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Before You Smoke in Tokyo – Know the Smoke Zone

Tokyo is Japan’s capital and the world’s most populous metropolis. It is also one of Japan’s 47 prefectures, consisting of 23 central city wards and multiple cities, towns and villages west of the city center. The Izu and Ogasawara Islands are also part of Tokyo.


Those who do smoke, for them japan have several smoke zone. So that the smoke don’t causes others. If it causes then it will be a case just like a passive smoker. The Effects of Passive Smoking are exposed to secondhand smoke have an increased risk of lung cancer.  It also devlop more likely to  20-30% lung cancer. Passive smoking can cause premature death in non-smokers

And increases the risk of coronary heart disease by 25-40% – almost the same level as a smoker.


Now let’s know about some places where you will find smoking zone:


Ikebukuro Station:

Ikebukuro Station is a major railway station which is located in the Ikebukuro district of Toshima, Tokyo, Japan. The station is  shared by East Japan Railway Company (JR East), Tokyo subway operator Tokyo Metro, and the two private railway operators Seibu Railway and Tobu Railway. estimate of 2007  the passengers on an average daily were 2.71 million.  it is the second-busiest railway station in the world (after Shinjuku Station), and the busiest station in the Tobu, Seibu, and Tokyo Metro networks. It primarily serves commuters from Saitama Prefecture and other residential areas northwest of the city centre. It is the Tokyo terminal of the Seibu Ikebukuro Line and the Tobu Tojo Line.


Ikebukuro Station smoking zone:


  • Ikebukuro Station East Exit 1 (before Hyo Plaza)
  • Ikebukuro Station East Exit 2 (in front of Seibu Department Store)
  • Ikebukuro Station East Exit 3 (in front of MUJI)
  • Ikebukuro east exit 5 intersection intersection 1
  • Ikebukuro east exit five-way intersection 2 (au shop front)
  • Ikebukuro Station West Exit 1 (before Chuo Mitsui Trust and Banking Corporation)
  • Ikebukuro Station West Exit 2 (Ikebukuro Nishiguchi Park)
  • Ikebukuro Station West Exit 3 (in front of Metropolitan Plaza)
  • Ikebukuro Station West Exit 4 (before ampm)


Shinjuku Station:

Shinjuku Station is a major railway station in Shinjuku and Shibuya wards in Tokyo, Japan. The station Serving as the main connecting hub for rail traffic between Tokyo’s special wards and Western Tokyo on inter-city rail, commuter rail, and metro lines.according to the information 2007 the station was used by an average of 3.64 million people per day. There are 36 platforms in the station, including an underground arcade, above ground arcade and numerous hallways. There are well over 200 exits. Another 17 platforms (51 total) can be accessed through hallways to 5 directly connected stations without surfacing outside.


Smoking zone in shibuya:


  • Shinjuku Station East Exit (East Exit Plaza)
  • Shinjuku Station East South Exit (before Flags)
  • Seibu Shinjuku Ekimae
  • Shinjuku Isetan (Main Building Rooftop Eye Garden)
  • Shinjuku Takashimaya (2F front entrance)
  • Shinjuku Station West Exit 1 (Ground Sidewalk)
  • Shinjuku Station West Exit 2 (within the ground rotary)


Shibuya Station:

Shibuya Station is a railway station which is located at Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan and it is operated jointly by East Japan Railway Company (JR East), Keio Corporation, Tokyu Corporation, and Tokyo Metro. The station was first opened in  March 1, 1885. In the beginning of 21st century there were many technological enhancements, as in installation of Piezoelectric Mats, which made the station more globally accepted. Saikyo Line / Shonan-Shinjuku Line (Yamanote Freight Line)and Yamanote Line – unusual platform for JR East line. Keio Inokashira Line, Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line and Tokyu Toyoko Line for Private railways. Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line and Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line for Subways. it is the fourth-busiest commuter rail station  in Japan and the world with 2.4 million passengers on an average weekday in 2004.


Shibuya station smoking zone:

  • Shibuya station Hachiko mouth 1 (Hachiko square square)
  • Shibuya station Hachiko mouth 2 (before TSUTAYA)
  • Shibuya station west entrance 1 (front of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation)
  • Shibuya station west entrance 2 (next to public toilet)
  • Shibuya station west entrance 3 (before Fuji Soba)
  • Shibuya Station West Exit 4 (in front of the pedestrian bridge)
  • Shibuya station Miya Masuzaka mouth (in front of Tokyu department store)
  • Shibuya Station South Exit (sidewalk beside)
  • Shibuya Station New South Exit

Tokyu Department Store:

Tokyu Department Store is a Japanese department store chain and it is owned by Tokyu Group. The tokyo branch is located in 2-24-1 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo. There are several things you might find in here such as dress , cosmetic, food furniture, bag, necklace and many more. The opening hours is 10:00 am-9:00 pm/ Restaurants in West Building 9F 11:00 am-10:00 pm (Close 10:30 pm) and credit card is acceptable at there.

