Japan Travel Tips



Visa Requirements

All foreigners wishing to visit Japan must have a passport that is valid for the duration..

Travel Health

Japan is one of the most crime-free destinations in the world. In general petty crime is..

Local Currency

Japan's currency unit is the yen. There are four types of bills - 10,000 yen, 5,000 yen..


Japan's winter is from December to February, while summer months are June, July and..

Local Customs

Bowing is the first form of respect one shows to the Japanese. The longer and deeper the..


Nearly all Japanese people have learned English whilst at school or in university and..

Transport Options

Air and train travel are the easiest and most convenient ways to travel around Japan. The..

Travel Tips

Most Japanese people are very friendly and generous and can't wait to help, but they can..

Local Food

Japanese food offers a diverse blend of flavours and textures unique to this country...

Local Timezones

Japan is in eastern Asia and the time zone is UTC + 9. It is located north of Australia..

Dutyfree Limits

Duty free goods are readily available at most airports. The legal drinking and smoking..

states of Japan

Hokkaido Information

The northernmost of Japan’s four main islands, Hokkaido is also the largest of the country’s prefectures and is..

Honshu Information

From megacities and ultra-fast bullet trains to snow-capped mountains and hot springs, Japan’s largest and..


Travel Tips

Most Japanese people are very friendly and generous and can't wait to help, but they can be painfully shy. If you remember this when dealing with them and try to learn a few words of Japanese you will find a whole world of culture and friendliness open up before you.

Always treat business cards with respect. Accept them using both hands and take a few moments to read it.

Golden Week (April 27th to May 6th) is the longest of Japan's holiday periods and is when most Japanese have holidays. It’s advisable to avoid this period as accommodation is very expensive and hard to come by.

Smoking is still common in restaurants and other indoor spaces in Japan although you will often find signs requesting that you not use your mobile phone in these places.

Highlights of Japan

Tokyo Information

Japan's capital is located on the eastern coast of the island of Honshu. Tokyo is one of the worlds most populous..

Kyoto Information

Kyoto was the capital city of Japan for over 1000 years and is regarded as Japan's most important historical..

Osaka Information

Osaka is a place you come to experience rather than to feverishly tick sightseeing boxes. It's canopy of electric..

Yokohama Information

Niseko Information


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