Hello! Japaneese sockets are different from european, but I can't find any adapters in my home city. Do I get in right, that japaneese sockets are same with dual american ones? And is it actually a necessity to buy an adapter in advance?

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Toraneko Toraneko, Lived in Japan

Answered about 2 months ago

To be specific, Japanese sockets are compatible with North American ones. Although North American plugs are polarized - so an American plug can be inserted into a Japanese outlet. However, Japanese extension cords and taps are not, so you'd need a plug adapter to use them. (You can pick one up at a Daiso 100 yen shop - Type A). Any 3 prong American plug would need a converter as well, although those too are cheap and ubiquitous.

Europe is a different story - you'll need both a plug adapter as well as a voltage converter. You can pick one up either in Europe or Japan - I can't say which country would be cheaper. In Europe at least you would not have any language problems explaining things.
Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

Answered 2 months ago

sockets are the same but voltage may be different. You should watch each appliances if it's compatible to voltage in Japan. (100~110V)

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