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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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Entry into Japan as spouse of Japanese citizen

Japan currently bans the entry of essentially all foreign nationals; however, one of the permitted "special exceptional circumstances" is being the legal spouse of a Japanese citizen. What ...
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On arrival in Japan under the current COVID conditions, how does one go from the arrival gate to one's vehicle?

Assuming a person has arranged for a vehicle to take the person from the airport to the person's place of quarantine (home, hotel, elsewhere), how does the person get to the vehicle? For example, say ...
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Under the current COVID restrictions, can a permanent resident of Japan go abroad and return?

In sifting through the various government sites I can guess at an answer, but I've not found anywhere that clearly says "Permanent residents are able to re-enter Japan after going abroad." ...
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Is transiting in Japan still possible?

Does the new covid restrictions that Japan has introduced effect does who are planning to transit through Japan? The flight I plan to book from Singapore to Toronto stops at NRT. https://www.mofa.go....
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Sending unaccompanied baggage from Japan to USA

After spending a good amount of time in Japan, I realize that I have accumulated more stuff than I could carry in my flight (which allows me 2 check-in pieces free of cost, but this is a third piece). ...
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What can I do at Haneda airport for 8 hours in the evening?

I have an 8 hour layover at Haneda Airport from 5pm to 1am, what can I do during this time? I would like to get out and see a bit of the area, so thinking if there is a tour or something that would ...
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Can i leave the airport in japan during a 20 hour layover? [duplicate]

I live in canada but am traveling back home to india. One of the cheaper flights is through japan but it has a 22 hour layover. I am used to long layovers but just want to know if I can leave the ...
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Getting antiseptic and antibiotic in Japan

My wife's toe is inflamed and it hurts, so we need to get an antiseptic and an antibiotic. But it seems that antiseptic/antibiotic sell is controlled in Japan, so it is not easy to buy from any ...
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20-hr layover in Japan

I am traveling from Hawaii, back to Indonesia. Is it possible to stay in the hotel around Narita airport during 20 hours layover, to catch up the next plane?
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Do I need to quarantine at Fukuoka Airport after domestic travel?

I am going to travel to Fukuoka from Tokyo. Is quarantine needed at Fukuoka City?
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Are there any non-university studies in Japan for international students? [migrated]

I have wanted to study in Japan for a while to expand my knowledge and curriculum vitae while getting to know how the Japanese & Asian industries function. Also to get to know the country. I'm a ...
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Search for information about Yamanobe-no-michi trail

We have plans to make a trip via Yamanobe-no-michi trail, Nara, Japan. But I can't get how to reach one of the endpoints of the path from center of Nara. Any guideline will be helpful. And also we ...
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Can person take a toothpick from a restaurant in Japan?

It's kind of strange question but let's give it a try. Several times after paying a bill in a restaurant in Japan, my friend was going to take a toothpick to carry it outside but a waiter said/warned ...
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Japan - Any places similar to Midnight Diner?

I'm planning a trip to Japan later this year with my parents. My parents are huge fans of the Netflix show Midnight Diner (深夜食堂). While I know the actual restaurant in Midnight Diner is fake and the ...
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Does Japan impose layover restrictions for travellers from India to the USA?

Are there any restrictions for a layover in Japan when I am travelling to the U.S. from India? I am cleared to travel to the U.S. but not sure about layover requirements for Japan. The connecting ...
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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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How Much Could You Expect Accommodations to be Pricewise in Japan?

I am planning to go to Japan with a fairly sized group of friends (About 6 other people) for next late next year ~Summer-Fall 2022. Nothing is set in stone as we are still waiting for a proper re-...
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Can EU residents 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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Do we need a transit visa for Japan if re-checking bags?

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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No surname on passport and applying for Japanese Visa

I am an Indian student and am going to Japan for my Summer Internship this May. There is no Surname field on my Indian passport and only my single initial name, XXXXX, in the Given names field 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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Is it a good idea to go to Japan without a travel guide?

I'm a resident from Puerto Rico which is very far from Japan, and I'm planning to go on a trip with a couple of friends to Japan. We have never gone anywhere to a foreign country, and the budget is ...
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From Hiroshima to Fukuoka via local trains

Our next trip in April will involve going from Hiroshima to Fukuoka. We would like to take local trains, not the shinkansen, but the information I can find on the internet only point me to the ...
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Are there any Japanese castles currently under construction?

Many once destroyed or demolished Japanese castles were later erected anew in order to boost local tourism. For example, reconstruction of Osaka Castle was finished in 1997. Are there any castles that ...
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On which trains in Japan is reservation mandatory?

The vast majority of Japanese trains have so-called non-reserved (or unreserved) seats (自由席, literally "free seats"), which do not allow reservation and are available on a first-come, first-served ...
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Can an Indian Qatari resident apply for a Japanese tourist visa with no income tax return and only bank statement?

I'm an Indian citizen, and I work as a driver in Qatar. I have been a fan of anime and kamen rider since childhood. I want to travel to Japan on a tourist visa. I have only saved 3 lakhs rupees (USD ...
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Residents of which countries are currently allowed to enter Japan?

