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FAQ Japan

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There’s lots of things to think about when planning a trip. To make life a bit easier for you we have put together our top FAQs for travelling to Japan below.

Our destination specialists are experts in all things Japanese, from what to pack to tipping customs. They have used their first-hand experience to answer these questions to help you have a smooth trip.

Whilst we have done our best to cover as much as possible below, please feel free to get in touch if you find you’re still left looking for answers and we’ll gladly help!

Before departure

  • How long does my passport need to be valid for?
  • Do I need a visa to visit Japan?
  • Do I need travel insurance for my trip?
  • What to pack for a trip to Japan?
  • What vaccinations do I need to visit Japan?


  • What do I need to think about on the day of departure?


  • What language do people speak in Japan?
  • What is the food like in Japan?
  • What aspects of Japanese culture do I need to take into account?


  • Is it safe to travel to Japan?
  • What do I do if I have a problem?

Tips and practical information

  • What is the local currency in Japan?
  • How does tipping in Japan work?