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Crime in Japan

edited October 2010 in - Japan
I'm planning a trip to Asia and Japan is on my list, but I want to know about safety in Japan. Is there a lot of crime in Japan? I know that big cities like Tokyo and Osaka are sure to have some crime, all countries do, but how much crime targets tourists and are there any scams that I should watch out for? Also is it safe to climb mount Fuji on your own or will I need a guide?

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  • edited 1:54PM
    LOWEST CRIME RATE IN THE WORLD. I HAVE BEEN THERE 6 TIMES AND HAD ONLY 1 OCCURRENCE AND IT WAS ANOTHER FOREIGNER WHO STOLE MY WALLET BUT AT LEAST WAS KIND ENOUGH TO LEAVE MY PASSPORT SOMEWHERE IT COULD BE RETRIEVE BY A NATIVE AND RETURNED TO ME. OTHERWISE YOU WOULD BE AMAZED AT HOW SAFE IT IS THERE, NOT COUNTING THE EARTHQUAKES AND TSUNAMIS.
  • Japan is one of THE SAFEST places to visit! One of our guests lost their iphone and wallet on separate occasions but found them again. The cab drivers will not take you on a longer route for a higher fare. Hotel staff are very trustworthy and there are no pickpockets even on a very busy subway. If you lose your stuff, try to go to the closest police station as most locals will make the effort to hand in lost goods.

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