Saturday, 15 January 2011

Smoking in Tokyo ... Becoming a thing of the past

Tokyo has strict rules regarding smoking in public places. There does seem to be an acceptance that people will want to smoke out in the open, so to cater for this there are designated smoking areas all around the heavily congested city zones.

Restaurants have their own rules. Some will be all non-smoking, others will have non-smoking areas. Our experience is that most restaurants that allow smoking will send non-smokers away smelling like a fireplace. So if you want a smoke free experience, the more expensive restaurants will be for you.