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Hello ๐Ÿ™‚ I will go to Japan next week and do an internship in Tokyo for 3 months. As I am aware there are still no tourists coming in. How is the situation when travelling, are many places closed, or could they stay open with just Japanese visitors? Also if anybody is living in Tokyo, I would be happy to meet some nice people :)!
They lifted most of the restrictions. So welcome to Tokyo.
They will 100% do this. Those companies are all owned by orgs with connections
๐Ÿ›ฌ nnzlvlja just arrived in ๐Ÿ—ผ Tokyo, #japan
๐Ÿ›ฌ mkecsmr just arrived in ๐Ÿ—ผ Tokyo, #japan
A little late in replying but this place was awesome when I was there pre-pandemic

Garden Lab

Anyone making guesses as to when they open to those of us who aren't interested in packaged guided tours?
My own guess is late Aug / early Sept
Perhaps we could find a touroperator crazy enough to make a tour package for nomads ๐Ÿ˜Œ
mxtyituyym unlikely given the tour guides are really COVID "nannies" to make sure tourist don't misbehave... (According to what I've read)
I'm moving to Japan at the end of July - not gonna lie, was looking forward to the half empty flight on the way there...
There are also 3 categories depending on the country from where you arrive. Only if it's on the blue list you can enter.
๐Ÿ›ฌ kaxxnghlf just arrived in ๐Ÿ—ผ Tokyo, #japan
Hi! I'm not there but from friends that live in Japan it seems things are mostly open with domestic tourists. I have lots of friends that have travelled all around the country taking advantage of the reduced crowds. I think you'll have a great time!
These tours are a joke ๐Ÿ˜‚
๐Ÿ›ฌ jeebrfn just arrived in ๐Ÿ—ผ Tokyo, #japan
Anyone know how to get into Japan without a tour?
It seems only tour can get into Japan at this moment and could not find when they will ease the conditions.
They seem to have this kind of registration scheme through travel agencies.
education or work visa
A lot of people are guessing they'll open up pretty soon after the July elections
Possibly, depends on who gets their way. People who make their money on tourism want it re-opened but people who donโ€™t make money on tourism arenโ€™t all that bothered, and people who both live in tourism places but donโ€™t make their money on tourism have found their day to day lives being much nicer for the last couple of years.
Me too.. Been waiting a long time ๐Ÿ˜ž
I can imagine us all meeting in the first airplane to Japan after they open the borders
well then we could just organize a group tour and go now
theyโ€™re all guided group tours through government sanctioned tour guide groups so far
Or marry me rolling_on_the_floor_laughingrolling_on_the_floor_laughing
Waiting a long time too... ๐Ÿ˜ž
๐Ÿ›ฌ clirjkgxg just arrived in ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Kyoto, #japan
Hi everyone. Does someone know if transit through an airport in Japan (from one international destination to another international destination) is allowed given the current restrictions? I need to fly from the US to southeast Asia and I'm finding flights through Japan to be the cheapest. Just I'm not sure if it's allowed. Thanks!
I flew from Los Angeles to Thailand with a stopover in Tokyo for 2 hours. You can hang out in the empty airport but can't leave the airport.
Hi everyone! Does anybody know a good immigration lawyer that could help me with the Business Manager visa? Iโ€™d like to do a consultation to see if it is doable or not ๐Ÿ™‚
Check out Newland Chase
Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚
I was recommended this firm but I havenโ€™t used it due to COVID.
qjopelfcs Another recommendation for you
Hi, most people reading this are probably not in Japan, but if you are:
I am a tourism graduate and passionate Digital Nomad! I am currently living in Tokyo, but am planning to do a 3-week remote work tour through Japan in August, living and exploring one city a week.
I would love to take other remote workers with me, share costs of accommodation, explore together after work and on the weekend. I also would love to learn more on how to organize trips for Digital nomads

Send me a message if you are interested in joining me :slightly_smiling_face:
This sounds amazing! I'd be interested in such trips, especially in countries where I probably wouldn't be able to speak the language and would have a hard time making such trips alone ๐Ÿ‘
Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜„
RIP ๅฎ‰ๅ€ๆ™‹ไธ‰
yjicpquwqy it depends on your connection time and which airport. I've done transit a few times via NRT and HND over the past 6 or so months. HND was always open, so you could transit within a 24hr window, but NRT shut at midnight, so you couldn't transit through there if your flight was on the next day, even if it's early in the morning.

