Things to Carry while traveling from India to Japan

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  1. Masala – Bring Indian spices and masala powders.
  2. Pressure Cooker (Induction Heating Compatible) – Consider bringing a pressure cooker, but keep kitchen utensils to a minimum.
  3. Preethi Mixer Grinder – You can buy a Preethi mixer grinder in India. They sell 110V versions that work well with a Type A adapter.
  4. Currency – Obtain Japanese Yen in India, as you won’t be able to convert INR to YEN easily in Japan.
  5. Electronics
    • Ensure that electronics can accept 110 – 240V input. If they only accept 240V, they won’t work in Japan unless you use a step-down transformer.
    • Obtain a universal converter for your electronic plugs, or at least a flat pin converter.
  6. Utensils
    • If you plan to cook, bring essential items like a pressure cooker and one frying pan, as these can be expensive in Japan.
  7. Clothes
    • Keep clothing to a minimum. It’s advisable to purchase winter clothes in Japan as winter approaches.
  8. Basic Medicines
    • Bring basic medicines for fever, colds, and a few antibiotics.
  9. Mobile Phone
    • If your phone has 4G capability, you can use it in Japan.
  10. Bank Cards
    • Take your chip-based Visa/Mastercard debit cards to withdraw money (Japanese yen) from ATMs in Japan.

When traveling from India to Japan, packing wisely can help ensure you have a comfortable and hassle-free stay. Here’s a list of essential items to consider bringing with you:

  1. Travel Documents
    • Passport and visa
    • Flight tickets
    • International driving permit (if you plan to drive)
    • Copies of all important documents
  2. Currency
    • Japanese Yen (obtained in India, as converting INR to YEN in Japan can be challenging)
    • International credit/debit cards
  3. Electronics
    • Mobile phone (ensure it supports Japanese networks)
    • Laptop/tablet
    • Universal power adapter and/or voltage converter
    • Chargers and cables
  4. Personal Care Items
    • Travel-sized toiletries (toothpaste, shampoo, etc.)
    • Personal hygiene products
    • Any specific personal care products you rely on that might not be available in Japan
  5. Medications
    • Prescription medications along with a copy of the prescription
    • General over-the-counter medicines for common ailments like headaches, colds, and allergies
    • Motion sickness pills if you are prone to getting travel sick
  6. Clothing
    • Appropriate clothing for the weather; check the forecast
    • Comfortable walking shoes
    • Traditional Indian attire for cultural events or festivals
  7. Food Items
    • Indian snacks and ready-to-eat meals for the initial days
    • Specific spices, condiments, or cooking ingredients that may not be readily available or are expensive in Japan (like certain dals, masalas)
    • Ghee, pickles, and other non-perishable food items
  8. Cooking Essentials
    • Small pressure cooker
    • Basic utensils like a frying pan if you plan to cook
  9. Miscellaneous
    • Travel insurance details
    • Small gifts or souvenirs from India if you plan to meet friends or hosts
    • Notebooks, pens, and other small stationery items
  10. Health and Safety
  • Masks and hand sanitizers, considering health regulations
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses for protection against the sun
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