Japan

Japan is one of the most visited countries in the world and many tourists wax lyrical when they share their travel experiences. The landscape offers an interesting blend of beautiful nature, well kept religious shrines and temples, historical landmarks, modern cities and world heritage sites. The influence of Japan’s interesting cultures and unusual sub cultures have such an international impact that foreigners flock here to experience sumo wrestling, traditional tea drinking ceremonies, anime comic art, samurai legends and more. Japan is also known as the birthplace of sushi, aikido and calligraphy. A trip here would not be complete without experiencing the outwordly music scene and diverse night life.

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Travel Information

Electricity

In Japan the standard voltage is 100 V. The standard frequency is 50/60 Hz. The power sockets that are used are of type A / B. – Japanese power outlets…

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Banking

Currency – The unit of Japanese currency is yen. You can buy yen at foreign exchange banks and other authorized money exchangers. At…

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Cuisine

Tap water in Tokyo was declared not safe for consumption after the accident, although the government has since stated otherwise. Nevertheless, if travelling…

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Climate

The climate varies widely from one region to region. Basically, Japan has four distinct seasons. Spring months are March, April, and May. Summer months…

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Transport

Japan has an efficient public transportation network, especially within metropolitan areas and between the large cities. Japanese public transportation…

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Dress

The Japanese dress as Westerners do and are quite conservative on the whole. Pack comfortable shoes for walking that can be slipped off easily when you…

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Health

Please consult your health-care provider 4-6 weeks prior to travel to ensure you are receiving all required vaccinations, and that the medication has enough…

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Safety

Japan is safe in general. We recommend normal precautions be taken as you would for any city in the world. Be aware of your surroundings and stay in well-lit…

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Visa

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS – Make copies of all your important documents such as passports, driver’s licenses, credit cards, etc. Keep…

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General

Language: – Japanese is the official language. Some English is spoken in Tokyo and other large cities but is less usual…

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Regions

Hiroshima

Hiroshima has a deep historical significance – it was the first city ever to suffer an atomic blast, which wreaked devastation across the urban hub on…

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Kyoto

If you want to explore a city filled with shrines, temples and historical structures, Kyoto should be first on your list. This city has seventeen historic…

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Takayama

Takayama is a picturesque city situated in the Japanese Alps. The town prides itself on the inhabitant’s expertise in carpentry and the history of Tatayama is…

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Tokyo

At over 13 million people in the official metropolitan area alone, Tokyo is the core of the most populated urban area in the world. This massive,…

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