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Land of the rising sun, Japan is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. This remarkable archipelago pairs bygone oriental wonder with cutting edge technology in a rolling terrain of delicate cherry blossoms and rumbling volcanic mountains. A visit to Tokyo ignites a sense of intense urban wonder as visitors are hypnotized by a flashing metropolis of high end shopping, museums, and some of the world’s most refined cuisine. In Nagadano, watch the wild snow monkeys bathing in the hot springs of the Jigokudani Monkey Park, or visit Eastern Kyoto’s exquisite Kiyomizu-dera Buddhist temple, not forgetting the famed Himeji Castle or the Itsukushima Shinto Shrine.

  • Capital: Tokyo
  • Dialing code: +81
  • Population: 126,865,000
  • Languages: Japanese

General Information

Time zones

  • UTC+09:00

Currency

Yen (JPY)

Electricity

100V/50 / 60hz
plugs:A, B

Visas

Health & Safety

Vaccinations

Drinkable Water

safe

Emergency Numbers

  • Fire: 119
  • Police: 110
  • Ambulance: 119

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