Japan international travel guide in 2023
Japan is part of Asia with main city at Tokyo. It's usually 🌤️ 3.60 °C in Japan with a rainfall of 🌧 100.43 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.
👍 Developed 🌤️ ~3.60 °C 🌧 ~100.43 mm 👨👩👦👦 127M people
🛡️ Travel safety
Exercise normal safety precautions
We've reviewed our advice for Japan. We've lowered the travel advice level. We now advise you exercise normal safety precautions. Higher levels apply in some areas. From 10 June, Japan will accept foreign tourists in stages. Initially, this will be limited to guided and organised tours only from countries listed as “blue” (low risk). Australia is listed as a blue country. The company organising your tour will sponsor your visa application. Be advised that Japan’s visa-waiver program is still suspended. We now advise: Exercise normal safety precautions in Japan. Higher levels apply in some areas.
Japan uses 100V, 50/60Hz with sockets and plugs Type A and Type B.
The languages that are typically spoken are Japanese
💱 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
🛣️ 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.
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