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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transiting through Narita airport with less than 6 month passport validity

I will be transiting through NRT on DEL-NRT-SFO route. The onwrd flight is on the same calender day after 4 hr. stop in NRT in the afternoon but my passport at that time will only hvae 4 months ...
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Can I leave and re-enter Japan in this situation?

I'm a dual citizen of countries A and B, living in Japan. I entered Japan with a work visa on country A's passport, but that passport has expired. Passport B is still valid. Normally leaving Japan ...
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How well integrated are Kitaca and Sapica in the Sapporo region?

In the past I've heard about different Japanese IC cards being interoperable, but with some cards only being used on certain networks. I'm considering traveling to Sapporo in Sept/Oct 2019 and I am ...
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Is the arrival date I entered on my Japan visa application form flexible? [migrated]

TL;DR: If I put "September 10" as my arrival date on my visa application form, will I have problems if I enter Japan on another day instead? I have been hired by an employer in Tokyo, but they have ...
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travelling from philippines to US with lay over in japan [duplicate]

i read that there is no visa needed for a short layover in japan just want to make sure because what i read was posted few year ago. my parents will be having their layover in japan for 3 hours, going ...
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Indonesian having Japan Student Visa (Language School) Unable to Apply for S.Korea Tourist Visa in Japan

My friend from Indonesia has stayed in Japan for 1,5 years on student visa for language school and she recently planned a vacation with her classmates to South Korea in September. They already bought ...
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Is there a certain period of time we should wait before visiting Japan again (Visit limits)?

I am looking to visit Japan soon, but I am conflicted about how long I want to stay in the country (within the 90 day Tourist visit), and when I will be going. I would love to stay the full 90 days, ...
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Taiwan TAC With An Unused Japanese Visa

I'm an Indian and I intend to visit Japan after visiting Taiwan. I have an unused Japan Visa which is valid till October. Can that be used to get an entry in Taiwan along with a TAC or do I first ...
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If I renounce my nationality to get Japanese passport, what will I put next time I have to fill the nationality field [closed]

To acquire Japanese passport, the foreign national has to renounce his/her nationality. In such case, what will that person put in the nationality field as in many cases filling up the nationality ...
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Guarantor for a friend

I would like to apply for a tourist visa for Japan. Can I serve as guarantor for a friend, who would like to join me in my trip as a tourist? Thanks
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When taking the ferry from Shimonoseki, Japan to Busan, Korea, how much will I need in cash-only fees?

Seven years ago I took ferries between Japan and Korea about six times, and I'm looking at taking the ferry again. I seem to recall that even when paying for the ferry ticket in cash that there is ...
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Transit via Hong Kong

I am from Afghanistan and I have a refugee travel document issued in Japan. I have flight from Japan to Germany via Hong Kong, with a 7 hour layover in Hong Kong. Do I need a visa?
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Seaside destinations in Japan for nature and scenery? [closed]

I'm seeking seaside resort towns for a nature getaway or retreat, where I can enjoy views of water too. I tried https://www.japan.travel/en/us/ and Need seaside town suggestion please - Japan Forum -...
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Within 300 km of Tokyo: Where for flora, landscape, nature? [closed]

I plan to visit Japan for 10 days and apportion 5 days to Tokyo. For the remainder, I want to escape the megalopolis and enjoy picturesque backwoods or countryside. Please recommend? Criteria: No ...
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Outside Tokyo: Where for flora, landscape, nature? [duplicate]

As I'm ruling out Tokyo in this post, this doesn't duplicate Within 300 km of Tokyo: Where for flora, landscape, nature?. Please recommend where to enjoy picturesque backwoods? Criteria: No ...
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How much is Transit Visa to Japan

I'm a Russian citizen, currently studying in Canada traveling to Russia and have 16 hrs layover in Tokyo Narita. I know that I will need a transit visa. My question is if anyone knows how much the ...
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Japan - Over 180 Days in 1 Year As Temporary Visitor [on hold]

I am a US citizen with a US passport who enters Japan with 90 day temporary visitor waiver. I usually stay around 85-87 days per 90 day temporary visitor waiver. I have a lot of savings, don't work in ...
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Was American Airlines correct to refuse me boarding through Narita? [closed]

I am a Filipino-Canadian resident of Vancouver, Canada holding both Canadian & Philippine passports. I was travelling from Vancouver to Manila the other day, with a one-way ticket purchased from ...
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Will I likely have trouble flying to Japan after a stay in China as a US Citizen?

