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Questions tagged [japan]

An island nation in East Asia known for many aspects of its unique culture and having one of the world's largest cities, Tokyo as its capital.

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Vaping in Japan?

I'm going on a trip to Japan this weekend. I have a bit of an oral as well as hand fixation, meaning that I find it very difficult if I'm not doing something with my mouth and/or hands at all times. ...
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Are there still any ATMs in Japan that don't charge fees for withdrawing with a foreign card?

I just got back to Japan for the first time in five years. I seem to recall that that some ATMs here don't accept foreign cards, some do but charge a fee, and some do and charge no fee. I'm 100% ...
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Applying another visa again so soon

I'm on a 30-day visit relative Japan visa right now and I'll be back to my home country 1st week of May. My question is, do I have to wait for a certain period of time before I could apply for ...
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Do I need a transit visa for South Korea? (under 24 hours)

I'm a Bangladeshi citizen who has been living in Japan for the past year on a student visa. As such, I have a valid residence card for Japan. I’m planning to travel to France, with a transit through ...
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Apply for Korean Visa in Japan as an exchange student

I am curently a Vietnamese exchange student in Japan. And I just got here in March 20th. My Japan Visa is 6 months. I am intending to travel to South Korea in September. I want to apply for the visa ...
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Can I buy Keisei train tickets with international debit card?

I want to take Keisei line service from Narita airport terminal 2. Will I be able to use my international debit card to pay for the ticket?
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Why is blowing your nose rude in Japan?

I need to find out the reason blowing your nose is seen rude in Japan. I keep searching and find things labeled, "Is blowing your nose in public bad in Japan". I know it is bad, I want to know why it ...
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Japan - Any leeway for max visa duration due to unforeseen circumstances?

I plan to go to Japan on a regular tourist visa, which is valid for 90 days. I was wondering what the consequences are of missing the return flight (assuming I wasn't at fault, like a cancelled flight,...
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How to travel to Japan while expressing milk?

We want to travel to Japan with our 4-month old baby who is exclusively on expressed breast milk. This means that while feeding and changing diapers in public is not an issue, we will need access to a ...
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Different name in my Philippine and Japanese Passport

My name in my Japanese passport is different to the one in my philippine passport. I’m going to Japan this June. I’m really worried because if i were to show only my Philippine passport in the ...
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When Peach has special offers from Japan, do they also have them to Japan? And if so, how do I find them?

About five years ago I was in Taiwan and got a cheap flight on a special offer with Peach to Okinawa at a great price. Now I'm in Taiwan again and I've been receiving special offer emails from Peach ...
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Can I visit Japan without a visa?

I am Bangladeshi. I live in Italy. I have a 5 years permesso di soggiorno, 10 year's residence ID card, tessera sanitaria and codice fiscale from Italy. I want to go Japan to meet my friend who lives ...
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Secondhand weed smoke smell on luggage when traveling to Japan. Will it be a problem?

I'll be flying to Japan and I'm staying at a friend's house before my flight to save money on lodging. I already knew but completely forgot about the fact that she smokes cannabis and now I'm worried ...
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Bike rental/return while cycling the Shimanami Kaido and Tobishimi Kaido

I'm traveling to Japan soon and would like to bike both the aforementioned trails. It seems that Shimanami Kaido has facilities available at the endpoints (Onomichi, Imabari), and all along the route. ...
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Am I allowed to bring a drone to Kansai, Japan? [duplicate]

I'm going to Japan and planning to bring a drone with me. However, I'm worried that my drone is going to be confiscated at the airport. Are there any rules for bringing a drone into Kansai, Japan?
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Can I buy in Japan expensive thing and transfer it to third party country through South Korea without paying taxes in Korea?

I want to travel (Russia -> Japan -> South Korea -> Russia). I want to buy a laptop in Japan ($4300). Should I pay taxes on South Korea border when I will enter/leave country?
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Public events for the abdication of Emperor Heisei?

