Lonely Planet Writer

Rise in tourist complaints about Tokyo touts

Tokyo entertainment district.
Tokyo entertainment district. Image by mrhayata / CC BY-SA 2.0

Foreign tourists are more often falling victim to unscrupulous touts in Tokyo’s entertainment district, according to local police. Police say complaints about overcharging have increased, with one tourist claiming they were presented with a bar bill 100 times the amount initially quoted by a tout. Police have begun giving public warnings in English, Chinese and Korean. Read more: nhk.or.jp