There’s no need to sell you the idea of travelling to Japan. The country sells itself, and boy, they do a fantastic job at that! Still, if you’re wondering why you should visit, read on.
Japan is an island country off the east coast of Asia. Known as the land of the rising sun, Japan offers the world a vast experience, especially in travel. When you travel to Japan, you visit one of the most advanced countries, rich in history, culture and tradition, art and architecture, fashion, and a blend of modernism.
Popular for bonsai cultivation, anime, gaming culture, sushi, ramen, tea and kimonos, cherry blossom trees (Sakura in Japanese that occurs mis-March to May), Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples, traditional Kyoto places and samurai warriors (you can train to be one too!), Japan is the place to be. Getting around in the country is a breeze (literally, because of their bullet trains). Mount Fuji, located in Japan, is the highest mountain/volcano where tourists enjoy trekking and skiing activities. The capital of Japan, Tokyo, is a futuristic city famous for the Tokyo Skytree, Shibuya crossing, Imperial Palace, Ginza and other attractions.
Before you set off on your trip, ensure that you have the right travel insurance to Japan to secure you throughout your journey financially. If things go awry anytime during your trip, you can avail many benefits from your plan.
Is Travel Insurance Mandatory for Japan?
Yes, travel insurance is mandatory when travelling to Japan. Japan requires travellers to own comprehensive travel insurance that also has medical coverage. This is one of the necessary documents to apply for a tourist visa to Japan.
You can easily purchase your international travel insurance from Digit online through our simple, quick and hassle-free process.
What is the Cost of Travel Insurance for Japan from India
A $50,000 Japan International Travel Insurance plan from India for 4 days for 1 adult starts from ₹225 only (GST extra). [The cost mentioned here is as of December 2022].
What’s great about International Travel Insurance by Digit?
Zero Deductibles - You don’t pay anything at all when you make a claim – it’s all on us.
Adventure Sports Covered - Our coverage includes activities such as scuba diving, bungee jumping & sky diving (provided the duration is one day)
Immediate Monetary Compensation for Flight Delays - We don’t want to waste your time any further. That’s why, when your flight is delayed for more than 6 hours, we give you an immediate compensation of ₹500-1000.
Smartphone-enabled Processes - No paperwork, no running around. Just upload your documents when you make a claim.
Missed-call Facility - Give us a missed call at +91-7303470000 and we’ll call you back in 10 minutes. No more international calling charges!
Worldwide Support - We’ve partnered with the world’s largest health & travel insurance network Allianz, to support you seamlessly across the globe. T&C apply*
Japan Travel Insurance Plans that fit your needs
Offers coverages for the most common mishaps that can be encountered on an international trip.
This plan not only covers you for the most common mishaps on your trip but also keeps you protected from each hiccup, so your trip goes just how it should!
Emergency Accidental Treatment & Evacuation
Accidents occur at the most unexpected times. Unfortunately, we can’t save you there, but we can surely help you get the best treatment. We cover you for immediate medical treatment that results in hospitalization.
Emergency Medical Treatment & Evacuation
God forbid if you fall ill during your trip in an unknown country, don’t panic! We will take care of your treatment costs. We will cover you for expenses like hospital room rent, operation theatre charges, etc.
We hope this cover is never required. But for any accident during the trip, resulting in death or a disability, this benefit is there for support.
Daily Cash Allowance (Per day/Max 5 days)
When on a trip, you manage your cash efficiently. And we do not want you to shell out anything extra for emergencies. So, when you are hospitalized, you get a fixed daily cash allowance per day, to manage your daily expenses.
Accidental Death & Disability
While this cover has everything like the emergency accidental treatment cover, it has one extra layer of protection. It also covers death & disability while boarding, de-boarding or are inside the flight (Touchwood!).
Emergency Dental Treatment
If you encounter acute pain or meet with an accidental injury to your teeth on the trip, resulting in emergency dental treatment provided by a medical practitioner, we will cover you for the expenses incurred due to the treatment.
Smooth transit covers
If unfortunately, your trip gets cancelled, we cover the pre-booked, non-refundable expenses of your trip.
