Japan is an island country Lying off the east coast of Asia, situated in the northwest Pacific Ocean. Ancient traditions meet modern life in this truly timeless destination. Extremely modern on the surface, Japan has a rich, traditional culture spanning thousands of years. Japan is an easy country to get around, with an immaculate and efficient public transport system which is the envy of the world. You can enjoy tropical beaches in the south, with more adventurous pursuits aplenty with its vast mountains and bubbling hot volcanic springs in a country that is more than two-thirds mountains.
Travel Health Information
vaccinations for travelling here
There’s a continuous risk of earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis throughout Japan. Latest warnings and advisories are published on the Japan Meteorological Agency website. 330,000 British nationals visited Japan in 2018. Most visits are trouble free. If you are only planning a short-term visit, or will be based in major cities such as Tokyo , Osaka , and Kyoto , you will likely not need any vaccines. However, to be on the safe side, any routine immunizations should be kept up-to-date. Rubella, measles and even dengue fever have all made appearances in recent years. Precautions should be taken to minimize exposure to mosquitoes during the rainy and summer months. Japanese encephalitis is a rare but sometimes fatal disease for which a vaccine is available.
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