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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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Obtaining a covid test in Czech Republic

Next month I'll be travelling to Czech Republic for a couple of weeks and then returning to Japan, where I live. In order to re-enter Japan I will need to have a COVID test before leaving the Czech ...
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Is the ban on women in Mt. Omine legally enforced?

Mount Omine in Japan is said to be off-limits to women. However, it isn't clear (at least from a quick browse of English-language websites) whether the ban is legally enforced, or whether the ...
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How many items can one buy and bring back home from Japan?

My friend is about to come home to Vietnam after 1 year working in Japan. Some family members and friends asked her to buy electronics and other stuff for them; she also bought a new laptop and mobile ...
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Travel from Japan to Schengen(Copenhagen) and back with Covid restrictions (status as of May 2022)

What are the current requirements for travel from Japan to Schengen disembarking in Copenhagen? We are one EU citizen, one Japanese national and our 3 year old child has dual citizenship all residing ...
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Damaged passport travelling to Japan

I am traveling to Japan in a month and my passport has been damaged a little bit but my flight is after a month. I can renew my passport easily. The question is: If I renew my passport, will then the ...
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Japan transit on a Philippines passport

From a non-official source https://visaguide.world/asia/japan-visa/transit/ is information that a person does not need a visa obtained in advance to transit through Japan. The main requirement is a ...
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Owning a car in Japan and changing visa/departing for a long trip

what happens if you: posses a Japanese driving license posses a Japanese car posses a valid parking spot (車庫証明) switch from a working visa to a tourist visa and later go on a trip in Japan, thus ...
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can i transfer from Haneda to Narita in 3:30 hour [duplicate]

I booked a flight from Australia to Netherlands via Japan. I have to transit from Haneda to Narita in 3:30 hour. Is that possible?
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Do I need a transit visa at Haneda when self transferring?

I am a Vietnamese citizen. I will arrive at Tokyo (Haneda airport) at 4AM and also leave from same airport at 9am on Viet Jet Airline for Vietnam. I have to "self-transfer". Do I need ...
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Where on Kyushu island can I get a view of a launch from Tanegashima Space Center?

There is a rocket launch from Tanegashima Space Center (TNSC) (originally scheduled for December 21 according to tweets from TNSC and Inmarsat Global). According to the websites of Mitsubishi Heavy ...
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Travel to Japan - child expired Japanese passport but valid EU passport

We are to travel to Japan tomorrow with Finnair. However, today we noticed that the Japanese passport of one of our children (6 years old) expired a few months ago. The embassy is unable to issue an ...
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On arrival in Japan under the current COVID conditions, how does one go from the arrival gate to one's vehicle?

Assuming a person has arranged for a vehicle to take the person from the airport to the person's place of quarantine (home, hotel, elsewhere), how does the person get to the vehicle? For example, say ...
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Under the current COVID restrictions, can a permanent resident of Japan go abroad and return?

In sifting through the various government sites I can guess at an answer, but I've not found anywhere that clearly says "Permanent residents are able to re-enter Japan after going abroad." ...
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Is transiting in Japan still possible?

Does the new covid restrictions that Japan has introduced effect does who are planning to transit through Japan? The flight I plan to book from Singapore to Toronto stops at NRT. https://www.mofa.go....
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What can I do at Haneda airport for 8 hours in the evening?

I have an 8 hour layover at Haneda Airport from 5pm to 1am, what can I do during this time? I would like to get out and see a bit of the area, so thinking if there is a tour or something that would ...
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Can i leave the airport in japan during a 20 hour layover? [duplicate]

I live in canada but am traveling back home to india. One of the cheaper flights is through japan but it has a 22 hour layover. I am used to long layovers but just want to know if I can leave the ...
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Getting antiseptic and antibiotic in Japan

My wife's toe is inflamed and it hurts, so we need to get an antiseptic and an antibiotic. But it seems that antiseptic/antibiotic sell is controlled in Japan, so it is not easy to buy from any ...
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Do I need to quarantine at Fukuoka Airport after domestic travel?

