Coronavirus update (6 Feb 2020): 45 cases. Please take the necessary precautions – e.g. wash hands with soap and wear a mask if you are sick.
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)