Late autumn is peak time to view the changing leaves, while mid-March and April are best for cherry blossoms. Visitors may fly into Kansai International Airport, then travel within Kyoto by bus, bike, train, and subway; those planning to travel throughout the country by bullet train should consider purchasing the Japan Rail Pass, which is discounted when purchased outside of Japan. The language is Japanese, and the currency is yen. Tipping is not customary. Electricity is 100 volts AC, meaning that U.S. appliances will work; most outlets are two-pronged only, but adapters are readily available at large electronics retailers.