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Questions tagged [tokyo]

The capital and largest city of Japan

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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a comprehensive map of the Shinjuku station in Tokyo?

According to wikipedia's article on Shinjuku station, including an underground arcade, there are well over 200 exits. http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/stations/img/map_e/e866.pdf mentions a few exits but ...
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What to do in Haneda, Tokyo for both a night and day 13+ hour layover

I have two layovers in Tokyo in April, and it will be just me and my daughter. The first leg out we have a 13 hour layover during the night, from 10:30 PM until 11:45 AM. I'm not sure if I should ...
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How to get from Haneda airport to Narita airport?

I have an Air Asia flight to Haneda, Tokyo's smaller airport. I then need to get to Narita. What public transport options do I have? (Assume during the day, as I'll likely nap in the airport until ...
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How to choose a foreigner-friendly bar in Shinjuku Golden Gai

I see from other sites that some of the bars in Shinjuku Golden Gai only welcome local Japanese, so how do I know if they don't welcome foreigners? Should I pick those bar with cover chanrge to play ...
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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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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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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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Is cycling in Tokyo safe?

I have booked a hotel in Tokyo near the JR Ueno train station and it offers bike rental. I know that around the station there are various attractions like Ueno Park and temples of Asakusa. I thought I ...
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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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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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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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How much does it cost to enter and leave the same station (JR line, Tokyo)

I'm going to pick an item up from someone in Tokyo. Problem is, it's about an hour away and therefore the journey is quite expensive. So he's agreed to meet me at his station on the platform so I don'...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Place to store luggage for the day in Tokyo?

I'm switching airports between Haneda and Narita over the course of 30 hours. As a result I have the day in Tokyo. I'm likely sleeping in the airport, so don't have a hotel in town to store my bags ...
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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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Where can I find Japanese Lacquerware in Tokyo?

I've been racking my brains on this for quite a while now and would like to buy some traditional styled Japanese Lacquerware or shikki (漆器) in Tokyo. I've tried places like Asakusa and some online ...
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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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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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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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Where to buy cheap secondhand samue and yukata in Tokyo?

I will be next few days in Tokyo (Shinjuku area) and I want to buy secondhand samue and a yukata. Anyone can recommend something?
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Within 300 km radius of Tokyo - Where for nature, flora, and fauna? [closed]

This instantiates my broader question. Here, "near Tokyo" = within 300 km radius around Tokyo. I'm planning to visit Japan for 10 days and plan to apportion 5 days to Tokyo. For the remainder, I want ...
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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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Is a bullet train from Tokyo to Mount Fuji feasible in a 15 hour layover?

I have a 15 hour layover in Tokyo, which arrives at 8:35 AM, and doesn't depart until 12:35 AM the next day. I was wondering if it would be feasible to take a bullet train to Mount Fuji, and back and ...
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Layover at Tokyo Narita airport: can I travel outside, and what kind of visa would I need?

I am travelling from Singapore to San Francisco and the airline has a layover of 7.5 hours at Tokyo Airport (NRT). I am wondering if I would be allowed to go out to experience the city for a while in ...
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How to enjoy the Tokyo nightlife?

I'm attending a conference in Tokyo (Bunkyo-ku district) in June. However, the hotel was full for the last night. That means after the conference and networking is finished, I will have a night to ...
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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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Can you buy a 3-day metro pass (for tourists) in Tokyo center?

I know it's possible to buy a 3-day metro pass at Tokyo airport but I missed that opportunity. Is it possible to still buy it in the center, preferably in the Asakusa area?
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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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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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Will the Japan Indonesia friendship Festival 2014 be held despite dengue outbreak?

This event is planned to happen on Sunday at Yoyogi Park Event Area: Japan Attractions But I have heard that part of Yoyogi Park is closed due to a dengue fever outbreak: The Japan Times Will 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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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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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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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 ...