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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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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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(Hypothetical) What would happen if a 12 year old boy from California were to run away to Okinawa in Japan? [closed]

Assuming he would be flying Singapore Airlines from LA to Tokyo, then on ANA to Okinawa. And he would be running away from his Indian father in California.
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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.
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Can I apply for Korean travel visa from Japan?

I’m a Mongolian citizen currently on a travel visa in Japan. Am I allowed to apply for a travel visa directly from Tokyo or must I return home and then apply?
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Where are internet cafes in Japan?

I live in Japan. My brother came to Japan as tourist and he didn't communicate with me properly so he ended up with no working mobile phone and didn't bring his laptop so he can't use the Wi-Fi in his ...
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Do we need a visa for our transfer at Narita, Tokyo?

My wife and I have Filippina citizenship and we will arrive at Narita on Alitalia Airlines at 11 am on 28 Nov 2018, Then, we will get our luggage and transfer to another airlines bound for Cebu via ...
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Do I need a work visa to consult in Japan

I work for a major international consulting firm. I am going to consult a client in Japan. I am a US/Canadian citizen. I have received multiple different stances on what I need to do so. My best ...
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Visa, 17 yr old, traveling alone, meeting the Parents, Japan

My friends have a 17 y/o daughter; they are all normal USA citizens. The parents are already in Japan for some weeks. The 17 y/o would fly separately and alone to Japan (ie, flying from the states) ...
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Recovering a lost JR Pass or exchange voucher

I will be travelling across Japan using JR Pass and have brought exchange voucher for it. But given that a hard copy of JR pass needs to be carried along, there can be a chance that we may loose JR ...
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Eating while out on a public street in Japan

I have read somewhere that in Japan, it is rude to eat anything while walking in public. However, is it also rude to simple be eating something while standing out on a street corner?
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Electric Adapter for Japan

I live in Germany and I already have a universal travel adapter as shown in the screenshot below. Since the voltage level in Germany is 230V and in Japan it's 110V, do I need any other special ...
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Is tipping considered rude in Japan

In japan, is it considered rude to leave a tip in Restaurant/Pub? I read that tip was even refused at pubs. Generally in Europe/India, i leave a tip and it is expected. Update: I am now back from ...
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Izakaya for non japanese people

I read about Izakaya pubs in Japan where people socialize as they share the same table. Can tourists and non Japanese people visit these places, or must one know the Japanese language to go there?
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Why do I need to leave the country before I can open my tax free consumables? [duplicate]

I'm looking into tax free shopping in Japan and I noticed that if I decide to buy consumables tax free then I cannot eat them on the spot. From my understanding, if I buy consumable products at these ...
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Will the untimely cherry blossom in Japan impacts the regular cycle in spring?

I am planning to visit Japan in the spring season to see the Cherry Blossom. However, due to recent reports of early bloom, I am a little skeptical of our visit. Will the regular cycle be impacted due ...
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Are there differences between Japan Rail pass vendors?

The Japan Rail pass provides visitors with an easy way to travel by rail. This answer claims that the official website for information about it is japanrailpass.net (which does not appear to make ...
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How/Where do I make local friends in a short-term (1 month) stay in Japan?

Not sure if I should ask here or in Interpersonal Skills, but the situation arises because of travel, so I'll try here. Feel free to move it if needed. Last year I travelled for 1 month with a couple ...
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Just got approved for Japan visa, but the passport got damaged

I have just been approved for a Japanese visa, but then my passport got washed and now it is water damaged. The stamps are faded but the chips are still working (I checked them using NFC). I'm ...
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Checking whether a Japan reservation site is legit

I'm trying to reserve for a restaurant in Tokyo that got stellar reviews (Ginza Kyubey). As such I need to reserve a long time in advance. The one site I found online that takes reservation and is in ...
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Sending a new laptop into japan for 1 month stay

I want to order a new laptop to be delivered to my airbnb in Japan. Basically the same as if I were carrying it with me in the airport, and leaving a month later (in which case customs need not apply) ...
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Bank statement for Visa

I have got my bank statement printed on Saturday and i will be going to submit my visa application for Japan on Thursday. So there is a gap of 4 days in between, is that a concern and should i get ...
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Guarantee vs. invitor (visiting relatives from Philippines to Japan) [closed]

Should the guarantor and the invitee be the same?
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Returning to Japan with an expired re-entry permit

I had obtained a Japanese work visa, but quit my job and left Japan for over a year. When I left, I received a re-entry permit on my passport (I am Italian). I am now thinking of visiting Japan for a ...
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What are the yellow stickers with the letter G and one or two arrows on some Japanese streets?

I've been traveling around Japan recently and I've come across these stickers with the letter "G" and one or two arrows in many streets in Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto. Some streets have dozens of them. ...
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Is a evening - night trip for star gazing around Osaka, Kyoto or Tokyo possible while using their metro?

I'll be in Osaka, Kyoto and Tokyo for about a week at the start of November and would love to see some stars on a starry night. Unfortunately, I don't have a driver's license and I don't know anyone ...
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Do I need a China visa when I fly from Japan to China as a U.S Citizen

I am flying back to San Francisco from Japan, with a 22-hour layover in Beijing (PEK). I plan to stay in a hotel during the layover. On this website https://www.countryreports.org/travel/Japan/entry....
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Is the Takayama line between Toyama and Takayama still closed?

We're aiming to travel from Tokyo to Takayama on the 4th of October. Hyperdia gives one of the suggested routes as (see image): Tokyo - Tayama (SHINKANSEN KAGAYAKI 509) Toyama - Takayama (LTD. EXP. ...
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Can I have business cards printed at Chubu Centrair International Airport, Nagoya, Japan?

I'm on route for a business trip in Japan without business cards. Is it possible to have business cards printed while I wait at Chubu Centrair International Airport, Nagoya, Japan? If no, would this ...
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Indonesian with Japan visa travelling to South Korea

My friend is an Indonesian and would like to travel to South Korea, he holds a Japan technical intern visa. Will he be exempt from a South Korean visa? If not, how should I get the South Korea visa?
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Moving to Japan with iPhone 7 [closed]

I am moving to Sasebo, Japan, for three years, and am hoping that I can use my AT&T Cel phone there with either Softbank or Docomo service without having to get a new phone. Anyone had any luck ...
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Is there a local bus from Rinku Town (Osaka) or thereabouts to Yao Station or thereabouts?

I would like to travel from Rinku Town or Izumisano (Osaka) to Yao Station (Osaka) by local bus. Nearby departure and arrival locations are also of interest, it doesn't have to be perfectly from spot ...
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How difficult is it to travel with a yumi (longbow) in Japan?

I'm planning a trip to Japan end of next march. I want to take my yumi (Japanese longbow, around 2.3 meters long) with me, as I have some contacts I'd like to train with. Now I was wondering how ...
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Where to get SIM cards in Tokyo, Japan? [closed]

I am traveling to Tokyo next month and will either need a SIM card or a pocket wifi for when i am in Tokyo. I thought about just using the free wifi but i've been told that it is hard to find in Tokyo....
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Are AMEX cards accepted in Universal Studios JPN & Pokemon Centers? Is the JCB/AMEX partnership applicable anywhere?

I'm traveling to Japan in the next few months and wanted to know if these two locations accept American Express credit cards. I also saw that JCB has a partnership with AMEX but information is scarce....
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How can I attend an incense ceremony while I'm in Japan?

I've heard of the traditional Japanese incense ceremony and I'm very interested in attending one the next time I go to Japan. How do I find an incense ceremony to attend and what should I think about?...