Danish Royal Visit to Japan


10 - 13 October 2017

Practical information about Japan

Hosting Danish representation

Royal Danish Embassy
29-6, Sarugaku-cho, Shibuya-ku
Tokyo150-0033, Japan


The language is Japanese and the English proficiency is lower than in Europe. Most road signs are written in English below and restaurants often have an English menu available.


Emergency: Police 110, Ambulance/ fire department 119, English speaking police: (+81) 03-3581-4321

The area code for Japan is +81.

During transportation, it is recommended to set the phone on silent mode as it is considered rude to talk on the phone in public transport.


The exchange rate in Japan is 100 yen to 6.35 DKK (as of May 2017). Though cash is more commonly used in Japan, the use of credit cards is gradually becoming more accepted in large shops and hotels. Money can also be withdrawn using credit cards from ATMs, which are often located in convenience stores. 



100 V/50 Hz are used. Plugs are the same as in the US.

Opening hours

Convenience stores are open 24 hours a day. Store opening hours are typically 10-21.

Time zone

The time zone is UTC + 9. At the time of the visit Japan is 7 hours ahead of Denmark.


Not applicable in Japan.


Japan is prone to earthquakes as it is located on several tectonic plates. Minor earthquakes are common but are not dangerous. Large earthquakes and tsunamis are rare. In case of a large earthquake, the official guidelines should be followed.