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Top 5 Japan Travel Tips

The top 5 Japan travel tips and advise are shown in the below content. Even though it seems very simple but somehow people might forget about it. So hope this serve a small reminder to you.

1. Time Difference

Japan time zone as if set to GMT it is +9 hours. So it is 1 hour faster than most of the Asia countries.

2. Language

Japanese is still the main language that widely use in Japan public, private and government body. A lot of younger generation people do speak English but they are speaking in Japanese mixing English term with very strong Japanese pronunciation flavor, so it is very strange or sounds funny when you first time hearing this. No worries, helpers or workers in tourist spots, hotels and restaurant are all well trained with English speaking skill and fluency. If worst come to worst, you still can use your pen and paper to draw some pictures or direction on map that wish to go.

3. Power Source & Plug

Japan is using 100 volt, with two straight thin flat pin, it is different from some of the Asia country and different to Europe countries too. Digital appliances should be supporting 100 volt – 240 volt, just to make sure, you need to counter check your digital travel gear. Also you need to equip with universal power plug just in case.

4. Tap Water

All the while Japan tap water is drinkable, just recent years of heavy pollution, some places tap water is no longer drinkable, so before you drinking any tap water either from hotel or public places, need to make sure is there a any sign saying it is directly drinkable or not.

5. Weather

Japan has four season, each of the season really vary a lot in term of temperature and rain level. It will impact a lot if you did not pay much attention on this and bluntly plan your trip. Spring season is from March to May, average temperature is 14.5 degree Celsius, normal rain level. Good to have umbrella bring along your trip. Summer season is from June to August, average temperature is 27.7 degree Celsius, most heavy rain fall during this season, must bring a long umbrella. Autumn season is from September to November, average temperature is 18.8 degree Celsius, not much rain at this season, but the temperature different a lot during day and night, need to prepare a jacket. Winter season is from December to February, average temperature is 7.6 degree Celsius, will have snow fall sometimes in January, so need to prepare winter clothing. However inside building or public transportation there will be heater, so advice is to wear a long sleeves clothing and pair with winter cloth jacket, so you can remove the jacket and more comfortable at indoor.