No adapter needed

Do I need a travel adapter for a trip to Japan?

No, you do not need a travel adapter (plug adapter) for a trip from Canada to Japan. In Japan, people are using the same plugs and electrical outlets as in Canada.

Japan und Canada compared
Flag: Canada
AOutlets of type ABOutlets of type BOutlets
120 VoltVoltage
60 HertzFrequency
Flag: Japan
AOutlets of type ABOutlets of type BOutlets
100 VoltVoltage
50 / 60 HertzFrequency
Power sockets

Which types of power outlets are used in Japan?

Japan uses power outlets of type A and B. As these are the same types of plugs used in Canada, you do not need a travel adapter in Japan.

Country information

About Japan

Flag: About Japan

Japan is a country in Asia (Eastern Asia) with about 126.9 Millionen inhabitants on an area of almost 378 000 km². The capital of Japan is Tokyo (8.3 Millionen inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking Japanese.

Japan does not have a neighbor country.

TLD: .jpCurrency: JPYCountry calling code: +81Country Code : JP
Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Japan?

The voltage in Japan is 100 volts.

The voltage, therefore, is lower than the 120 volts in Canada. This difference means that you have to be cautious when using electrical devices purchased in Canada:

You should read the instruction manual of your device and check at which voltage it is safe to use.

If the voltage stated in the user's manual or on the device's power supply differs from the mains voltage in Japan, you should either not use your device there, or buy a voltage converter before departing.

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Japan?

The utility frequency in Japan is not standardized. Depending on the region, sockets in Japan supply electricity at 50 or 60 Hertz.

The frequency, therefore, is sometimes the same as in Canada. That's why it is safe to use all your electric appliances in Japan.