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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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Japan Visa Validity

I have a multiple entry Japan visa valid for 5 years and for 30 days of stay duration. I went to Japan last year and they put an initial stamp on my passport with Date of permit as 09 Nov 2018 , until ...
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Cheap two-way flight from Ukraine to Japan [on hold]

I want to visit Japan in April (supposedly from 11.04 to 25.04). All tickets from Ukraine cost more than $900, which is a lot for me. I would like to find tickets at least a little cheaper, including ...
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Are there public onsen in Ogoto Onsen?

I’m considering a day trip to Mt. Hiei. When descending on the Lake Biwa side, I notice that there is a station called Ogoto Onsen just north of the cable car. An evening in an onsen would be a great ...
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Deadline for printing concert tickets in Japan

So I'm travelling to Japan for Download Festival. I want to buy tickets but I am unsure if there is a deadline for printing them out (at 7 Eleven). We'll get there less than a week before the event. ...
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Cheap way for daily commuting in Japan [closed]

I leave in Greece and in the next year I am planning to go for PhD studies in Japan under MEXT scholarship. So I am in search for expense management whilst leaving there. As far as I heard of public ...
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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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Item stuck in Tokyo JR “lost and found” station, not in Japan anymore

I lost my phone in the Shinkansen two days ago, and someone bring it back to the Tokyo JR lost and found station. The problem is I had to take my plane back to France before possibly recover my phone. ...
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Where's this lookout over cherry blossoms and town on top of hummock, surrounded by other knolls, in Yoshino, Japan?

Pic 1 on reddit I already tried Google Reverse Image Search. I don't want just fish, but teach me how to fish! If you never went here, pls expound how you located. Can I drive and just step out car ...
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Shirakawa, Japan — Where's designated photo spot looking over village hovels and grass?

I saw on r/Breath_of_the_Wild. I already tried Google Reverse Image Search. I don't want just fish, but teach me how to fish! If you never went here, pls expound how you located. Where's "designated "...
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Where's this mere with board walk and cherry blossoms in Japan?

I saw this on r/NatureIsFuckingLit. Please don't just fish but teach me how to fish! If you never went here, pls expound how you located.
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Transit visa in Hong kong [duplicate]

I am going from India to Japan. I have Japan visa. My flight is via Hong kong. Transit time is around 5 hours. Is it required to have Hong kong visa?
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Japanese Corn and Mayo Pizza

I read about a Japanese pizza with corn and mayo. Sounds interesting! I'd like to order from a place that is popular in Japan, but that's NOT considered fancy, artisan, or gourmet. From which ...
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Are there wisteria tunnels closer 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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Saitama, Japan - Where's this purple beck with cherry blossoms?

Reddit asseverates it's in Saitama Japan.
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Where in Kusatsu, Japan are this bridge, runnel and lily pads?

This Reddit post asseverates Kusatsu Japan, but what's the address?
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Why does season for seeing nemophilas in Japan end in early May? [migrated]

Reddit recommends Hitachi Seaside Park to see nemophilias. I screen shot. I can't travel Japan in April or May because work. I don't know anything on gardening, but I know flowers don't bloom before ...
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Which months are best for seeing nemophilas in Japan?

I know Hitachi Seaside Park is best to see nemophilias (link to pic under), but how long do they bloom? What are: the start date? the end date?
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What to do during a typhoon in Japan? [closed]

A typhoon is forecast during your trip and it's too late to postpone your travel or you're already there. What are some preparations and safety measures you can take?
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How to reward good service in Japan?

I was recently in Japan and a couple of my Airbnb hosts and a particular bookstore clerk were exceedingly kind and accommodating, even by the high standards of Japanese service. I left them the best ...
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About Customs clearance in Vladivostok by DBSferry from Japan

A private car (TOYOTA Town Ace Van) will be transported to Vladivostok by DBS Ferry from Sakaiminato, Tottori Prefecture, Japan to Vladivostok. The car will travel from Russia to the EU and take it ...
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is it necessay to get a reference letter from the place i work to re enter japan while i am on working visa?

is it necessary to get a reference letter from the place I work to re enter japan while i am on working visa? cause Iam going to my home Country.
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Do I need a visa for Japan as a New Zealand Citizen?

I'm from New Zealand and I am planning a trip to Japan next year. The flights I'm looking at have short layovers in Australia where I don't plan on leaving the airport so I don't think I need a visa ...
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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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How long can you stay with a tourist visa in Japan?

How long can I stay in Japan with a tourist visa? Can I stay for 3 months for example? 'cause I'll be taking an entrance exam for some voice acting school, and I don't know if I'll be accepted or not, ...
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What is the flow on effect of Haneda and Narita flight cancellations?

There is a big typhoon in Central Japan that has cause flight cancellation of ANA and JAL and cancellations/indefinite delays for nearly all other airlines. My parents are travelling from Perth on ...
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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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18 hrs layover at Narita International airport [duplicate]

I have Indian passport and currently visiting USA with my wife. While returning to India in January 2020, we have 18 hrs layover at Narita International (NRT). From USA we will be travelling by ...
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I didn't do any exit passport control when leaving Japan. What should I do?

