IAGG Asia/Oceania Regional Congress 2023


Latest Information

Please find the latest information from the Japanese government for entering Japan under the COVID-19 pandemic.

Border enforcement measures implemented in Japan in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19
(Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

Border control measures
(Ministry of Health, Labour, Welfare)

Visa Requirements
(Ministry of Foreign Affairs)


The official language of this conference is English and communication in English is readily available in the surrounding cities.

Time Zone

Upon your arrival, please set your clock to Japanese time!
To adjust your clock, please see the information here


The early summer season is a great kick off to all of the summer festivites in Japan. It also falls in a prime period before the start of the humid heat, so you can dress light and enjoy the sun!


Only Japanese yen (JPY) is accepted at regular stores and restaurants.
Certain foreign currencies may be accepted at a limited number of hotels, restaurants and souvenir shops.

ATM Information

Foreign currency can usually be exchanged at exchange counters, banks, and some hotels, and local convenience stores, such as FamilyMart, 7 eleven, and Lawson.
Exchange rates fluctuate daily in accordance with financial market trends. Currency that can be exchanged depends on the exchange counter.


In general, tips are not necessary, even at hotels and restaurants in Japan.


Electric voltage is uniformly 100 volts, AC, throughout Japan, but with two different cycles: 50 in eastern Japan including Tokyo, and 60 in western Japan including Kyoto, Osaka and Nagoya. Leading hotels in major cities have two outlets of 100 and 220 volts but their sockets usually accept a two-leg plug only.