Crime Rate & Women's Safety in Japan

Safety index

Safe
4.3 /5

On average women living in Japan raises low concerns about women's safety. Based on collected reviews Japan has a safety index of 4.3.

Crime index

Very Low
1 /5

On average women living in Japan consider the crime rate in Japan to be very low. Based on collected reviews Japan has a crime index of 1.

Violence against women

7.8%

On average 7.8% percentage of women in Japan have experienced physical and/or sexual violence from an intimate partner at some time in their life, according to OECD Data.

Safety

Safety walking alone after dark:

4/5
Safe

Safety using public transport:

4.4/5
Safe

Worries

Worries of being sexually harassed:

1/5
Not at all worried

Worries of being sexually assaulted or raped:

1/5
Not at all worried

Worries of being physically attacked:

1/5
Not at all worried

Worries of home broken and things stolen:

1/5
Not at all worried

Worries of being mugged or robbed:

1/5
Not at all worried

Worries of being kidnapped or murdered:

1/5
Not at all worried

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How safe is Japan?

Kumy

Kumy

Even though walking alone after 11pm, it's safe. Some drunk man might talk to you, but you can just ignore them. It's the safest country in the world, most of time you lost your wallet or phone, it's delivered to a police station.

Posted: April 1, 2024
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Tukta

Tukta

Japan is best known for its safety and easy access to public transport for travelers around the world. Walking alone after dark is safe in the big city, but in the countryside in general, people commute to schools or work by buses, cars or trains. Japan has the safest records of using public transports in the world; furthermore, the time schedules are very punctual including planes, trains (Shinkansen included), buses, boats, etc.

Posted: February 28, 2024
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Japan is one of the safest countries in the world, which in my opinion it really is. Everything is in order and there are also different compartments where only women are allowed. However, I have never taken advantage of this as it is really harmonious. Be it in the evening in the streets or on public transport

Posted: February 22, 2024
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Is Japan safe to travel?

4.9 /5

Based on 36 experiences

Joana

Joana

Portugal

Solo travel experience

I felt extremely safe throughout the trip, both in Tokyo and Kyoto, day and night. Be prepared to walk a lot (A LOT!) although the subway network in Tokyo was the best I’ve ever experienced in the world. All kinds of food (not only sushi!!) are excellent and not as expensive as one might think. If you don’t have a lot of time, plan and organize each day as much as you can. Especially Tokyo, being such a big city, if no planning is involved, you waste a lot of time and miss out on wonderful things.

Posted: April 8, 2024
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Solo travel experience

Traveling in Japan as a solo woman traveler was a breeze. I have travelled to a few countries for study/conferences and mostly alone, and Japan definitely tops the list in terms of overall great experience. It's so safe, anytime of the day and night and people are extremely helpful. Although, in bigger cities like Tokyo, some passersby might be quite busy to stop and help you out if you need any help. But almost everyone would stop and try their best to help you out

Posted: April 5, 2024Experienced: May, 2018
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Is Japan worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 36 experiences

M

M (36)

Philippines

Solo travel experience

Japan has it all. It is a shame I was not able to explore more, but I’ll surely be back as often as I can.The food was superb, I cannot get enough of Japanese food. I wish to try the Nakasendo trail one day and I hope you guys from Travel Ladies can join me. :)

Posted: November 27, 2023Experienced: April, 2017
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 2/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I had a JR ticket when I was in Japan and I had the freedom to explore the country. The transport system is very efficient. Google Maps works everywhere. I didn't have any problems with navigation. The Japanese are the nicest people and are always willing to help. Tokyo at night is incredible. I traveled alone and did not join any group tours during my stay in Japan.

Posted: June 22, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 2/5Safety: 5/5
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Meet locals in Japan

Ryn

Ryn

About Me

I am an artist currently in Kyoto on an artist residency. I would love to meet local people to make friends and share languages.

Speaking

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Tukta

Tukta

About Me

Hi. My name is Amy Mizutani and I’m an English teacher. I live in Mie Prefecture, situated between Osaka and Tokyo. It is a beautiful place surrounded by nature. You are welcome to stay at my place, explore the surroundings, and share your experiences with the locals. Please let me know if you are interested; you are more than welcome to stay at my place.

Speaking

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Crime in Japan