Current time in Japan


3 a.m.
Jan. 24, 2021

Local time in Japan

The time in Japan is 9 hours ahead of UTC and 14 hours ahead of Ashburn. There is no daylightsaving in effect at the moment.

Details for the time in Japan

Current time
3 a.m.
Timezone Japan Standard Time (JST)
Olson timezone name Asia/Tokyo
Time difference 14 hours ahead of Ashburn
  9 hours ahead of UTC

Japan Daylight Saving time (DST)

Japan does not observe daylight savings.


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.