I finally went to the Toyko Immigration Office for the first time since I moved to Tokyo and it was quite an experience. The buildiing was very new and quite well layed out and appeared to be sufficient in size. That being said, it was miles from absolutely anything of convienence. It is located in the middle of a pier on Tokyo Bay on one of the man made islands. Despite being only a couple of kilometeres from the center of Tokyo, the nearest train station is a 15+ minute walk away. In all fairness though there is a fairly frequent bus.
The wait at the Immigration office was two and a half hours, which is quite extreme. Continue reading The Dreaded Immigration Office