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Japan is part of Asia with main city at Tokyo. Official language is Japanese. Japan uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, Β°C). Time zone is UTC+09:00. Find travel information like languages spoken, calling, sim cards, ATM, cards used, currencies used etc.

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πŸ’± Currencies Used

Japan uses the Japanese yen (symbol: Β₯), 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.

🏧 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 β€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

πŸ“‘ 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.

πŸ“± Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about Β₯3,937.45, 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.

πŸ“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 .

πŸ”Œ Sockets

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

πŸ›£οΈ 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.

πŸ†˜ Emergency

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Ambulance

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Fire department

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Last updated: June 17, 2019