Tokyo - Post Report Question and Answers

What are some typical ways to socialize, either with local people or with other expatriates? Are there groups or clubs that you can recommend?

Anything you want! Tokyo is not always an easy place to live. Like anywhere, you're going to face ups and downs. However, I think mostly if you're unhappy or bored in Tokyo - it's because you're not taking the opportunities that are there. There is so much to do and so many people from so many parts of the world - there is something for everyone! - Nov 2020

Too tired after work to do anything. Getting out of the embassy bubble is great if you can. - Mar 2019

This giant city has something for everyone. There are a number of English-language Facebook groups that cater to expats. With minimal research you can find most any kind of activity you like. - Mar 2018

Cultural activities, festivals, day/weekend trips, many outdoor activities (ice skating in winter, rock climbing), fireworks displays, cherry blossom viewing (picnic), endless sporting activities, hiking, climbing Mt. Fuji, and so on and so on. - Feb 2014

Great, the world is your oyster in Tokyo. - Apr 2013

everything - Jan 2011

Whatever you want is available. Some people entertain at home (dinner parties, happy hours, etc.), others prefer to go out to restaurants, movies, bars, and clubs in town.pretty much whatever you want is available -- you just need to decide what it is you want to do and then go do it! - Oct 2008

There is always something to do in Tokyo. Within the embassy community, there are frequent outings, activities, and parties. - Jan 2008

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