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Japan international travel guide in 2024

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Japan is part of Asia with main city at Tokyo. It's usually ๐ŸŒค๏ธ 9.37 ยฐC in Japan with a rainfall of ๐ŸŒง 122.24 mm. Almost no one in Japan asks for tips. Internet speed in Japan is on average 17.4 Mbps. In Japan you drive on the left side. Its Developed country with a population of 127M people. The main currency is Yen. The languages spoken are Japanese. Automatic teller machines are everywhere in Japan. Current travel safety advice is Exercise normal safety precautions. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
๐Ÿ‘ Developed ย  ๐ŸŒค๏ธ ~9.37 ยฐC ย  ๐ŸŒง ~122.24 mmย  ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ 127M people

Japan Travel Advice

๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ Travel safety

Exercise normal safety precautions
Japan has downgraded COVID-19 to the same level as seasonal influenza. All remaining COVID-19 controls have been removed. If you test positive for COVID-19 in some parts of Japan, isolation may still be recommended until symptoms have passed. Face masks are optional but remain the norm. Follow the advice of local health authorities. We advise: Exercise normal safety precautions in Japan. Higher levels apply in some areas.
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Japan Weather

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Japan Essential travel details

๐Ÿ”Œ Plugs

Japan uses 100V, 50/60Hz with sockets and plugs Type A and Type B.

๐ŸŒ Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Japanese

Money in Japan

๐Ÿ’ฑ Currencies Used

Japan uses the Japanese yen (symbol: ยฅ), code JPY.Banknotes come in denominations of 10000, 5000, 2000 and 1000 yen. Yen is subdivided into 100 sens. Coins come in denominations of 500, 100, 50, 10, 5 and 1 yen.

๐Ÿ’ณ Cards

Accepted only within large businesses Credit cards are only accepted within Japan from large businesses & hotels. Visa, MasterCard, Maestro and JCB are the most widely accepted. American Express is less common. Diners Club, UnionPay and Discover are pretty rare. RuPay is unknown.

๐Ÿง ATMs

Automatic teller machines are everywhere in Japan. Pretty much anywhere you look there will be an ATM. Japan has one of the highest ATM densities in the world.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM โ€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

๐Ÿ’โ€โ™‚๏ธ Tipping

Do not tip Almost no one in Japan asks for tips. It is not expected nor obligatory to give a tip. In fact offering a gratuity may be considered rude.

Calling in Japan

๐Ÿ“ก Internet

Internet speed in Japan is on average 17.4 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Japan is high. Many hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.

๐Ÿ“ฑ Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about ยฅ3,941.67, which includes 2 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: KDDI au, NTT DoCoMo or Softbank. Japan uses GSM mobile networks . If you don't want to buy SIM card in Japan upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

๐Ÿ“ž Calling

To call Japan, dial +, then 81 (the country code for Japan), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Japan, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 3 .

Driving in Japan

๐Ÿ›ฃ๏ธ Road rules

In Japan you drive on the left side. Most cars have automatic transmission. Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 40 km/h (24 mph) in all built-up areas, 50-80 km/h (31-49 mph) on undivided highways, 80-100 km/h (49-62 mph) on motorways and 80-100 km/h (49-62 mph) on expressways.

๐Ÿ†˜ Emergency

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