The official language spoken in Japan is Japanese, however you will also find minority languages such as Ainu
Name: Japanese Yen Code: JPY Symbol: ¥ 100 JPY is approx 68p
Time Zone: Japan Standard Time (UTC+09:00)
The typical cost of a beer in a restaurant in Japan will be between ¥500 – ¥600 (approx £3.40-£4), but if you're going to a convenience store to get one you're looking at a lower cost of ¥100 – ¥200 (approx 68p-£1.40).
The cost of a meal in Japan can range from ¥800 – ¥3000 (approx £5.50-£20), with a bowl of ramen costing around ¥500 (approx £3.40). Top tip: if you're looking for a quick and inexpensive meal such as soba and domburi, keep your eyes peeled around large train stations.
Looking to catch a cab? a normal taxi tariff starts at ¥300 (approx £2) depending on where you're going.
One of the best things about Japan is its transportation, with the cost of an adult 1-day subway ticket costing around ¥800 (approx £5.50).
Looking for a hostel in Japan? the average cost per night is around ¥3000 (approx £20).
Japan has a range of accommodation to choose from, including both traditional rooms and Western style hotels, with the average cost of a night being around ¥2000 (approx £13).