"There is little crime in..." Public Peace Tip by sjvessey

Public Peace, Tokyo: 10 reviews and 6 photos

<font face='papyrus' color=#A00000 size=+1><b>T</b></font>here is little crime in Tokyo. It's perfectly safe to walk around the seediest areas imaginable at 4am by yourself (at least for guys) and you need have no fear of being robbed. One of my friends left his wallet in a taxi, and got it back within two days from their lost property office, with all cash and credit cards intact.

Part of the reason for this must be the fact that there are lots and lots of uniformed police on the beat in the city, and almost every intersection has a 'Koban' - signed in Roman script ('English letters' for those of you who don't know what I'm talking about) on a green background - essentially a little office opening onto the street that permanently houses an on-duty police officer. So if you do somehow get in trouble, that's what to look out for. Of course, they probably won't speak much English (or any other language but Japanese), but that's a different story...

Address: Tokyo

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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