No announcement yet.

Travel info tips kalau nak melancong ke Jepun

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Travel info tips kalau nak melancong ke Jepun

    Emergency Number to call in Japan:

    110 - Emergency call to police
    Call 110 to report an accident or crime to the police call center.

    118 - Emergency call to coast guard
    Call 118 to report an accident or crime at sea to the Japan Coast Guard.

    119 - Fire, ambulance, emergency rescue
    Call 119 to report a fire or to ask for an ambulance or rescue service or to contact an emergency call center (a fire station).

    More details related to earthquake below #12.

    Info from:

    Malaysia Embassy in Japan:
    Details of Embassy for Malaysians in case of a natural disaster, loss of passport/ identification documents or encounter problems with authorities in Japan.

    Address: 20-16 Nanpeidai-cho, Shibuya-ku, 150-0036 Tokyo.
    Telephone: +81-3-3476-3840
    Work days: Monday - Friday 9.00 a.m - 12.30 p.m / 1:30 p.m - 5.00 p.m
    Public Holidays: Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday

    Japan: Season & Weather

    Spring / 春 (March to May)
    The plum blossoms (“ume” / “梅”) bloom in late February, signaling that a welcome spring is around the corner. The mild spring season brings out Japan’s beautiful cherry blossoms (“sakura” / “桜”), which are enjoyed from late March through April throughout the country. By May, temperatures are comfortable and vegetation has grown lush.

    Summer / 夏 (June to August)
    Summer kicks off with the dreary rainy season (“tsuyu” / “梅雨”) from June to July, during which hydrangea (“ajisai” / “アジサイ”) blossoms can be seen shrouded in mist. This is followed by screaming cicadas (“semi” / “セミ”) and intense heat and humidity that peaks in August—watch out for mould. Spectacular, large-scale fireworks displays are held in the summer months throughout Japan.

    Autumn / 秋 (September to November)
    The transition into autumn is marked by typhoons and heavy rain, beginning in August and lasting until September. Weather cools pleasantly in October, and November weather is relatively dry and mild. Gorgeous red and golden leaves (kouyou 紅葉) such as Japanese maple and ginkgo can be enjoyed through early December.

    Winter / 冬 (December to February)
    December is the start of ski season, and Japan’s snow country regions are famous for deep and consistent powder snow conditions. In Tokyo, winter is cold, sunny, and dry, and the city experiences only a few days major of snowfall in January or February. Winter illuminations, marvelous spectacles of light displayed in cities, compensate for a lack of vegetation and short daylight hours.

    Information quoted from:

    1. Transportations
    - Useful Link for Train Schedules & Plannings:
    - Japan Rail Network, maps & fare:
    - Cheap 5 days unlimited ride via "Seishun Juhaici kippu" ticket (But no Express/Bullet train)
    - JR Passes:
    - Haneda Limousine Bus (Keihin Kyuko) for those reaching late night @Haneda -
    - How to get to Tokyo after midnight: (Others pls google)
    - You can purchase JR Passes from JTB Malaysia:

    Airport bus/ limo transfer for Tokyo and/or Kansai (recommended by pez):

    2. How is the Usage of Credit Card in Japan? Is it widely accepted?
    While Japan is a cash based country, Credit Card is commonly used in many places - from department stores, drugstores, taxis to convenient stores (yes, 7-11,Family Mart etc), you don't have to worry about cash as you shop. So when do you need cash? In neighborhood restaurants, small shops, markets, and at (rural) ryokans, just to name a few. You will also need cash to pay for your train and bus ticket/ pass.

    You’ll find that large shops, supermarkets and hotels accept credit and debit cards, as will most taxis. But smaller souvenir shops, neighborhood restaurants, local market stalls and traditional Japanese ryokan limit their transactions to cash. This is also the case for most guesthouses operated by private owners.
    If you buy a low-cost item and pay with a large bill — such as a 10,000 yen note — you’ll typically have no problem receiving change. Whether you’re limiting your visit to a big city or plan to travel to rural areas, make sure you carry enough cash for your daily needs.
    Read more on using credit card in Japan:

    3. GUIDE: How much do I bring to Japan?

    Flight, accommodation and shopping aside, you can use the below as Guideline.

    --> Transport
    Common mode of transport: train, subway, bus

    Narita to Tokyo: ~¥2,500
    Tokyo to Narita: ~¥2,500

    Per day Travel within Tokyo: ¥1,000

    Each *Side Trip (eg. Odaiba, Mitaka, Yokohama, Toyosu etc): Add on ¥1,000 (for return trip)

    For example: 7 days = estimated ¥7,000 (travel within Tokyo) + ¥2,000 (2 side trips) + ¥5,000 (airport transfer)
    Total: ¥14,000
    *Assumption from Shinjuku station to side trip locations.
    *Side trip not inclusive of Hakone/ Fuji 5 Lakes, Kamakura, Nikko etc as those has packages to cater for it.

