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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 ...
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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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How to reach this old hotel stuck in the middle of Narita airport runways?

木の根ペンション (Kinone pension) is a very special hotel, right in the middle of Narita Airport: It seems to have no website and no phone number, it can't be found on booking websites. It is on Google Maps ...
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Dress code in Tokyo Station Hotel

I might be staying a night in Tokyo Station Hotel It seems to be a conservative, high class hotel. Should I dress in business casual clothes or are normal (clean) clothes fine? I realize there is no ...
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Are there any restaurants in Tokyo that serve Sannakji?

I know that Sannakji is originally Korean food, but I've seen on TV they've eaten that in Tokyo as well. Update: It was on a Finnish TV show called Madventures. You can find the clip on Youtube: ...
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Are trains from Narita Airport running on New Year's eve?

The trains from Narita Airport to Asakusa station runs normally on January first?
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Cheapest transport from Akasaka to Narita Airport (2 pax)

What's the cheapest method for 2 people to get to NRT from Akasaka (and approximate time). We'll be making the journey next Sunday in the morning and have found multiple routes online, but maybe there ...
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Is the connection between Ueno station on Keisei line and Ginza line in Tokyo internal?

According to Google maps, there is an 8-minute walk between Ueno station (through Skyliner, Keisei line) to that on Ginza line, is that an internal connection? Or do I have to leave the station and ...
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How to get to Tokyo downtown from Narita airport, with a bag, during rush hours?

Travelling in September to Tokyo (Chiyoda) from Narita Airport, and I am taking either the shuttle, JR, Skyliner, or Limousine. I know I have to take the subway at some point. The question is: with a ...
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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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Most reasonably priced way to get from Tokyo Narita to Shinjuku?

I'm flying into Tokyo Narita at the end of September and will be staying in Shinjuku. As I understand it taxis from the airport are very expensive. What's the best way to get from the airport to ...
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Do bus stations have names in Latin letters in Tokyo

I'm planning to visit Tokyo this year, trying to plan out my trip, but in Google maps I get things like: x03towards xxxx (where x is a Japanese letter) This is a bus station. Are they available in ...
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Cheapest way to get around in Tokyo

I'm traveling to Tokyo this August and I've been wondering what's the cheapest form of public transportation in Tokyo. Last time I went to Tokyo I made a PASMO card and paid whenever I took a train, ...
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Non-seafood food options in Tokyo?

I don't eat a lot of seafood but will eat pretty much anything else. I know a lot of Japanese cuisine is based on seafood - but are there other Japanese meat or vegetable dishes I should try? I'd like ...
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Owl Cafe in Tokyo where English is spoken?

I'm visiting Tokyo in late September and really want to visit an owl cafe. I've heard that it is best to go with someone who speaks Japanese as they usually give instructions etc only in Japanese. Are ...
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Date Limitation of Low Fares in Far East

I'm looking to travel from Tokyo to Seoul and have found a number of airlines that fly the route (or similar) and offer reasonable prices. However, these prices do not extend to my desired travel date....
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Why is homelessness not an issue in Tokyo? [closed]

I saw this article talking about impressive Japanese innovations in which having (almost) no homeless people in Tokyo was listed as one of them. Given the fact that Tokyo is the most populated ...
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Can large international mail be sent from any post office in Tokyo?

I will be traveling to Tokyo this month for the World Kendo Championship. After the competition I intend to continue traveling through Japan, and I would rather not bring the Kendo equipment with me ...
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Curfew - Is walking on the street in Tokyo legal after 11.00 pm if you're under 18?

I am soon visiting Japan. I have a son who is not yet 16. Is it okay if I go shopping with him, or for a walk with him on public streets, after 11pm, which is the period the Japan government imposes ...
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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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Tokyo's Keikyu Airport Line transit question

I will be taking the Keikyu Airport Line from Haneda to Onarimon Station. According to Google transit it shows the following: My question is this, where it has Keikyu Airport Line towards ...
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Can I get vegan sushi in Tokyo?

I'm heading off to Tokyo in a few weeks. I'm a vegan and have no problem being so in Santa Cruz, California, USA. However would I make a fool of myself if I were to ask for vegan sushi in Tokyo? It ...
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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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Visiting Lake Kawaguchiko, how to get there?

I plan to visit Lake Kawaguchiko on the 24th of Februari. I'm looking for transportation going from Tokyo to Lake Kawaguchiko, and then from Lake Kawaguchiko going to Osaka. What are my options?
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Free WiFi in Tokyo metro

This November 2014 article claims that from December 2014 Tokyo Metro trains would have free WiFi. Has it become a reality? If yes, what are the modalities for using it?
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The rate is for 2 guests when making online hotel reservations

What does it mean "the rate is for 2 guests" does it mean multiply by 2 the advertised hotel rate?
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How can I discover what time of the year hotels will be cheapest for a given city, e.g. Tokyo?

I'm interested in visiting Tokyo in 2015, and am trying to figure out what time(s) of the year will likely be cheapest for hotel stays, since it is a notoriously expensive city. Short of using a hotel ...
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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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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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Tokyo Late Night/Early Morning Layover

I am travelling to and from Jakarta (from the US) this December, and have long layovers both ways through Tokyo (changing airports). Layover #1 - 13 hrs, need to switch airport from Narita to Haneda....
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Can I store a surfboard at Tokyo airport? [closed]

We are traveling from Bali back to the. US with a short stop in Kyoto and Tokyo. Is there somewhere to store 2 surfboards at the Tokyo airport?
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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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Within 300 km radius of Tokyo - Coastal/seaside destinations in Japan for nature and relaxation? [duplicate]

Since I'm planning to visit Japan for 10 days and plan to apportion 5 days to Tokyo, I thought to reframe this question inside a 300 km radius around Tokyo. 300 is just an estimate; I'm not strict ...
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Transit rules when connecting in Tokyo on two different tickets

I am a Filipino Citizen traveling to Mexico, I learned that I can save more if I buy ticket from Manila going to Tokyo and then buy a roundtrip ticket from Tokyo to Mexico and vice versa so ...
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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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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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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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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 ...