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Travel Tips

Population

■Shimane Prefecture 692,553
■Matsue City 205,008

Size

■Shimane Prefecture 6,707.95km²
■Matsue City 530.35km²

Climate

Rainy Season: Middle of June - Middle of July
Snow Season: December - February

Time Zone

UTC+9

Electricity

100 volts AC, 60Hz, Flat 2-pin plugs

Telephone

Country dialing code

Country Code +81
(Omit the first 0 from the telephone number)

Pre-paid International telephone card (KDDI)

International Credit calls (NTT)

Communication

Wi-Fi Spot

  • Hotels (Ask at front desk)
  • Kunibiki Messe Free Wi-Fi
  • Matsue Terrsa Free Wi-Fi (Need a password to access)
  • Shimane Hajimari Free Wi-Fi (Izumo Airport, Prefectural Museums, and Shimane Prefectural Products and Tourist center etc…)
  • Enmusubi Smart Navi Free Wi-Fi (Matsue JR Station Bus Terminal, Matsue Castle Area. Matsue Vogel Park etc…)

Emergency

Matsue City is remarkably safe city. The crime rate is quite low.

In an emergency, dial 110 (Police) or 119 (Fire/Ambulance).

Medical Service

  • Matsue Red Cross Hospital: 0852-24-2111
  • Matsue City Hospital: 0852-60-8000
  • Matsue Seikyo Hospital: 0852-23-1111

General Business Hours

■Banks AM 9:00- PM 3:00 (weekday)
■Restaurants AM 11:00- PM9:00
■Convenience Stores 24 hours

Currency

Japan is still a cash based society. Credit cards and debit cards are becoming increasingly accepted in Matsue City. However they are not used as much as in western countries.

Currency Exchange

You can change your money at the main airport (Narita International, Tokyo International, Kansai International Airport etc.) .
In Matsue City, you can change your money at the Sanin Godo Bank, the post offices, and some hotels.

They should have the current rates of exchange clearly on display. You will need your passport when you want to change some money.

Banks

Sanin Godo Bank (Weekdays 9:00Am - 3:00Pm)

Credit Card

Visa, Master Card, American Express, Diners Club,Discover,中国銀聯

ATM/CD

You can use CD at the post offices.

TAX

Japan has a 8% sales tax (2014.4 - )

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