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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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Lost a registered Kansai-area ICOCA card, how do I recover its value in Tokyo?

I'm currently in Tokyo, and managed to lose a registered ICOCA card that has a couple of thousand yen on it. Is there any way I can recover or transfer its value in Tokyo without going back to Osaka/...
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China citizen traveling to Narita. Do I need a visa?

I am a Chinese citizen and I have a US visa. When going back to China, I have a long layover (about 20 hours) in Narita and I have to stay overnight there. Do I need a transit visa? I am now in San ...
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Connection through the US, which airline's baggage rules apply?

The trip is: Sao Paulo (GRU) -> Dallas(DFW) = American Airlines Dallas(DFW) -> Tokyo (HND) = Japan airlines Baggage rules and tariffs are very different on those. I already tried searching about ...
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Japan tourist visa: Surname spelt differently on my income tax return

I'm an Indian national planning to apply for a Japan tourist visa. However, the surname on my income tax return (Dutta) is different from the surname on my passport and all other documents (Dutt). ...
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9-hour 40-mn layover in Haneda Airport

I have a flight coming up on March 31st. I’ll travel with my 4-year old & 4-month old. We all have US passports. We’ll arrive in NRT terminal 2 at 4:15pm to be exact and have to change airport in ...
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Will staying longer than planned in Japan cause problems?

I have a question regarding my visa. I have a Canadian passport and I booked a ticket to Japan for 30 days. I know that my passport allows me to stay in Japan for 90 days. I'm thinking, for example, ...
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What is a "consecutive stay plan"?

We're trying to book a hotel room in Japan. There are two options for the same room and same duration: with or without "consecutive stay plan", the latter being slightly less expensive (e.g. ...
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Can I bring metoprolol tartrate to Japan?

At somepoint in the future I would like to take a trip to Japan. I am from the United States and I have a chronic illness that requires me to take metoprolol tartrate. I know that certain prescription ...
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What duties and taxes would I pay in Canada on a camera from Japan?

I'm visiting Japan right now (I'm a Canadian resident) and am considering picking up a digital camera (second-hand, if that matters). The value of the camera would exceed the 800-dollar personal ...
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Dual citizenship: passport with valid visa is expired

TLDR: travelling to Japan and back from Australia with expired Spanish passport (AUS visa linked to it) and valid French passport (AUS visa not linked to it but AUS Immigration is aware of dual ...
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Are you allowed to enter an onsen when having obvious scarring on your skin?

I want to travel to japan soon and I definitely want to visit an onsen in small village. I know that in most onsenit's against their house rules to have visible tattoos, but what do Japanese people ...
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If I have a JR basic fare ticket that I've started using, are changes possible, and if so, how will they be handled?

Suppose that I have a basic fare ticket (regular, non-discounted ticket) for JR. After I start using the ticket, if, for some reason, I need to change it, is this possible? How would it be handled? ...
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Is it legal to bring prescription Desoxyn into the UK, Australia, Thailand and Japan?

My friend is planning a trip to several countries (the UK, Australia, Thailand, and Japan). She has ADHD and is prescribed Desoxyn, which is methamphetamine. She knows that it is tightly controlled, ...
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Travelling with two passports (dual citizen) from the Philippines to China then to Japan

I am planning a trip from the Philippines to China and then continuing to Japan, before heading back to the Philippines. I am a dual citizen of the Philippines and Sweden. I have a Chinese visa on my ...
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How busy will tourist spots in Yamanashi-ken and Okutama be after new year?

I'll be renting a car on January 2nd in Tokyo, to escape into the countryside for a day. Starting in west Tokyo, my choice is pretty much Yamanashi-ken. The question is, how many people's choice will ...
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Single JR ticket with stopovers: Tokyo - Nagano City - Matsumoto - Kyoto - Hiroshima

Wondering what is the cheapest option to travel along my route. Seeing this question, it might be cheaper to buy a single ticket rather than multiple tickets (Tokyo -> Kyoto via Nagano and Kanazawa ...
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How do reserved seat tickets work when I use an IC card to ride the Tohoku Shinkansen?

