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:
From when and where to go, to how to get there, we list everything you need to know to plan your trip around Japan.
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.
We explain the regions, best times to travel and suggested itineraries to help you get the most out of your time here.
Get the latest COVID-19 information including news, numbers, who can travel, and Japan's vaccination program.
THE REGIONS / SEASONS & BEST TIMES TO VISIT / WHAT TO EXPECT / PUBLIC HOLIDAYS / BUSY PERIODS & TIMES TO AVOID / BE PREPARED: TYPHOON SEASON & NATURAL･･･
DO I NEED A VISA? / IMMIGRATION & CUSTOMS / COVID-19 inc. VACCINATION PASSPORTS / AIRPORTS / THINGS TO DO WHEN YOU ARRIVE / GETTING YOUR TAX BACK
JAPAN'S RAIL NETWORK / TRAIN SERVICES / TICKETING / TRAVEL PASSES / EXPRESS BUSES / DOMESTIC FLIGHTS / DRIVING & CAR RENTAL / LUGGAGE FORWARDING
MONEY / USING ATMs & INTERNATIONAL CARDS / PAYMENT METHODS / PHONES, SIMs & WiFi / JAPAN POST / DELIVERY SERVICES / ELECTRICITY / CONVENIENCE STORES
STAY SAFE / NATURAL DISASTERS / STAY HEALTHY / COVID-19 / ALCOHOL & DRUGS / MEDICATION / MENTAL HEALTH / DIET & ALLERGIES / HALAL
ACCOMMODATION TYPES / PAYMENT / MEALS / BEDDING / SHARED FACILITIES / ADDITIONAL CHARGES & SURCHARGES / COMMON MISUNDERSTANDINGS / AIRBNB
JAPANESE LANGUAGE BASICS / USEFUL APPS / ENGLISH & OTHER FOREIGN LANGUAGES / GENERAL ETIQUETTE: DO'S & DON'TS / ONSEN ETIQUETTE: DO'S & DON'TS
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS / MOBILITY-IMPAIRED ACCESS / VISION-IMPAIRED ACCESS
FOREIGN LANGUAGE SERVICES / POLICE, AMBULANCE & FIRE / JAPAN'S HEALTH SYSTEM / COVID-19 / INSURANCE / EWS & NATURAL DISASTERS / FOREIGN EMBASSIES