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Running in the early morning in Tokyo 2019/8/9 18:22
Hi! I just recently moved to Tokyo for school and I want to go running early in the morning, around 4:30 to 5 AM. Do you think itfs safe at that time to go by myself? Ifm a woman in my early 20s.
Do you have any suggestions for safety precautions I can take or something I should bring with me, like pepper spray? Thanks so much!
by Ollie (guest)  

Re: Running in the early morning in Tokyo 2019/8/10 15:03
I think you would be completely safe at that time of day. There are exceptions I know but Japan is generally a very safe place. The only thing I think you would need to take are your passport or residence card. I don't know where you are but there are always runners in the morning at Yoyogi park & the Imperial palace if you wanted company. https://www.meetup.com/topics/running/jp/tokyo/
by Stan Norrell rate this post as useful

Re: Running in the early morning in Tokyo 2019/8/11 03:32
Pepper spray actually might be an illegal weapon in Japan.
I have lived in Tokyo for about 3 yrs and the cycled alone for 2 months through Japan. I am a woman in my 40s and never felt in danger in any place. Nor have I actually been in danger.
I am not an early morning person, but more of a night owl. So walking alone back from somewhere at or after midnight is more in character for me. But I canft imagine that at 4:30 am all the mass murders are walking on the loose while at midnight they are sleeping their beauty sleep.

Enjoy your life in Tokyo!
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