Useful Information for Visiting Japan

2020/6/29
1. Customs
Please refer to the website of Japan Customs.


2. Immigration control
Please refer to the website of the Immigration Bureau of Japan.
3. Quarantine
Please refer to the website of Quarantine Information Office of Japan.
4. Animal Quarantine
Please refer to the website of Animal Quarantine Service of Japan.
5. Importation of Animal
Please refer to the website of Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.
 

6. Plant Quarantine
Please refer to the website of Plant Protection Station of Japan.
7. Bringing medicines for personal use into Japan
Please refer to the website of Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.


8. Examples of Dangerous Goods by Air Transportation
Please refer to the website of Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.


9. Registration Procedure at lodging facilities in Japan
Please refer to the website of Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.


10. Driving a car in Japan
  • Traffic Rules: Please refer to the website of National Police Agency.
  • Swiss driver's license holder:

    Individuals with driver’s licenses issued in Switzerland are allowed to drive vehicles complying with Japanese laws and regulations only when they carry both the original license issued in Switzerland and a Japanese Translation of such issued by Japan Automobile Federation.

    For further information, please refer to the website of Japan Automobile Federation.

  • Switching overseas driver's license to Japanese license: Please refer to the website of Japan Automobile Federation.

11. Living in Japan
This is the website of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of the Swiss Confederation. You can check the information about Japan in English, German, French and Italian.