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For a small country, the landscape and culture of Japan changes rapidly and severely. A diverse country, from the snow-capped northern lands to the sunny shores of Okinawa, anything that anyone could want to see can be seen in Japan. Rich is nature, culture, history, tradition and culinary treasures, Japan should be entered into with an open and inquisitive mind, and a hungry stomach!

 

Cities

Tokyo

Kyoto

Osaka

Yokohama

Hiroshima

Okinawa

Attractions

Mount Fuji

Chūbu-Sangaku National Park

Imperial Tokyo

The Island Shrine of Itsukushima

Temple City

Osaka Castle

Essential Information

Language: Japanese. There will be some English spoken in larger cities, such as Tokyo and Kyoto, and English-speaking tourist should be able to get around well.

Currency: Japanese Yen (JPY). JPY is currently 110 for 1 USD, but Tokyo remains a very expensive city. Fortunately, there are plenty of inexpensive street food options that are delicious, as well as the option to purchase alcohol at Duty Free prior to arriving in the city. Through the rest of the country, cost is more moderate.

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

Emergency Number: 110

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