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JAPAN DESTINATION GUIDE

"Japan is one of the most captivating places on earth, where you can go from Tokyo's flashy streets to the snowy peak of Mount Fuji or a traditional ryokan in a day."

Travel Director
Japan at a glance
A bewitching blend of old and new, Japan takes you from timeless traditions to gleaming futurism. Join your expert Trafalgar Travel Director as you discover snow-capped Mount Fuji, gorgeous cherry blossoms, feudal castles, astonishing technology, ancient tea ceremonies, high-speed bullet trains and traditional ryokans.
Currency
Japanese yen
Winter avg
2°C
Summer avg
27°C
Time Zone
GMT+9
Capital City
Tokyo
Language
Japanese
Good morning
Ohayōgozaimasu
Good evening
Konbanwa

What to pack for Japan

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Adaptor plug

In Japan, the standard voltage is 100 V and the power plugs and sockets are of type A and B. The standard frequency is 50 / 60 Hz.

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Comfortable sandals

Japanese culture requires you to take off your shoes when entering traditional restaurants, temples and ryokans. Bring a comfortable pair of sandals so you can easily slip them off all day.

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Japanese phrasebook

Learning a few Japanese phrases will help you connect with the friendly Japanese locals, and offers the chance for some rewarding interactions.

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Japanese yen

Most shops and restaurants in Japan primarily accept cash, so it’s best to come prepared with some Japanese yen for your trip.

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Versatile clothing

Japan’s weather ranges hot and humid to freezing cold, with mild springs in between. Pack versatile layers to be prepared for all conditions on your Japan holiday.