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Japan Travel Information

Japan was once closed to the rest of the world for a long time, but today Japan is an open country, full of contrasts, events and cutting edge technology. Traditional values are still strictly respected and remain the link between past and present. The country of the Rising Sun will charm you!

Japan Capital: Tokyo

Population: 127 million people

Entry requirements: A valid Canadian passport is required to enter Japan. SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Visit for accurate

Time Zones : GMT + 9

Language Japanese and English

Any foreign visitor who wishes to enter Japan must have a valid passport, which will remain valid during the period of stay. Nationals of many countries are eligible to enter Japan without a visa unless the purpose of the visit is to reside in Japan, to obtain employment, or to otherwise engage in remunerative activities. Canada has “Reciprocal Visa Exemption Arrangements” with Japan for a period of up to 3 months. Canadian tourists staying in Japan for less than 90 days do not need a Visa or any inoculations. If you require additional information about visa requirements for entering Japan please contact The Embassy of Japan in Canada or the Consulate-General of Japan in the following cities:

  • Toronto
  • Montreal
  • Vancouver
  • Calgary

Currency the local currency is the Yen (JPY)

Electricity tension is 100V, it is better to bring a plug adapter

Best buys: silk, kimonos, paintings, ceramics, electronic equipment

Clothing: bring comfortable clothes and easy-to-take-off shoes (for temples, houses or Ryokan visits)

Created for information purpose only. Information is subject to change at anytime.

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