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Questions tagged [tokyo]

The capital and largest city of Japan

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3 weeks in Japan : should I get a 21 days or a 14 days JR? [on hold]

I'm going with my girlfriend to Japan on April 29th. It is the Golden Week at that time, so we decided to stay within Tokyo at the beginning, and to go out only on the May 5th - to match the end of ...
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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 get to Nikko from Tokyo for free using a NIKKO PASS?

I've been reading about Nikko Pass (2 or 4 day options) and they never explain how to reach Nikko without paying an extra for the "limited express" train. In fact, their website promotes it as "Round ...
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Luggage storage for 10 days in Tokyo

I will be starting and ending my Japan trip in Tokyo, and have some luggage that I only need at the beginning and end of my trip. The luggage is the size of a handbag. Are there some facilities in ...
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8 hour layover Tokyo on a Sunday (later afternoon/evening)

Others have asked similar questions before, but I think my situation is specific enough I will try again. I have an 8 hour layover in Tokyo this coming Sunday. I land at Narita at 3:25pm, and I fly ...
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Is the new Tokyo Fish Market in Toyosu open to visitors?

The famed Tsukiji fish market closed last weekend, with its replacement the Toyosu fish market opening for business today. Is the new market open to tourists? I'm specifically interested in the tuna ...
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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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Are AMEX cards accepted in Universal Studios JPN & Pokemon Centers? Is the JCB/AMEX partnership applicable anywhere?

I'm traveling to Japan in the next few months and wanted to know if these two locations accept American Express credit cards. I also saw that JCB has a partnership with AMEX but information is scarce....
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Tax exemption in Tokyo

I'm from India and I visited Tokyo recently. This was my first foreign trip. At Haneda International Airport I bought a few items and tax was exempted for foreign buyers when I showed my passport but ...
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Do I need to pre-book shuttles from Haneda Airport to Narita Airport?

My flight is Jakarta-Haneda, Narita-Canada on the same day. I need to transfer from Haneda to Narita by shuttle bus. Do I have to book the ticket beforehand or could I just pay the ticket fare on the ...
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Safety in Tokyo and Ueda

I'm travelling to Japan in February next year. To be precise to either Kawasaki or Yokohama. Are there specific areas we should avoid for safety reasons in Tokyo and Ueda? Thanks in advance.
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Is a European driving license valid in Japan?

I have a European driving license. Would it be valid in Japan for a car or kart rental?
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Cheapest option to exchange money in Japan [duplicate]

I will be travelling from Europe to Japan and considering what's the best way to get Japanese yen: Bring EUR from home country and exchange in Japan - airport or other place? Use ATM in Japan - how ...
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Do you have to stay at a hotel to get reservations at Sukiyabashi Jiro?

From what I've read, you can only get reservations at Sukiyabashi Jiro by having your hotel book it for you a month in advance or so. This seems odd to me, since this would exclude all native ...
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What is the quickest, easiest way to get from Narita Airport to Shibuya Station? [closed]

I arrive at Narita International T3 at 19:00. I need to get to accommodation in Shibuya.
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Hourly hotels/capsules near Haneda Airport that allow late morning stays?

I will soon have the dubious pleasure of landing in HND at 5 AM, after an overnight flight that I know from experience won't let me get much sleep. I have a hotel for the night, but check-in time isn'...
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How to pay for toll roads when renting a car in Japan? [duplicate]

I have prepared my international driver's license and I'm going to be driving a rental car in Japan this Christmas holiday, around the areas of Tokyo, Nagano, and Mount Fuji. I'm trying to get snow ...
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Tokyo Tower's illumination changes almost daily to celebrate something. How to know what?

Tokyo Tower's illumination changes almost daily to celebrate various events: A soccer game in which the Japanese team is playing. The visit of a foreign president. Support for a tragedy somewhere in ...
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Ten-hour layover in Narita Japan Airport. Can I leave the airport?

I'm arriving in Narita airport on December 16 at 09:25 AM. I am a Swedish citizen. We have a layover of 10 hours. Can we leave the airport within those hours? Do we need a visa? And how long does it ...
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Where can I find high, unobstructed night time views of Tokyo?

As the title says, I'm looking for a place in the city that's open to the public at night and that's high enough to be able to see a big part of the city at night. Are there any hotels or accessible ...
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Hiking Mount Fuji in the off season

There are plenty of guides on hiking mount Fuji, and how to get there in the summer (the "open" season, July- early September). I have read and been told that although the routes are technically ...
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JR Pass inside Tokyo

Hi I'm going to spend 3 weeks in Japan on October, the first of them being all in Tokyo. I was thinking about buying a 14 day JR Pass and activate it only when I leave Tokyo and during my stay in ...
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Transport between Haneda International Airport to Narita International Airport [closed]

Since I have no experience with my booked trip, my trip is San Francisco (U.S.)> Haneda(Japan then Narita(Japan)> HCMC(Vietnam). Online resources said I have to transport between Haneda International ...
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Tokyo Skyliner return ticket

Keisei offers online discount tickets for non-japanese citizens. https://www.keisei.co.jp/keisei/tetudou/skyliner/e-ticket/en/ I will be visiting Tokyo landing at NRT, so a return ticket seems to ...
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Where does the Tokaido Shinkansen stop in Tokyo?

