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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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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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Is Visa required for transient? [on hold]

I am travelling from Manila to USA. Lay over is at HKD, Tokyo. Connecting flight is at Narita for Dallas? Do I need a visa? Do I need to check out my baggage? Is there a shuttle bus for the airport ...
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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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Japan student visa got rejected and will it affect if I apply to an Australian student visa? [closed]

Japan student visa got rejected and will it affect if I apply to an Australian student visa ?? Please help me in this. Thank you.
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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.
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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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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....