I'm planning to take a few trips on the Tohoku Shinkansen in the near future, and I'd like to use JR East's online eki-net service to order the tickets. It looks like they offer an option to have the ...
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Will my tourist visa be accepted if I have 2 months of bank statements?

Will my visa be accepted if I have 2 months of bank statements, with enough money to travel to Japan as a tourist? Or would I need someone else to sponsor my trip?
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Large-size taxi options in Tokyo

What are the largest sized taxi options in Tokyo and how to order them? We'll need to travel with 4 people, each with a mid-to-large sized suitcase. The last time we did, we got one of the newer style ...
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Do I need a Japan transit visa?

I am travelling from India to Canada and I have a stopover in Japan, where I will be changing airports. Landing in HND, flying from NRT. I have an Indian passport and I'm a Canadian Permanent Resident....
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Buy Narita Skyliner ticket on platform with foreign credit card

I went to Narita Airport and wanted to buy Skyliner ticket on platform (I've used Suica and entered the gate), but looks like the vending machine there didn't accept my credit card despite there's an ...
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Do I need a prescription to bring medication into Japan that is prescription-only there but OTC in the US?

I am going to Japan for a week-and-a-half trip (leaving from the US). I often take Melatonin to help myself sleep, and especially want it to help with jetlag (in both directions). It is available over-...
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Universal Studios Japan (Express ticket for child age 3)

Does a child (3 years old) need an express ticket to Universal Studios Japan if his parents have express passes?
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Japan e-Visa system cannot read my passport, and embassy has no slot for in-person application. What should I do?

I have a Vietnamese passport and currently reside in Singapore. I'm planning a trip to Japan on the 28th of October and currently applying for a tourist visa through the Japan e-Visa system. However ...
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Toilet laws for Transgender people in Japan

I'm a trans woman heading to Japan on holidays soon. Are there any particular laws surrounding the toilets in Japan for transgender people? I will be presenting female - but I will be visibly ...
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JR (Japan Rail) pass in fastest types of Shinkansens

I learnt today that the JR pass doesn't allow one to travel using the fastest type of Shinkansens, namely Nozomi and Mizuho (running in the Tokaido-Sanyo-Kyushu lines). For reference see this webpage. ...
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Time for self transfer at Okinawa Naha airport

I have a Hong Kong Airlines flight booked landing at Okinawa Naha airport at 15:00 on a Sunday. Our plans have changed slightly and we now want to fly immediately on to Ishigaki that same day. It'll ...
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Why SIM in Japan for traveller is data only? [duplicate]

When I arrived at Japan, I tried to find a SIM which would allow me to make and receive call. However, SIM was data only. Why is this? For examples: I can not make / receive calls (Travel SIM/WiFi) ...
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Is there a way to keep my SIM card but use my phone in Japan besides international roaming?

I live in the United States, and have an American phone carrier. At the end of this month, I will go to Japan for about a year. I want to register my phone with a Japanese network. However, I do not ...
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Is Suica better than PASMO?

Can one say whether for travelling in Tokyo Suica cards are better than PASMO cards or vice versa? I'm interested in moving around in Tokyo by public transport.
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Any Non-seafood Japanese food options?

I am allergic to seafood but will eat pretty much anything else. I know a lot of Japanese cuisine is based on seafood - but are there other Japanese meat or vegetable dishes I should try? I really ...
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Transit visa in Japan [duplicate]

I am travelling from US(SFO) to India (Delhi) via Haneda airport Japan. If my ANA flight from SFO to Haneda lands at Terminal T2 and my ANA flight from Haneda to Delhi is from terminal T3 , will I ...
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This article in a major Australian newspaper says Aussies just gained visa-free access to Japan. Didn't we already have it?

