Japan is where old meets new. Here, well preserved traditional structures and ancient practices stand tall amidst the many high tech and modern cities.
The country is also a very safe place to visit, though there are some tourist targeted scams (e.g. in bars; donations) to watch out for.
Note: vast majority of trips are trouble free and there is no need to be paranoid. That said, it always pays to be aware, careful, and prepared.
- Police: 110
- Fire, ambulance: 119
- English helpline in Tokyo: 03-3501-0110 (Monday to Friday, 08.30 – 17.15)