Power plugs and outlets used in Japan


Are you visiting Japan and you need to know if you need any adapter or converter for the power plugs and power outlets used in Japan? Please select from which country you are to see if you need any adapters and/or converters in Japan.



Electricity in Japan

In Japan they use the following plug and outlet types:

  • Type A
  • Type B
The voltage is 100V and the standard frequency is 60Hz.


Power plugs and outlets Japan

The outlets and plugs used in Japan are A, B.. You can take a look at the pictures below to see how each plug and socket type looks.

Japan power plug outlet type A Japan power plug outlet type B

Are the power plugs and sockets different from your home country? Click on the link below for a universal power plug adapter for Japan.

Click for Japan power plug adapter

Voltage and frequency used in Japan

All sockets in Japan provide a standard voltage of 100V with a frequency of 60Hz.

Click for Voltage converter

The standard frequency in Japan is 60Hz. If this frequency is different than the frequency in your home country we do not recommend to use your electronic equipment in Japan. But if the voltage is the same (100V) it is possible to use your equipment for a short time (AT YOUR OWN RISK). This especially applies to any moving, rotating or time related appliances.

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