Japan travel insurance

Before you buy travel insurance for your holiday to Japan, there are a few things to think about:

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What’s covered with travel insurance to Japan?

As standard, our policies cover over 50 sports and activities, so you can get up to more on your holiday. We also offer a range of benefits, some of which include:

To help you have the best holiday experience, we’ve put together some important information that we think you might want to know before your trip to Japan:

CurrencyJapanese yen
Official language(s)Japanese
PopulationApprox. 127 million
Plug typePlug A and B
Driving sideLeft-hand side
ClimateSpring – March to May
Summer – June to August
Autumn – September to November
Winter – December to February
LawsLocal laws and customs

Do I need a visa for Japan?

No. If you have a valid British passport then you can stay in Japan as a visitor for up to 90 days without a visa. If you’re planning on staying for longer, or are travelling there for other means like work or study, then you’ll need to contact the Japanese Embassy or Consulate.

Healthcare in Japan

The healthcare facilities in Japan are in good condition and are well equipped for most medical treatments. The staff are also highly trained in the hospitals and clinics around Japan. However, medical treatment can be quite expensive, and you’ll be expected to pay the full cost of the bill at the time of treatment. It’s important to make sure you have adequate travel insurance to cover the costs of any medical treatments or possible repatriation you may need while on your holiday.

You can find more information about healthcare in Japan here.

Can you help if I need medical treatment while in Japan?

Yes – all our policies come with access to our 24-hour emergency assistance team, so there will always be someone here to help you if you become ill or are injured while abroad.

You, or someone on your behalf, can contact our medical emergency team at any time.


  1. Unlimited emergency medical expenses available on Black level policies.
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