Tokyo Travel Guide


Tipping is not common in Japan. It's not necessary to tip taxi drivers, or at hair salons, barbershops, bars, or nightclubs. A chauffeur for a hired car usually receives a tip of ¥500 for a half-day excursion and ¥1,000 for a full-day trip. Porters charge fees of ¥250–¥300 per bag at railroad stations and ¥200 per piece at airports. It's not customary to tip employees of hotels, even porters, unless a special service has been rendered. In such cases, a gratuity of ¥2,000–¥3,000 should be placed in an envelope and handed to the staff member discreetly. It is not customary to tip hotel maids.

Previous Travel Tip


Next Travel Tip

Visitor Information



Book Your Trip

Compare Sites:

Compare Sites:

Compare Sites:

Trip Finder

Fodor's Tokyo 25 Best

View Details
Travel Phrases

Learn Japanese Phrases before or while you're on the go!

Download Now