I'm planning on taking the Nozomi category of the Tokaido shinkansen from Osaka to Tokyo. I'm trying to figure out where exactly in Tokyo it stops. As best I can tell from Googling it stops in Tokyo ...
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Where to book Henn-na Hotel Maihama

Henn-na is opening a second robot hotel this month. I can only find details about booking the original Henn-na Hotel in Nagasaki on their website, is there somewhere I can make a booking for the hotel ...
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72-hours Tokyo Metro Pass from Narita to Asakusa

On Tokyo Metro's website there is a 24, 48, and 72-hours ticket, which can be bought from certain stores in Tokyo, and from Narita and Haneda Airport. My question is this: since tourists can buy the ...
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Where to buy a judo uniform (judogi) in Tokyo

Kodokan sells a few judo uniforms, but does not have much choice nor stock, their job is not to sell judogi. Is there a sort of big specialist store where people usually go buy their judogi, with ...
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Bicycle parking at Narita airport

Where can I park my bicycle at Narita airport for a week? Of course a safe and legal parking space would be the best, but if there are none are there tolerated places where people usually leave their ...
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Are there any short term gymnasia in Tokyo?

I'm planning to go to Japan from December to January and wondering if there are any gyms I could attend to during my stay. I am not a Japanse citizen, nor do I have an official address there. I can ...
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Bicycle in Tokyo Monorail

Tokyo Monorail is a convenient line between Haneda Airport and Shinbashi in central Tokyo. Let's say I brought my bicycle to Japan and want to reach central Tokyo quickly and easily. Can I just ride ...
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Haneda airport by bicycle

Haneda airport is situated on an island, close to the Ota Ward center. Can I go to the international terminal of Haneda airport by bicycle from the continent (and back)? Is there a place where I ...
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Judo experience in Tokyo (for a day or two)

I practice judo on a regular basis and will be traveling to Tokyo for a few days. I don't speak Japanese. I would like to experience the local judo atmosphere, and probably learn a few things. Kodokan ...
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Wheelchair travel in Japan

My friend uses a wheelchair and would like to visit Japan with his wife (who is not in a wheelchair). Since I have been to Japan several times, he is looking to me to help plan or arrange a trip. I ...
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Where to find vintage electronics in Tokyo?

I'm really into vintage audio equipment. Where/if in Tokyo might one find second-hand, high-end, Sony, Denon, Technics, Pioneer, Nakamichi stereo components of 70s/80s/90s vintage in excellent ...
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Will the relocated Tsukiji have a larger auction and market areas?

Last time I went to Tsukiji fish market I couldn't get into the auction area, despite trying three times at an ungodly hour. I did however enjoy the outer market. Tsukiji will be relocated to Toyosu ...
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Customs & Ticketing going to Japan

I am planning a trip to Tokyo but I don't know anything about customs. I will be leaving Salt Lake City with a layover in California. During my layover do I have to go through customs before I board ...
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Miraikan visit and luggage storage possibility in Tokyo Shinkansen station?

I'll be leaving from Kyoto to Tokyo on Saturday morning, 30th July 2016, (can take the earliest Shinkansen). My flight back to India is at 9:30PM from Narita, Tokyo. I want to do the Miraikan Museum ...
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Can I enter Haneda Airport without a ticket?

Is it permitted to enter the Haneda Airport without actually flying? I know that Narita Airport has a checkpoint right after the train station, but is it same for Haneda? To be specific, I'm ...
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What is this “nekoya” shop advertising?

Image source: http://tokyo-oasis.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2009-10-13, used without permission I've seen on twitter a photo of a cat carrying a shamisen, with the text ねこや ("nekoya", literally "cat shop"). ...
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Does Tokyo Disneyland appeal to adults? [closed]

Does Tokyo Disneyland have anything for adults, or is it all basically for kids? Disney World in Florida seems to cater to both adults and kids, though different parts of Disney World tend to balance ...
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Cheapest way to sleep in central Tokyo?

What would be the cheapest way to sleep in Tokyo without having to travel far away from the city center? Some basic comfort level is expected so sleeping in a back alley is excluded. By "city center",...
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Accommodation for unaccompanied teenager in Tokyo

I'm a 16-year-old wanting to go alone to Tokyo for three to four weeks, around July. As to be expected, my parents are concerned about my safety while overseas. A standard hotel is not going to cut ...
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How can I travel from Narita to Haneda airport, visiting Shibuya in between?

I arrive at Narita airport (NRT), want to go to Shibuya then to Haneda Airport (HND) how can I get to these places in one day?
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Two long layovers in Tokyo [closed]

I am heading to Vietnam and have two long layovers in Tokyo, Japan. The first layover is August 22nd in Haneda at 5:00am. I leave at 6:30pm the same day but out of Narita. The second layover is ...
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Using a Suica card on Hiroshima trams and ferry line

Do tram lines and JR Ferry line in Hiroshima accept Suica cards for payment like it is used in JR trains, subways and local buses in Tokyo?
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Plan to visit places in Hiroshima [closed]

I am travelling from Tokyo to Hiroshima via Nozomi early morning Saturday and reaching Hiroshima at 9;15 AM and my return from Hiroshima the next day evening 6Pm. So i have about 2 days and a night ...
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Parkour - Tricking - Free-running in Tokyo?

I'm looking to connect with people who do parkour, tricking or free-running in the Tokyo area. Does anyone happen to know of any facebook groups or other contact info to do so (Japanese or English)?
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Does the Access Express train go directly from Narita to Higashi-Ginza station?

My family and I will be visiting Tokyo and staying a few blocks from Higashi-Ginza station, and I'm having trouble figuring out the best way to travel between the airport and our lodgings. Google ...
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Japan transit and leaving airport for Egyptians

I'm Egyptian heading to Hokkaido and I have a transit in Haneda Airport for 12 hours, can I leave the airport using the tourist visa I have? Or will I be tied to stay inside the airport? Also, are ...