Pollution in Tokyo, Japan

Air pollution data from World Health Organization Info
PM10 Pollution Level: Low to Moderate

Pollution in Tokyo, Japan

Air Pollution
38.83 Low
Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility
33.57 Low
Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal
33.33 Low
Dirty and Untidy
27.88 Low
Noise and Light Pollution
45.62 Moderate
Water Pollution
38.42 Low
Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City
34.76 Low
Dissatisfaction with Green and Parks in the City
40.04 Moderate

Purity and Cleanliness in Tokyo, Japan

Air quality
61.17 High
Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility
66.43 High
Garbage Disposal Satisfaction
66.67 High
Clean and Tidy
72.12 High
Quiet and No Problem with Night Lights
54.38 Moderate
Water Quality
61.58 High
Comfortable to Spend Time in the City
65.24 High
Quality of Green and Parks
59.96 Moderate

Contributors: 154

Last update: September 2019

These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 3 years.

If the value is 0, it means it is perceived as very low, and if the value is 100, it means it is perceived as very high.

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5 Comments so far

#Flavio Berthoud on Oct 17, 2017 :

If Governments and their environmental agencies research will discover that is possible to decrease up to 60% of the emission of pollution that the industrial process generates when using fired-coal and/or iron ore.

Industries that use coal in their industrial process, use the equipment ESP to filter and retain the particulate material that is generated.
Unretained material is released into the atmosphere through the chimneys.

A new technology, the TCS Technology, is already being implemented in the Brazilian mining company Vale S.A, in Vitoria / ES - Brasil.

This new technology allows the ESP can be operated at a much higher voltage, allowing the capture of 100% of particles with equivalent diameter between PM 0.1 and PM 2.5 micron and, of course, also the largest.

There is a real possibility that all particles smaller than PM 0.1 will be retained, within 2/3 years, when some developing electrical components are available.

It would be of great value, if the large companies that use iron ore and / or coal in their industrial processes sent a technician, who knows ESP-Electrostatic Precipitators, to our office in Brazil, to know "in loco" how this new Technology eliminates the atmospheric pollution generated by the burning of coal or/and iron ore.


Engº Flavio Berthoud
TCS Ltda
WhatsApp:55 27 99982 0767
#Rajeev on Sep 24, 2017 :
Usually when I visit Tokyo (at least twice a year), it's on my way back to the US from a much dirtier city in Asia (ie Delhi, Jakarta, Bangkok, Beijing, etc.). So I'm always enamored, not only with the organization of society, smooth delivery of services, and cleanliness of the streets, but also with the freshness of the air, clean taste of the tap water, beauty of green spaces, and cleanliness of streams and rivers. It sure looks and feels clean after spending a month in Beijing or Delhi lol! The light pollution is a problem but it doesn't affect sleep when the capsule hotels don't give a window anyways.
#madifatty on Nov 18, 2016 :
this was not helpful at all. Tokyo has LOTSSSSS of pollution. heck are u doing with ur life. r u kidding me.
#Ela on Dec 06, 2015 :
I was living 1 year in Aichi-ken, 3 years in Hiroshima-ken and in the last 10 years I am in Tokyo
My personal observations...
Air Pollution
-there are a few days when I can see mount Fuji from my window (only after typhoons, or sometimes in winter especially around new year when all the factories around Tokyo Bay are not working), many days I can not see the shutoko (only 2 km far from my window). The windows are very dirty outside, something "oily" and black, I can wash them every day, they will be dirty again (living at 8-th floor)
Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility
- I had never drink tap water in Tokyo, I had all the time buy bottled water for cooking and drinking. And after 2011 Fukushima accident I buy only imported bottled water.
Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal
- Tokyo system is better than in Hiroshima. In Hiroshima it was only one day a week for burnable trash, you have to keep your trash inside house... one balcony was designated to the trash but sometimes it was smelling inside anyway. In Tokyo it is very good and clear all -
Dirty and Untidy
Public spaces are very clean, every 2-3 hours some staff is comming to clean (especially toilets in the metro or other location) It is clean because all the time somebody is making it clean
Noise and Light Pollution
Noise... everywhere, at 8-th floor it is better, light , it is a problem for me, not only street lights, the sun is rising around 4 AM in summer and sunset is around 19 PM.. stupid anyway, in Europe we have light until 22 PM, some equilibrium night is dark, day is light...
Water Pollution
I have no idea how polluted is the water in the rivers or on the beach.
Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City
To many events "for my taste" and not enough time
Dissatisfaction with Green and Parks in the City
In my "ku" I have so many small or big nice parks. The most funny is a river, 8 km long... the park is 2 m bright on the right side and 2 m on the left side... 8 km long. And I think there is also the smallest - I think 1-2 square meters, in a bus station, but it is named "park".
#Tamoyko on Nov 16, 2015 :
I live their and I find the "poor" term rude and offensive, Tokyo is a great place!