National Holidays in Japan
As of 2020, Japan has 16 national holidays throughout the year. If a national holiday falls on a Sunday, the holiday is observed on the following Monday. Also, there are certain consecutive holidays three times a year, which result in an extended holiday. Many Japanese enjoy traveling domestically and internationally during these holidays.
The table below shows the time differences between Japan and Major U.S. Cities. Japan does not participate in Daylight Savings, so there is no time change within Japan.
The unit of currency in Japan is called yen (¥/JPY). The bill designs will change in 2024! 2,000 yen bills are rarely used. (Maybe if you are lucky, you can see 2,000 yen bill during your Japan trip!) Money can be exchanged at banks, currency exchange offices, post offices. You can also conveniently exchange at the airport after arriving at Japan.
4 Types of Bills
6 Types of Coins
Surrounded by ocean in the Northern Hemisphere and stretching from north to south, the long strip of Japan and its collection of islands are vastly affected by seasonal winds which create regional climates, giving Japan distinct seasons.
Connectivity and Consumables
Starting from wireless connections to daily consumables, these are the things that you should know
7-11's are one of the most common Konbinis in Japan!
There are very delicious desserts at Mini Stop!
Manner and Custom in Japan
Japan’s public transportation is highly praised: local trains, bullet trains (Shinkansen), subways, buses, ferries, and taxis, are available across all of Japan!