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No visa is required for transiting in Japanese airports if you have immediate flight connections regardless of nationality. Anyway, there is a Japanese transit visa which is intended for people who have longer layovers before transiting and want to go sightseeing or resting in Japan for few days (up to 15 days).


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You can take the airport shuttle (Airport Limousine Bus) direct from Haneda (International Terminal) to Narita (Terminal 1 then Terminal 2) for 3,100 JPY. It comes fairly regularly (roughly hourly) and takes around 95 minutes. The earliest departure is 06:25. Alternatively you can take the train. The best route depends on time of arrival, but your main ...


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I am an Indian passport holder working in the US on H1B. I was supposed to fly LAX-Narita-KL-Bangalore on 23rd December 2012 with a 14 hour overnight layover in Narita. I received a call from the airline 2 days before my scheduled departure, stating that new rules at Narita dictate that travelers absolutely need a transit visa for overnight layovers in ...


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I'm not sure about the visa part, but about the time: By the cheapest train I seem to recall Narita airport is about two hours from Tokyo. Also you might well have to be back at the airport at least one hour before boarding, and quite possibly more. And the train system in Japan is notoriously complex. It will be very easy to get a bit lost and miss your ...


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For the visa part, the rules are (from Timaticweb): Holders of onward tickets transiting to a third country can obtain a Shore Pass on arrival for a max. stay of 72 hours only if there are no connecting flights on the same calendar day and if: holding a passport, proof of maintenance during their stay, and sufficient evidence that the ...


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The airport shuttle bus runs 24-hours-a-day, with departures about every 20 minutes during much of the day to hourly from midnight to early morning. Travel time is about 90 to 100 minutes, depending on the terminal of departure at Haneda and arrival at Narita. The fare is ¥3,100 ($27 USD). Another option is the train, as explained by @codinghands in ...


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The Narita Express train runs straight from Tokyo Narita to Shinjuku. Route map: Bear in mind that Shinjuku is a huge station and that it's quite easy to get lost or turned around in it. In light of that it may be helpful to figure out which exit you want to take in advance. Here's a map of the exists: http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/stations/img/map_e/e866.pdf ...


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You will be able to stay airside at Narita International Airport, allowing you to transit without a visa, while waiting for your connecting flight to Canada. It has many services that can make the long wait easier, including shower and sleeping rooms, capsule hotel, smoking area, lounges, along with shops, restaurants and other amenities.


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Per GCMap, the route flies clearly south of Japan's Okinawa island chain, and thus does not enter the ADIZ. Of course actual flight routings will vary from the ideal great circle route, but usually not by much. (courtesy Great Circle Mapper) Also, Singapore has stated that they will file flight plans with Chinese authorities. Not entirely sure if this ...


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US citizen are entitled to stay up to 90 days as a tourist in Japan. Answer is from official Embassy Of Japan USA. A visa is NOT necessary for US passport holders visiting Japan for a short-term stay of less than 90 days with the purpose of tourism and business. Since you have a 19 hours layover at Narita airport, you can simply enjoy visa free acess to ...


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From SleepingInAirports: Sleeping in airports is generally frowned upon in all Japanese airports. While the terminal is open, you will likely be approached by a security officer who will ask to see your travel documents It also links to a quote from the Narita website, although I can't find the quote on that page. Aircraft operating hours is ...


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Google Maps places the pension slightly differently than the buildings you located. This appears to be the route on Google Maps. Google Maps satellite photo also seems to match the pictures found under this link about a festival that took place at the pension. You can see a garden and solar panels in the pictures that seem to also be visible in the ...


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As far as I'm aware, that's not true. There are departure taxes which vary slightly based on the airport you use, but it makes no difference if you arrived at the same one or not. Simple counterexample: if you book a one-way flight out of Japan, you're not asked where you flew into on your way in. There are two international airports in Tokyo, namely ...


