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How to use plugs from Canada in Japan

Plugs, sockets, adapters and other information needed for travelling from Canada to Japan in this page. If you want a report for other countries, re-start the wizard to find to electric adapters for your trip here.

Quick Chart at-a-glance

  Canada Japan  
Voltage: 120V. 100V. icons/teeth.gif icons/exclamation2.gif  
Plugs Type: A, B. A, B. icons/teeth.gif  
Hertz: 60Hz. 50Hz., 60Hz.  

If you are electrical savvy, perhaps the previous chart is all you need. If this is not the case, you can continue reading and discover what the chart is saying!

Plugs and Sockets at each country

In Canada the following plugs are used: (includes Ottawa, Vancouver, Montréal, Toronto, Québec, Calgary, Halifax.)

Canada' Plug Type A Canada' Plug Type B
Plug Type A Plug Type B
Canada' Outlet Type A Canada' Outlet Type B
Outlet Type A Outlet Type B

... and in Japan you will use: (includes Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Fukuoka, Nagoya, Nagasaki, Sapporo, Southern Okinawa-hontō, Motobu Peninsula, Northern Okinawa-hontō, Naha.)

Japan' Plug Type A Japan' Plug Type B
Plug Type A Plug Type B
Japan' Outlet Type A Japan' Outlet Type B
Outlet Type A Outlet Type B

Considerations for Japan

Users living in Japan have commented to us the outlets type "B" are not common, therefore plugs type "B" might not be easy to plug in Japan.

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Voltage

Similar voltage

The voltage is not exact, but the difference is usually tolerable by electrical devices. Its mostly safe to plug your electrical apparatus from Canada in Japan without a voltage adapter. If you have any concerns with a special device i.e. a medical device, you probably want to seek further professional help.

Plugs Type

Same connectors

Ideal situation, all the connectors used in Canada are also used in Japan. You will not need any adapter (but please check voltages and the other sections of this report). Congratulations!!!!

Adapters

Lists of adapters you can use in your travel:

Adapter: generic

front view of generic adapter to use plugs type A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N from Canada in outlets type B from Japan back view of generic adapter to use plugs type A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N from Canada in outlets type B from Japan
Front Back

This adapter allows you to use plugs type: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N into outlets type: B.

Adapters you can buy

You can buy the following multi-purpose adapters from Amazon. Please also take a look at the recommended gadgets for your trip.

Hertz

No equal Hertz

This is not a big issue. Unless you are using an electric alarm clock or some motors when speed is an issue. Explanation: Some alarm clocks uses the frequency of electricity network to measure time. So, time shifts could be experimented. Almost every home electronic device works perfectly with different Hertz.


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