Smoking zone in Tokyu department store Tokyo:

  • Tokyu department store Tokyo store 1 (East building rooftop smoking space)
  • Tokyu Department Store Tokyo Store 2 (West Building 9F Restaurant Street Smoking Room)
  • Tokyu Department Store Tokyo Store 3 (South Building Rooftop Smoking Space)
  • Tokyu department store Kichijoji store (rooftop square smoking place)

Tachikawa Station:

Tachikawa Station is a railway station in Tachikawa, Tokyo, Japan.Tachikawa Station  operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East). The station was opened in 11 April 1889.Tachikawa Station is served by the Chūō Main Line, and is located 37.1 kilometers from the starting point of the line at Tokyo Station. Chuo Line (Up) for Mitaka, Shinjuku,Tokyo, Ome Line for Haijima, Ome, Okutama and Nambu Line Fuchūhonmachi,Noborito,Kawasaki.The estimate of 2014 show that the average passenger of daily is 160,347.

Smoking zone in Tachikawa Station:

  • Tachikawa Station North Exit 2 (in front of Mizuho Bank)
  • Tachikawa Station South Exit 2 (before Alea Rare)
  • Tachikawa Station South Exit 1 (before Doutor Coffee)

Hachioji Station:

Hachioji Station is a railway station in the city of Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan. The station is operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East). It opened on August 11, 1889.The station consists of three island platforms serving four tracks with the platforms connected the elevated station building The station platforms are Hachiko Line/Kawagoe Line for Haijima, Komagawa, and Kawagoe, Chuo Line (Rapid) for Tachikawa, Shinjuku, and Tokyo, Chuo Main Line for Takao, Kofu, and Matsumoto, Yokohama Line for Hashimoto, Machida, and Higashi-Kanagawa and Sagami Line for Hashimoto, Ebina, and Chigasaki. The estimate of 2014 show that the average passenger of daily is 84,739.

Smoking zone in Hachioji Station:

  • Hachioji Station North Exit 3 (Nakamachi Park)
  • Hachioji Station North Exit 1 (in front of the west staircase of the underground parking lot)
  • Hachioji Station North Exit 2 (in front of the eastern staircase of the underground parking lot)

Tokyo Station:

Tokyo Station is a railway station in 1 Chome-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda, Tokyo 100-0005, Japan. The JR east was opened in 20 December 1914 and the tokyo metro was opened in 20 March 1956. Tokyo Station is the main intercity rail terminal in Tokyo and It is the busiest station in Japan. The JR east line are JR East Tohoku Shinkansen, Yamagata Shinkansen, Akita Shinkansen, Joetsu Shinkansen, Hokuriku Shinkansen, Hokkaido Shinkansen, Tokaido Main Line, Ueno–Tokyo Line, Keihin-Tohoku Line, Yamanote Line, Chuo Main Line (including, Chuo Line (Rapid), Sobu Main Line (including Sōbu Line (Rapid), Limited Express Narita Express, Ayame, Shiosai), Yokosuka Line (including Limited Express Narita Express), Keiyo Line. Tokyo metro line are Marunouchi Line. The estimate of 2013 shows the total daily average passenger is  415,908.

Smoking zone in Tokyo Station:

  • Tokyo Station Yaesu mouth (before Pacific Century Place)
  • Tokyo Station Marunouchi Underground North Exit (Square of Driving Wheel)
  • Tokyo Station Yaesu Underground Shopping Center 2 (South Spot)
  • Tokyo Station Yaesu Underground Shopping Center 1 (North Spot)


Meiji-jingumae Station:

Meiji-jingumae Station is a subway station located in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. It is a part of the Tokyo Metro subway network. The station is served by the Chiyoda Line and the Fukutoshin Line. Meiji-jingumae Station was opened in 1972. There are four platforms avilable such as Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line for Yoyogi-Uehara and Karakida, Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line for Otemachi, Kita-Senju, Ayase, and Toride, Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line for Shibuya Tokyu Toyoko Line for Yokohama,  Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line for Ikebukuro, Wakōshi Tobu Tojo Line for Shinrin-kōen Seibu Ikebukuro Line for Hanno.

