Facts about Cebu

Cebu and Japan’s time difference is 1 hour.

For example, if Japan is 9 am, the Philippines is 8 am. 


The average year-round temperature is around 27 ° C.

Generally,  rainy season is within the months of June and November and the dry season is from December to May, although both can be felt throughout the year 


Voltage of Cebu Island is 110 / 220V

Transformers are required to use Japanese electric products.

(Please check the voltage of any electric products from Japan such as dryers.)  

The shape of the plug is the same type A as Japan. 


Taxi is a common mode of transportation in Cebu.

There are no trains or buses in the Philippines. Some commonly used transportation for short distance commute is jeepneys, motorcycles, and tricycle.

We continuously encourage students to be cautious when taking a taxi. The starting fee is 40 pesos (about 100 yen).


General office hours

Bank: 9 am - 3 pm (Monday - Friday) 

Government agencies: 8 am - 5 pm Monday - Friday 

General company: 9 am - 6 pm Monday - Friday 9 am - 12 NN (Saturday) 

Shopping Mall: 10 am - 8 pm (Monday - Sunday)


The currency of the Philippines is "Peso"

As of May 2016 1 pesos = 2.4 yen. 


Currency sample