Current time in Japan


8:03 p.m.
May 21, 2024

Local time in Japan

The time in Japan is 9 hours ahead of UTC and 13 hours ahead of Ashburn. The timezone in Japan is Japan Standard Time (JST). Japan is not using Daylight Saving Time (DST) but used to in the past. The last DST transition was in 1951.

Details for the time in Japan

Current time
8:03 p.m.
Time zone Japan Standard Time (JST)
IANA time zone Asia/Tokyo
Your time difference 13 hours ahead of Ashburn
UTC time difference UTC+9
9 hours ahead of UTC

Japan Daylight Saving Time (DST)

Japan is not using Daylight Saving Time.


Japan uses Japan Standard Time JST. JST is UTC +0900. Japan's latitude and longitude is 36° 00' N and 138° 00' E. Therefore a nine hours offset between JST and UTC is not surprising. Japan is “The land of the rising sun”. Japan of course is not the only country with a sunrise. The name refers to Japans eastern position relative to China. The name originated many century ago and can be found in early correspondence between China and Japan.

Important cities in Japan

The current time in some important cities in Japan is shown below.

Time in Japan