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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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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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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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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

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% ...
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Apply for Korean Visa in Japan as an exchange student

I am curently a Vietnamese exchange student in Japan. And I just got here in March 20th. My Japan Visa is 6 months. I am intending to travel to South Korea in September. I want to apply for the visa ...
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Applying another visa again so soon

I'm on a 30-day visit relative Japan visa right now and I'll be back to my home country 1st week of May. My question is, do I have to wait for a certain period of time before I could apply for ...
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Can I visit Japan without a visa?

I am Bangladeshi. I live in Italy. I have a 5 years permesso di soggiorno, 10 year's residence ID card, tessera sanitaria and codice fiscale from Italy. I want to go Japan to meet my friend who lives ...
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Why is blowing your nose rude in Japan?

I need to find out the reason blowing your nose is seen rude in Japan. I keep searching and find things labeled, "Is blowing your nose in public bad in Japan". I know it is bad, I want to know why it ...
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Japan - Any leeway for max visa duration due to unforeseen circumstances?

I plan to go to Japan on a regular tourist visa, which is valid for 90 days. I was wondering what the consequences are of missing the return flight (assuming I wasn't at fault, like a cancelled flight,...
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Can I buy Keisei train tickets with international debit card?

I want to take Keisei line service from Narita airport terminal 2. Will I be able to use my international debit card to pay for the ticket?
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How to travel to Japan while expressing milk?

We want to travel to Japan with our 4-month old baby who is exclusively on expressed breast milk. This means that while feeding and changing diapers in public is not an issue, we will need access to a ...
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Presents for Japanese CouchSurfing hosts

I was evaluating doing CouchSurfing during my next trip in Japan and this question: What does a CouchSurfing host expect from their guests? makes me want to ask if there is a sort of "etiquette" I ...
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Passport expiry date for entering Japan [duplicate]

I hear some countries require that you have at least 6 months before the expiry date on your passport from the date you enter (or possibly the date you intend to leave). Is there a limit on passport ...
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When Peach has special offers from Japan, do they also have them to Japan? And if so, how do I find them?

About five years ago I was in Taiwan and got a cheap flight on a special offer with Peach to Okinawa at a great price. Now I'm in Taiwan again and I've been receiving special offer emails from Peach ...
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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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Secondhand weed smoke smell on luggage when traveling to Japan. Will it be a problem?

I'll be flying to Japan and I'm staying at a friend's house before my flight to save money on lodging. I already knew but completely forgot about the fact that she smokes cannabis and now I'm worried ...
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Can I buy in Japan expensive thing and transfer it to third party country through South Korea without paying taxes in Korea?

I want to travel (Russia -> Japan -> South Korea -> Russia). I want to buy a laptop in Japan ($4300). Should I pay taxes on South Korea border when I will enter/leave country?
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Student travelling to Japan for short term visa requirements

I am student traveling to Japan to work on a collaborative project in a Japanese university for less than 60 days. I hold F-1 visa and my country of origin does not have visa free entry to Japan. I am ...
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Am I allowed to bring a drone to Kansai, Japan? [duplicate]

I'm going to Japan and planning to bring a drone with me. However, I'm worried that my drone is going to be confiscated at the airport. Are there any rules for bringing a drone into Kansai, Japan?
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Public events for the abdication of Emperor Heisei?

I'm planning on traveling to Japan for 3 weeks at the end of April, specifically April 21 - May 10. I know that during this period will be the abdication of the throne by the current emperor. Since ...
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How expensive is a vacation to Japan?

Since I am planning a vacation to Japan this fall, I'd like to have a rough overview about my expenses. I'm flying from Germany (probably Frankfurt) to Tokyo. I know that the flight alone will net me ...
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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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Do I need a visa for a connecting flight to Japan?

I'm going to the Philippines this October and would like to layover in Japan. I found a reasonably priced ticket with a 15-hour layover to Haneda, however, I have to transfer to Narita. Do I need a ...
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Travel from Matsumoto Japan to Kazeya Hotel in Shin-Hotaka, Okuhida

It appears there are regular buses that run between Matsumoto and Takayama, but I'm staying at a hotel called Kazeya that is a bit off the route, supposedly in the Okuhida Hot Spring Villages. I'm ...
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Do I need a return ticket to Canada if I'm a Japanese National?

Here's my situation: Passengers Canadian National (Me) Japanese National (My wife), also Permanent Resident of Canada Itinerary YUL->MSP MSP->HND We are going to Japan with One-way tickets. I ...
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Can we carry rice to Japan?

We are traveling to Japan for over 18 days and planning to carry 10 KG of rice considering we are two people and eat rice at least twice a day. Are there any challenges at the customs in Japan (...
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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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Internship in Japan [closed]

I'm an Indian citizen and a final year student pursuing a bachelor degree. I plan to do a summer internship in Japan around May-July. My official graduation date is June, but I get my physical degree ...
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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 ...