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Japan Country Quickfacts

  • Temple in Japan
  • Tokyo Tower
  • Matsumoto Castle
  • Japanese plum-blossom
  • Kiyomizu-dera Temple Gate in Kyoto
  • Nakamise shopping street in Tokyo
Area:  377,944 km²
Capital: Tokyo
Country Code: 81
Country Population: 126,434,964
Credit Cards: All major credit cards are accepted.
Currency: Yen (JPY)
Departure Tax: Departure taxes are included with your airline ticket.
Drives on the: Left

100V AC (50 Hz in Tokyo and East Japan, 60 Hz in Osaka and West Japan)

Ethnic Groups:  Japanese 99%, others 1% (Korean 511,262, Chinese 244,241, Brazilian 182,232, Filipino 89,851, other 237,914)
Flag: Japan flag

Eastern Asia, island chain between the North Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan, east of the Korean Peninsula.

Official Language(s): Japanese.
Religion: Observe both Shinto and Buddhist 84%, other 16% (including Christian 0.7%)
Time Zone: 14 hours ahead of Toronto and New York and 17 hours ahead of Vancouver and Los Angeles
Tipping: Tipping is not common practice in Japan. If you do want to show your gratitude to someone, give them a small gift rather than a monetary tip. If you do choose to offer someone a tip (ryokan maid, tour leader, etc) always put the crisp bills in an envelope first. Rule of thumb, in Japan the price is the price - no tipping required.


Japan Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to Japan.

Learn about the history and culture of Japan, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Japan's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips and visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Japan for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Japan tours today!


Extend Your Trip

After your Japan tour, consider taking the time to visit other destinations. Goway offers exciting China vacation packages, India tours and Thailand vacation packages plus a comprehensive selection of vacation packages in many other Asian countries.



Book yourJapan tour with Goway! 

ASIA by Goway is an exclusive division that specializes in planning and organizing Japan tours, vacations and experiences. Choose from a simple city stopover, a stay of distinction, a small group tour, a stay of distinction, a independent travel module and much more. We want to be your first choice when next you go globetrotting to Japan.

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