Japan's official language is Japanese, but English is understood in major cities.
Upon your arrival, please set your clock to Japanese time!To adjust your clock,
please see the information here
November is perfect for outdoor exploration and best season to see autumn color leaves.
It gets cooler in the evening, so be sure to bring light jacket with you!
Click here to see the further information.
Only Japanese yen (JPY) is accepted at regular stores and restaurants.
Certain foreign currencies may be accepted at a limited number of hotels,
restaurants and souvenir shops.
Foreign currency can usually be exchanged at exchange counters, banks, and some hotels, and local convenience stores, such as FamilyMart, 7 eleven, and Lawson.
Exchange rates fluctuate daily in accordance with financial market trends. Currency that can be exchanged depends on the exchange counter.
Electric voltage is uniformly 100 volts, AC, throughout Japan, but with two different cycles: 50 in eastern Japan including Tokyo, and 60 in western Japan including Kyoto, Osaka and Nagoya. Leading hotels in major cities have two outlets of 100 and 220 volts but their sockets usually accept a two-leg plug only.
International attendees except for citizens of “Countries and Regions Exempt for VISA” need a VISA to travel to Japan. Click HERE for countries not needing a VISA.
Documents required for VISA application may differ depending on the nationality of the applicant.
We strongly recommend that applicants first contact the nearest embassy/ consulate general for more information.