This might have changed recently, so I'd recommend calling the airline and the airports just to double check.
I can't help but feel thankful that the nutjob that killed Abe was Japanese. If it was a gaijin they probably wouldn't open the country again until 2038
Lotโ€™s of shitty people on Japanese twitter trying to claim he was Korean when it first happened. I still donโ€™t think the country will open until 2038 tho
Well, their first prime minister was assassinated by a Korean, so it rings their bell.
According to the article only 252 tourists made use of the packaged tours
Just. Open. Up.
People are not stupid
I really really wanna go but ๐Ÿคท
Everyone's waiting
Yeah! I'm glad that scheme is a failure lol
I don't know why they even bother to count cases anymore
Hey, is japan still closed off to visitors?
ya they have the tour group thing but its weird af, so yea (for tourism)
Iโ€™m going to Okinawa today.
Unfortunately some places are starting to go back to 50% capacity because of the cases going up like the tokyo comedy club in shibuya. I haven't heard of any places outside of Tokyo doing that
๐Ÿ›ฌ klrodrinroggbpzte just arrived in Matsuyama Shi, #japan
Where do you guys stay in Tokyo? airbnb or coliving spaces?
In the past, hostels. They are generally really nice (compared to hostels in other countries) and these days a decent number of them have dedicated co-working space
For 1 month or longer I think you could look at serviced apartments. I'm moving for work next month and they seem really good value, similar price to a monthly Airbnb but it's a reputable company, more options etc. I used Metro Residences but there's lots of other companies
If you're on more of a budget there's also share houses, Sakura House etc
Ohh thanks! I will check these services Appartments!
Iโ€™m checking Metro Residences, the houses look pretty cool! Although there is nothing about internet ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Shall I assume that they wil have WiFI?
I do Airbnb but definitely read the reviews before booking.
I found a 3 bedroom 2 bath for $1200 near Oji Station when I first got here
zhmjkfjrrjyliftj Iโ€™m checking these out too - looks like free wifi in all apartments
Hey everyone, :wave:
we want to go to Japan in October for a few months. Does anyone know what the visa regulations are atm? Would appreciate any help. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™
I love Okinawa, not sure if you're still there but there's a coffee shop called Aien, it's incredible, very cool vibes
mfvsjzgscbiiqo Lmao, my friend goes to Aien every few months. iโ€™ve heard wonderful things
Google Social Apartments Tokyo. They have tons of sharehouses. Bit more luxery and private. Minimum 3 or 6 months.
take a number, we're all waiting here
๐Ÿ›ฌ fjomtvjus just arrived in ๐Ÿ—ผ Tokyo, #japan
I visited two days ago ..+1
Yeah I just checked into my place yesterday. Free wifi, new building and everything looks like the photos so I would recommend
Took me some time to figure out how to get hot water to turn on though... But I think that's everywhere in Japan...
๐Ÿ›ฌ ckjalmhdowu just arrived in ๐Ÿ—ผ Tokyo, #japan
Do they also plan to do lockdown?
I don't know any details what's going on, I just cannot wait to visit again
They haven't locked down but some places like comedy clubs have gone down to 50% capacity.
I think it all depends on your residency I thinkโ€ฆ Iโ€™m would be more comfortable with no visa policy
did you have visa or some kind of permission to work there?
โ€œ_Aug 9th. I opened nomad slack and checked the Japan channelโ€ฆ_
_No news reopening in sightโ€ฆ_ โ€
From _Diary of a Nomad_. Summer 2022.
I'm assuming the logic goes something like โ€œA Japanese nut job just shot Abe recently, so we better keep the gaijin out a bit longer. Damn gaijin.โ€
As someone who got into Japan a few weeks ago, silver lining that folks aren't arriving right now. It's unbearably hot and humid and I grew up the southern us.... Definitely getting some practice breaking out atsui desu ne~~ though
It has been pretty hot. I tend walking through the malls more just for some A/C.
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