Tokyo's central and sub-center areas — notably Minato, Shibuya, and Shinjuku wards — serve as vibrant hubs for businesses and commercial establishments. In the western and eastern sides such as Sumida and Taito wards, a harmonious blend of traditional shopping streets, vibrant entertainment districts, and tranquil residential communities coexist. The Tama area, located in the western reaches of Tokyo, offers a unique blend of urban convenience and rural splendor. While the 23 wards provide a dynamic urban experience, their narrow streets and heavy traffic in certain areas can sometimes lead to congestion. Navigating the metropolitan expressway requires extra caution due to its winding curves and numerous tunnels.
Sightseeing and activities
Tokyo offers a captivating array of sightseeing destinations that are best explored by car. For a breathtaking drive at night, consider visiting Tokyo Tower, just a 45-minute drive from Haneda Airport. Many are enamored by the view of Tokyo Tower from a distance, lit up in red. To experience the authentic Japanese tradition of hot springs, visit Manyo-no-Yu in Machida City. Easily reachable from Haneda Airport with a convenient 40-minute drive, Manyo-no-Yu offers a haven of relaxation and rejuvenation with various bathing facilities such as luxurious open-air baths, footbaths, and baths that allow you to lie down with warm water flowing underneath you. Manyo-no-Yu caters to both day visitors and overnight guests, presenting a range of options to experience the rejuvenating effects of Japanese hot springs. If you want to experience nature while in Tokyo, venture to the Okutama (inner Tama) area, a verdant oasis within Tokyo's reach where nature's wonders await. Many sightseeing destinations in this area are abundant in nature and typically distant from train stations, making car travel the most practical method for exploration. Beyond the serene expanse of Lake Okutama, you can find two exceptional destinations: the Nippara Limestone Caves, a subterranean realm of intricate rock formations; and Hyakuhiro Falls, a cascading spectacle of raw power.
Seasonal information
Winter in the Okutama area brings the possibility of snowfall and slippery roads, so drive with extra care. Studless winter tires are strongly recommended for winter travel to Hinohara Village (Tokyo) and Tabayama Village (Yamanashi), located in the more mountainous extremities of the area.