August 10, 2023

Tokyo is Coming!

The long-awaited moment has arrived! Get ready as the vibrant city of Tokyo prepares to make its grand entrance into Upland on Thursday, August 17th, at 9 AM PT.

Tokyo, the captivating capital of Japan, is a dynamic and lively metropolis that fuses traditional culture with modern innovation. With a staggering population of over 37 million people, Tokyo stands as one of the most influential and populous cities across the globe. From its timeless temples that reflect its cultural legacy to its pulsating technological advancements, this city masterfully combines a rich heritage with an exhilarating futuristic vibe.

If you’re interested in a property in Tokyo, make sure to read all the details below to ensure you are fully prepared for the city release. 


  1. Tokyo City Release on Thursday, August 17th, at 9 AM PT. 
  2. Tokyo Terminal Sale registration opens on Sunday, August 13th, at 8 AM PT
  3. Tokyo Terminal Sale starts on Monday, August 14th, at 9 AM PT
  4. There are future plans to expand to additional special wards and neighborhoods within Tokyo. 

City Release Details

The Tokyo City release is scheduled for Thursday, August 17th, at 9 AM PT in Vanilla Mode. According to Upland’s city tier system, Tokyo classifies as a large-sized, high-priced city. When Tokyo opens up, about ~20,000 properties in 30 neighborhoods will be available to all players. It's worth noting that among these properties in this opening, only a limited quantity will be designated as FSA properties.

For this initial release of Tokyo, we will focus on releasing properties in one of Tokyo’s 23 special wards, Shibuya City (Shibuya-ku). 

City Information

  • Send Fees (Lo/Hi/Default): 25/50/125
  • Airport: Yes
  • Train Terminal: No
  • Collection Range: 22-28
  • Launch properties: ~20,000
  • Special Ward(s): Shibuya City
  • Total Launch Neighborhoods: 30
  • City Tier: 1-1-1
  • Treasure Hunt Tier: 1
  • Future Expansions: Yes

Please refer to the map below to view the launch neighborhoods (highlighted in red) situated within Tokyo's Shibuya City.

Tokyo Landmarks

Below are the Tokyo landmarks reserved for future distribution. Please keep in mind that landmarks will not be available at launch. Stay tuned for more info on these unique structures. 

  • Shibuya Scramble Square - 2-CHOME-24-12 SHIBUYA, SHIBUYA CITY
  • Docomo Tower - 5-CHOME-24-10 SENDAGAYA, SHIBUYA CITY

Fun Facts about Tokyo

  • Tokyo was originally called Edo, a term in Japanese that translates to "estuary." In 1868, when Emperor Meiji relocated the imperial capital to this city, it was renamed Tokyo, signifying "Eastern Capital."
  • The world's busiest pedestrian crossing can be found in Tokyo's Shibuya district, famously known as the Shibuya Crossing. It sees thousands of people crossing simultaneously at peak times.
  • Tokyo is famous for its dazzling neon lights that illuminate the cityscape at night, especially in areas like Shibuya and Shinjuku, creating a surreal and futuristic atmosphere.
  • Vending machines are abundant throughout Japan, including Tokyo. It's been estimated that, on average, you'll never need to walk more than 12 meters to locate a vending machine in Tokyo. There's approximately one vending machine for every 23 residents of the city.

Tokyo Terminal Sale Details

If you’re interested in acquiring a terminal, be sure to check out all the Tokyo Terminal Sale details below. 

Registration Opens: Sunday, August 13th, at 8 AM PT

Registration Closes: Monday, August 14th, at 8 AM PT

Sale Starts: Monday, August 14th, at 9 AM PT

Quantity and Price: See details below

  • Tokyo International Airport Terminal Quantity: 15
  • Tokyo International Airport Terminal Price: $1,536

Note: The registration and sale of terminals will only be registered and sold in the web version of Upland’s Store

Tokyo Travel Guide

The Tokyo International Airport has routes for 16 airports spread across Upland. These travel Routes will open up shortly after the terminal sale. We advise you to plan your trip accordingly to ensure you arrive in time for the city's launch. 

Collection Reveal Details

We'll reveal collections for the Tokyo City release on Friday, August 25th, at 9 AM PT

Due to the address structure of Tokyo properties, we have added a functionality to the property search bar. This new check box (see image below) will provide players with the ability to search more precisely for Tokyo properties. It is important to note that due to this unique address structure, there will not be any street collections available for Tokyo. 

As collections may alter a property's price, double-check your marketplace properties before the reveal to ensure you don’t sell them below the collection-modified value. It may be safer to temporarily remove them from the marketplace before the information is public and the Collections are revealed.

Important Note: All collections to this city release will be tokenized before the release and will remain unmodified. As cities continue to expand, additional collections will be tokenized in this same process to meet the required collection ranges for each city’s tier. Not all collections tokenized are necessarily for the current city release.

Release Schedule Recap

There’s a lot going on in Tokyo! Stay on track with this schedule shortlist: 

  • Terminal sale registration opens: Sunday, August 13th, at 8 AM PT
  • Terminal sale registration closes: Monday, August 14th, at 8 AM PT
  • Terminal sale starts: Monday, August 14th, at 9 AM PT
  • City launch: Thursday, August 17th, at 9 AM PT
  • Tokyo Collection Reveal: Friday, August 25th, at 9 AM PT

Note: As a reminder, if we see signs that the city release experience is sub-optimal, we will take immediate action and lock any unminted properties. If required, this may be followed by a brief maintenance period.

In the upcoming weeks, we will announce our Tokyo city tour. So get ready to explore this vibrant and electric city! Following the city’s initial release, we will announce the Tokyo landmarks and reveal collections. For all you excited Tokyoites, don't forget to set your future new Tokyo properties as your Upland home address!

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