This is what you need to know BEFORE arriving in Japan!
What you do in that first hour can set the tone for the rest of your stay.

So, it’s your first hour on the ground and you’re ready to go explore the country! But before you head out of the airport, there are several things you MUST do! You need Wi-Fi / Internet, Japanese Yen, Transportation information, train information and MORE!

Also before you arrive, there are steps you need to take to ensure an awesome Japan adventure – things like getting a Japan Rail Pass, downloading Japan travel apps, get information on Japan borders 2023, scheduling a Japan shuttle bus, and MUCH more!

This video will help you get set up quickly so you can get out and start enjoying everything Japan has to offer and do it with confidence.

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Here’s a list of helpful websites and apps that I mentioned in the video:

Japan Travel Information
https://www.japan-guide.com

Japan Rail Pass
https://japanrailpass.net

Start aligning your sleep schedule with Japan Time
Current time in Japan: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/japan/tokyo

Papago Translation app
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.naver.labs.translator&hl=en&gl=US />Apple: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/naver-papago-ai-translator/id1147874819

Deepl Translation app
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.deepl.mobiletranslator&hl=en&gl=US />Apple: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/deepl-translate/id1552407475

Japan Transit Planner / Train app
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.co.jorudan.japantransit&hl=en&gl=US />Apple: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/japan-transit-planner/id524328198

Pasmo app
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mobilepasmo.android&hl=en&gl=US />Apple: https://apps.apple.com/jp/app/pasmo/id1489151487

Suica app
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mobilesuica.msb.android&hl=en&gl=US
Apple: https://apps.apple.com/jp/app/suica/id1156875272

Waze app
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.waze&hl=en&gl=US />Apple: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/waze-navigation-live-traffic/id323229106

Google Translate app
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.translate&hl=en&gl=US />Apple: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/google-translate/id414706506

Google Maps app
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.maps&hl=en&gl=US />Apple: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/google-maps/id585027354

Japan Border Customs Website
https://www.customs.go.jp/english/summary/passenger.htm

Vaccine requirements and Border Measures:
https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/fna/page4e_001053.html
https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/covid-19/bordercontrol.html#2_1

Wi-Fi and Sim Card Services
https://anyfone.jp/
https://www.jalabc.com/

Luggage Forwarding Services
https://www.jalabc.com/
https://www.global-yamato.com/en/hands-free-travel/scene02.html

Shuttle Bus Services
https://www.keikyu-bus.co.jp
https://webservice.limousinebus.co.jp/web/en

Current Exchange Rates
https://www.x-rates.com/table/?from=JPY&amount=1 />
CHAPTERS:
0:00 – Introduction
02:16 – Translation Apps
02:36 – Navigation Apps
04:45 – Airport Security and Customs
05:10 – Vaccine Requirements
06:00 – Getting Wi-Fi and Sim Cards
07:10 – Luggage Forwarding Services
08:15 – Currency Exchange
09:50 – Transportation from the airport
10:21 – Car Rental
10:31 – Getting Around by Train
10:55 – Japan Rail Passes
11:35 – Pasmo and Suica Cards
14:05 – Navigating from Airport to your First Destination
17:55 – Changing Trains
20:35 – Message from Japan to YOU!

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