Japan Travel Guide
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NEED TO KNOW

CAPITAL   Tokyo
POPULATION   127,078,679
AREA   377,915 sq km
LANGUAGE   Japanese
CURRENCY   Japanese Yen (JPY)

WHEN TO TRAVEL

Not a good time to travel   January
Not a good time to travel   February
Not a good time to travel   March
Good time to travel   April
Good time to travel   May
Good time to travel   June
Good time to travel   July
Good time to travel   August
Not a good time to travel   September
Good time to travel   October
Not a good time to travel   November
Not a good time to travel   December

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TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

For current information on government travel advice, please refer to the U.S. Passports & International travel, the Canadian Travel Advice and Advisories, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office or the Australian Department of Foreign Affaires website.

For current information regarding health, recommended vaccines and the location of trustworthy doctors and medical clinics, please refer to the International Association for Medical Assistance to Travellers website.

AVERAGE ACCOMMODATION COST ($US)
  • 3 star hotel: $140
  • 4 star hotel: $250
  • 5 star hotel: $400
 Average in the good period to travel. Rates change throughout the year depending on high or low tourist seasons.
AVERAGE MEAL COST ($US)
  • Inexpensive restaurant: $7.90
  • Meal for 2, mid-range restaurant, 3 courses: $39.51
ELECTRICITY
Type A
Type B

100V / 50Hz/60Hz

REASONS TO VISIT
  • Outdoor and Adventure
  • Food and Drinks
  • Family
  • Culture and Arts
  • Architecture and History
  • Road trip
OFTEN PAIRED WITH
QUICK FACTS
  • Saying ‘no’ is considered confrontational in Japan – most Japanese use the word tabun, meaning ‘maybe’, instead
  • Venetian blinds were invented in Japan
  • You can buy square watermelons in Japan
  • Japanese people don’t have middle names
  • Ocean Dome, in Miyazaki, southern Japan, is the largest indoor beach: it is 300m long and 100m wide. The perfect blue water laps onto fake sand that doesn’t stick to you like real sand.
  • Japan has the second longest living expectancy in the world with 82.2 years; Andorra is first with 82.4 years.

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