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July 17, 2011 10:04 AM Subscribe
What should I expect once I arrive in Tokyo? And what shouldn't I miss while I'm in the Kyoto area next weekend?
posted by gerryblog to Travel & Transportation around Tokyo, Japan (12 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'll be arriving in Tokyo on Japan Airlines (by way of Chicago) at 14:15, and have a connection also via Japan Airlines to Nagoya/Chuba at 15:50.
Generally speaking, how navigable is Tokyo/Narita for a first-time visitor who doesn't speak a word of Japanese? Judging from my itinerary, it looks like I won't have to change terminals. What is customs like? How long should I expect it to take? Will I have to reclaim my checked baggage at customs, and will I have to go through security a second time afterwards?
Is there anything else you think I need to know? I've read the other Japan threads but didn't see much about the process of actually arriving, clearing customs, and changing planes.
Thanks / Arigatou.