Tokyo, crowded and quiet city
There are many zones in Tokyo. Asakusa, Tawaramachi area is quite quietly, feel peace and calm while shopping zones like Shibuya, Shinjuku, Ikebukuro are crowded. There are different in culture as well. whenever it rains, you can't find any joy at all places. Price is mostly expensive, you have to pay for the bottle of water or you can find cheaper meal in the market or in convenient shops. Japaneses are smoker, so you can see many Japaneses wear mask as well to protect cold, dust, and smell.
Insider Tip:- Check the subway or train schedule; the latest is mostly at 00.00 am., some are faster than that and it's not worth to use taxi (it's costly). Then, find Karaoke place or internet cafe to sleep over night instead.
- They can't speak English, mostly. But surprisingly, elders can speak English much better.
- Compute the transportation cost carefully; if going out a lot, buy one day or 2-day pass; Metro is cheaper than JR
- Find the cosmetics in Drug stores, depends on promotion; Daikoku is cheaper.