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 10 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 11 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)