A Guide for trip to Japan
Japan Travel Tips – Movie
Japan is establishing itself as a great travel destination for sports fans, as not only does the country prepare for the 2020 Olympics, but this year sees it become the first Asian nation to host the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
The Japan Rugby World Cup lasts six weeks, and will be hosted in cities across Japan including Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Oita and Sapporo. This means that you’ll easily be able to plan a great trip itinerary covering major cities in Japan whilst catching games at the same time. The six week long tournament starts on September 20, with the final being held in early November in Yokohama Stadium. Here we are showing basic Must to see tips for visiting Japan.
English isn’t widely spoken outside of Tokyo but here are some useful Japanese phrases for your trip:
Hello – Konnichiwa
Thank you – Arigato gozaimasu
Goodbye – Sayonara
Sorry or Excuse me whichever is used more – Sumimasen
Yes – Hai
No – iie
How much does this cost? – Ikura desuka?
Can you speak in English? - Eigo de hanasemasuka?
Do you have English menu? – Eigo no Menu wa arimasuka?
Can I have the bill please? – Okaikei wo Onegai shimasu.
Where is the toilet please? – Toile wa doko desuka?
The Voltage in Japan is basically 100V, which is the lowest in the world and different from the standard: the United States (110-120V) or Europe and most of the rest of the world (220-240V).
Japanese plug socket is Type A: parallel flat two-pin, which is same as some other countries in Asia and also many countries in north/south America.
The currency in Japan is pronounced “en” in Japanese and denoted with the symbol円.
Bills come in 1,000 yen, 2,000 yen (very rare), 5,000 yen and 10,000 yen denominations. Coins come in 1 yen, 5 yen, 10 yen, 50 yen, 100 yen and 500 yen denominations. Foreign currencies are not accepted for payments in Japan.
Tipping – No need for tipping.
Japan is a cash society, so ensure you carry plenty with you when out and about at tournament. Many small restaurants and shops only accept cash.Majority of ATMs do not accept international Debit Cards and might be closed at nights or weekends.
Cash is usually the only way to pay for small entrance fees at tourist sights
Travelling to Japan to support Rugby Match?
Japan isn’t the first country you’d associate with Rugby, however contrary to popular belief the sport does have a long history in Japan. The Japan Times mentions the earliest known recording of the sport in Japan - news of a meeting occurring on January 26, 1866 for the founding of the Yokohama Football Club. The first known artistic depiction of the sport being played in Japan can be dated back to 1874.
Some speculate that the country’s cold climate, coupled with the presence of over 1,000 British soldiers from the 20th Regiment’s 2nd Battalion in two camps in Yokohama in 1864 led to the adoption of the sport in Japan, and consequently the foundation of the first club in the city. Rugby remains a moderately popular sport in Japan today, with the National Rugby Union team known as “The Brave Blossoms”.
Travelling around Japan
Travelling through Japan as a visitor is made easy with numerous travel options to choose from, ranging from budget buses through to more expensive internal flights. The best way to navigate your way in between cities in Japan through purchasing a Japan Rail Pass, which offers unlimited bullet train passes.
We have stores in Major Airport Stores
When you arrive at Japan, look out for the Travelex store. We are located at all major airport in Japan.