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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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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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Bring computer parts to japan

This year I want move to japan for studying and want to bring my computer as parts like proccesor, motherboard, RAM, VGA, SSD, and HDD. Can I bring them to Japan and will I have to pay any taxes, ...
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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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Is it a good idea to only allow 24 hours to get from Hiroshima to Tokyo for my flight home? [closed]

I'm going to Japan in May with my girlfriend, we are starting in Tokyo, then heading to Kyoto, Osaka and finishing in Hiroshima. We are then flying back home from Tokyo 16th May at 8am. We are ...
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Item stuck in Tokyo JR “lost and found” station, not in Japan anymore

I lost my phone in the Shinkansen two days ago, and someone bring it back to the Tokyo JR lost and found station. The problem is I had to take my plane back to France before possibly recover my phone. ...
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Where's this lookout over cherry blossoms and town on top of hummock, surrounded by other knolls, in Yoshino, Japan?

Pic 1 on reddit I already tried Google Reverse Image Search. I don't want just fish, but teach me how to fish! If you never went here, pls expound how you located. Can I drive and just step out car ...
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Shirakawa, Japan — Where's designated photo spot looking over village hovels and grass?

I saw on r/Breath_of_the_Wild. I already tried Google Reverse Image Search. I don't want just fish, but teach me how to fish! If you never went here, pls expound how you located. Where's "designated "...
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Where's this mere with board walk and cherry blossoms in Japan?

I saw this on reddit. Please don't just fish but teach me how to fish! If you never went here, pls expound how you located.
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Transit visa in Hong kong [duplicate]

I am going from India to Japan. I have Japan visa. My flight is via Hong kong. Transit time is around 5 hours. Is it required to have Hong kong visa?
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Japanese Corn and Mayo Pizza

I read about a Japanese pizza with corn and mayo. Sounds interesting! I'd like to order from a place that is popular in Japan, but that's NOT considered fancy, artisan, or gourmet. From which ...
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Are there wisteria tunnels close to Tokyo?

r/natureisfuckinglit asseverates this is Kawachi Wisteria Garden in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan. Link to pic beneath. Fukuoka is too far. Can I see something like this near Tokyo? I don't want just ...
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Saitama, Japan - Where's this purple beck with cherry blossoms?

Reddit asseverates it's in Saitama Japan.
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Where in Kusatsu, Japan are this bridge, runnel and lily pads?

This Reddit post asseverates Kusatsu Japan, but what's the address?
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Which months are best for seeing nemophilas in Japan?

I know Hitachi Seaside Park is best to see nemophilias (link to pic under), but how long do they bloom? What are: the start date? the end date?
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What to do during a typhoon in Japan? [closed]

A typhoon is forecast during your trip and it's too late to postpone your travel or you're already there. What are some preparations and safety measures you can take?
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How to reward good service in Japan?

I was recently in Japan and a couple of my Airbnb hosts and a particular bookstore clerk were exceedingly kind and accommodating, even by the high standards of Japanese service. I left them the best ...
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About Customs clearance in Vladivostok by DBSferry from Japan

A private car (TOYOTA Town Ace Van) will be transported to Vladivostok by DBS Ferry from Sakaiminato, Tottori Prefecture, Japan to Vladivostok. The car will travel from Russia to the EU and take it ...
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is it necessay to get a reference letter from the place i work to re enter japan while i am on working visa?

is it necessary to get a reference letter from the place I work to re enter japan while i am on working visa? cause Iam going to my home Country.