When to goThere are several climates in Japan depending on the region you visit. The most touristy seasons in Japan are spring and autumn, so if you're arriving in these seasons, consider the heavy crowds of tourists in the temples and holy places.
Entry requirementsNo visa is necessary for a trip to Japan of less than 3 months for Europeans and Canadians. You'll have to show a passport which is valid for the entire length of your stay. Please be aware that minors should have their own passport to enter Japanese territory. For more information, you can consult the government's website.
There are no compulsory vaccinationsfor a trip to Japan . Cases of German measles have been on the increase for a few years, so check before leaving that your vaccination is up to date, as well as your vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus and polio.
Finally, you can take out health and repatriation insurance covering hospital expenses.
Airline ticketsThe cost of a plane ticket for Japan can vary between €700 and €1,500, depending on the season. In high season the prices can be very high, so compare the airlines' rates too, as the differences can be significant.
Time differenceIn summer, the time difference between France and Japan is +7 hrs. So, when it's noon in Paris, it's 7 pm in Tokyo.
LanguageThe official language is Japanese.
The French Embassy in Japan
4-11-44 Minami-Azabu MinatoKu
The Japanese Embassy in France
7, avenue Hoche
Police with a possible reply in French: (03) 3503-8484
Fire service: 119
Tokyo Clinic (English-speaking and French-speaking doctors): 03 3436-3028 et 03 3436-3025.
Phone and internet connection
The country code for Japan is 81.
Japan is a country at the forefront of technology and the Internet, so you won't have any problems finding a connection.