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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I have an old (1996) felony conviction in Japan and am barred from visiting: Can I transit through there?

In 1996 I was convicted of felony importation of 23 grams of pot. I served 23 days in jail and paid a $11000 fine and had 30 days to leave the country. In 2018 I tried to go back on my way to China ...
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What's this Japanese food?

In this Japan travel promotion video, this fried I think food is displayed, screenshot from the hot pan: What is this?
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Japanese visa for American

I am an American flying into Narita from Taiwan with connecting flight to US same day at Haneda airport. Do I need a visa?
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Is it safe for an ESTA waiver visitor to return to Japan until the corona virus has been contained?

Can my ESTA waiver visitor from Japan extend her stay here with us until it is safe to return to Japan?
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Tourist - Getting from Tokyo to Hakuba at night (10-11PM)

I'm arriving in Tokyo, Japan on the 23rd of March at 6pm, at the Narita Airport. My problem is that I didn't plan for the time it takes to get from Tokyo to Hakuba, and after looking at options I ...
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Am I over-staying in the Philippines? Japanese Dual citizen

I have been living in the Philippines since I was a kid. I was born to a Japanese father and Filipino mom, which makes me a Filipino citizen. A few days ago, I inquired about getting a Filipino ...
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Moving to Japan in a few weeks - should we worry? [closed]

My wife and I are moving to Tokyo, Japan towards the end of March 2020, from Europe. We have our new jobs lined up, we've handed in our notice on our jobs and apartment, and have a temporary place to ...
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COVID-19 - should I cancel our trip to Japan? [closed]

We planned a 3-week trip to Japan in March, but because of the recent increase in infections over there, we started to wonder if it wouldn't be smarter to cancel. This is our travel plan: 06-03-2020:...
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No exit stamp from previous visit to Japan

In October I had a 30 day long trip to Japan on a 90 day tourist visa, when I left I received a "departed" stamp in my passport. In December I visited again for 14 days on another 90 day tourist visa, ...
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Japan - Any places similar to Midnight Diner?

I'm planning a trip to Japan later this year with my parents. My parents are huge fans of the Netflix show Midnight Diner (深夜食堂). While I know the actual restaurant in Midnight Diner is fake and the ...
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Mobile Data/ Portable WiFi for Japan [closed]

I will be in Osaka Japan from the UK, from late March through to mid-April and my mobile plan is extremely expensive in Japan for roaming. Can someone suggest the best option? I have had a look ...
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Do I have to reboard at the same station after a Japan Rail stopover?

With some exceptions, Japan Rail base fare tickets allow stopovers. There is an excellent answer that explains when a ticket is eligible for stopovers, but it is not clear from either that answer or ...
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Travelling by plane with a stop in China - will I be quarantined?

I am going to Japan from Western Europe in March (by plane). I have a stop in Shanghai (~2h. long so I'll stay in airport). Due to the Coronavirus related protective measures, will I be quarantined ...
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Vietnam passport with green card, do I need a transit visa for my connecting flight in Japan?

Looking to book an alternative flight that will require two one ways with a 3 hour "stopover" at the NRT airport before the connecting flight. Since I will need to check in my bags and pick it up at ...
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From Hiroshima to Fukuoka via local trains

Our next trip in April will involve going from Hiroshima to Fukuoka. We would like to take local trains, not the shinkansen, but the information I can find on the internet only point me to the ...
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Someone or somewhere to get Tebori Tattoo in/around Osaka [closed]

Can anyone please help by pointing me in the direction of someone in the Osaka area (up to 1 hour travel around) where I can get a small/medium Tebori/Irezumi tattoo. I understand this is more of a ...
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Can dual citizen children purchase JR Passes?

