Most visitors must have a passport to travel to Japan; some visitors may also be required to have a visa. More information on visas and other travel requirements can be found online - click here.
U.S. citizens may enter Japan for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa. Passports should be valid for the duration of intended period of stay. Sufficient funds and a return airline ticket is required. Additional information for U.S. travelers can be found online - click here.
Narita and Tokyo International Airport (the international terminal of Haneda Airport) together handle all major carriers. Narita has 3 terminals and offers over 1, 670 international flights every week, connecting to 119 cities around the world and has opened a dedicated low-cost carrier (LCC) terminal in line with efforts to further enhance convenience. Meanwhile, Haneda provides over 780 international flights weekly, serving 31 cities across the globe, and has begun 24-hour operation.
The bullet train is another option for accessing Tokyo from other cities around the country. From Fukuoka in the southern island of Kyushu to Hakodate in the northern island of Hokkaido, a network of sleek and speedy express trains crisscross the country providing you with a quick and easy travel option to Tokyo.
A network of train lines run by JR East Japan and the subway lines of Tokyo Metro and Toei link stations are located near hotels, convention venues and around shopping, dining, cultural and leisure districts. International signage is available in English, Korean and Chinese at the stations. Train timetables are located on the platforms and are very reliable since the trains in Tokyo run on time.
In central Tokyo, taxis are a convenient way to get around town. At train stations, hotels and convention venues, passengers can board taxis that are lined up at designated spots. At the corner of an intersection or along a busy street, you can hail an approaching taxi by raising your hand.
All six lines depart from Tokyo Station, and certain bullet trains also stop at Shinagawa Station and Ueno Station, making access from the Tokyo metropolitan area much more convenient. Passengers can also reach such northern destinations as Aomori, Akita, Yamagata and Hakodate, head west to Kyoto (approx. 140 trains a day), or south to Hakata on Kyushu Island, and more. Niigata, Toyama and Kanazawa along the Japan Sea and Nagano in the central Highlands (known as the Roof of Japan) are a few of the many other popular destinations served by the bullet trains.
The Japanese yen (￥) is the official currency, coming in denominations of 10, 000, 5, 000 and 1, 000 yen bills, as well as 500, 100, 50, 10, 5 and 1 yen coins.
Voltage － 100V AC Electrical Current － 50Hz (Tokyo and Eastern Japan).
+9 hours GMT (+14 hours from EST and +17 hours from PST)
Tokyo does not observe daylight savings time.
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