Is it Safe to Walk Around Tokyo at Night?


For the most part, it is very safe to walk around Tokyo at night. Of course, there are some areas that are less safe than others.

Use your common sense and best judgment.

Kabukicho and Roppongi late night are much less safe than during the day — when all the partygoers and touts are out.

I would avoid those areas at night if you’re the nervous type. 

While Tokyo is very safe, it’s not 100% without crime. Though chances of violent crime done to you are exceptionally low. There are cases of getting pickpocketed.

But other areas, such as Ebisu, or even in the Roppongi Hills area of Roppongi, are amazing night walks.

Don’t Worry Yourself Though

As I have said many times throughout this chapter.

Tokyo is very safe.

Honestly, outside a couple of drunken brawls, I have never personally witnessed any crime in my 24 years living here.

Granted, that could be because of where in Tokyo I live.

But really, if you’re afraid of the exceptionally low crime in Tokyo, you’re going to have a hard time traveling anywhere in the world.

There are very few places with less crime.

So visit Tokyo fear-free and I think you’ll really enjoy it.

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