Common Carrier Delay
If your flight gets delayed by more than a certain time limit, you get the benefit amount, no questions asked!
Delay of Checked-in Baggage
Waiting at the conveyor belt is annoying, we know! So, if your checked-in baggage is delayed for more than 6 hours, you get the benefit amount, no questions asked!
Total loss of Checked-in Baggage
The last thing that can happen on a trip is your baggage getting lost. But if something like this happens, you get the benefit amount for the entire baggage getting permanently lost. If two out three bags are lost, you get a proportional benefit, i.e. 2/3rd of the benefit amount.
Missed the flight? Don’t worry! We will pay for extra accommodation and travel needed to reach the next destination shown on your ticket/itinerary if, you miss a pre-booked onward flight because of a delay in the flight.
Loss of Passport
The worst thing to happen in an unknown land is to lose your passport or visa. If something like this happens, we reimburse the expenses, if it is lost, stolen or damaged while you are outside of your country.
If on a bad day, all your money is stolen, and you need emergency cash, this cover will come to your rescue.
Emergency Trip Extension
We don’t want our vacations to end. But we don’t want to stay in a hospital too! If due to an emergency during your trip, you need to lengthen your stay, we will reimburse the cost of hotel extensions and return flight rescheduling. The emergency could be a natural calamity in your travel area or an emergency hospitalization.
In case of emergency, If you had to return home early from your trip, that would be really sad. We can’t fix that but we will cover charges for alternate travel arrangements and non-refundable travel costs like accommodation, planned events and excursion expenses.
Personal Liability & Bail Bond
Due to an unfortunate incident, if there are any legal charges against you while you are travelling, we will pay for it.
Coverage option suggested above is only indicative and is based on market study and experience. You may opt for any additional coverages as per your requirement. Please call us at 1800-258-5956 in case you want to opt for any other coverages or wish to know further details.
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What's not Covered?
Digit's Travel Insurance from India to Japan covers most things that could go wrong during your vacation. We are completely open in all that we do. Understanding what your travel insurance does not cover is critical, just like knowing what is covered. The following are some exclusions that our travel plan will not cover:
We can't cover diseases or illnesses already diagnosed (pre-existing conditions) or if your doctor has already recommended no travelling.
Daily cash allowance of up to 5 days is only valid for those hospitalised during their holiday in a foreign country.
Death or disability won't be covered after 365 days of the accident that has caused it.
Adventure sports are covered if you're doing it for one day. This doesn't include weeklong treks, hikes or professional-level adventure sports that go on for more than one day.
Acts of War are not covered.
Flight delays are not covered if your airline already informed you about the same at least 6 hours in advance.
Delay of checked-in luggage is not covered if the delay is due to customs.
Any missed connection where the time gap between scheduled arrival of incoming flight and scheduled departure of connecting flight was less than the time required.
Thefts will not be covered if the police of the respective aren't notified within 24 hours.
Trip extensions due to childbirth or related matters can't be covered
Trip abandonments due to pre-existing illnesses or health conditions can't be covered.
Trip cancellations due to rejection of visa are not covered.
With us, get access to VIP claims
After you buy our international travel insurance for Japan, you live tension free as we have a 3-step, completely digital claims process!
Give us a call at 1800-258-5956 (if in India) or drop a missed call at +91-7303470000 & we’ll call back in 10 mins.
Upload the required documents & your bank account details, on the link sent.
We’ll take care of the rest!
Why do you need Travel Insurance for Japan from India?
Let's look at why you need travel insurance when visiting Japan:
When travelling to Japan, it is strongly recommended to buy travel insurance to cover medical costs. Availing of medical treatment abroad can be financially burdensome. With comprehensive international travel insurance with medical coverage (like ours), you won’t have to worry about burning a hole in your pocket if you require hospitalization or medical treatment.
Japan is highly prone to adverse weather conditions and natural disasters like earthquakes, tsunamis, heavy snowfalls and low temperatures during winter. Always stay updated via government authorities and local media on such information. Travel insurance can act as a safety blanket if you are stuck in such situations.
