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- Know how to deal with problems.
- Suddenly you feel sick and are in so much pain that you can’t move.
- If you want to go to the hospital, but not to the extent of calling an ambulance, but it is closed.
- What should I do if an earthquake occurs?
- Let’s actually go to the evacuation shelter when we come on a trip.
- What should you do if you get involved in an incident?
- Make sure you know what to do to avoid problems!
1. Know how to deal with problems.
You may not feel sick when you are in your own country, but you may suddenly feel sick and want to go to the hospital while traveling in Japan.
There are also various other possible problems such as a huge earthquake or being involved in an incident …….
If you know what to do in case of an emergency, you will be able to travel with peace of mind.
We will also introduce what other preparations you should make before coming on a trip, so please take a look at them.
2. Suddenly you feel sick and are in so much pain that you can’t move.
If you are returning to your hotel or walking down the street and you feel that you are in unbearable pain, call an ambulance immediately.
Even in your own country, if you are in too much pain, you will feel uneasy, but if you are in a country you don’t know very well and you have to go to ……, you will be filled with anxiety.
If you are in too much pain to stand up on your own, call an ambulance right away.
All you have to do is press “119” on your smartphone to dial the number.
After that, you will be asked various questions on the phone, which you should answer.
At this time, you will be asked where you are, your name, and whether it is a fire or an emergency.
There are many cases where you may not know the address, so please tell them the prominent building and where you are located.
For emergencies, it is a good idea to make a list of the addresses you will be visiting from the first day to the last day of your trip, and make a notebook so that you can look at it and answer the questions.
If you are sick enough to go to the hospital by yourself, you cannot use an ambulance.
In that case, look for a hospital nearby that can handle the situation.
If you are wondering whether you should call an ambulance or just go to a regular hospital, you can call the Emergency Consultation Center for advice.
If it’s not an emergency that you can’t move anymore, you can call this center first.
They respond to calls late at night and at night, and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
When you call, press the call button at #7119 and you will be connected immediately, so tell them what condition you are in and ask them what you should do.
3. If you want to go to the hospital, but not to the extent of calling an ambulance, but it is closed.
Some people may not need to call an ambulance, but may want to go to the hospital first if they have a high fever and need medicine.
Many hospitals are open during the daytime on weekdays, but most are not open on holidays or at night.
However, not all hospitals are open on weekends and holidays, and some hospitals have on-duty doctors.
There are also general hospitals that are open on holidays and at night to treat medical conditions as emergency rooms.
If you are visiting Tokyo and feel sick and are looking for a hospital that can take care of you, you can use the Emergency Hospital Guide.
This service is available 24 hours a day, so if you feel sick and don’t know what to do, you can contact them right away.
If you have already decided where to go sightseeing, it is a good idea to check if there is a hospital near your hotel or tourist spot that provides medical services on holidays or at night.
This will give you a mental peace of mind, as you will be able to take a note of it and take a cab to the hospital smoothly in case of emergency.
4. What should I do if an earthquake occurs?
In Japan, large earthquakes occur in various places.
It would be nice if we knew in advance when they would come, but earthquakes start shaking all of a sudden and get bigger and bigger all of a sudden.
If you happen to be visiting a place by the sea, you should know what to do because you may have to worry about a tsunami.
First of all, if you are by the sea, there is a possibility of a big earthquake or tsunami, so you should follow the nearby signs to escape to higher ground.
Even if you don’t understand the directions, it is important to run to higher ground to avoid being swallowed by the tsunami.
There are also temporary evacuation sites and wide-area evacuation sites near the city, so head there.
Temporary evacuation sites are usually fixed in parks or schools.
Check the map of the area you are going to visit beforehand, and check where the evacuation centers are located.
In Japan, many foreigners come to Tokyo for sightseeing, so the Tokyo Metropolitan Government has created its own disaster prevention website.
Even in other areas of Japan, you can find a list of designated evacuation centers by entering the name of the city, ward, town, or village you will be visiting and clicking on the evacuation center.
5. Let’s actually go to the evacuation shelter when we come on a trip.
The disaster prevention map shows where the evacuation centers are located, but when you actually go there, you may not know which way to walk.
In particular, once you have left your luggage at your hotel, try to walk to a nearby park or elementary school yard.
There are many designated evacuation centers in the area, and you can walk from your hotel in a few minutes at the earliest, or a dozen minutes at the most.
Take a little time to walk around and figure out where they are in case you need to go.
It’s fine if nothing happens during your trip, but if a big earthquake hits and you start to panic, just knowing where the evacuation centers are will make a difference in your peace of mind.
While sightseeing, it is also a good idea to be aware of where evacuation centers are located in the vicinity.
6. What should you do if you get involved in an incident?
Japan is one of the safest countries in the world, and there is an image that you will not be involved in any incidents.
However, you never know where you might run into a strange person, and there is a risk that you might become a victim of theft without knowing it.
If you feel like you are being followed by a strange person, go inside a facility such as a supermarket or convenience store.
There will be people around, and it will be brighter inside the store, so you will feel safer.
If it is an emergency, there is no time to wait and see, so call for help.
If you are stabbed or injured by something, call 119.
Even if it is not a major incident, if you are in trouble in the station, you can ask the station staff, or if you are in a facility, you can tell the staff there that you are in trouble.
They will be able to understand the situation and respond accordingly.
If you have been the victim of theft, consult a police box or the police.
If your wallet or bag is stolen, you may be in a hurry.
You can find a police box when you walk around town, but it is better to know where it is beforehand.
Make sure you know where police boxes and police stations are in the places you are going to travel to.
7. Make sure you know what to do to avoid problems!
If you suddenly get sick or there is a major earthquake, you may not be in the mood to travel and feel rushed.
In addition, if you are unprepared, you will not know how to respond to a problem.
First of all, prepare a list of hospitals that could take care of you in case you get sick, and know where the evacuation centers, police stations, and police stations are located.
If you are approached in the downtown area, don’t go with them because you might be ripped off. Don’t walk at night in areas where there are few people, and don’t carry large amounts of money in your bag with the lid closed.
In the event of a disaster, there is a disaster information centralization website that can provide support in various languages, so please make use of it.