Japan Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations summary

Customs, Currency & Airport tax

All about Japan
Capital city: Tokyo
Currency: Yen (JPY)
Local time: GMT + 9
Telephone code: + 81
Bank: Closed on Saturday and Sunday.

Customs Rules

Import regulations:

Free import of: 1. Tobacco products (for passengers 20 years of age or older):- 400 cigarettes;- 100 cigars;- 20 individual pac... More information

Arms and Ammunition regulations:

Import is only allowed if holding a permit issued by the National Public Safety Commission (required for e.g. hunting guns, air guns and swords). ... More information

Wild Fauna and Flora:

The import of certain endangered species of plant, live animals and their products is prohibited or restricted under CITES. For further detail... More information

Additional Information on regulations:

Prohibited:1. narcotic drugs, except those designated by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare Ordinance, see ... More information

Export regulations:

Free export (not for commercial purposes) of reasonable quantities of tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, perfume, gifts, and other articles. Ar... More information


Dogs and Cats: the Animal Quarantine Bureau of Japan must be notified at least 40 days prior to arrival of pet in Japan, to obtain an "Approval of ... More information

Baggage Clearance regulations:

Baggage is cleared at the first airport of entry in Japan. Exempt: 1. Baggage of transit passengers with a destination... More information

Airport Embarkation Tax

No airport tax is levied on passengers upon embarkation at the airport.... More information

Currency regulations

Currency Import regulations: Local currency (Japanese Yen - JPY) and foreign... More information

Learn all about regulations for your destination country. From airport tax to be paid on departure, to importing pets, as well as rules on how much currency you may bring into and out of a country.