Smoking zone in Meiji-jingumae Station:

  • Meiji Jingumae Station 1 (before GAP)
  • Meiji Jingumae Station 2
  • Meiji Jingumae Station 3 (Exit 4)

Nakano Station:

Nakano Station is a railway station is located in 5 Nakano, Nakano, Tokyo (5-chome, Nakano, Nakano, Tokyo) Japan.. Nakano Station is served by the JR East Chuo Line (Rapid) and Chuo-Sobu Line, and the Tokyo Metro Tozai Line. There are no turnstiles between lines, allowing for easy transfers. There are 8 platforms available at the station some of the name are Chuo Line (Local) for Shinjuku, Ochanomizu, and Tokyo (early morning and late night) , Chuo Line (Rapid) for Tachikawa, Hachioji, Takao, and Ōme, Tokyo Metro Tozai Line for Otemachi, Toyocho, Nishi-Funabashi, Tsudanuma, and Toyo-Katsutadai (originating at this station).

Nakano Station smoking site:

  • Nakano Station South Exit (within Rotary)
  • Nakano Station North Exit 2 (Nakano Senplaza in front)
  • Nakano Station North Exit 3 (Bicycle parking area side)
  • Nakano Station North Exit 1 (within the Rotary)

Omotesando Hills:

Omotesando Hills is a shopping complex in central Tokyo in a series of urban developments by Mori Building. The built in omotesando hills built in  2005. It occupies a two hundred and fifty meter stretch of Omotesando, a shopping and (previously) residential road in Aoyama, sometimes termed Tokyo’s Champs-Elysees. It was designed by Tadao Ando and the place contain over 130 shops and 38 apartments.

Smoking zone in Omotesando Hills:

  • Omotesando Hills 1 (before main entrance of main building)
  • Omotesando Hills 2 (Aobayama near entrance)


Other smoking places are available in japan:

