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Japan no longer stamps all passports on exit. Many passengers are able to use automated exit gates which do not result in a stamp. Even if you don't use one of these machines, it's still very possible your passport will not be stamped. Your exit will still have been recorded electronically, so they will be aware that you left after only a few weeks.


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I'm a fan of NHK World (which I get through Sky TV here in the UK). I regularly catch a show called "Document 72 Hours", and they have covered several late night/all night eating places. Here are a couple of examples: Bento Tales from a Northern Fishing Town A Café Awaits in Omiya I also remember seeing one quite a while ago about an all night noodle ...


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My last trip to Japan, I bought a 3GB travel SIM from Yodobashi Camera for around 3000 yen. There was a cheaper option for 3GB as well but I had a reason for the more expensive one (I forgot what it was though). I don't remember if they go all the way up to 5GB, you might need a PocketWifi for that, but my recommendation is whatever you do don't get it at ...


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As always, the prepaid sim wiki is your friend. Due to legalities it is hard to impossible to buy a voice SIM, but you can get data SIMs. The option to rent a SIM or mobile WiFi router has already been mentioned; a lot of Airbnb places also used to provide mobile routers. Of you come through Hong Kong you can buy up a „Japan“ SIM by China Unicom in shops ...


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Personal experience: there are multiple websites which offer renting of portable wifi router. Most of them offer an easy pickup at the major airports (for example this one). At the end of your holiday you just give it back using a mail box with the provided envelop. But the problem I experienced is that it's easy to manage if you are max 2 people. But more ...


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This website (no affiliation) provides an option for portable WiFi, it can be delivered to the airport. 14 days costs $70 with unlimited access. There are other options as well but this is one of the cheapest ones I found.


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Interpreting Article 150 of the JR Kyushu Conditions of Carriage, no you don't have to board at the same station. You can board on any station that is ahead of the station where you made a stopover and that is on your specified route. Say I have a ticket from Nagoya to Kanazawa via Tokaido Main Line and Hokuriku Main Line. I can choose to get off at Sabae, ...


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All charges listed by Nigeria government can be found on NG Immigration site. https://immigration.gov.ng/visa-fees/ China US$64 Japan US$36 HongKong US$64


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No, you will not. Japan has banned entry of all foreigners who have travelled to Zhejiang and Hubei provinces within 14 days of travelling to Japan, but Shanghai, a provincial-level city, does not belong to either. You are (so far) safe. It is, nevertheless, highly possible that Japan will soon extend this travel ban to the entirety of China. Keep updated. ...


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As of November 2019, almost no businesses in Japan accepted contactless payments by international cards or virtual cards, due to inadequate equipment or the cashier not knowing how to (or not caring enough to) set the machine to accept contactless payments from virtual international cards. The only business that I can recall accepted virtual contactless ...


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Based on your question, it seems these are separate bookings. Per TIMATIC, the database used by airlines: Visa required, except for Passengers with a passport and a confirmed onward ticket to a third country within 72 hours can obtain a Shore Pass on arrival if there are no connecting flights on the same calendar day For logical reasons, I suspect ...


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You can use JR West Japan's website. Sample Search Take note that the main station in Fukuoka (where I live) is not called "Fukuoka Station" but Hakata Station. So in the above search I entered "Hakata" in case that is where you intend to go to. If you really wish to go to Fukuoka Station (a non-JR line), just change the search or you can also take the 100-...


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The reason why it can be rude is because you give something that they didn't ask for. It's like you give nice jeans to someone who is walking in pyjama by saying I feel sorry for you, here is new jeans. Tipping at a restaurant, kinda same concept, it's not about appreciating their service. It's like saying "I feel sorry that you are a waiter and I m pretty ...


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I'm pretty sure Globalwheels has a shop in Kyoto now. Globalwheels Kyoto > One of my friends picked up from the Kyoto shop and then returned at the other shop in Osaka. I'm thinking of trying the ride myself.


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I Google searched some tattoo artists in the Osaka area that have more positive than negative feedback and, although I am not recommending any of them (as I haven't personally used their services), if I were to get one myself I'd probably inquire from the following (random order): Nine State Design https://ninestatedesign.com (Mostly in Japanese, but lots ...


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About 3 years ago, I visited Japan for 3 weeks. For 2 of those weeks I used a JR rail pass to travel around. Around cities and to other cities. I then headed to Hokkaido. In Hokkaido I rented a car for a week, and I found it surprisingly easy. Road signs were in Japanese and (mostly) had English as well for destinations, cities, attractions, etc. There ...


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It really depends where you want to go. I have been to Japan seven times and I have only needed a car once. In urban areas, like Kansai (Osaka and nearby cities like Kyoto, Kobe, Nara, Himeji) or Tokyo, public transportation is quite convenient. And navigating within an urban area (for example, from Osaka to Kyoto) is not expensive (there are actually ...


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