Travel Advice

Travel Advice

New Zealand Government advice for Japan

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When travelling to Japan, you should always get travel insurance in case the worst happens. To help you ensure you travel safely, we have included the travel advice from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade for Japan.

There is extreme risk associated with travel to Area 3 near the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, as identified on the Japan Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry website . We advise against all travel to this area due to the risk of radiation.

There is high risk associated with travel to Areas 1 and 2 near the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, as identified on the Japan Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry website and we advise against all tourist and other non-essential travel to these areas due to the potential risk of radiation.

There are no significant security issues elsewhere in Japan but normal safety and security measures should be taken to ensure personal safety. 

Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant
On 11 March 2011, a magnitude 9 earthquake and subsequent tsunami caused significant damage to the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. Radiation levels remain a concern in the areas outlined above.  A more detailed explanation of the various travel restrictions in these areas has been provided by the Japan Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

New Zealanders in the vicinity of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant are advised to follow any advice or instructions on precautionary or protective measures issued by the Japanese authorities.   

General travel advice
New Zealanders travelling or living in Japan should have a comprehensive travel insurance policy in place. 

New Zealanders in Japan are encouraged to register their details with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Street Address 20-40 Kamiyama-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150 - 0047, Japan Telephone +81 3 3467 2271 Fax +81 3 3467 6843 Email nzemb.tky@mail.com Web Site http://www.nzembassy.com/japan Hours Mon - Fri 0900 - 1730 hrs

Street Address Umeda Centre Building, 2-4-12 Nakazaki-nishi Kita-ku, Osaka 530 - 8323, Japan Telephone +81 6 6373 4583 Fax +81 6 6373 4394

Street Address c/o Japan Rail Kyushu 6F, Hakata Eki Mae 3-25-21, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka 812-8566, Japan Telephone +81 92 474 2279 Fax +81 92 474 2737 Hours Mon - Fri 0900 - 1700 hrs

Street Address Rinnai Corporation, 2-26 Fukuzumi-cho, Nakagawa-ku, Nagoya 454 - 0802, Japan Telephone +81 52 361 8257 Fax +81 52 361 8871 Hours Mon - Fri 0900 - 1700 hrs

Street Address Home Kikaku Centre Co., Ltd. 1-26 West 2-chome, North 38-jo Kita-ku, Sapporo Hokkaido 001-0038, Japan Telephone +81 11 802-9272 Fax +81 11 802-9275 Hours Fri-Tue (closed on Wed and Thu), 0900 - 1700 hrs

See our regional advice for North Asia

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Street Address
20-40 Kamiyama-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150 - 0047, Japan

Telephone: +81 3 3467 2271

Fax: +81 3 3467 6843

Email: nzemb.tky@mail.com

Website: http://www.nzembassy.com/japan

Hours: Mon - Fri 0900 - 1730 hrs

Telephone: +81 3 3467 2271

Fax: +81 3 3467 6843

Email: nzemb.tky@mail.com

Website: http://www.nzembassy.com/japan