  • Naka Ikebukuro Park
  • Ikebukuro Seibu (8F restaurant city smoking place)
  • Sunshine City ALPA (rooftop square smoking space)
  • Seibu Shinjuku Ekimae
  • Shinjuku Isetan (Main Building Rooftop Eye Garden)
  • Odakyu Department Store Shinjuku Main Bldg. (Rooftop square smoking place)
  • JT Shibuya Cafe
  • Shibuya Hachiko mouth · Dogenzaka 2-chome intersection (in front of Tokyo Metropolitan Bank)
  • Tokyu department store head office (rooftop smoking space)
  • Shibuya station Miya Masuzaka mouth (in front of Tokyu department store)
  • Shin Aizu station side (side pachinko parlor)
  • SMOKER’S STYLE AKIHABARA (Akihabara station central ticket gate soba)
  • Odakyu Machida Station East Exit (Calyon Plaza)
  • Kinokuniya Shoten Shinjuku South Station (3F front entrance)
  • Kichijoji station North entrance (within the Rotary)
  • Mitaka Station North Exit 1 (Rotary east side phone box side)
  • Mitaka Station North Exit 2 (in front of the mouth roulette in Western Western Rotary)
  • Keio Hachioji Station (before the entrance on the north side of the transverse underpass)
  • Akitsu Station South Exit (Bicycle parking area side)
  • Higashimurayama station east exit (before Rotary)
  • Tanashi station north entrance (on pedestrian deck)
  • Harajuku station Omotesando entrance 1 (Jingumaebashi front)
  • Omotesando station 1 (B 4 exit Mizuho Bank front)
  • Shibuya Higashiguchi · Miyasugasaka intersection (under the pedestrian bridge)
  • Shimbashi station Hibiya mouth (SL square)
  • Takadanobaba Station Waseda mouth (within the Rotary)
  • Nishi Hachioji Station South Exit 1 (before Rotary)
  • Shinjuku Sanchome · Tobacco shop Kagawa river shop front
  • Kume River station South exit (next to public toilet)
  • Sanseido book store Jinbocho main store (in front of the back door)
  • Korakuen Station (before exit 4)
  • Tamachi station west entrance
  • International Exhibition Hall (in front of the station)
  • Roppongi Station 1 (6th entrance before Softbank)
  • Tsukiji market station 1 (A 2 exit soba green space)
  • Omotesando Hills 4 (main building B3F smoking place)
  • Shin Marunouchi Building 2 (5F Smoking Area South)
  • Akihabara: Smoking space Colobocle (Suehiro cho station soba)
  • Akihabara: Vending machine store with dialogue
  • Machida Terminal Road (Tobacco House Tommy front)
  • Shin-Okubo Station front (in front of the east side parking lot)
  • JR Shinano-cho station (in front of the south side parking lot)
  • Shin Marunouchi Building 1 (5F Smoking Area North)
  • Machida Lumine (9 F Restaurant Floor Smoking Room)
  • Machida Tokyu Twins EAST (8 F Restaurant Floor Smoking Area)
  • Keio Sacred Sakuragaoka Shopping Center (A Roof Smoking Area)
  • Ueno station front (in front of Marui City)
  • Hino station 1 front (east side of the station)
  • Hino station 2 front (West Railway Station Rotary Station)
  • Toyota station North entrance (bus station roundabout in front of the station)
  • New Yurakucho Building (B1F Smoking Room)
  • Jimbocho · Nishiki Sansai Children’s Park (in the park)
  • Outer moor park (near Tokyo Shinbun Hospital)
  • Shinagawa station Konan mouth (alternate width)
  • Ichigaya station (side toilet bowl)
  • Nishi Hachioji Station South Exit 2 (in front of a taxi stand)
  • Shinagawa Seaside Forest (Oval Garden Basement Square)
  • Koenji / Kobayashi US store front
  • Ebisu Garden Place 1 (in front of Ebisu Garden Place Tower)
  • Ebisu station West Exit 1 (before the police box)
  • Ebisu Station West Exit 2 (before Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation)
  • Shinjuku Green Tower Building (2F Outdoor Smoking Space)
  • Kudanshita: Chiyoda Kaikan Kaikan front
  • Ochanomizu Station (next to the public toilet)
  • Kojimachi station (Kojimachi Crystal City East building before ampm)
  • Ginza Station (Mazuya Bridge Intersection before the First Kitchen)
  • Tokyo International Forum Glass Building (B2F Smoking Area)
  • Palette Town (1F Outdoor Smoking Area)
  • ZeppTokyo 1 (drink counter side smoking place)
  • ZeppTokyo 2 (entrance left hand smoking area)
  • Omotesando station 3 (A1 exit Mitsubishi Tokyo UFJ Bank front)
  • Tameike Sanno : Akasaka Tameike Building (front entrance left front Starbucks)
  • Harajuku station Omotesando mouth 2
  • Jiyugaoka Station North Exit 1 (Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ)
  • Jiyugaoka Station North Exit 2 (in front of Mizuho Bank)
  • Koenji station North entrance (within the Rotary)
  • Chiyoda Platform Square
  • Omotesando station 2 (A3 exit in front of the subway)
  • Ueno Hirokoji Station · Ueno Okachimachi Station (Exit 3 before Softbank)
  • Shinbashi station Karasumaru mouth (front of Aoyama in clothes)
  • Akabane station east exit (within the roundabout)
  • Higashi-Jujo Station South Exit (In Children’s Park)
  • Minamiosara Sta. 1 (before Paow)
  • Mitsui Outlet Park Tama Minamiosawa (sidewalk beside)
  • Odakyu Machida station west entrance (in front of bus terminal)
  • JR Machida station (before the police box)
  • Asakusabashi Station 1
  • Tokyo Metro Ginza Line Gaienmae Station
  • Omotesando Hills 3
  • Nippori Station South Exit (Front of the ticket gate exit)
  • JR Yamanote Line Uguisudani Station North Exit (before lottery sales area)
  • JR Yamanote Line Uguisudani Station South Exit (before Pachinko Diamond)
  • Roppongi Station 2 (4a entrance to front of Nojima)
  • Nerima station North Exit 1 (1 st floor roundabout side)
  • Nerima station North exit 2 (on the 2nd floor pedestrian deck)
  • Kitasenju station western entrance (on pedestrian deck)
  • Kitasenju Station east exit (underpass entrance left)
  • Shinkiba station (back of convenience store)
  • Omotesando · Aoyama Oval Building (Front entrance left hand)
  • Seibu Ikebukuro Line Higashi Kurume Station North Exit (in front of the tobacco store)
  • Koenji Station South Exit (within the Rotary)
  • Yotsuya 3-chome: Fukuya Building front
  • Seibu Ikebukuro Line Oizumi Gakuen Station South Exit (on pedestrian deck)
  • Sunshine City Cultural Center (4th floor entrance right hand)
  • Oji station south exit (station square square)
  • Honjo Sancho: Tobacco before Coinuma

How to go there from narita airport :

  • From Narita Airport you have to go to the Terminal 2-3 Station then take the Skyliner that will stop at Nippori Station.
  • Then take the Yamanote Line that one will stop at Shinjuku Station.
  • After that walk 11-13 minutes to reach at tokyo.
  • The cost will be 2670yen.


Smoking causes cancer and to protect non smoker from the cancer japan created several smoke zone. So that people who doesn’t smoke stay healthy and fit.


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