Is Japan Safe for Solo Female Travelers?

Japan is generally safe for women travelers. Japan is known for its low crime rate and its citizens are known for their politeness and hospitality. Women travelers should take the same precautions as they would in any other country, such as avoiding dark alleys and being aware of their surroundings. Additionally has a number of resources available to women travelers, such as women-only train cars and special police boxes for women.

Experiences from Japan

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 21 experiences

Rating summary

Things to do

5/5

Safety

5/5

Food

4.9/5

Budget-friendly

3/5

Solo travel experience

I was in Japan solo for two weeks and visited Tokyo, and Kamakura (the Great Buddha is definitely more impressive than the largest one in Nara). I also made a brief stop in Yokohama to see Chinatown, then went on to Nikko, Mount Fuji (a little trekking), Hakone, and the wonderful Kyoto. In between, half a day in Nara and an evening in Osaka. I felt very safe.

Posted: September 29, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I traveled solo to Japan and it was my first international solo destination. I fell in love with the country and the people. It is by far the safest and the most beautiful country I have ever seen. The people are extremely warm and even though they do not know English, they are always ready to help you.

Posted: September 27, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I visited Japan solo for 10 days and it was great. People are so friendly, easy to get around, and extremely safe. It was a birthday last minute decision and it was such a great trip. I flew into Tokyo, then took the train to Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, back to Tokyo then went to Kamakura.

Posted: September 27, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Group travel experience

Great getaway with really nice people. Lots to do. The food and culture was fantastic and I would recommend it to anyone looking to go abroad. it is a mix between old and new with culture and technology intertwined

Posted: August 10, 2023Experienced: July, 2019
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I had a JR pass when I went to Japan and had the freedom to explore the country. The transportation system is very efficient. Google Maps works everywhere. I had no issue navigating. Japanese people are the nicest people and are always happy to help. Tokyo is incredible at night. I traveled solo and didnโ€™t join any group tours during my time in Japan.

Posted: June 22, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 2/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

Japan is amazing for solo travel. The people are amazing. They are so kind and so welcoming, and even though fluent English isn't common, especially outside of the major cities, the people will do their best to communicate with you. I always feel safe while traveling here - I feel safer walking the streets alone at 3 in the morning than I do walking the streets in my own hometown. Plus the country itself is so beautiful and has something for everyone. I cannot recommend traveling to Japan enough.

Posted: May 19, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I have travelled solo to Japan and I had a great time. The country is beautiful and safe. The public transportation system there is outstanding, extensive, and efficient. The English-speaking tourist offices in cities, usually in train stations, are very helpful.

Posted: May 1, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I felt Japan was very safe. It is actually one of the places I've traveled solo where I never felt unsafe, not for a moment. My biggest concern was the language barrier, but overall people are very polite and nice when you ask them questions.

Posted: April 30, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Group travel experience

I went snowboarding in Hokkaido in January. It was wonderful, good food, great venue, good snow, nice people.

Posted: April 2, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Local experience

Japan is very safe. Lived there for 2 years, and walked and rode trains everywhere. In Okinawa, for one year, I drove, hiked, and swam all over the island, mostly alone. No hassles or issues from anyone.

Posted: March 30, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Yuki

Yuki

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I am Japanese female. I love meeting people and sharing culture.

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Lara

Lara

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I am a PhD student in Tokyo. I stay until the end of October. I would be glad to meet someone, looking for activities during the weekends, or simply a walk after work :) I like discovering the city, museums, parks or doing sports such as bouldering. I am interested to do or see bizarre and unusual things.

Countries Iโ€™ve Visited

๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Denmark, ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Germany, ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France, ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท Greece, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy, ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Switzerland, ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท Turkey, ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States, ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง United Kingdom, ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆ Vatican City, ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Netherlands, ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Japan, ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น Austria

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Mima

Mima

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Hi!, I'm Mima and I'm interested in architecture, backpacking, culture, food & cuisine, dancing, technology, solo travel, languages, events & social, business, art, history, skiing, surfing, sightseeing and science

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Hello, my name is Julia and I will be glad to meet new people!

