Diving in Japan

Located in East Asia, Japan is an island nation consisting of the Japanese archipelago and the Nansei Islands, Izu Islands, and Ogasawara Islands. Japan is famous for being a very safe and clean country with a rich culture and strong economy. Tokyo, the capital of Japan, is a major city of pop culture and production of electronics.

Japan covers an area of 3,000 km with a colder climate in the north and a warmer, milder climate in the south. Within this wide area, climate and water temperature can vary greatly from region to region. As a result, each region has its own unique ecosystem, offering a wide variety of scuba dives from ice diving in Hokkaido to tropical diving in Okinawa. There are also great freshwater environments such as lakes and rivers with abundant caves and shipwrecks to explore. Japan is famous for its four distinct seasons on land, but divers can also experience these seasons underwater as well.

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Scuba diving in Hokkaido is not for the faint of heart, however, as the water is either cold or frozen, and a dry suit will be needed.

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Diving in Kyushu is full of amazing marine life.

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Scuba diving in the Shikoku region is possible year-round, with most dive sites less than a 15-minute boat ride away.

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Diving in Honshu offers a variety of sites be it ocean, river, or lake.

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Dive Sites in Japan

Travel Information for Japan

Power Plug Type

 

A, B

Airports

 

KIX, ITM, NRT, HND

Currency

 

JPY

Language

 

ja

Electricity

 

100 V / 50 Hz / 60

Timezone

 

UTC+09:00

Network Provider

 

NTT Docomo, SoftBank Mobile Corp

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