Japan travel advice, temperature, rainfall, SIM cards, ATM and road rules

Japan 🇯🇵

Japan is part of Asia with main city at Tokyo. Its Developed country with a population of 127M people. The main currency is Yen. The languages spoken are Japanese. Japan is the formal name of Japan It is adviced to Exercise normal safety precautions Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs, languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
👍 Developed   🌤️ ~8.05 °C   🌧 ~103.55 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 127M people

Advice

⚠️ Travel advice

Exercise normal safety precautions

We’ve reviewed our travel advice for Japan including new information on exit and entry conditions. We haven’t changed the level – exercise normal safety precautions in Japan overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country. Excersise high degree of caution to Restricted areas near the Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant. Do not travel to Exclusion zones near the Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant .

issued date: June 27, 2019

Weather

🌤️ Temperature

🌧 Rainfall

General

🔌 Sockets

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

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Japanese

Money

💱 Currencies Used

Japan uses the Japanese yen (symbol: ¥), 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.

💳 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.

🏧 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 — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

💁‍♂️ 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

📡 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.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about ¥3,941.67, 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.

📞 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

🛣️ 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.

🆘 Emergency

Police

999

Ambulance

911

Fire department

911

Last updated: October 8, 2019