National Holidays in Japan

Apart from Saturdays and Sundays, Japan has legal holidays and schools, hospitals, financial institutions, and government agencies are closed.


Starting October 1, 2019, Japan’s sales tax will go from 8% to 10%.。

Public transportation

Japan’s public transportation system is very well developed, with a train every few minutes during rush hours. You can purchase a train pass at the station’s Midori-no-Madoguchi counter.


In Japan, a bicycle is the most convenient way to get around for short distances. However, it is important to note that you are required to register your bicycle with the police when you buy it. In Japan, you must never ride a stranger’s bicycle. When you want to take a bike from someone else, you have to go to a bike shop with the receipt and change the name of the bike to that of the owner.

Public Manners

Japan has been separating garbage since early on, and has largely divided it into burnable garbage, non-burnable garbage, bulky garbage, and recyclable garbage and you will be asked to dispose of your trash on different days at a designated place. When you come to Japan, follow the rules to separate your trash. If you smoke, smoke in the designated area. Do not smoke while walking or littering cigarette butts.

What to do in the event of a disaster

Japan is located on a volcanic zone in the Pacific Ocean and is prone to natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis, and mudslides. Therefore, Japan has a very high level of disaster preparedness.
If an earthquake occurs, immediately hide yourself under a table or other safe place to protect your head. Turn off the power and open doors as soon as possible. In the event of a fire, extinguish it immediately and call 119. Help people around you on the assumption that you will be safe. If anyone is seriously injured, call an ambulance. If a fire breaks out, don’t panic. If the fire is very early, put out the fire immediately. If the fire reaches a person’s height, give up putting out the fire yourself and call 119 immediately. Stay away from the area and loudly call out to the surrounding residents to evacuate.