Warnings & Dangers
OVERALL RISK : LOW
Tokyo is an overall safe city with a rating of 80.1, it is ranked 21st out of 113 on the ranking of the safest and most dangerous cities.
PICKPOCKETS RISK : MEDIUM
As a one of the top touristic destination with a huge flow of tourists, Tokyo has a pickpocket’s risk, but it isn’t as drastic as it may seem, because of the strict legislation. Simple precautions will almost eliminate chances of being robbed.
MUGGING RISK : LOW
Tokyo is a safe city regarding mugging and kidnapping risks, although some areas are best to be avoided at night.
SCAMS RISK : LOW
Beware of touts on the streets. Avoid women offering a massage near the Roppongi area. While you go in for your massage, an accomplice may steal money from your wallet. SafeAround recommends avoiding the massage parlors in this area.
TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK : MEDIUM
Be aware of pickpockets in the public transport. There are no risks in taxes in Tokyo. We only recommend you to be aware of the high cost of the taxi services in Tokyo. The ride from Narita airport to the city center might cost you around 220$.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : HIGH
Tokyo-Yokohama region is the riskiest on the planet in terms of natural disasters. There is a constant threat of tsunamis, earthquakes, and floods. The Japan National Tourism Organisationprovides disaster preparedness safety tips for visitors and other useful information.
TERRORISM RISK : LOW
Terrorism is considered as a worldwide threat. Japanese government undertakes various measures for preventing terrorism activity.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : LOW
Tokyo is generally very safe for women travellers.