I took a look at the JR Pass website, but it's not very specific when it comes to dual citizens. My child has Canadian and Japanese citizenship and both passports. Current the child is under 6, so ...
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Does sales tax exemption apply when paying with a foreign credit card in Japan

I am travelling in Japan and noticed that the prices are slightly reduced when I pay with my foreign credit card. Only in convenience stores so far and this only happened when I spoke English to them. ...
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Is wearing perfume in public transports or rooms bad in Japan?

While visiting Japan I almost never find people wearing relatively strong fragrance in the trains or public places in Japan. Is it considered rude or no manner when using relatively strong perfume? ...
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Inside Japan during the 180 days temporary visa reset

I was wondering if any of you have any experience with this type of question as I’ve been worried sick and not gotten a definitive answer. So, I have been to Japan twice in 2019: April 7-16 (9 days) ...
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Is it possible to have multiple working holiday visas (not EU)?

As I am approaching 31, I am thinking of giving working holiday a go. I am considering New Zealand, Australia and Japan. Would it be possible to apply for all three and then keep switching countries ...
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Transfer from Haneda to Narita with ski bags

If I arrive in Haneda and take the bus shuttle to Narita, is there lots of room for luggage on the bus (as I will be travelling with 2 ski bags and one regular bag)?
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Which is the most scenic train route between Nagano and Kyoto?

We will be catching the train between Nagano and Kyoto in a few weeks. There looks to be two options: Nagano to Nagoya, then change and on to Kyoto (we will do this part in reverse a few days later ...
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Transfer airport from narita to haneda [duplicate]

Do I need a transit visa from Narita to Haneda? I am holding a Philippines passport and a permanent resident visa in Canada. Does Japan provide transit visa in the airport? Unfortunately I only have 5 ...
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Can I reset my stay in Japan by visiting another country?

I will be doing an unpaid internship in Japan for a little under 90 days with just the tourist visa, but I also wanted to go with my friends before the internship for a couple weeks to sight see but ...
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Which months in Japan lowers probability of natural disaster?

I want travel Japan but it gets earth quakes, tsunamis, typhoons. Which months for lowest probability of these natural disasters?
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Which neighborhood to visit and eat with 5h transit in Tokyo, Sunday evening from 6pm-1am?

I will have a ~5h transit Sunday evening at Haneda, 6pm-1am minus the custom and transport from Haneda. I know I can only have one shot at visiting Tokyo. Which neighborhood would you suggest visiting ...
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Do stores on Takeshita street open the 1st of January?

1st of January is normally a holiday in Japan. However Takeshita Street is a popular tourist destination. Will stores be open on Takeshita Street on the 1st of January?
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Denial of entry in Japan because no visa. Can I sue the airline? [duplicate]

Last month I was traveling to Japan with my husband and my brother in law for visit from USA. Immigration officers let my husband and my brother in law entry into the country,but they not let me in ...
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Do I need transit visa or get pre-arrival registeration to go to Japan via Hong Kong? [duplicate]

I hold an Indian passport and am planning to visit Japan via Hong Kong ( Cathay Pacific ). There is a layover of about 2 hours. Do I need to get preregistration done ? I am not planning to leave the ...
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Is there a multiple day pass for Sapporo Metro?

In Sapporo the Metro ticket machines only sell 1 Day Passes on Weekends where you can travel anywhere on the metro for free for one day. But if let's say you stay in Sapporo for a couple of days, is ...
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Can I use JR Rail Pass for New Chitose Airport Limousine bus?

am currently in Sapporo, Japan and catching a flight early on Friday, 27 December. I am planning to either use the Airport Limousine Bus or the Rapid Airport to get to the airport. I also have a JR ...
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Is 31st of December a public holiday in Japan?