I left Japan today on a 3 month tourist visa (I am a US citizen). I guess I was following some other people, or perhaps even I was just waved on, but I didn't speak with the exit passport controller ...
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Do I need a transit visa to go from Narita to Haneda? [duplicate]

Two weeks from now (Oct. 22), I will land at Narita airport at 3 P.M. and then transfer directly to Haneda airport for my connecting flight to Manila at 1 A.M. on Oct. 23; this is a 9-hour layover and ...
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Cassiopeia Sleeper Train Japan - Tours?

The Cassiopeia sleeper train between Ueno and Sapporo was discontinued a while ago and we didn't get around to use it while it was still running. However, the Wikipedia site linked to a feature that ...
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What kind of debit or credit cards issued in the US work to withdraw cash at the ATMs located at Hakodate airport?

What kind of debit or credit cards issued in the US work to withdraw cash (yen) at the ATMs located at Hakodate airport (HKD)? I tried one debit card from Bank of America as well 4 credit cards from ...
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How to know if a JR train has unreserved seats? [duplicate]

On Japan, most trains have at least one car for unreserved seats but not always. Is there a way to know if a train has such seats? Unless I missed it the JR machines to book tickets and check time ...
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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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Passing through Japanese customs with a tax-free knife [duplicate]

I am in Japan and I have purchased a kitchen knife (slightly over ¥16,000), claiming back the sales tax. The tax refund office did attach a document to my passport stating the sale. Tomorrow I will ...
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Connecting in Narita from Domestic ANA 1162 to International Delta 68; Baggage?

I will fly on Sept 30 from Osaka to Narita on ANA 1162, arriving at 13:35. I am then traveling from Narita to PDX on Delta 68 at 4:10 PM. How/where do I claim my bags and recheck them for the Delta ...
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Contactless virtual Visa card payments in Yodobashi, Japan

Can someone living in Japan please find out if contactless payments made through Google Pay or Apple Pay are accepted in Yodobashi? And specifically, if they are done through a virtual Visa card ...
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Am I eligible to some compensation if Eva Air changed the destination of my flight (was Hakodate, and became Sapporo)?

Am I eligible to some compensation if Eva Air changed the destination of my flight (was TPE -> HKD Hakodate Airport via flight BR138, and became TPE-> Sapporo (New Chitose Airport a.k.a. CTS) via ...
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How to avoid “overtourism” in Japan?

Recently there are many news stories about "overtourism" in Japan: Whilst Japan’s promotion as a tourist destination is incredibly important, JNTO is aware of cases of ‘overtourism’ in which local ...
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How can one can convert a Denso mapcode into GPS coordinates or a human-readable address?

How can one can convert a Denso mapcode (e.g., 549 544*88) into GPS coordinates or a human-readable address? All the resources I have found so far such as https://japanmapcode.com/en perform the ...
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How do I ask chefs who don't speak in English if they can torch sashimi, in writing?

I like Japanese sashimi better when partially cooked — partially grilled, blow-torched (see images under-neath), or seared. I plan to print this request in Japanese, and show printout to ...
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Can't stopover at Sapporo when going from Asahikawa to Chitose airport?

Yesterday I travelled from Asahikawa to Chitose airport (in Hokkaido, Japan), as on this Hyperdia screenshot (except I planned to take a later Airport service after having lunch in Sapporo). Now ...
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Events surrounding Japanese coronation

October 22nd is the coronation date for the new Japanese emperor who acceded in May 2019. What kind of public events can be expected on this day? Specifically I'd like to know if public celebrations ...
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transiting through Narita airport with less than 6 month passport validity

I will be transiting through NRT on DEL-NRT-SFO route. The onwrd flight is on the same calender day after 4 hr. stop in NRT in the afternoon but my passport at that time will only hvae 4 months ...
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How well integrated are Kitaca and Sapica in the Sapporo region?

In the past I've heard about different Japanese IC cards being interoperable, but with some cards only being used on certain networks. I'm considering traveling to Sapporo in Sept/Oct 2019 and I am ...
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travelling from philippines to US with lay over in japan [duplicate]

i read that there is no visa needed for a short layover in japan just want to make sure because what i read was posted few year ago. my parents will be having their layover in japan for 3 hours, going ...
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Indonesian having Japan Student Visa (Language School) Unable to Apply for S.Korea Tourist Visa in Japan

My friend from Indonesia has stayed in Japan for 1,5 years on student visa for language school and she recently planned a vacation with her classmates to South Korea in September. They already bought ...
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Taiwan TAC With An Unused Japanese Visa

I'm an Indian and I intend to visit Japan after visiting Taiwan. I have an unused Japan Visa which is valid till October. Can that be used to get an entry in Taiwan along with a TAC or do I first ...
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Can I leave and re-enter Japan in this situation?

I'm a dual citizen of countries A and B, living in Japan. I entered Japan with a work visa on country A's passport, but that passport has expired. Passport B is still valid. Normally leaving Japan ...
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If I renounce my nationality to get Japanese passport, what will I put next time I have to fill the nationality field [closed]

To acquire Japanese passport, the foreign national has to renounce his/her nationality. In such case, what will that person put in the nationality field as in many cases filling up the nationality ...
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Transit via Hong Kong

I am from Afghanistan and I have a refugee travel document issued in Japan. I have flight from Japan to Germany via Hong Kong, with a 7 hour layover in Hong Kong. Do I need a visa?