Electricity supply is 100 Volts/50 Hz in eastern Japan including the Sendai area, and 100 Volts/60 Hz in western Japan.
Sendai lies in the temperate zone and has four distinct seasons. November is the beginning of winter, when Sendai is
rather cold but rarely has snow. The temperature ranges between 13.7° F (56.7° F) and 5.2° F (41.3° F).
Coats or sweaters are needed.
No Smoking Policy
Smoking is prohibited in the Sendai International Center except at limited smoking corners.
Japanese yen (JPY) is the only currency that is used at stores and restaurants. You can exchange foreign currencies
for Japanese yen at foreign exchange banks and other authorized money exchangers by showing your passport. The exchange
rate fluctuates daily.
Traveler's Checks and Credit Cards
Since traveler’s checks are not common in Japan, you may use them only at major hotels and leading banks. Major credit cards,
such as VISA, Master Card, AMEX, and JCB, can be used at restaurants, hotels, souvenir shops, etc.
Tipping is not customary in Japan. For example, you do not need to tip waiters/waitresses at restaurants.
There are not heavy traffic jams in Sendai area. Public transportation (railways, subway, and buses) networks are convenient.
Internet connection through Wi-Fi will be available at the Sendai International Center. There is no charge for the service.
At the hotel below, which is close to the Sendai International Center, babysitting services are available.
Westin Hotel Sendai : +81-22-722-1234