I've been visiting Japan for something like twenty years with Australian passports and never needed to obtain a visa in advance. I've always been granted 90-day stays. I was there a few months before ...
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Can my US citizen child get into Japan, if passport expires in less than six months?

My son and I are US citizens, and we are currently in China. We will fly home to the USA at the end of August. My son's passport expires in early February. This means that in August, my son's passport ...
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Matsuri in rural areas: where to find information?

For an upcoming travel in Japan I would like to visit some matsuri in not so touristic places/more rural areas. Trying to search online for matsuri calendar returned me only hits for famous events ...
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Are there nice walking/hiking trails around Shibu Onsen in November?

I'll be traveling to Shibu Onsen in November and wondering if it's worth spending an extra day to explore the area and get out into Nature, maybe see some Autumn/early Winter foliage. I can't seem to ...
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Can I travel without a passport as a dual French/Japanese citizen

As a dual citizen of both France and Japan, would it be possible to travel on a direct flight from Japan to France, and from France to Japan without owning any passport? The traveler would use a ...
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Japan shore pass

Can an Indian citizen going to Canada with Canada study visa who has layover at Haneda airport,Japan can have shore pass and visit the city during the layover time without any hassle .
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Fukushima, Japan restricted areas?

I am interested in learning about the current status of the restricted zone surrounding the Fukushima nuclear power plant, which experienced a nuclear incident in 2011. A specific map on a website ...
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Alight at Nippori with Skyliner ticket for Ueno

When riding Keisei Skyliner train from Narita Airport to Tokyo, it costs the same to go to Nippori vs Ueno. Before the pandemic, when I purchased Skyliner ticket, the staff never asked me where I am ...
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Dual citizenship travel through Japan [duplicate]

I am a dual citizen of Country A (currently here) and Country B. I will be travelling to Japan, country B has visa free access, where as country A requires a visa to enter Japan. I will be getting a ...
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Italian citizen travelling in Japan for holiday. What to do?

I am planning to visit Japan in late summer (for 1-2 weeks I am not sure yet). I am an Italian citizen with an Italian passport. I had a quick look online to see if I need to do anything regarding ...
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Does Tokyo based PASMO work in Kyoto?

I have a PASMO which I bought in Tokyo, but I would like to use it in Kyoto for a few days. Will it work?
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My japan landing permission date is higher than my japan tourist visa, which date should i follow for departure?

I just arrived a couple of days to Japan and my single entry visa expires in 6 days, I had my departure flight on the last day of the visa. But when I pass the border security gate the sticker of ...
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Does re-entry into Japan reset the three-month (tourism visa-exemption) clock? [duplicate]

I am a Canadian who recently stayed in Japan for three month. I wonder if re-entry into the country will "reset the clock".
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Canadian traveling to Europe and Japan wanting to "reset the clock" [duplicate]

I am about to overstay in Europe on my Canadian passport for the purpose of tourism. I also recently spent three months in Japan. Question: does a re-entry into the EU/Japan reset the 90 days clock? I'...
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Anyone experience marrying in Japan?

I’m planning to bring my birth certificate to Japan because the ward office requires you to have original copy of it in order to get married. Would it be possible if I bring it just for that purpose? ...
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Do I need an adapter for my (US-based) USB bricks for use in Japan?

I live in the US, and I am traveling to Japan for a few days. I want to know if I need an adapter for my USB Wall Bricks. None of them are three pronged, all of them have just two prongs. I do not ...
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Is speeding tolerated in Japan?

Driving in Japan (Nara prefecture) as a tourist, I noticed that while the speed limits are generally very low, at least for my German feeling, nearly everyone seems to do at least some degree of ...
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I am bringing three laptops into Japan (Two for my personal/work reason and one used one for gift), could this be a problem to customs?

I am bringing three laptops: For work For personal use Used one to give away to my girlfriend. My carry on bag was not searched last time I visited, but if they decide to search this time and they ...
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