I'm going to China for work (a conference) for about a week, and thought it may be nice to visit my friend in Japan for 2-3 days or so on the way back, especially with the reduced flight costs ...
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How would Japanese people react to someone refusing to say “itadakimasu” for religious reasons?

So, it’s my understanding that in Japan it’s considered to be polite to say “itadakimasu” before eating. From what I’ve read, it seems that the meaning of this phrase derives from Buddhist and Shinto ...
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Format of parent consent letter for applying for a Japanese visa?

I am an Indian student and am going to Japan for my summer internship this May. I wanted to know if there is any format for consent letter of parents. Does the letter needs to be from both the parents ...
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Using type H computer plug adapter in Japan

I'm planning on using my laptop in Japan. I have a Type H power adapter: I tried using my Japanese adapter but it leaves the ground pin exposed, and either way it doesn't fit all the way: Is there ...
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Is it possible to climb Mt. Fuji in November? [duplicate]

I understand this is outside of the climbing season. It appears to be legal and the risks are higher, but I'd like to know if it's even really possible or is snow usually too deep at this time and ...
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Can an original of “The Great Wave off Kanagawa” be viewed in Japan?

According to the Wikipedia article for "The Great Wave off Kanagawa", copies are stored in various places around the world. There are various copies of this work throughout the world. The ...
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Transit visa for Iranian passport holders travelling to Canada [duplicate]

I am Iranian and traveling from Kuala lumpur to Toronto, Do I need transit visa for Tokyo? my layover is 11 hours
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Is there now, or was there a few years ago, a ferry from Busan, Korea or Shimonoseki, Japan to China?

In the past I took ferries between South Korea and Japan six times, but the most recent was seven years ago. I seem to recall that besides the Japanese and Korean travellers that there were also many ...
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Receiving parcel in Japan [closed]

I would like to bring a musical instrument from my country to a Japanese friend via international postal parcel service. However, I would like to know about customs security in Japan. I mean to say is ...
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Entering the country(Japan) after the visa starting date

Can I enter Japan after the visa (Japan) starting date? As due to some reason, I may get the visa a little late and I have to book another plane on a later date (4-5 days after the visa starting date)....
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What should I submit in-lieu on no objection certification for tourist visa for Japan when switching jobs?

I am planning to switch jobs in the next 1-2 months, with a 2 week break between the two. I want to take a trip to either Japan or Europe in this window. Japan and Schengen visa requirements for ...
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Internet access in Japan [closed]

What options are there in terms of prepaid Internet services? Are the charges reasonable? I will be there for no more than two weeks so prepaid seems to be the sensible option.
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Where is free Wi-Fi reliably available in Japan besides Lawson convenience stores?

I'm back in Japan for the eighth time, but it's five years since I was here and some things are changing. I've found that every Lawson convenience store now offers free Wi-Fi in one-hour sessions ...
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We have a 5 hr layover in Osaka do we need a transit visa? [duplicate]

We are Filipino Citizens moving to Canada via Jetstar and Air Canada. Our flight itinerary brings us to Osaka for a 5 hr layover before our next flight. We'd like to know if we need to have a VISA for ...
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Filipino transferring between Narita and Haneda, do I need a transit visa?

