Japan is an island country in East Asia, located in the northwest of the Pacific Ocean. Even though it is a small island country non-adjacent to any other countries, Japan is an attractive country with various seasons from north to south, rich with tourism resources. Japan has a culture that combines both tradition and modernity which you cannot find in any other places. Begin your journey and explore the wonders of Japan!
Time Zone in Japan is called JST (Japanese standard time)
・GMT +9 (Greenwich Mean Time)
・UTC +9 (Universal Time, Coordinated)
The time difference between Japan and major cities around the world (not considering daylight savings time) is as follows:
Los Angeles -17 hours, New York -14 hours,
London -9 hours, Paris -8 hours, Rome -7 hours,
Singapore/Bangkok -2 hours, Sydney +1 hour.
The unit of Japanese currency is yen. Coins come in 1 yen, 5 yen, 10 yen, 50 yen, 100 yen, and 500 yen. Bills come in 1,000 yen, 2,000 yen, 5,000 yen, and 10,000 yen. (Note: 2,000 yen bills are still in use but are not commonly used in Japan nowadays)
Free Wifi services are available in most of the hotels and some facilities including airports and major train stations. However, there are still not so many Wifi hotspots available in Japan, so we recommend you to rent a pocket Wifi router in advance. NTA has Wifi router rental service so feel free to contact us for more information!
During your trip, you may experience an unexpected illness or injury. Japan has a high international standard of medical services and facilities. Some of the institutions have English speaking staff available, so check with your hotel or NTA staff if you need urgent attention.
Don’t forget to pack any prescription medicines you need and would be better to have a list of any past or present illness.
The Japanese country code is +81. You can make a call by adding +81 at the beginning.
In case of an emergency, please call the corresponding telephone number below.
Calls can be made from public payphones, mobile phones and are sometimes available free of charge.