Emergency telephone numbers
  • Medical emergency: 119
  • Police: 110
  • Fire dept: 119

Universal vaccination (diphtheria, tetanus, polio, hepatitis B)

Health risks

Medical fees are very expensive. Travel insurance is required.

Doctor consultation fees
Quality of public medical facilities
Tap water
Safe to drink

Practical information

Major towns and cities
Yokohama, Osaka, Nagoya, Sapporo, Kobe, Kyoto
Official languages
USD 5,391 billion
127.3 million
377 915 km2
Time zone
UTC +9
Country code
+81 +area code +number of the person you are calling
International airport

International Airport Haneda (HND) in Tokyo, Itami International Airport (ITM) in Osaka, Centrair International Airport (NGO) in Aichi, Narita International Airport in Chiba (NRT), Kansai International Airport (KIX) in Osaka

Tourism & local way of life

Public holidays

January 1 : New Year’s Day
Second Monday of January : Coming of Age Day
Foundation Day : February 11
Vernal Equinox Day : Around March 20
Showa Day : April 29
Constitution Memorial Day : May 3
Greenery Day : May 4
Children’s Day : May 5
Marine Day : Third Monday of July
Respect for the Aged Day : Third Monday of September
Autumnal Equinox Day : Around September 23
Health and Sports Day : Second Monday of October
Culture Day : November 3
Labour Thanksgiving Day : November 23
The Emperor’s Birthday : December 23

Humid subtropical with mild winters and hot, humid summers and an especially rainy season from June to mid July.
Best time to visit
April to June and September to November
Best places to visit

Shopping in Shibuya (Tokyo)
District Asakusa and Sensoji Temple (Tokyo) Kakamura temples of Kyoto
Nara and Osaka
Mount Fuji.

Around €600 for a studio in Tokyo


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