Passport – make sure it’s in date and valid for the duration of your stay in Japan; tourists travelling from the UK to Japan do not need to acquire a visa.*
Emergency contact details
*Please check here to see if Japan requires residents your country to have a visa before travelling.
Entertainment – books, games etc.
Tooth brush and tooth paste
Jumper or sweatshirt
Sun cream – essential in the summer months when temperatures often rise above 30 ºC.
Moisturiser – particularly handy during the winter months, which tend to be cold and dry.
Medication – If you take regular medication, make sure you bring it with you, along with a list of all the medication you take.
Deodorant and tampons/sanitary pads – in Japan the information on the packaging of these items will be written in Japanese, so it is best to bring your own supply.
Japan has four distinct seasons with cold, dry winters and hot, humid summers. The rainy season typically takes place in June and July. Before your trip, be sure to check the weather and temperature forecast so that you can pack accordingly.
We recommend packing the following:
Japan has an exceptionally low crime rate and so having your electronic items stolen is very unlikely. However, it’s always worth being cautious and taking good care of any valuables you bring with you. When you pack for your trip, bring any valuable essentials in your hand luggage, rather than the bag you intend to check in.
Want to organise your own school trip to Japan? Take a look at our school trips or download our latest brochure below. Or get in contact with one of our specialists today by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.