Answering FAQs About Visiting Japan

If you have an upcoming visit to Japan planned, you’ll have the opportunity to experience vibrant Japanese dining, culture, entertainment, and customs. Before you leave the United States, you must be sure that you are aware of everything you need to do in order to have a safe and successful vacation in Japan. Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about visiting Japan.

Is It Difficult to Get Around if You Don’t Speak Japanese?

Most people in Japan speak English, and many Americans also live in the country. Whether you’re visiting a Japanese restaurant, museum, or store, people who speak both English and Japanese will offer you service. Most signs, public announcements, and menus are printed in both English and Japanese, as well.

Is Japan Expensive?

The largest cities in Japan are not any more expensive than other large cities. There are plenty of Japanese dining, entertainment, and hotel accommodations for those traveling on a budget. If you take care to plan well ahead of time, you shouldn’t encounter any problems sticking to a budget while traveling in Japan.

Is Traveling Alone in Japan Safe?

Japan has one of the lowest crime rates of anyplace in the world, so it shouldn’t be dangerous to travel alone. You should take normal precautions when traveling, however, as you would in any foreign country. Make sure that a friend or family member has a copy of your travel itinerary, and check in with the American Embassy when you arrive in Japan. Don’t accept rides or drinks from strangers, and don’t carry all of your cash with you when you’re out sightseeing. Don’t ever leave your bags unattended, and be aware of the closest emergency service available in each area you travel through.

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