Japan is a highly safe country to travel to. Still, you never know when unforeseen situations can hamper your trip. When you purchase your International Travel Insurance plan from Digit, you are protected in unpredictable circumstances, such as loss of personal belongings, loss of passport, baggage loss, flight delays, medical emergencies, trip cancellations, accidents during adventure activities and any other mishap that could disrupt your trip to Japan.
The medical benefits available and the Sum Insured limit for each.
The terms and conditions can be tricky and hard to come by. Read the fine print carefully.
The claims process by checking the company's previous claim records. After all, that's the whole point of insurance.
Know more about Japan before your Trip
Japan is an island country in East Asia with diverse landscapes and captivating scenic beauty. However, "the land of the rising sun" has much more to offer other than its spectacular natural beauty. From cherry blossoms to skyscrapers, from Mt.Fuji to bullet trains, Japan can surprise you in various ways.
If this is your next holiday destination, you are definitely heading towards an unforgettable vacation ahead. With the blend of technology and cultural heritage, Japan can welcome you in the most unique way. However, consider reading this article if you want to make your journey more comfortable and satisfying.
When is the Best Time For a Japan Tour?
Japan is at its best in springtime, with blooming cherry blossoms and vibrant flowers all around. Unfortunately, being the peak season, this time of the year (March to May) remains the most crowded. However, if you are looking forward to great hiking, the summer months (June to August) can be an excellent choice for your trip.
Planning a trip during spring, autumn, or summer is ideal.
What Are the Things to Do And Places to Visit in Japan?
Your trip to Japan can be adventurous in many ways. Here are some of the best things you can do on your Japan trip:
Take part in the famous cherry blossoms festival
Go for a hike on Mt. Fuji or the Kumano Kodo Trail
Take a hot spring bath in Kusatsu Onsen
Go for Don Quixote Ferris Wheel riding in Dotonburi
Take a Shinkansen ride (bullet train)
Try matcha tea, sushi, okonomiyaki and other classic Japanese dishes
Here are some of the colourful places you should visit on your Japan vacation:
Tokyo Tower in Minato City
Osaka castle and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan in Osaka
Mount Fuji in Shizuoka
Akihabara Electric Town in Tokyo
Tsukiji Hongan Ji, a Buddhist Temple in Tokyo
Visa Requirements for Japan for Indians
A tourist visa is the first and foremost thing you will require to begin your Japan tour from India. Get in touch with the Japanese Embassy or Consulate in India to make an appointment with the immigration officer and proceed with the next steps as necessary.
Entry Guidelines for Indians in Japan
As per recent updates, a negative PCR report is no longer required if you possess a valid Covid vaccination certificate. Moreover, the quarantine regulations have also been modified according to the visitor's country's recent Covid scenario.
What Are the Necessary Safety Precautions to Take While Visiting Japan?
While travelling across Japan, you have to follow some guidelines to stay safe and protected. Here are some of them:
Always carry your passport while travelling else you can be imprisoned by the local police.
Prescribed medicines from India may not be legal in Japan, and if you are found carrying any such drugs, it can drag you into legal hazards.
Always respect the local culture and customs while visiting a country.
Japan is prone to natural calamities such as earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, etc. Hence, always stay updated on the weather forecasts.
Though this country allows drinking alcohol on the streets, smoking has certain limitations. Hence, ensure you are in the smoking zone while lighting your cigarette.
Always keep the contact details of the Indian Embassy handy so that you can reach them immediately during severe legal issues.
Always check the hotel rooms and security system before checking in a hotel. Don't forget to check the reviews and feedback before booking a hotel.
Though Japan is considered safe for tourists, stay alert from pickpockets and unknown people being too friendly or insisting you drink alcohol.
Note: Always opt for travel insurance before planning for an international trip. International travel insurance can protect you financially in case of losses and damages. It provides coverage for theft, passport loss, flight cancellation, medical treatment, etc.
Indian Embassy in Japan
The Indian embassy in Japan is dedicated to making your stay in the country comfortable and memorable. Therefore, feel free to get in touch in case of any issue.
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