FAQ-Asia-Japan

What you need to know

Information and Facts

Plan your asian adventure to the timeless wonder, Japan. Where ancient traditions and modern technology fuse, Japan has something to offer for every type of traveller. Whether you prefer to hike Mount Fiji or explore Tokyo’s bustling morning market, you will be amazed by all the experiences Japan has to offer. Speak to one of our friendly destination specialists to book your adventure today!

Japan: Facts & Information

Weather

Japan has four distinct seasons. The climate can widely vary depending on the region you visit as the country is long from north to south. Spring (March – May) Summer (June – August) Autumn (September – November)

Safety

Japan is generally a safe destination for travel. However, as with all travel at home or away, you should observe the same precautions with your personal safety and possessions. Take copies of your important documents (passports and credit cards) and keep them separate from the originals. You should also keep a record of the description and serial numbers of valuable items (cameras and laptops).

Vaccinations

While some vaccines may be recommended when travelling around Asia – WHO recommends travellers be up to date with their Tetanus, Diphtheria and Hepatitis A & Hepatitis B shots – there aren’t any known ailments or endemic diseases where there is a need for a particular immunisation required for travel.

In general, prior to departure for any vacation, it’s always best to speak with your physician, who knows your medical history, and can assess any risks involved with your intended destination.

Currency & Customs

The currency of Japan is the “Yen” or “JPY” written “円” or “¥”. Consumption tax in Japan is 8%. Upon entering Japan, travellers are required to hand in a “Customs Declaration” form declaring both accompanied and unaccompanied baggage. “Customs Declaration” forms are available on the plane/ship or at the Customs office.

Electricity

In Japan, 2-flat-pin plugs are used. The voltage used is uniformly 100 volts, A.C. throughout the country.

Language

Only one official language is spoken in Japan – Japanese. However, many locals are able to understand English to a certain extent as English is a language that everyone must learn as part of compulsory education.