Planning a trip to Japan? Please take the proper precautions as certain vaccinations are recommended for Japan, though they are not mandatory. Which vaccinations you require is dependant on the places you plan to visit and on the duration of your stay in this former empire.
Japan, the land of the rising sun, is an archipelago in East Asia. The country is widely known for its food (sushi) and for geisha’s, manga comics and Mount Fuji. But Japan has much more to offer. It’s a country full of surprises and contradictions. Outside its large cosmopolitan cities such as Tokyo, Japan offers impressive natural scenery including many lakes, green forests, marshes, mountains, volcanoes and waterfalls. The climate in Japan ranges from a cool and humid continental climate in the north – with freezing cold winters and hot summers – to a humid subtropical climate in the south.
Wherever you plan to go in Japan, please protect yourself well against possible health risks, such as infectious diseases. Malaria does not occur in Japan. Our KLM Health Services nurses gladly provide travel advice and are able to tell you which vaccinations you may need for your trip to Japan. Click here to make an appointment with one of our nurses.
Japan vaccinations: the most common risks
Vaccines can make you and your children resistant to various diseases that occur in Japan. Please find below a list of the main health risks and most common diseases in Japan and read which specific vaccinations are required.