My flight is LAX to Narita and to Haneda for my connecting flight going to the Philippines My questions are: Do I need a transit visa? Do I need to claim my luggages before proceeding to my ...
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Can I travel on JR Beetle to South Korea and stay for a week, on a 3 month Japan visit

I’m going to be in Japan for a total of 88 days with confirmed flights in and out. I was thinking about spending a week in the middle of that in South Korea, travelling on the JR Beetle from Hakata to ...
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Online check in problems for Air Japan NH805 / Air Canada AC6230 from BKK to NRT [closed]

Online check in problems for Air Japan NH805 / Air Canada AC6230 from BKK to NRT. Why, when booking with Air Canada and Star Alliance partner Air Japan, can one seemingly NOT check-in online in ...
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Short term car rentals in Japan

I used a short-term car rental (Car2Go) on my last trip, it's very convenient for short drives or in areas with sparse public transportation. I'm wondering if there's a similar service in Japan that's ...
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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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Different name in my Philippine and Japanese Passport

My name in my Japanese passport is different to the one in my philippine passport. I’m going to Japan this June. I’m really worried because if i were to show only my Philippine passport in the ...
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Travel Transformer from US to Japan (100V -> 120V) Voltage?

I'm from the US (120V), and am interested in taking my hot air brush on my study abroad trip to Japan. I'm aware of the voltage difference and similar plugs to the US. The problem is that the only ...
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Do domestic ferry companies in Japan sell “standby” tickets when passengers cancel very late or don't show up for their reservations?

I'm in Hokkaido, Japan and it's Golden Week so many things are booked out, including longer distance ferries. Japanese ferry websites have always been quite bad. No English version, text as images in ...
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Visiting a concert in japan

This summer I and a couple of friends will travel to Japan for three weeks, we will stay one week in Kyoto and the other two in Tokyo. When staying in Tokyo we want to visit a concert by LiSA at ...
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Bike rental/return while cycling the Shimanami Kaido and Tobishimi Kaido

I'm traveling to Japan soon and would like to bike both the aforementioned trails. It seems that Shimanami Kaido has facilities available at the endpoints (Onomichi, Imabari), and all along the route. ...
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Where can I have a genuine Ainu cultural experience in Hokkaido?

During my next trip to Japan I may end up in Hokkaido. I've read something about this mysterious indigenous group called Ainu/Aynu/Aino/Ezo, but I must admit my understanding of the whole thing is ...
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Do I need a Japanese visa? [duplicate]

I'm travelling to San Francisco (SFO) with family this May. My first flight is with JAL to Narita. After a 12hr layover, the next flight is from Haneda to San Francisco. Similar routing on the way ...
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Canada Import Duty on Alcohol

I'm going to Japan for a few weeks, and since I don't go to Japan super often (last time was 2 years ago) I was thinking of bringing back some Japanese alcohol that I can't get in Canada. I know I ...
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Do I need a transit visa for South Korea? (under 24 hours)

I'm a Bangladeshi citizen who has been living in Japan for the past year on a student visa. As such, I have a valid residence card for Japan. I’m planning to travel to France, with a transit through ...
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Where to find out more about “ライダーハウス” / “riders' houses” in Japan?

I just learned of a very interesting kind of minimal budget accommodation in Japan principally for people on bicycle and perhaps motorbike tours called "ライダーハウス" - "riders' houses". There is an ...
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Are there crowd-sourced websites for travel bucket lists?

I'm in the early stages of planning a three week trip to Japan, and I'm still working out where to go. There's a couple of things on my "to do" list, but I want to find out if there's any activities ...
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Vaping in Japan?

I'm going on a trip to Japan this weekend. I have a bit of an oral as well as hand fixation, meaning that I find it very difficult if I'm not doing something with my mouth and/or hands at all times. ...
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Are there still any ATMs in Japan that don't charge fees for withdrawing with a foreign card?

I just got back to Japan for the first time in five years. I seem to recall that that some ATMs here don't accept foreign cards, some do but charge a fee, and some do and charge no fee. I'm 100% ...