Is the 31st of December a public holiday in Japan? It would be best to get an experienced answer as there is contradicting information in different sites. For instance some sites mention that 31st ...
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Bullet train from Tokyo to Osaka (with stopovers) [duplicate]

I am planning a trip from Tokyo to Osaka, with a stopover at Nagoya for 2 nights to travel to Takayama, and continue to Osaka. Should I do one more stopover at Kyoto or is a day trip better? Also, can ...
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Avoid long walking when changing between Tokyo subway lines

On my last trip to Tokyo, I made extensive use of subway lines (Tokyo Metro and Toei). Very often, there were no direct subway route to my destination. So I have to change trains. And since the subway ...
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Travelling from US to Philippines with layover in Japan

I am a permanent resident (green card holder) here in the US and holding a Philippine passport and we are going to Philippines on vacation. We have an 8 hours lay over in Japan. Do I need a visa to ...
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Do I have to prepare hotel booking, travel agenda or flight ticket when I apply for Korea tourist visa from Japan?

I'm a foreigner working in Japan so I have residence card here (my card will last till 2024) I'm planning to go to Korea next January. From the website I see that I just need to fill out the visa ...
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Travel itinerary for Japanese visa

Hey am from Uganda and am planning for a travel in japan on a visitor visa and among the document asked are the travel itinerary and personal tax return . How best can I prove my travel itinerary when ...
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What exactly is a 電気風呂 (denki furo)?

I’ve been to a number of sentou (public bath) and onsen (hot spring bath) all over Japan by now. In some of these (both sentou and onsen), I saw bathtubs labelled 電気風呂. I know enough Japanese kanji to ...
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I lost my passport in Japan and my flight is in a few days. Is a travel permit (from the embassy) enough to allow me exit from Narita?

I'm a Bangladeshi citizen and have recently lost my passport in Japan. I tried to find it a lot but have had no luck till now. My flight is in a few days and I can't stay more than my flight date ...
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Traveling to Japan from Southeast Asia in a week, should I be worried about the political situation between Japan and North Korea? [closed]

With the situation heating up and North Korea threatening missile tests over Japan, I am extremely worried about several things: Air traffic safety due to North Korea (obviously) not announcing tests/...
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Is 4 hours 30 minutes enough to transit from Haneda to Narita airport?

My flight is Osaka-Tokyo (Haneda), eta 12:20pm and Tokyo (Narita)-Kuala Kumpur etd 5pm. Do I have enough time to transit and what is the best way to Narita airport from Haneda?
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Picking up mail at the Post Office in Japan

I have some small packages that I need to pick up the first day I arrive in Sapporo. Some of them will be delivered by Amazon, but for some reason convenience store pickup is not available. My Airbnb ...
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need for japan transit visa [duplicate]

I am a Filipino citizen and is scheduled to go to the US on January 2020 . My brother from Canada booked me a ticket via Japan airlines. However , my itinerary is Manila -Haneda and Narita - US. This ...
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Japan layover-change airport-Narita to Haneda [duplicate]

We are travelling to Philippines on December 13 with layover in Japan and change of airport from Narita to Haneda. Can we get a visa in Japan airport, will we be able to board the plane without ...
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Japan Visa Validity

I have a multiple entry Japan visa valid for 5 years and for 30 days of stay duration. I went to Japan last year and they put an initial stamp on my passport with Date of permit as 09 Nov 2018 , until ...
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Cheap two-way flight from Ukraine to Japan [closed]

I want to visit Japan in April (supposedly from 11.04 to 25.04). All tickets from Ukraine cost more than $900, which is a lot for me. I would like to find tickets at least a little cheaper, including ...
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Are there public onsen in Ogoto Onsen?

I’m considering a day trip to Mt. Hiei. When descending on the Lake Biwa side, I notice that there is a station called Ogoto Onsen just north of the cable car. An evening in an onsen would be a great ...
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Deadline for printing concert tickets in Japan

So I'm travelling to Japan for Download Festival. I want to buy tickets but I am unsure if there is a deadline for printing them out (at 7 Eleven). We'll get there less than a week before the event. ...
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Cheap way for daily commuting in Japan [closed]

I leave in Greece and in the next year I am planning to go for PhD studies in Japan under MEXT scholarship. So I am in search for expense management whilst leaving there. As far as I heard of public ...

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