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General Information

The national language of Japan is Japanese.

There is no official language in Japan.

The national currency of Japan is Yen (¥) / En 円 (JPY).

1 JPY equals  .
equals  JPY.

Location

Japan

The distance from to Japan is miles or km. The estimated travel time is .

Climate and Travel Season

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Safety

According to the U.S. Department of State, it should be safe to travel to Japan. Exercise normal precautions in Japan. Click here for the full travel advisory and further information by the U.S. government.

The criminality index of Japan is 15. A higher number means more criminality.

Dial 110 to call the police in Japan.

LGBT

Japan has a score of 0 in the SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index. Japan ranks #68 worldwide.

There are no legal restrictions on same-sex sexual relations or the organization of LGBTI events in Japan. While in recent years, open members of Japan's LGBTI community have made social strides including winning elections to public office, LGBTI activists warn that Japan remains an unwelcoming place for sexual minorities.

Travel Vaccinations

All travelers to Japan should be up-to-date on the following vaccines:

  • Measles
  • Routine vaccines

The following vaccines/medicines might be needed depending on where and how long you are staying. Please consult your doctor.

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Japanese Encephalitis
  • Rabies
Visa Information

A visa might be required to travel to this country.

Make sure your passport is valid for your intended period of stay. Some countries even require your passport to be valid for six months beyond the intended date of departure.

Power Plugs

You likely need a power plug adapter in Japan to use your electronic devices from .

The voltage in Japan differs from the voltage in . You may need a voltage converter to be able to use your devices.

In Japan, the standard voltage is 100 V and the frequency is 60 Hz. The following power plugs are used:

  • Type A
  • Type B
Weather

The temperature difference between Japan and is °F / °C. Make sure you pack the right clothes.

Looks like it's pretty rainy in Japan. Don't forget waterproof clothing!

Possible light rain on Tuesday through next Sunday.

Date Temperature Humidity Precipitation
Sun December 15 29–42°F  /  -2–6°C 62% 13%
Mon December 16 29–47°F  /  -2–8°C 57% 2%
Tue December 17 36–52°F  /  2–11°C 81% 50%
Wed December 18 36–51°F  /  2–11°C 82% 43%
Thu December 19 33–44°F  /  1–7°C 74% 10%
Fri December 20 32–45°F  /  -0–7°C 72% 16%
Sat December 21 30–42°F  /  -1–6°C 65% 6%
Sun December 22 30–41°F  /  -1–5°C 82% 66%

Sunrise and Sunset

The sun rises at 06:49 am and sets at 04:30 pm. This equates to 9.7 hours of daylight.

When the sun rises in Japan, it is in . When the sun sets in Japan, it is in .

Taxi

The average base fare for a taxi in Japan is 579.17 JPY. Every kilometer costs an additional 374.50 JPY. Every hour of waiting time costs 2.83 JPY.

Car Rental

International driving permits are recognized in Japan.

The minimum driving age is 16 (motorcycles under 400 cc), 18 (ordinary/semi-medium vehicle and motorcycles over 401 cc).

Left-hand traffic, keep to the left side of the road. Keep this in mind when renting a car!

The price of one liter of gasoline is approximately 143.00 JPY in Japan.

Landmarks and Activities

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Food/Drink

The price for the recommended minimum amount of food per person per day is 1.00 JPY.

The legal drinking age in Japan is 20. This is also the minimum age to purchase alcohol.

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Tipping Etiquette

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Travel Scams

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