Visitors from countries whose citizens must have visas should apply to a Japanese consular office or diplomatic mission in their respective country. For details, please contact your travel agent or the local consular office in your country.
The weather in Takamatsu during the period of the conference is typically sunny with temperature ranges between 11degree C and 21degree C.
Only Japanese yen (JPY, \) is acceptable at regular stores and restaurants. Certain foreign currencies may be accepted at a limited number of hotels, restaurants and souvenir shops. You can exchange your currency with Japanese yen at foreign exchange banks and other authorized money exchangers on presentation of your passport.
Traveler's checks are accepted only by leading banks and major hotels in principal cities, and the use of traveler's checks in Japan is not as popular as in some other countries. VISA, Master Card, Diners Club, and American Express are widely accepted at hotels, department stores, shops, restaurants and nightclubs.
In Japan, tips are not necessary anywhere, even at hotels and restaurants.
Japan operates on 100 volts for electrical appliances. The frequency is 60 Hz in western Japan including Takamatsu, Osaka and Kyoto, and 50 Hz in eastern Japan including Tokyo.