Tokyo electrical outlets & plugs
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Traveling to Tokyo? Quickly see if you need a power plug adapter or voltage converter by selecting your country of origin above to compare the electrical outlets and power plugs between your country and Tokyo.

Tokyo electrical outlet and plug types

Tokyo uses power outlets and plugs of types A & B. Take a look at the pictures below to see what these plugs and power sockets look like:

Tokyo type A plug
Type A plug
Tokyo type B plug
Type B plug

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  • Type A - Mostly used in the US, Canada, Mexico, Central America, China and Japan. No other plug types will fit in a type A outlet.

  • Type B - Similar to type A, but with an extra pin for grounding. Mainly used in the US, Canada, Mexico, Central America and Japan. Plugs of type A will also fit into a type B socket.


Electricity in Tokyo - voltage and frequency

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

You can use all your equipment in Tokyo if the outlet voltage in your own country is between 100V-127V. This is mostly the case in the US, Canada and countries in South America.

The standard frequency in Tokyo is 60Hz. If this frequency differs from the frequency used in your home country, please use caution when plugging in your devices. Check the small print on the device to see if the device can handle the frequency.

Small print on the device or power adapter indicates what voltages the device can work with. If you see 100-240V 50/60Hz printed, the adapter is rated to work on all voltages used worldwide. Please note that power plug adapters only convert plug types and do not convert voltages.

Power plugs in Asia

Traveling around the continent? Check out all power plugs used in Asia.


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