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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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Moving to Japan in a few weeks - should we worry? [closed]

My wife and I are moving to Tokyo, Japan towards the end of March 2020, from Europe. We have our new jobs lined up, we've handed in our notice on our jobs and apartment, and have a temporary place to ...
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Which neighborhood to visit and eat with 5h transit in Tokyo, Sunday evening from 6pm-1am?

I will have a ~5h transit Sunday evening at Haneda, 6pm-1am minus the custom and transport from Haneda. I know I can only have one shot at visiting Tokyo. Which neighborhood would you suggest visiting ...
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Do stores on Takeshita street open the 1st of January?

1st of January is normally a holiday in Japan. However Takeshita Street is a popular tourist destination. Will stores be open on Takeshita Street on the 1st of January?
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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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Eating at Tsukiji Outer Market from 31 December to 3 January (Public Holiday)

I want to ask about the Tsukiji Outer Market. It will be my first time in Tokyo and although I have checked several sources , some questions cannot be answered. According to youtube, www.japan-guide....
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Avoid long walking when changing between Tokyo subway lines

On my last trip to Tokyo, I made extensive use of subway lines (Tokyo Metro and Toei). Very often, there were no direct subway route to my destination. So I have to change trains. And since the subway ...
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Transit Visa - Narita Airport for an Indian [duplicate]

I am traveling to Canada from India via Tokyo(Narita Airport) with a Layover of 10H30Minutes and I will be arriving at Terminal 1 and my connecting flight will be from Terminal 2. I contacted the ...
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Are there wisteria tunnels close to Tokyo?

r/natureisfuckinglit asseverates this is Kawachi Wisteria Garden in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan. Link to pic beneath. Fukuoka is too far. Can I see something like this near Tokyo? I don't want just ...
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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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Is it a good idea to only allow 24 hours to get from Hiroshima to Tokyo for my flight home? [closed]

I'm going to Japan in May with my girlfriend, we are starting in Tokyo, then heading to Kyoto, Osaka and finishing in Hiroshima. We are then flying back home from Tokyo 16th May at 8am. We are ...
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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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Send luggage to a pick-up point and retrieve after 2 weeks

I would like to send a small suitcase ahead of me from Tokyo to Osaka. After I leave Tokyo myself, I will travel for 14 days before arriving in Osaka, so I can only pick up the luggage after that time....
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Are APA Hotels in Japan a good choice for budget travel? [closed]

I am planning on travelling around Japan for 2 weeks in May, starting off in Tokyo then riding the Shinkansen to Kyoto, Osaka and Hiroshima. Whilst looking at hotels in Tokyo I have noticed the APA ...
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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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most popular rides at disneyland tokyo

To make the most of a Disneyworld trip it's often advisable to wake up early and be at the park right when they open. Get the super popular rides out of the way right when the park opens, before the ...
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Walk to Sakuranoyama Park from Narita Airport

Next month I will travel to Tokyo with my partner, arriving to Narita airport. We will arrive in different flights, which means that even though I will arrive early in the morning, I will have to wait ...
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What are the Phone, Data, and SMS service options for a foreigner in Japan?

I recently arrived in Japan and have been having a very difficult time trying to find a suitable mobile service. For short stays, SIM and phone rental services are a good option (1,500 JPY/day). I'm ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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?