Japan Travel Advice

Make sure you are up-to-date with the pre-departure essentials before your trip to Japan. 

Passport & Visas

If you are a citizen of Australia, New Zealand, the UK, the USA, or Canada, you do not require a visa for stays shorter than 90 days. Please check the visa requirements for your nationality on your embassy’s website.

Travelers to Japan must have a passport or travel document valid for at least 6 months from their arrival date in Japan. You should carry your passport or travel document with you at all times.

Bear in mind that our Japan travel advice is for guidance only. You are advised to check the details as it is your responsibility to have all the official documents ready before traveling.

You can consult the latest travel advice from the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office. We recommend all travelers to check their Government National Travel Advisory prior to their departure: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, USA

Travel Insurance 

You need to have valid and adequate travel insurance before your tour with Travel Talk begins. It is your responsibility to have your insurance ready, but we are more than happy to provide you with guidance in the process. You can visit our travel insurance page for more details. For now, here is some Japan travel advice that you need to keep in mind when choosing the right plan.

  • To prevent any unwanted surprises, make sure your plan covers emergency medical situations, cancellations, and threats against your personal belongings.
  • Based on your tour, there may be adventure activities that your travel insurance does not include. So, look carefully at what your policy covers. 
  • Make sure you have the latest information regarding safety and health issues. You can find useful Japan travel advice on governmental websites.
When to Go
  • High Season

The best time to visit Japan is from June to August when you can make the best of the country with pleasant weather and long days. Temperatures vary in the high twenties, rising above 30°C in August. The wet season mostly comes to an end in mid-July, but we recommend packing for occasional rains if you are traveling to Japan in summer. This is when the countryside livens up and the iconic parks in the cities offer blissful strolls. You will find a wide range of spectacular festivals and events in major cities like Kyoto.

As it is the peak season for Japan tours, prepare to encounter flocks of travelers in the iconic shrines and castles across the countryside. It is the best time to experience the chaotic spirit of Japanese cities as they turn into a carnival of sights and smells

  • Shoulder Season

Spring and fall are the best seasons in the Land of the Rising Sun to witness the wonders of its incredible nature. In April, the fragrant Sakura trees paint the country in powdery pink, creating postcard views. Locals celebrate this awakening all across the cities and the countryside with memorable festivities. Some of the best places to visit in Japan in spring are Takayama and Mt. Fuji. The weather is mildly warm and dry until mid-May.

Fall is equally wonderful in terms of epic sceneries and comfortable weather. Keep in mind that the rains last throughout September. But, the skies become crystal clear in October, and the countryside hosts bright colors of orange and yellow as the woodlands transition.

Japan travel advice
Passport & Visas

If you are a citizen of Australia, New Zealand, the UK, the USA, or Canada, you do not require a visa for stays shorter than 90 days. Please check the visa requirements for your nationality on your embassy’s website.

Travelers to Japan must have a passport or travel document valid for at least 6 months from their arrival date in Japan. You should carry your passport or travel document with you at all times.

Bear in mind that our Japan travel advice is for guidance only. You are advised to check the details as it is your responsibility to have all the official documents ready before traveling.

You can consult the latest travel advice from the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office. We recommend all travelers to check their Government National Travel Advisory prior to their departure: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, USA

Travel Insurance 

You need to have valid and adequate travel insurance before your tour with Travel Talk begins. It is your responsibility to have your insurance ready, but we are more than happy to provide you with guidance in the process. You can visit our travel insurance page for more details. For now, here is some Japan travel advice that you need to keep in mind when choosing the right plan.

  • To prevent any unwanted surprises, make sure your plan covers emergency medical situations, cancellations, and threats against your personal belongings.
  • Based on your tour, there may be adventure activities that your travel insurance does not include. So, look carefully at what your policy covers. 
  • Make sure you have the latest information regarding safety and health issues. You can find useful Japan travel advice on governmental websites.
When to Go
  • High Season

The best time to visit Japan is from June to August when you can make the best of the country with pleasant weather and long days. Temperatures vary in the high twenties, rising above 30°C in August. The wet season mostly comes to an end in mid-July, but we recommend packing for occasional rains if you are traveling to Japan in summer. This is when the countryside livens up and the iconic parks in the cities offer blissful strolls. You will find a wide range of spectacular festivals and events in major cities like Kyoto.

As it is the peak season for Japan tours, prepare to encounter flocks of travelers in the iconic shrines and castles across the countryside. It is the best time to experience the chaotic spirit of Japanese cities as they turn into a carnival of sights and smells

  • Shoulder Season

Spring and fall are the best seasons in the Land of the Rising Sun to witness the wonders of its incredible nature. In April, the fragrant Sakura trees paint the country in powdery pink, creating postcard views. Locals celebrate this awakening all across the cities and the countryside with memorable festivities. Some of the best places to visit in Japan in spring are Takayama and Mt. Fuji. The weather is mildly warm and dry until mid-May.

Fall is equally wonderful in terms of epic sceneries and comfortable weather. Keep in mind that the rains last throughout September. But, the skies become crystal clear in October, and the countryside hosts bright colors of orange and yellow as the woodlands transition.

Useful Tips for Japan Tours

Japan travel advice

Money Matters

The currency in Japan is the Japanese Yen (JPY). We recommend you go to the city center to change your money.

ATMs are available in central locations, but access is difficult in rural areas. Credit cards are widely accepted except in some small shops.

We recommend carrying cash with you at all times. Some entrance fees may require cash payment.

Japan travel advice

The Food Scene

Japanese cuisine features the best East Asian food with an abundance of gastronomical delights. Fish and rice are the main ingredients, while a variety of seasonal spices mark some of its signature dishes.

Try sushi, ramen, myriad noodles, and some of the world’s hearties street food in the bustling food markets of Japan.

Try sake, a fermented beverage and Japan’s national drink. It is one of the most iconic cultural symbols of the nation. Also, learn about the intricacies of Japanese tea before you leave.

Japan travel advice

Solo Travel

Are you traveling alone? You can stay in a single room if your tour in Japan has the single supplement option.

You can also be roomed with a solo traveler of the same gender.

If you wish to stay in a single room, please contact us as you plan your trip way ahead of the departure date.

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