    --> Food
    There is the budget way and the luxury way; everyone have different spending pattern/ habit. We’ll look at something average (comfortable):-

    Breakfast in Café + Drink: ¥600 (eg. in Doutor)
    Lunch: ¥1,200 (drinks are given complimentary in restaurants)
    Dinner: ¥2,000 (drinks are given complimentary in restaurants)
    Additional - Snacks you buy from shopping streets etc : ¥500
    Coffee/ tea time: ¥1,000

    Estimated per day: ¥5,300
    Estimated for 7 days: ¥37,100
    Budget way:
    Lunch & Dinner – look for restaurants that serve food at below ¥1,000 per bowl/set or convenience stores bento/ food.

    Shopping - own budget. A box of Shiroi Koibito costs between ¥800 - ¥3,000+. Simple keychain, luggage tag cost around ¥500 each. Will recommend souvenir shopping at Daiso (¥100 per item) and/or Don Quijote (short for Donki).

    4. Learn Simple Japanese

    Some simple and common phrases to learn/ know:

    5. General Sightseeing & Attractions
    Majority of the information can be found on
    However, please search thru the thread to find other forumers write-ups about their personal experiences.

    NEW! Experience Festivals, Fireworks and Cultural Events in Japan!
    Check out the 2018 calendar here:

    6. Hotel Booking Websites (Please compare 1st)
    - The usual,,,,
    - Also check out Airbnb listings. Plenty of them around Japan.
    - Some recommendations that I've personally stayed in before are Toyoko Inn & APA Hotel which are usually located in convenient locations near train stations all around Japan.

    7.1 VISA Application
    NO VISA REQUIRED FOR MALAYSIANS if your passport is compliance with ICAO standards.

    7.2 ARRIVAL Card/ Disembarkation Card

    During your flight to Japan, it's common for Air Stewardess to distribute the Arrival Card for you to fill. This is a compulsory card for all foreigners going in to any country. There may be cases whereby you were asleep while they distribute the card and thus may have missed it. You can request from the Air Stewardess or fill the form at the desk/ counter right before the queue for Immigration. However, you're advised to fill it in the plane when you have the time. Queue at immigration may be long so if you stopped by to fill your details and then queue, that may delay your time in leaving the airport.

    Sample image of Arrival Card

    How to fill it correctly? Please take note that there have been people who were denied entry due to wrong information filled.

    8. Budget Food Options
    - My favourite choices are Sukiya & Yoshinoya, always cheap and satisfying. There's also Matsuya, similar type of Gyudon (beef rice bowl) restaurants.
    - Convenient Stores (Family Mart, Lawsons, 7 Elevens, Circle K, etc.) are found almost everywhere and food is plenty and affordable.
    - Supermarkets usually sell cheap cheap prepared meals after a certain time.

    9. Easy to find halal or pork free food in Japan?


    10. Popular Travelling Dates
    - Japan Golden Week (28th April - 9th May 2018) --> avoid if possible as a lot of Japanese are travelling around Japan, big crowd everywhere.
    - Bon Odori (13th August - 15th August 2018)
    - China National Day Holiday (1st October - 8th October)

    11. Traveling with Internet!

    Travel sim Option (3G/4G only, no calls) Hello1010:
    Their SIM comes in 3 sizes: Standard, Nano and Micro SIM. You get all 3 and just use whichever applicable for your phone.

    JTB Malaysia also offers sim/ wifi. Check their site for update:

    - Pocket WIFI from various companies. Google search around or check the threads for good deals.
    --- (contributed by estcin)

    12. Prepaid IC Card (for local train/ subway/ buses)
    There are many passes available for Japan, so do check it out before purchasing. Integrated Circuit (IC) Card works like Touch N Go in Malaysia:

    *Image from

    Note: Prepaid IC card can be purchased from the station. ¥500 is charged as deposit for the card. You can return the IC card at a refund counter @ airport to get back your deposit.

    ----> Tokyo: PASMO (issued by Tokyo Metro)
    ----> Tokyo & some other areas covered by JR: SUICA (issued by JR)
    Note: either one will be good; PASMO can be used on JR line and vice versa.
    What is the difference? Check it out here:

    ----> Kyoto/ Osaka: ICOCA (issued by JR) :

    Discount Passes
    - Tokyo Metro Pass by Metro Line:
    - Tokyo 1-Day Ticket by JR Line:


    13. Tax Free Shopping

    14. Emergency/ Disaster
    It is not uncommon for Japan to be strike with earthquake and tsunami. However, as foreigners without proper training to manage the situation, it is easy for us to panic. Please go through some of the sites below to understand what you should do when disaster strikes while you are on a trip.