I'm planning on traveling to Japan for 3 weeks at the end of April, specifically April 21 - May 10. I know that during this period will be the abdication of the throne by the current emperor. Since ...
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Do I need a visa for a connecting flight to Japan?

I'm going to the Philippines this October and would like to layover in Japan. I found a reasonably priced ticket with a 15-hour layover to Haneda, however, I have to transfer to Narita. Do I need a ...
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Do I need a return ticket to Canada if I'm a Japanese National?

Here's my situation: Passengers Canadian National (Me) Japanese National (My wife), also Permanent Resident of Canada Itinerary YUL->MSP MSP->HND We are going to Japan with One-way tickets. I ...
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Travel from Matsumoto Japan to Kazeya Hotel in Shin-Hotaka, Okuhida

It appears there are regular buses that run between Matsumoto and Takayama, but I'm staying at a hotel called Kazeya that is a bit off the route, supposedly in the Okuhida Hot Spring Villages. I'm ...
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Online Bank Statements Accepted for Japan visa?

Is online bank statements accepted for Japan visa?
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Can we carry rice to Japan?

We are traveling to Japan for over 18 days and planning to carry 10 KG of rice considering we are two people and eat rice at least twice a day. Are there any challenges at the customs in Japan (...
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Internship in Japan [closed]

I'm an Indian citizen and a final year student pursuing a bachelor degree. I plan to do a summer internship in Japan around May-July. My official graduation date is June, but I get my physical degree ...
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Reapplication Non-immigrant Visa [duplicate]

My Visa application has been refused under 214 (b). How can I reapply my application after the USA visa with strong ties to the country that I am residing (Japan) and my home country (Nepal)?
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Cycling tour in Japan: Buying a bicycle for a tall person

I am travelling to Japan (arriving Osaka) mid-May to early-June and inspired by this guy I want to do a cycling tour. There are a lot of things to consider, but obviously the first problem is the ...
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Do I need a China Visa for Taiwan China Japan flights booked on different airlines?

We are American and flying this route: USA > TPE TPE > PEK PEK > KIX (5 days in Beijing) Train to Tokyo NRT > USA 1 and 2 are on Airline A, 3 is on Airline B, 5 is on Airline C. I am assuming ...
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Baggage handling and transit at Tokyo Narita

I am an Indian passport holder and will be traveling from Calgary (YYC) to Mumbai with a transit at Narita with a 21 hour layover. 1. Will I be able to get a transit visa on arrival or is it essential ...
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Takayama - Mountains or Town?

I'll be passing through Takayama Japan in mid-March, arriving by train from Toyama, staying one or two nights, then moving on by train to Nagoya. I assumed that everything was happening in the town ...
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Cheapest way to exchange US Dollars for Japanese Yen in the UK

I'm planning a trip to Japan and will need a fairly large amount of Yen banknotes to pay things like hotel bills, since Japan is a cash-heavy economy. I have some US dollars sitting in an American ...
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Hokkaido in late November — hiking, not skiing

We're planning to travel to Japan for the last week of November and the first week of December, and the current plan is to go to Hokkaido for the first week, then Tohoku for the second one. We're ...
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Am I allowed to transit in Narita under these conditions? (overnight transit)

I am a US permanent resident card holder who was born in Vietnam. My return flight requires an overnight (16 hour-non same day) transit in narita. I do not have a passport as I am traveling to vietnam ...
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Visa Requirement - At least 2 spread blank visa pages

I have recently come across the Passport Requirement at the Consulate of Japan in Sydney's website asking for at least 2 spread blank visa pages. I am a bit confused with this as i do have several ...
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do i need a transit visa in japan [duplicate]

I'm a canadian citizen. i have a stopover to japan going home to canada and will transfer from tokyo HND airport to tokyo NRT. Also, I have layover of from 4 am in the morning and be leaving at 6 pm ...
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Can a Vietnam citizen with a US green card stay in Japan visa-free for 90 days? [duplicate]

