An island nation at Pacific Ocean in East Asia, it lies to the east of China, Korea, and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea in the south.
It comprises over three thousand islands, the largest of which are Honshū, Hokkaidō, Kyūshū and Shikoku. Most of the islands are mountainous, many volcanic; for example, Japan’s highest peak, Mount Fuji, is a volcano. Japan has the tenth largest population in the world, with about 128 million people. The Greater Tokyo Area, which includes Tokyo and several surrounding prefectures, is the largest metropolitan area in the world, with over 30 million residents.
It is the passengers responsibility to obtain all required travel documents, visas and permits, and for complying with the laws, regulations, orders, demands and other travel requirements of countries of origin, destination or transit.
We strongly recommend that you go to the IATA Travel Centre website http://www.iatatravelcentre.com for more information.
MONEY AND EXCHANGE
Japanese YEN, most of Japanese used cash in the country. The currency can exchange freely in or outside of the country. There are foreign Exchange counters at all the airports in Japan.
Japanese public transportation, most shops and restaurants and other public service facilities do not accept foreign currencies, therefore you may need a certain amount of Japanese yen in cash for these kinds of immediate uses. However credit cards like VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, JCB etc… are widely accepted in the country.
ATMs machine at Post Office
From almost all post office ATMs countrywide money can be withdrawn with foreign credit cards.
JR (Japan Railway) Rail Pass
First class passes (for use with green cars) and ordinary type passes (for use on standard cars) are available. Available for 7 days, 14 days, and 21 days respectively. JR Rail passes allow you to travel using the entire Japan Railway (JR) system throughout Japan with few exceptions. East Japan passes, West Japan passes, and passes for Kyushu, and Hokkaido are also available for use within those areas. Prices and length of passes may vary.
For more information please visit: - www.westjr.co.jp/english/global.html
JAL Yokoso Japan Air Pass
The new fare can be used to 42 cities in Japan served by JAL and two regional subsidiaries, JAL Express (JEX), based in Itami Airport, Osaka, and Japan TransOcean Air (JTA), based in
Naha, Okinawa. For more information please visit: www.jal.co.jp/yokosojapan/
Buses are in service throughout Japan by numerous companies and runs through from airports to cities. Airport buses may be useful for most of tourists aside form taking the JR trains.
TELEPHONE SERVICE Emergency call in Japan: 110
Public telephones can be found almost everywhere in Japan. With most of these phones, you can make both domestic and international calls.
Some phone companies provide the Internatinal call service.
Sim Card :
Highly recommended to purchase a SIM card from http://www.bmobile.ne.jp/english/
When you buy from the Internet, please indicate to deliver to your hotel one day before your arrival or you can pick up at the airport, this will be convenience for having the internet service to get the local travel information and maps while you are travelling Japan.
SoftBank Telecom – www.softbanktelecom.co.jp/english/
Mobile Rental Phone
Some phone companies provide mobile phone rental services for foreign tourists. The service system is different among companies.
NTT DoCoMo – www.docomosentu.co.jp/Web/english/rental/
SoftBank Telecom – www.softbank-rental.jp/english/
Note: Pls check with your phone service provider to see if your mobile phone covered in Japan
Voltage throughout Japan is 100v A.C., with 50 hertz in Eastern and 60 hertz in Western Japan. Purchase of appropriate converters before arrival is neccesary for daily appliances being brought to Japan.
Medical Information Service (Himawari)
03-5285-8181, Mon. - Fri. (9:00 am - 8:00 pm)
AMDA International medical Information Center
03-5285-8088, Mon. - Fri. (9:00 am - 5:00 pm)
There are various of hotels in Japan for travellers. There are International hotel chains at most of cities in Japan, however only the luxurary hotels will provide king sized bed and specious rooms. Room types will be single, semi double, double and twin.
RYOKAN – Japanese tradational hotel, for those who wanted to experience the elements of Japanese culture and customs: living in a room with Tatami (straw mat) flooring, changing into a typical Yukata (robe) after taking an Onsen hot-spring bath, sleeping on a Futon (bedding) put directly on the floor. Normally served with breakfast and dinner while staying at Ryokan.
Japan Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations summary
WEATHER INFORMATION – PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE
More travel information in Japan
Please check for the website for the updated information.
For more travelling information CENTERS in Japan, please visit:-
Note: Please bring a map with you while travelling in Japan, it will be helpful to find the area and ask someone the place you wanted to visit as most of sign may be written in Japanese only.
Normally the tourist can visit the country without visa for 30 days, but visa may require for some countries, please check with the Japanese Embassy in your country for visa information.
Or explore the website for more visa information to travel to Japan.
Note: Your passport or travel documents must be valid for 6 months.
YOUR TOUR ARRANGEMENTS
All land arrangements within Japan are solely at the discretion of our land operators who control the final scheduling of sightseeing programs based on current situation of the day or period like weather, traffic condition etc…….
Those situations are not under our control and cannot be held responsible for sudden changes.
Terms & Conditions are based on our website : www.f56.com/Terms&Conditions.pdf
It’s absolutely essential to have adequate travel insurance covered, especially for the purposes of flight cancellation, delay or any other unexpected incidental cases occurred during the trip and to enjoy the journey with a peaceful mind.
Take the travel insurance that meets your needs and understand its coverage.
HEALTH INFORMATION FOR TRAVELING ( FOR TRAVELLERS FROM HONGKONG )
Hong Kong Government raises the Travel Alert for Japan (Fukushima Prefecture) to “Amber” since 27 Jul 2012, please check and make sure you have travel insurance covered to travel to this area.
If you would like to know more about the outbound Travel alert please explore the website: http://www.sb.gov.hk/eng/ota/
If you are a Hongkong Resident holding a valid HKID card and have register a MyGovHK account, you can use the ROTI which is free of charge. Or explore the website to register. http://www.gov.hk/en/residents/immigration/outsidehk/roti.htm