    "All smartphones in Japan have an earthquake/ tsunami alert system installed, hence, about 5 to 10 seconds before a disaster strikes the warning system should give people a precious few extra seconds to escape to a safer place or duck under the table. When the alert goes off a buzzing noise is heard, and a voice keeps saying “Jishin desu! Jishin desu” (meaning “There is an earthquake”) until the earthquake stops.

    Since an earthquake that happens in a coastal area is more likely to generate a tsunami, a warning system improvement contributes to minimizing the loss of lives and property by giving an alert 5-10 minutes before the tsunami comes. Also, the Japan Meteorological Agency has installed more than 200 seismic forecast stations across the country, and on a larger scale the Ministry of Disaster Prevention has set up 800 stations for the creation of the warning system. With all the information gathered from the seismic stations, the government staff can immediately analyze the data, identify the scope of the disaster, as well as predict the time of occurrence time in each location and accordingly launch a warning to the people so citizens can be prepared."

    Places to seek refuge in natural disaster (Tokyo):

    Shinjuku: Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
    Address: Tokyo Shinjuku-ku Naitomachi 11
    If you're east of Shinjuku station, the nearest refuge spot is Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. It is located 10 minutes from Shinjuku station's South Exit on foot. It is usually a garden which requires an entrance fee, but is opened to the public in the time of a disaster.

    Shibuya: Hachiyama Junior High School
    Address: Tokyo Shibuya-ku Uguisudanicho 9-1
    A refuge spot close to the center of Shibuya. The gates are usually closed for security purposes, but are opened to the public in the event of a disaster.

    Shibuya: Shoto Junior High School
    Address: Tokyo Shibuya-ku Shoto 1-20-4
    This is also a refuge spot near the center of Shibuya. You should head to the one that is closer to you in case of emergency.

    Asakusa: Asakusa Elementary School
    Address: Tokyo Taito-ku Hanakawado 1-14-15
    The nearest refuge spot from Sensoji temple.

    Asakusa: Tawara Elementary School
    Address: Tokyo Taito-ku Kaminarimon 1-5-15
    A refuge spot by Tawaramachi station. If you are staying at a hotel nearby, you should head here.

    Ginza: Taimei Elementary School
    Address: Tokyo Chuo-ku Ginza 5-1-13
    This refuge spot is the closest from the center of Ginza.

    Ginza: Kyobashi Plaza
    Address: Tokyo Chuo-ku Ginza 1711-1
    If you're near Ginza-itchome or Shintomicho station, this is the nearest refuge spot.

    Info from:
    Disaster Preparedness Tokyo
    A disaster prevention book that is available for free from the Tokyo Metropolitan government. Information about what to do in the case of an earthquake, things to be aware of, and emergency contact numbers are listed. The book is currently available for download in English, Chinese, and Korean.

    English Chinese
    Info from:

    App by Japan National Tourism Organization

    “Safety tips” is a push-enabled app for Earthquake Early Warning and Tsunami Warning within Japan. It is provided in English. The app offers various functions useful for both foreign tourists and residents in Japan. Evacuation flowchart shows actions to be taken in the state of emergency; Communication Card helps you to communicate with people around; Website Links shares helpful information in the state of disaster.

    Sample trip itineraries to get you started.


    Quoted from Japan-Guide:

    Moving Schedule
    Tsukiji's inner market is scheduled to close on October 6, 2018, followed by the move of businesses from October 7 to 10, and the opening of Toyosu Market on October 11. Afterwards, Tsukiji's inner market will be torn down, and a new market is proposed to be built in its place sometime after the 2020 Olympics. Tsukiji's popular outer market with its many restaurants and numerous retail shops will remain in business beyond October 2018.

    The new Toyosu Market surrounds Shijo-mae Station on the Yurikamome. The Yurikamome is an elevated train that connects Shimbashi Station on the JR Yamanote Line via Odaiba with Toyosu Station along the Yurakucho Subway Line.
    For more details, check the link:


  • #2
    Dah pergi ke ? share skit pengalaman .... lama rasa teringin ..xde rejeki lagi ... makanan halal ok tak ? dengar cerita mahal bebenor


    • #3
      Lets plan for 2020 trip..hihi..plan from now..survey harga tiket


      • #4
        Wow lengkap..kalau pergi negara yang susah dapat makanan halal..memang wajib la bawak bekal sikit dapat la jimat belanja makan untuk yang lain


        • #5
          terima kasih atas info ni, lengkap dan mudah faham