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As the various examples people have given show this really does happen. What's going on here is that the airlines are subject to substantial fines if they bring in a passenger which is obviously inadmissible. Thus if a country requires a ticket for onward travel the airlines are very likely to ask to see this ticket before boarding you. You'll find the ...


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If you really need voice and text with a Japanese number, you don't have many options, as most "tourist SIMs" are data only. The only data+voice plans available to tourists (that I know of) are from Softbank and b-mobile. Your phone must be unlocked. Yes, it will be compatible with Japanese networks.


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Not all US phones will work in Japan, but (as the Japan Guide suggests) most modern 3G and 4G phones do. Specifically, the phone needs to support 3G UMTS 2100 MHz, 3G CDMA2000 800 MHz, or LTE band 1. According to this blog post the iPhone 6 will have no problem working in Japan if it is unlocked. As for getting a sim card; the last two times I visited I ...


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LTE is (almost) everywhere in Japan, I'm writing this from a mountain resort town while tethered to my iPad. You can get prepaid sim cards at most of the electronics shops, look for "IIJ" on the package. 3000 yen data only is lots for any vacation unless you spend too much time on youtube or video calls. It is possible your home service will work, but you ...


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I don't think there is a specific etiquette to follow. Common sense and good parenting though are key to insure a pleasant stay for both you and othe guests. Of course this is true for all travelling situations, regardless of location or accommodation type. Having said this, internet kinda shows that several families with babies have successfully and ...


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A lot depends on the actual content. IF the content is illegal where you're taking it (and that includes any layovers/stopovers) you stand to get into some serious legal trouble. For example, last year someone was arrested and convicted in Norway for possession of child pornography. His crime? He had 3 manga/hentai cartoons in his house, which included ...


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Yaoi Manga is a genre of illustrated books that contain homo-erotic content, or in some other way appeal to the prurient interest of its fans. It's soft-porn and does not feature children. Other Manga genres devoted to children are outside the scope of this answer. These books are available over-the-counter in Europe. As evidence, here's an Amazon ...


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( YodObashi, not YodAbashi ) Yodobashi would be my first choice, unless you want an iPhone. Bic is more-or-less the same as Yodobashi, just the music is more annoying. If you know which model you want, Amazon.co.jp is another good choice. Do check that it explicitly says "unlocked" on the box. The Japanese mobile carriers generally do everything possible ...


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I used this Tokyo Cheapo post to find internet cafes (specifically the Manboo! brand). Manboo! has standard pricing and are relatively easy to find.


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After some quick searching, I wasn't able to turn up anything specific either. However, Japan now does subscribe to the Hague Convention. This assumes that the minor child has a passport and that the other parent is alive. So, to be safe: A notarized statement from the non-custodial parent stating that you have permission to take the child out of the ...


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The Suica & NEX package has been discontinued. The replacement deal is the NEX Tokyo Round Trip Ticket.


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For your Korea trip, as long as you both one way tickets before you go, then you will have no problem proving your intended departure from Korea. The outbound flight does not have to be on the same airline nor to the same destination. Japan won't care if your family enters, goes to Korea and then returns. They would likely only be worried if you started ...


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For your second question, no, there shouldn't be a problem in re-entering Japan. Even in the unlikely event that you are questioned, you have your ticket back to France to show that your goal is not to stay for another 90 days. It's better to ask one question per question, by the way...


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Yes, you can. On March 23, 2013, the ten largest transit smartcards in Japan became fully(*) compatible, and this includes Pasmo, Suica and all three systems used in and around Fukuoka: Sugoca (JR Kyushu), Nimoca (Nishitetsu) and Hayakaken (Fukuoka City Subway). (diagram courtesy of JR East) (*) For tickets, anyway, electronic money is a little more ...


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An alternative option, is the Pasmo. I 'lived' in Tokyo for 6 days because it was just a short visit. What I found really useful was the Pasmo (blank card). A card which you can put money into it and use it to travel around on public transport around the metropolitan area of Tokyo (this is what I did) It's great because there are many 'stations' to load more ...


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The vast majority of public baths are separated by gender, so although mixed baths still exist, you're unlikely to find one by chance. No swimsuit (or anything else) is normally allowed, as the Japanese consider that it would spoil the water (not even your hair may touch the water, in particular). Again, some special places may allow swimsuits for some ...



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