I am going to travel to Fukuoka from Tokyo. Is quarantine needed at Fukuoka City?
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20-hr layover in Japan

I am traveling from Hawaii, back to Indonesia. Is it possible to stay in the hotel around Narita airport during 20 hours layover, to catch up the next plane?
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Search for information about Yamanobe-no-michi trail

We have plans to make a trip via Yamanobe-no-michi trail, Nara, Japan. But I can't get how to reach one of the endpoints of the path from center of Nara. Any guideline will be helpful. And also we ...
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Entry into Japan as spouse of Japanese citizen

Japan currently bans the entry of essentially all foreign nationals; however, one of the permitted "special exceptional circumstances" is being the legal spouse of a Japanese citizen. What ...
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Does Japan impose layover restrictions for travellers from India to the USA?

Are there any restrictions for a layover in Japan when I am travelling to the U.S. from India? I am cleared to travel to the U.S. but not sure about layover requirements for Japan. The connecting ...
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How Much Could You Expect Accommodations to be Pricewise in Japan?

I am planning to go to Japan with a fairly sized group of friends (About 6 other people) for next late next year ~Summer-Fall 2022. Nothing is set in stone as we are still waiting for a proper re-...
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Is it a good idea to go to Japan without a travel guide?

I'm a resident from Puerto Rico which is very far from Japan, and I'm planning to go on a trip with a couple of friends to Japan. We have never gone anywhere to a foreign country, and the budget is ...
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Are there any Japanese castles currently under construction?

Many once destroyed or demolished Japanese castles were later erected anew in order to boost local tourism. For example, reconstruction of Osaka Castle was finished in 1997. Are there any castles that ...
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Can an Indian Qatari resident apply for a Japanese tourist visa with no income tax return and only bank statement?

I'm an Indian citizen, and I work as a driver in Qatar. I have been a fan of anime and kamen rider since childhood. I want to travel to Japan on a tourist visa. I have only saved 3 lakhs rupees (USD ...
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I'm an Iranian citizen with Japanese passport, can I go to Japan (my place of birth) easily?

I was moved to Iran when I was 5 from Japan. my father is Iranian and my mother is Japanese. I recently got my new valid Japanese passport from the embassy of Japan in Iran. I also did the paperwork ...
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Changing airport in Tokyo

I am planning to travel from Hong Kong to the US with an Indian passport. I have a US visa. I don't have a Japanese visa. The most convenient flight will have a long layover (almost 24 hours) in Japan ...
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Few hour layover in Japan, with expired Chinese passport and valid US permanent resident card?

I am trying to plan for my mom who will be traveling from Guam to the US, but she has a connecting flight in Japan, which has a 2-5 hour layover. She has an expired Chinese passport due to the ...
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Are there any countries that will not allow entry with a Japanese visa stamp in my passport?

I'm aware that you might have trouble for example entering Israel with an Egyptian visa stamp in your passport. Ignoring any COVID-19 related restrictions etc. are there any countries I might have ...
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Which Onsen Ryokan do Tim Ferris and Kevin Rose speak about?

The transcript reads: Tim Ferriss: So, different uses, to be used sparingly or all the time, in case of K. Rose. And we are at Adaia, as the name of the place. And if you hear any waterfall-like ...
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How to travel to this tower with a gorgeous view toward Mount Fuji?

I would like to visit this place. What is the name of this tower? The location of the town/city of this tower? And what is the relative direction of this tower to Fuji mountain? What is the ...
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What does this street sign showing Japantown represent?

While driving in San Jose downtown in California, I saw the following street sign: What does this street sign showing Japantown represent? I understand that it is pointing to the nearby Japantown but ...
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Am I a dual citizen? Can I go to Japan, where I was born? [closed]

I'm turning 18 in January and I was born in Japan. My mom is Filipino and my dad is Japanese. My mom brought me to the Philippines when I was 3 and I've been here for 14 years. I have a Japanese ...
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During covid, can a filipino citizen allowed to have a connecting flight from japan to india?