My spouse and I have a tight window for a connecting flight at Narita International. If we miss our connecting flight and have to fly to our destination the next day, and my spouse is a Vietnam ...
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I am a Filipino passport holder and will be having a layover of 2h45m in an airport in Narita. Do I need a transit visa? [duplicate]

I am flying from New York and will be having a layover of 2h45m in Narita International Airport (which I am not planning to leave) before going on another flight to Ninoy Aquino International Airport. ...
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My face in my Japan visa is different because of my wisdom tooth extraction

I'm worried about my photo in my Japan visa that was recently been printed. We applied last December 2018 with a bump of my face. My mother wanted to apply already so i quickly take a photo while my ...
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Zen temples in Uji Kyoto Japan [duplicate]

I am traveling to Uji Kyoto Japan and I’m very interested in having a retreat involving Buddhism and teas, especially Matcha Green Tea. I want to get away maybe in a Temple and get the whole Zen ...
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Conflicting information: does the Hikari 535 Shinkansen exist?

I wish to travel by Shinkansen from Tokyo to Kyoto in the evening of 24 February, as late as possible, keeping in mind that I will have a Japan Rail Pass and thus cannot use Nozomi trains. The ...
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Are there hostel search engines with which you can search for family rooms in Japan?

I've worked in several backpacker hostels in a couple of countries and stayed in many in many countries. Many, perhaps most, offer twin, double, and even family rooms, as well as dormitories. But I ...
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Tokyo -> Kyoto via Nagano and Kanazawa as stopovers on single JR ticket - is it possible?

This spring I'm going to Japan, and our current itinerary looks like this for a few of the days: Day 1: Tokyo Station -> Nagano (Shinkansen), overnight in Nagano Day 2: Nagano -> Kanazawa (Shinkansen)...
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Can you also slurp soups that don't have any noodles in Japan

I am writing a paper and couldn't find sources on just slurping the soups could anyone help.
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Korean and Japanese visa needed for travelling?

I'm a Philippine passport holder who is currently working in Germany. I already have a Residence Permit here in Germany. I want to travel to Japan for a week, then another week going to Korea. Do I ...
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Can I take a laptop into Japan?

I will be flying from Australia to Tokyo in a few weeks time and was wondering whether I am allowed to take my laptop there?
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How do I open a bank account in Japan without a residence card? [closed]

I will be flying to Japan next month for work. I have obtained the Certificate of Eligibility which is valid for 3 months from my employer in Japan. I have a short term visa which is valid for 3 month ...
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Where's this waterfront with a ferris wheel in Yokohama, in Episode 41 of “Terrace House: Boys & Girls in the City”?

These screenshots are from "Episode 41 of "Terrace House: Boys & Girls in the City" released on Mon Mar 28, 2016". YouTube has a clip of this scene. I can't spot it beneath in this map created ...
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Where's this park in Yokohama, in Ep. 31 of “Terrace House: Boys & Girls in the City”?

I first stumbled on this screenshot on Reddit, from Episode 31 of "Terrace House: Boys & Girls in the City". But I can't spot it in this map created by a fan.
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Where's this waterfront in Yokohama, featured in Episode 31 of “Terrace House: Boys & Girls in the City”?

These screenshots are from Episode 31 of "Terrace House: Boys & Girls in the City", which I first saw on Reddit. I can't spot the scene beneath in this map created by a fan.
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Mexico entry on japan visa

I have a valid visa for Japan. and I want to visit Mexico. Where should I travel first? I mean if I travel to Japan first, can I fly from Japan to Mexico? Or first do I have to enter Mexico with an ...
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Finding non-smoking restaurants in Japan

In Japan, some restaurants and cafes have designated smoking seating (separate areas or floors), some are fully non-smoking and some are fully smoking. A few times we've found a nice looking ...
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What is the time of last trip of bus from Haneda airport to Narita airport 2 during the night?

I'll be arriving on Dec. 24, 2018 at 9:30 PM at the Haneda International airport. I would like to know the last trip of bus from Haneda to Narita airport.