(20) Smoking areas in Tokyo 喫煙所

Tokyo used to be a smoker’s paradise, but there now are restrictions on smoking, particularly in public. Many wards of Tokyo have rules prohibiting smoking in public; these neighborhoods restrict public smoking to designated smoking areas called  喫煙所 (kitsuen-jo) or 喫煙エリア (kitsuen area).

A smoker area in Shimbashi:

shimbashi-smoker-area-at-night

A smoking area near Shibuya crossing, visible on Google Maps:

shibuya-smoking-area-map

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