So, I bought a laptop from Yodobashi Camera in Tokyo and since its a tax free shop, I got a discount of 8%(GST in Japan). However they attached a receipt in my passport showing the same. Why? Do I have to pay this amount when I return from Tokyo.

P. S- I'm from India, and we are allowed to bring back one laptop from abroad duty-free


You must visit the customs office at your departure airport in Japan; they will just collect the receipts, you'll have nothing to pay.


  1. Go through the procedure at the airport

Submit the Proof of Tax-Free Purchase attached to your passport when leaving the country

(Reminder: customs ≠ immigration.)

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