Countries Iโ€™ve Visited

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ China, ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆ Vatican City, ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ Bulgaria, ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Japan, ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Kazakhstan, ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russia

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MIU

MIU

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3 days

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About me

Hi Iโ€™m Miu! From Japan! Iโ€™d love to talk with people from different countries. I hope I can have great conversation with you<3

Countries Iโ€™ve Visited

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Amiko

Amiko

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Hello! My name is Amiko from Japan I like to travel Middle East countries Trying to learn Arabic and Persian Iโ€™m a native in Japan I can give you useful information about Japan

Countries Iโ€™ve Visited

๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญ Bahrain, ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ Egypt, ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ Hungary, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ท Iran, ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Japan, ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผ Kuwait, ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Morocco, ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ต Nepal, ๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Qatar, ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท South Korea, ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผ Taiwan, ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พ Syria, ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ Thailand, ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช United Arab Emirates, ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States, ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒ Oman, ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ด Jordan, ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณ Tunisia, ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ง Lebanon

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I accept many guests by couchsurfin, have preciousmemories. We live in countryside. It is located on the way from Kumamoto to Takachiho called Mamihara. This is our area https://g.co/kgs/ZjpFuk

Countries Iโ€™ve Visited

๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Hong Kong, ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ Vietnam, ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท Turkey, ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Japan, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy, ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States, ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผ Taiwan, ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท South Korea, ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ Thailand, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ China, ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ด Macao

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Yk

Yk

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HI Currently looking for travel buddy and friends Feel free to contact me!

Countries Iโ€™ve Visited

๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Germany, ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Japan, ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด Norway, ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Singapore, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czech Republic, ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผ Taiwan

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Alice

Alice

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Hey! Iโ€™m Alice, nice to meet you. Iโ€™ve been living in Tokyo since 2 years already, I can speak Japanese. Iโ€™m really curious and love discover new cultures and languages !

Countries Iโ€™ve Visited

๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท Croatia, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Ireland, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy, ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Japan, ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จ Monaco, ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Morocco, ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น Portugal, ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท South Korea, ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Switzerland, ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States, ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง United Kingdom

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Xunwei

Xunwei

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7 days

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Hey, My name is Xunwei and I'm interested in animals, art, food & cuisine, languages, nature, solo travel, shopping, culture and fashion

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Upcoming visitors to Japan

Marlena

Marlena

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Hi<3 Iโ€™m Marlena and I would love to exchange myself with other women from other countries. Im excited to get in contact with each other. Im 19 and live in Germany with my family together. Currently Iโ€™m still in school but im planning a gap year in 2023-2024 right now to travel.

Countries Iโ€™ve Visited

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น Austria, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada, ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท Croatia, ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France, ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Germany, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy, ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Liechtenstein, ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Netherlands, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Switzerland, ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท Turkey, ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Slovenia

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Brenda

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Hello my name is Brenda and I live in USA. I will be visiting Seoul Korea and Japan end of October and Iโ€™ll like to make some friends to explore both countries. Traveling is my passion and I enjoy meeting new people and trying new cousins.

Countries Iโ€™ve Visited

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ท Costa Rica, ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Germany, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ India, ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ Mexico, ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain, ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States, ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง United Kingdom

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Reini

Reini

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Hey, Iโ€˜m Reini 24 years old and currently a student in Lรผneburg, Germany. I like music, art and coffee. Iโ€˜ll be in Japan for the next three months solo travelling (what Iโ€™ve never done before) and would be very happy to get to know some people during my stay.

Countries Iโ€™ve Visited

๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Denmark, ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Germany, ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain, ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France, ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น Austria, ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Netherlands, ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง United Kingdom

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Posted: July 29, 2023
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Solo travelIโ€˜m taking my first solo trip to Japan next month and feeling so nervous! Any advice for solo trips?

Iโ€˜m taking my first solo trip to Japan next month and feeling so nervous! Any advice for solo trips?! Iโ€™m in a relationship and 31 so not into the big party scene but still wanting to meet friends and have a drink here and there! I am open to hostels just want to make sure itโ€™s the right fit for me! Also any travel recommendations for Japan are welcome! Iโ€™ll be there for 2 weeks!

Posted: December 14, 2022
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TravelDo Japanese speak English to foreigners in general?

I don't mean to be rude at all, just am wondering. For those who have visited Japan. Do Japanese speak English in general? I mean to foreigners. Any tips?

Posted: November 19, 2022
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TravelWhat are some decently priced hotel suggestions for Japan?

Hotel suggestions for Japan? Traveling Tokyo (1 week) , Kyoto (4 days) and Osaka (4 days). Our group is 7 but we are breaking up lodging so my group is 3. looking for somewhere decently priced.

Posted: November 15, 2022
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TravelWhat is a rough budget recommendation for a first-time traveller to Japan in December?

Hey all, I am looking to go to Japan in December and just wanted to gauge rough budget recommendations (not including flights). First time traveller to Japan so any cool recommendations would be totally welcomed

Posted: November 10, 2022
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