Capital: Tokyo

Currency: Japanese Yen (JPY)

Country Code: +81

Do I need a Visa? Visas are not required for many countries, best to check JNTO for the current requirements for each individual country

How will I charge my devices? Japan’s electrical current is 100v

How do I get there?  Well, if you’re heading to Tokyo (HND) and flying from…
New York: 13.5 hours
Los Angeles: 11 hours
Toronto: 12.5 hours
Sao Paulo: 25 hours
London: 13.5 hours


Geography: Japan is comprised of several thousands of islands, all together roughly the size of California. Over half of the country is mountainous (the highest and most famous being Mt. Fuji) and much of the land is covered in forests.  The majority of the population lives on one of the four major islands- Hokkaido, Kyushu, Honshu and Shikoku

Time Zones: GMT +9

How's the weather? About as diverse as the land itself, varying greatly between the regions.  The climate in most key cities is temperate, the traditional 4 seasons with a mild winter and generally hot summer.  The climate year round gets cooler as you travel north, with heavy snowfall.