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A stopover is typically a stay in one city of 24 hours or more. In your case, you actually have just a connection in Tokyo. Connections can even go across airports in the same metropolitan area, such as between London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports. Very rarely are visas required for connections in the same airport, since you do not need to clear ...


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The Narita Shinsoji Temple is quite close (8 minutes by train) to Narita airport and is quite delightful. Before Narita Airport was made, it was the main attraction in the area. You want to take the JR or Keisei train from "Narita Airport" to "Narita Station". You can access the temple website here: http://www.naritasan.or.jp/english/


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2-3pm is not rush hour in Tokyo. However, many central subway stations in Tokyo require you to climb flights of stairs to enter, exit or transfer lines, which is not much fun with large bags, and while there's usually a single elevator somewhere, this can add a lengthy detour. If you can tell me exactly where you're going, I can try to recommend a least-bad ...


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There is no way to ship your luggage between Haneda and Narita airports in such a short delay. Shipping companies require at least two days to do so. Here is the closest solution (courtesy of The Wandering Coder) If you can get to Tokyo Station with your luggage before 11AM, you can bring your bags to the Sagawa Tokyo Service Center. From there, they ...


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American airlines almost always operates out of terminal 2 (not certain code share flights). Delta almost always operates out of terminal 1 (not certain code share flights). So you will arrive in terminal 2 at 3:05 and have a little more than 2 hours before your flight leaves from terminal 1. Here is a very handy guide for procedures when arriving at ...


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First of all, if you've been sold the entire itinerary as a single ticket, it's by definition a valid connection, and UA will put you on the next flight for free if you don't make it for a sensible reason (incoming flight delayed, etc). So don't worry too much. That said, it's going to be a bit tighter than I'd recommend. Four hours would be more than ...


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Yes, your I94 will be taken out of the passport when you are leaving from Guam to Japan. You will have to fill out a new one once you enter US territory again. The only exception for this rule is when you go to Canada or Mexico for less than 30 days. This is a completely normal procedure and pretty much the same anywhere else in the world. If your visa for ...


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Copying from comment to answer: If you do not need a visa for entering the country then you do not need a visa to transit because you could, in theory, always transit by leaving airside and entering the country and then go to your next flight. "Sterile" transit if it exists it does to accommodate those who can not do this because they would need a visitor ...


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They made a press release in 2010 about this service. The advertised domain for this service, specially targeted at backpackers, does not exist anymore, so I would assume this service is discontinued. If you are willing to pay a bit more (¥2,700), you can use the Airport limousine bus to bring you from Narita to Asakusa.


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It's years since I did this but the airport limousine bus went straight to the hotel (Shinjuku Washington in my case). It looks like it still does. This avoids the need to navigate Shinjuku station just after arriving in Japan, as well as the need to get from the station to the hotel with your luggage -- if the bus stops at your hotel (or the one next door)...


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First off, don't worry. Japanese train stations have extensive signposting in English and trains run like clockwork. If it's not too late, I'd suggest changing your flights to Nagoya (Chubu/NGO) instead if at all possible. There's a direct bus from Chubu to Toyota (1:18, ¥1750), so this would shave a good three hours off your travel time and save your/...


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I returned from my trip and I was able without a visa to pass security through the transit section in Narita, ANA was able to send my luggage to my final destination even if I had a connecting flight with United Airlines in Narita with a different booking.


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U.S. citizens can visit Japan without a visa anyway, so there's certainly no need to get one for transiting. Regarding the second part of your question, you don't have to pass through Immigration at Narita on an international-to-international connection. From the Narita airport's page on international-to-international connections: When connecting between ...


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Asked JAL customer support. They do not offer at Narita an equivalent service as stand-by in the American sense; Basically you need to already have purchased a ticket to pass the security zone and proceed to gates.


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You do not need a visa if not clearing immigration, as stated in Timatic, the database used by Airlines TWOV (Transit Without Visa): Holders of onward tickets transiting on the same calendar day. Check in online and print out both boarding passes, so you won't have to deal with any desk staff, or, if you do, they will have proof of your onward ...


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