Cosmopolitan Japan

About Japan

Japan, an island nation east of China and north of Korea, has a rich historical tradition that conjures up images of Samurai warriors, geishas, tea ceremonies, and cherry blossoms. Contemporary Japan has made sushi, manga, Hello Kitty, sumo wrestling, and electronics as common in Tokyo as they are in virtually every corner of the world. Given the global reach of its cultural exports, it is not surprising that Japan draws more than 20 million visitors per year. The country is hosting the 2020 Summer Olympics and is working hard to make the nation even more welcoming. Japanese people are learning more languages especially English and signs are appearing in several languages to make navigating the country by taxi, train, or on foot even easier. These and other visitor-friendly improvements are encouraging greater number of visitors to discover Japan.

Most visitors to Japan begin in Tokyo, the capital city, where they are spoiled for choice of things to do. Activities vary with the seasons. The Cherry Blossom Festival is the most famous spring event but it is also time to see the ancient tradition of Nagashibina, the Floating Ceremony of Paper Hina Dolls, to pray for the protection of children. Summer is a time for numerous fireworks displays or a visit to Marinesports to enjoy a variety of watersports including dolphin spotting. The autumn brings vibrant colors from abundant foliage to harvests of fresh fruits and vegetables. Cooler temperatures are perfect for exploring the city on foot or hiking trails. In winter, the colder temperatures bring people inside to visit temples, palaces, and entertainment such as Kabuki. Every season is the right time of year for shopping. Ginza is the high end shopping district while other districts of the city like Kagurazaka offer more affordable items including kimonos and traditional wooden sandals as well as souvenirs.

Sushi is an international cuisine but experiencing it in Japan is not to be missed. While extremely proud of their delicious cuisine, Tokyo offers a wide assortment of other types of dining experiences for those who crave a plate of spaghetti or egg roll. Japan offers a first-class experience for visitors including those who are seeking medical, health, and wellness treatments.

Healthcare in Japan

Japan is a relative later comer to the international medical travel market but is working systematically to ensure that its outstanding healthcare system is accessible to patients from around the world. Consistently rated as one of the best in the world, the Japanese healthcare system or medical tourism in Japan is characterized by universal coverage, low-cost health screenings to encourage prevention and early detection, and free choice of providers by patients. The Japanese approach to healthy living has earned the country the highest life expectancy in the world. The country has established requirements for hospitals that want to treat international patients to ensure that patient services including interpreters are available to assist individuals with accessing world-class medical services. Top quality medical care across all disciplines is available in the hospitals that are engaged with medical travelers. Health screening is comprehensive, reasonably priced, readily available, and quick so that you can be on your way to enjoy your stay in Japan. medical tourism in Japan has a long tradition of preventive and wellness care including complementary medicine and Japanese bathing in hot springs called Onsen. Spa treatments are also widely available in Japan to help you unwind after a late night of karaoke, sake, and sushi. Ready to schedule your health exam or wellness treatment in Japan? Contact us today!

 

Japan snapshot

Capital CityTokyo
LanguagesJapanese, some English spoken by health professionals
Form of GovernmentConstitutional monarchy with an elected Prime Minister
Time ZoneGMT+9
Country Dialing Code+81
CurrencyJapanese Yen
Global Peace Index 2016Very High

 

Map location of Tokyo, Japan