Traveling Tips

Local time Climate Electricity Supply Currency Exchange Language Telecommunications Currency Taxes Tipping Emergencies and Insurance Train and Taxi

Local time

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Local time in Japan in May is GMT +9 hours.

Climate

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The weather in Okayama in May is generally moderate sunny, but as the end of the month approaches the weather is getting higher. The Average temperature in May is between 15℃ and 25℃.
Clothing: light jackets, light sweaters and other similar kinds of tops.
You can obtain up-to-date information on the weather in Okayama through the URL below.
http://www.jma.go.jp/jma/indexe.html

Electricity Supply

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Please refer to the following Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) website.
https://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/basic-info/basic-info/electricity.html

Currency Exchange

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Please refer to the following JNTO website.
https://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/basic-info/shopping/foreign-currency-exchange.html

Language

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The most widely spoken language in Japan is Japanese.

Telecommunications

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Internet Access

The Okayama convention Center, the venue of PASC, offers free Wi-Fi internet access. In Japan, you will find many Wi-Fi signals which you can enjoy browsing the internet. Please note they often require a password for security reasons. Also, most accommodations are internet-ready.

Telephone

The international dialing prefix in Japan is +010.

Currency

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Please refer to the following JNTO website.
https://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/basic-info/basic-info/money.html

Taxes

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Consumption tax

Consumption tax in Japan is 8%. Currently, whether indicated prices are tax-included or not is up to the store. Please ask the staff if the prices include tax or not before making your purchase if you would like to know how much you must spend.
Please refer to the following Website for The New Tax-Free System.
https://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/basic-info/shopping/the-new-tax-free-system.html

Duty-free allowances

https://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/basic-info/shopping/customs.html

Tipping

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Tipping in Japan is not mandatory. It could be said that, tipping is not a common practice in Japan.

Emergencies and Insurance

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Please refer to the following JNTO website.
https://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/basic-info/emergency-info/accident-theft-etc.html

Train and Taxi

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Train

The times that trains run are almost all scheduled, and the trains always run on time as long as there are no accidents. Inside central Okayama, there is a flat fare of 100 yen per tram ride, but the fare increases outside of the city center.
By using Internet train route searching services such as the one below, itineraries can be arranged easily while finding efficient routes to destinations.
https://world.jorudan.co.jp/mln/en/?sub_lang=ja

Taxi

Please refer to the following website for “how to use a Taxi”.
https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2021.html

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