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PLAN YOUR VISIT

Easy and safe to travel around, Japan is in many ways an ideal destination for international visitors; and with a little planning, you'll be sure to have a fantastic time in this fascinating country


Whether it’s your first time to Japan or you’ve been many times before, it always pays to plan a head and know what to expect. On this page you’ll find everything you need to know before you go plus how to get around and get help while here. On this page you will find the following:

WHEN, WHERE & HOW

WHEN, WHERE & HOW

From when and where to go, to how to get there, we list everything you need to know to plan your trip around Japan.

TIPS & ADVICE

TIPS & ADVICE

From the best times to travel to times to avoid and all types of tips and advice, we're here to help you on your way.

ITINERARIES

ITINERARIES

We explain the regions, best times to travel and suggested itineraries to help you get the most out of your time here.

COVID-19

COVID-19

Get the latest COVID-19 information including news, numbers, who can travel, and Japan's vaccination program.

WHEN TO TRAVEL

WHEN TO TRAVEL

THE REGIONS / SEASONS & BEST TIMES TO VISIT / WHAT TO EXPECT / PUBLIC HOLIDAYS / BUSY PERIODS & TIMES TO AVOID / BE PREPARED: TYPHOON SEASON & NATURAL・・・

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ENTERING & EXITING

ENTERING & EXITING

DO I NEED A VISA? / IMMIGRATION & CUSTOMS / COVID-19 inc. VACCINATION PASSPORTS / AIRPORTS / THINGS TO DO WHEN YOU ARRIVE / GETTING YOUR TAX BACK

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MOVING AROUND: USING TRAINS, BUSES, PLANES OR DRIVING YOURSELF

MOVING AROUND: USING TRAINS, BUSES, PLANES OR DRIVING YOURSELF

JAPAN'S RAIL NETWORK / TRAIN SERVICES / TICKETING / TRAVEL PASSES / EXPRESS BUSES / DOMESTIC FLIGHTS / DRIVING & CAR RENTAL / LUGGAGE FORWARDING

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STAYING CASHED-UP & CONNECTED

STAYING CASHED-UP & CONNECTED

MONEY / USING ATMs & INTERNATIONAL CARDS / PAYMENT METHODS / PHONES, SIMs & WiFi / JAPAN POST / DELIVERY SERVICES / ELECTRICITY / CONVENIENCE STORES

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STAYING SAFE & HEALTHY

STAYING SAFE & HEALTHY

STAY SAFE / NATURAL DISASTERS / STAY HEALTHY / COVID-19 / ALCOHOL & DRUGS / MEDICATION / MENTAL HEALTH / DIET & ALLERGIES / HALAL

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ACCOMMODATION: TYPES, TIPS & AVOIDING SURPRISES

ACCOMMODATION: TYPES, TIPS & AVOIDING SURPRISES

ACCOMMODATION TYPES / PAYMENT / MEALS / BEDDING / SHARED FACILITIES / ADDITIONAL CHARGES & SURCHARGES / COMMON MISUNDERSTANDINGS / AIRBNB

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GETTING-ON IN JAPAN: LANGUAGE & ETIQUETTE

GETTING-ON IN JAPAN: LANGUAGE & ETIQUETTE

JAPANESE LANGUAGE BASICS / USEFUL APPS / ENGLISH & OTHER FOREIGN LANGUAGES / GENERAL ETIQUETTE: DO'S & DON'TS / ONSEN ETIQUETTE: DO'S & DON'TS

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WHEELCHAIR & MOBILITY / VISION-IMPAIRED TRAVEL

WHEELCHAIR & MOBILITY / VISION-IMPAIRED TRAVEL

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS / MOBILITY-IMPAIRED ACCESS / VISION-IMPAIRED ACCESS

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GETTING ASSISTANCE

GETTING ASSISTANCE

FOREIGN LANGUAGE SERVICES / POLICE, AMBULANCE & FIRE / JAPAN'S HEALTH SYSTEM / COVID-19 / INSURANCE / EWS & NATURAL DISASTERS / FOREIGN EMBASSIES

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