Electricity in Japan

East Japan (Tokyo, Yokohama) has a electrical current of 100v, 50Hz AC and the west (Osaka, Nagoya and Kyoto) uses 100v, 60Hz AC. We use plugs with two thin pins. Most devices such as phones and laptops will work fine, but appliances such as hair dryers and shavers can work slowly or may even getContinue reading “Electricity in Japan”

Money in Japan

The official currency of Japan is the Yen (円). Money in Japan and the systems and culture around it are rather different to the west. Note that outside major airports, foreign currencies foreign currencies such as the US dollar are not accepted. Currency Converter Japanese Yen Exchange Rates Cashed based society While Japan may haveContinue reading “Money in Japan”

When to go to Japan

There are pluses and minuses to any season in Japan, but there is always a lot to do whatever time you decide to come. Because Japan is such a long country from north to south, you don’t need to worry as much as for other countries. Spring (March to May) Spring is a great time toContinue reading “When to go to Japan”