Although Japan is a clean and relatively safe country, it is always advisable to take out travel insurance during your stay.
If you come to Japan in summer or fall and unfortunately you will meet a lot of mosquitoes. In Japan you can buy some repellent sprays or creams cheaply or you can bring some from home.
You can also get electrical repellent devices for your room; however, most rooms are air-conditioned, so it’s best to simply close the windows. If you think you will have a bad reaction to mosquitoes, it is best to cover up, especially at night.
Malaria is not endemic in Japan, so it is not necessary to take any medicine.
Food and beverages are generally considered safe to consume, but there is a small risk of parasitic infection and toxins from raw shellfish.
Feel free to call any of our consultants if you have any further questions, otherwise, for the latest official government travel advice, including security, local laws, passport and visa information, visit our page of travel tips.