Im a filipino citizen with business visa travelling to india as my final distination but with stop over in japan through a connecting flight. I heard many restrictions between countries to countries ...
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Can I travel to Japan with a US Travel Document Reentry Permit and my expired Venezuelan passport? [closed]

Can I travel to Japan with a US travel document (reentry permit) and my expired Venezuelan passport? I am a military dependent with orders to travel there. Can they put my Japanese visa there? My ...
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Using non homeland driver's license and IDP in Japan

So I am a US Citizen, I have been living in Hong Kong now for 5 years. Being as I have no residence in the US, my license in the US has expired. I have been maintaining my license in Hong Kong, ...
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Concerning Covid-19 quarantine on return to Japan as a non-citizen resident

As part of its efforts to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and infections with SARS-CoV-2, the Japanese government has closed its borders for most forms of international travel. However, as a non-...
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Forgot to submit Record of Purchase card at Narita

Last time I went on holiday to Japan, I bought some souvenirs and took advantage of the Tax-Free exception for tourists. I knew the procedure to follow regarding the paperwork, so as instructed, I ...
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How do I ask Japanese restaurants in writing not to serve me any meat?

A relative's doctor commanded him to eat NO meat to prevent Alpha-gal allergy, hypertension, and LDL cholesterol. His doctor says he can still eat seafood. We don't speak Japanese, but we plan on ...
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Alternatives to taxis in Japan

There are a large number of sites I wish to visit in the wider Tokyo area that are not accessible by train or bus. Often the nearest station or bus stop is a few kilometres away, walkable but due to a ...
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Travel to Japan in December 2020

Before COVID-19 occurred, I was planning on going to Japan in December 2020. However, with things escalating, I decided to not give in and book a flight when I almost did. I know Japan has closed ...
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Is it possible to cross the Naruto Strait on foot?

I’m considering a trip across Awaji Island and on to Shikoku. The Naruto Strait between these two islands is well known for the whirlpools that occur when the tide is right. As the Oonaruto Bridge (...
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Can a dual French-US citizen get a visa exemption when entering Japan?

IATA for Japan states: Visa exemption for nationals of Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czechia, Cyprus, Denmark, Dominican ...
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What happens if a French citizen does an international transit in Narita International Airport (NRT) but their outbound flight is canceled?

IATA states for Japan: Passengers transiting through Tokyo (NRT) must transit on the same calendar day. What happens if a French citizen does an international transit in Narita International Airport ...
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Can French citizens flying from Bangkok (BKK) do an international transit in Haneda Airport (HND) with the ongoing COVID-19 travel restrictions?

Can French citizens flying from Bangkok (BKK) (stayed there for over 1 month) do an international transit in Haneda Airport (HND) with the ongoing COVID-19 travel restrictions? IATA states for Japan: ...
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Residents of which countries are currently allowed to enter Japan?

Timatic says the following about entering Japan. The list is very long, but doesn't actually cover every country - e.g. Fiji is not there. What's the full list of territories from which one can travel ...
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Retirement visa for Japan [closed]

I retired a few yrs ago and wanted to travel to Japan for long periods of 90 days + 90 days. I lived in Tokyo for 10 yrs after college and speak the language so no problems. I'm a US citizen and ...
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Do I need to disembark when crossing a Japan Rail pass zone boundary?

Say I have a JR West Kansai–Hiroshima Area Pass, which covers travel between Kurashiki and Sōja, and I take the train from Kurashiki to Izumo(shi), which goes through Sōja. Is it necessary that I ...
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What is the best way to learn & understand Japan's transportation system before arriving [closed]

I'm traveling to Japan in March and will be staying for 2 weeks. I plan on using public transportation + car rental to travel and see as much as I can (recommendations welcome as well!) and I have ...
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