Founded almost 2700 years ago, the technological powerhouse Japan has a formidable prominence, whether it’s for its dazzling cities or its glorious mountains Japan is a frequently visited and luxurious holiday destination. Indulge in Japans cultural riches, from food to origami and discover different traditions such as slurping your food to indicate its tasty!

What plug sockets are used in Japan?

In Japan the plug sockets used are type A / B, the following pictures show the outlets and plugs needed. When traveling from the UK you will need an adapter for types A / B.

If you’re after an adapter we would suggest looking into this multi-purpose adapter. Please do double check that it meets your needs.

What voltage & frequency is used in Japan?

Japan uses 100V which is different compared to the 120v used in North America and 220V to 230V used in Europe. The plugs in Japan resemble the plugs used in North America, normally two or three-pin.

Eastern Japan makes use of a 50Hz frequency while Western Japan runs on 60Hz, most appliances and equipment won’t be impacted by this difference apart from clocks in some instances.