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    Tokyo has so much to offer and InterNations made it much easier to become acclimated to life in this bustling city.

InterNations — A Community for American Expats in Tokyo

Hello to all Americans in Tokyo! Are you interested in getting to know fellow expats in Tokyo? Looking for advice from other Americans, e.g. wondering if there are any bars in Tokyo which will be showing your favorite baseball or American football team’s upcoming match or where to go in town for st■ turkey?

There’s no doubt about it: Tokyo offers a fascinating mix of the ultra modern with the traditional. The Japanese capital is a very cosmopolitan city known for an internationally acclaimed food scene, its sheer size and population numbers, which 2019 estimates put at around 14 million, one of the world’s busiest yet highly performing subway systems, and much more! With the extremely comprehensive public transportation network consisting of railway, subway, commuter train, and bus services, navigating your way around the city from one place to the next is simple. This also means that if you don’t want to live among the hustle and bustle of the center, you can enjoy a quieter life in one of the suburban wards such as Setagaya-ku, which are an easy, though possibly also lengthy, commute away from Tokyo’s center.

Although Tokyo has lots to offer, you might be wondering where and how you can meet other Americans in the city. Luckily, InterNations is here to make this easier for you! You’re warmly invited to join the InterNations community. Within our international network in Tokyo, there’s a vibrant circle of American expats from all regions of USA, including New York City, Los Angeles, and beyond.

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    From United States of America, living in Tokyo
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    From United States of America, living in Tokyo
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    From United States of America, living in Tokyo
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    From United States of America, living in Tokyo
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    From United States of America, living in Tokyo

Meet other Americans in Tokyo

Connect at Our Events in Tokyo

Attend our monthly events and join various interest-based groups to get to know like-minded expats and fellow Americans in Tokyo. From sailing to spirituality, there is sure to be something for everyone! In most communities, there are also monthly Newcomers’ Events especially for those who have recently joined the American community in Tokyo. Take this chance to mingle and meet other expats and global minds in Tokyo.

Want to meet other Americans at our events?

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Engage with Other Americans in Our Tokyo Expat Forum

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow Americans in our Tokyo expat forums. When you arrive in Tokyo, you’re likely to have many questions, from how to register as a resident to where to find language lessons. Use our forum to ask members of the InterNations community everything you’re wondering about, even things like where to find ingredients for dishes from home in Tokyo. InterNations makes it easy for American expats in Tokyo to exchange experiences and tips to support each other. You can also check out our Expat Q&A Forum to look for accommodation, jobs, or even advice on the best international schools or whether there are any American schools in your area.

  • Mt Takao excursion
    6 replies
    Jul 22, 11:32 AM
    Community member

    Anyone else who wants to meet us at Takao San Guchi station at 10 am is welcome to join us. It is good to hike before it gets too hot. Judy

  • What do you love/hate about Tokyo?
    9 replies
    Jan 27, 4:51 PM
    Community member

    I love the CONBINIS and when we travel really miss them. The order in Japan is really containing e.g. knowing where the doors of the train will be and that people stand in line and do not push …

  • Visiting for 10 weeks
    3 replies
    Apr 15, 10:25 PM
    Community member

    Hola Meredith!!! Hey i am almost in your same situation!!! i will be alone at the end of July for 4 weeks, i am from Mexico city......i am going to be taking clases, but also i want to hang out!!! i …

Ask experienced American expats in Tokyo

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Find People Who Share Your Passions

An extremely safe, if sprawling, metropolis, Tokyo can be a great place for expats, especially with the InterNations community helping you to make the most of your experience!

Do you want to continue with your hobbies — or discover new ones — while living in Tokyo? There’s a variety of InterNations Groups you can join, including everything from sightseeing to hiking. These are run by dedicated Consuls with at least one activity each month, such as dinners in Tokyo’s finest restaurants or outings with other expats to explore all that the Japanese capital has to offer, from Ueno-kōen, a large park that is extremely popular for hana-miI (i.e. picnics under cherry trees) and which also houses the impressive Tokyo National Museum, to the Imperial Palace, the primary residence of the Japanese emperor, and much more.

Find other Americans to share your hobbies with

Enjoy the International Experience with InterNations

  • Browse our network of members to get to know American expats in Tokyo and connect with others.
  • Take part in our expat forums to get firsthand tips and information from fellow Americans in Tokyo.
  • Meet other American expats and global minds at 600 monthly official events and share your interests at more than 4,600 monthly activities in Tokyo and across the globe.

InterNations provides an easy, casual way to get to know expats from the USA and further afield in your local community. Sound good? Then let us welcome you into our Tokyo Community today!

Meet Fellow Americans in Tokyo at Our Events

Our community in Tokyo is also very active offline. Our InterNations Ambassadors organize regular events and various expat activities, e.g. a dinner in Tokyo’s hippest restaurant or an outing with other American expats to explore Shikoku, the smallest island, famous for its 88-temple pilgrimage. These activities are a casual way to get to know expats from the USA in your local community as well as Americans in Japan nationwide. Interested? Simply become a member and we’ll be happy to welcome you among our Americans living in Tokyo!