Tap water safety in Kyoto (Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต)

๐Ÿ‘ In general, the water may be safe to drink in Kyoto.

Numbeo

According to the Numbeo water drinkability and accessibility index, tap water has a score of 66 / 100 (100 being best).

Numbeo considers this score to be "High"

Scientific reports

We are working on providing you with scientific reports about the water quality in Kyoto, if you know a reliable source for that feel free to shoot us a message in the chat below!

Advantages of drinking (filtered) tap water

1 adult could save about 832$ per year in Kyoto by drinking tap water instead of buying bottled water.

๐Ÿณ Drinking tap water would also help with reducing your plastic footprint and improve environmental pollution.

Warning

Even though drinking water might be considered safe, if you plan to travel to Kyoto, consider talking to your local contact to verify that. Old pipes could be leaking toxic material or water in that specific country could contain heavy metals or bacteria.

Tap water safety in all of Japan

World Health Organization (WHO)

According to the WHO, tap water is safe for consumption for 99% of the country.

Lonely Planet

Tap water is fine to drink in Japan; in some rural areas, locals swear by its health benefits.

Centers for disease control and prevention (CDC)

According to the CDC tap water is generally safe for consumption.

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