Timatic says the following about entering Japan. The list is very long, but doesn't actually cover every country - e.g. Fiji is not there. What's the full list of territories from which one can travel ...
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Am I over-staying in the Philippines? Japanese Dual citizen

I have been living in the Philippines since I was a kid. I was born to a Japanese father and Filipino mom, which makes me a Filipino citizen. A few days ago, I inquired about getting a Filipino ...
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I'm an Iranian citizen with Japanese passport, can I go to Japan (my place of birth) easily?

I was moved to Iran when I was 5 from Japan. my father is Iranian and my mother is Japanese. I recently got my new valid Japanese passport from the embassy of Japan in Iran. I also did the paperwork ...
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What does "Shin" in a Japanese train station name mean?

Quite a few train stations have "Shin" in their name, then the name of the city. For example, Shin-Osaka, Shin-Sapporo, Shin-Kobe. What does it mean, and does it indicate the station is for ...
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Is it rude to give up your seat in Japan?

I heard that in Japan it may be considered rude to give up your seat for someone else while you are on a train or bus, because it would make the other person feel in debt with you. Is this true? (Of ...
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Changing airport in Tokyo

I am planning to travel from Hong Kong to the US with an Indian passport. I have a US visa. I don't have a Japanese visa. The most convenient flight will have a long layover (almost 24 hours) in Japan ...
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Few hour layover in Japan, with expired Chinese passport and valid US permanent resident card?

I am trying to plan for my mom who will be traveling from Guam to the US, but she has a connecting flight in Japan, which has a 2-5 hour layover. She has an expired Chinese passport due to the ...
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Are there any countries that will not allow entry with a Japanese visa stamp in my passport?

I'm aware that you might have trouble for example entering Israel with an Egyptian visa stamp in your passport. Ignoring any COVID-19 related restrictions etc. are there any countries I might have ...
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Which Onsen Ryokan do Tim Ferris and Kevin Rose speak about?

The transcript reads: Tim Ferriss: So, different uses, to be used sparingly or all the time, in case of K. Rose. And we are at Adaia, as the name of the place. And if you hear any waterfall-like ...
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How to travel to this tower with a gorgeous view toward Mount Fuji?

I would like to visit this place. What is the name of this tower? The location of the town/city of this tower? And what is the relative direction of this tower to Fuji mountain? What is the ...
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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 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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What does this street sign showing Japantown represent?

While driving in San Jose downtown in California, I saw the following street sign: What does this street sign showing Japantown represent? I understand that it is pointing to the nearby Japantown but ...
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What happens if a French citizen does an international transit in Narita International Airport (NRT) but their outbound flight is canceled?

IATA states for Japan: Passengers transiting through Tokyo (NRT) must transit on the same calendar day. What happens if a French citizen does an international transit in Narita International Airport ...
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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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Am I a dual citizen? Can I go to Japan, where I was born? [closed]

I'm turning 18 in January and I was born in Japan. My mom is Filipino and my dad is Japanese. My mom brought me to the Philippines when I was 3 and I've been here for 14 years. I have a Japanese ...
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During covid, can a filipino citizen allowed to have a connecting flight from japan to india?

Im a filipino citizen with business visa travelling to india as my final distination but with stop over in japan through a connecting flight. I heard many restrictions between countries to countries ...
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Can I travel to Japan with a US Travel Document Reentry Permit and my expired Venezuelan passport? [closed]

Can I travel to Japan with a US travel document (reentry permit) and my expired Venezuelan passport? I am a military dependent with orders to travel there. Can they put my Japanese visa there? My ...
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Using non homeland driver's license and IDP in Japan

So I am a US Citizen, I have been living in Hong Kong now for 5 years. Being as I have no residence in the US, my license in the US has expired. I have been maintaining my license in Hong Kong, ...
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Concerning Covid-19 quarantine on return to Japan as a non-citizen resident

As part of its efforts to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and infections with SARS-CoV-2, the Japanese government has closed its borders for most forms of international travel. However, as a non-...
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Forgot to submit Record of Purchase card at Narita

Last time I went on holiday to Japan, I bought some souvenirs and took advantage of the Tax-Free exception for tourists. I knew the procedure to follow regarding the paperwork, so as instructed, I ...
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How do I ask Japanese restaurants in writing not to serve me any meat?

A relative's doctor commanded him to eat NO meat to prevent Alpha-gal allergy, hypertension, and LDL cholesterol. His doctor says he can still eat seafood. We don't speak Japanese, but we plan on ...
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Alternatives to taxis in Japan

There are a large number of sites I wish to visit in the wider Tokyo area that are not accessible by train or bus. Often the nearest station or bus stop is a few kilometres away, walkable but due to a ...
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Can French citizens flying from Bangkok (BKK) do an international transit in Haneda Airport (HND) with the ongoing COVID-19 travel restrictions?

Can French citizens flying from Bangkok (BKK) (stayed there for over 1 month) do an international transit in Haneda Airport (HND) with the ongoing COVID-19 travel restrictions? IATA states for Japan: ...

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