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arrow11_2.png   MAJOR INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS / ESTIMATED DOMESTIC TRAVEL TIME

HOKKAIDO
TOKYO
  (1)   Narita airport  
  (2)   Haneda airport  
OSAKA
NAGOYA
FUKUOKA
ESTIMATED TRAVEL TIME FROM/TO TOKYOjapan map
 
By Airplane
(a)   Tokyo <-> Sapporo = 2h
(b)   Tokyo <-> Osaka = 1h
(c)   Tokyo <-> Hiroshima = 1h 30min
(d)   Tokyo <-> Fukuoka = 1h 45min
(e)   Tokyo <-> Naha, Okinawa = 2h 20min

By Shinkansen (Bullet Train)
(a)   Tokyo <-> Sendai = 1h 40min
(b)   Tokyo <-> Nagoya = 1h 40min
(c)   Tokyo <-> Kyoto = 2h 10min
(d)   Tokyo <-> Osaka = 2h 30min
(e)   Tokyo <-> Hiroshima = 4h

arrow11_2.png   AIRPORT ACCESS

NARITA
Transportation between Narita airport and the main locations in Tokyo
HANEDA
Transportation between Haneda airport and the main locations in Tokyo
  Other usuful access information
  Click   Narita   or   Haneda

arrow11_2.png   DOMESTIC AIRLINES

MAJOR DESTINATIONS
(a)   ANA (All Nippon Airways)   Tel: 0570-029-222
(b)   JAL (Japan Airlines)   Tel: 0570-025-071
LOCAL DESTINATIONS

Haneda - Asahikawa, Sapporo, Kobe, Fukuoka, Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Kagoshima, Naha, Miyako, Ishigaki

(b)   Starflyer

Haneda - Osaka, Fukuoka, Kitakyusyu

Narita - Sapporo, Osaka, Fukuoka, Nagasaki, Kagoshima, Naha, Ishigaki

(d)   Jetstar

Narita - Sapporo, Osaka, Fukuoka, Naha, Oita, Kagoshima, Matsuyama

(e)   Solaseed Air

Haneda - Miyazaki, Kumamoto, Nagasaki, Kagoshima, Oita

(f)   Vanilla Air

Narita - Sapporo, Naha

arrow11_2.png   VEHICLE ARRANGEMENT

All the media people has different needs and demands for a vehicle they want to use for their project. FIXERS JAPAN would be able to get a great deal for MINI VAN class. And any other special vehicles are also available based on your request. Please check here for your vehicle arrangement.

arrow11_2.png   TRAIN / SUBWAY

TRAIN
(b)   Tokyo Metro   Tel: 0120-104106     Office Hour: 9am-8pm
(c)   JR - East     Tel: 050-2016-1600     Office Hour: 6am-0am
(d)   JR - West     Tel: 0570-00-2486     Office Hour: 6am-11pm
PASMO/Suica
pasumo_suica.jpg.pngIt is a convenient IC card for riding railways, subways, and buses. If you buy a new card with an advanced payment, you can pass the ticket barrier by touching the automatic ricket gate or a bus ticket reading machine with the card, and the far will be deducted automatically. This card can also be used for shopping as electronic money at registered shops like convenience stores. These cards can be purchased at railway stations, subway station and bus offices that accept them.

arrow11_2.png   CURRENCY

CURRENCY
The Yen (¥) is the currency of Japan. Bills come in denominations of ¥10,000, ¥5,000, ¥2,000, ¥1,000. (Nowadays ¥2,000 bills are rare.) Coins are ¥500, ¥50, ¥10, ¥5 and ¥1.
CURRENT RATE
Check   Cross Rates
CURRENCY CONVERTER
CURRENCY EXCHANGE
Money can be exchanged at currency exchange counters located mainly at banks, post offices, hotels and airports. You may be able to find currency exchange shops in major cities as well.

arrow11_2.png   CARNET

The ATA Carnet is an international, unified Customs document under an international system based on “Customs Conventions in the ATA Carnet for the Temporary Admission of Goods” and concluded among major countries. In cases where articles for use at exhibitions, expositions, etc. or entertainment properties for traveling shows are temporarily brought from foreign countries and taken out of the foreign countries after completion of the program, if you obtain an ATA Carnet in the foreign country before bringing the articles into Japan, the Carnet can facilitate and quicken export/import clearance procedures for duty-free admission of goods. In cases where an exhibitor, a promoter, etc. brings in/or takes out as his/her belongings under the ATA Carnet, the belongings shall be handled as traveling goods. However, if there are some goods whose export/import are restricted among them, he/she must obtain a permit and approval beforehand.

In using the ATA Carnet, pay attention to the following:
1. The nation into which you bring articles must be a member of the ATA Conventions.
2. The term of validity (one year) is the term recorded in the ATA Carnet.
3. The major goods covered by the ATA Carnet are commercial samples, professional equipment, and display articles, and prescribed by laws and regulations.
4. The holder has an obligation to take out the goods which are brought into a foreign country.
5. Articles requiring a permit or approval in compliance with provisions in laws and regulations must have the permit or approval attached to clear Customs.

Japan Customs: Japan Customs

arrow11_2.png   PERMISSION

Basically permission is required. But it all depends on where you want to shoot at. For example, shooting in public areas has to be reported to the police department under jurisdiction. Regulations here are sometimes very strict. Fixers Japan can help you cut the red tape surrounding permissions.

arrow11_2.png   TAX

CONSUMPTION TAX
Consumption tax at shops, restaurants, etc. is 8%. Tax may be included in the price depending on the service, product or restaurant. Tourists from abroad can make purchases tax-free at department store and shops where duty-free services are available if they present their passports. Ask the clerks for details.
ACCOMODATION TAX (TOKYO)
Tax-free for less than YEN10,000/-person/-night
100Yen for YEN10,000 to YEN15,000/-person/-night
200Yen for YEN15,000/-person/-night or More

arrow11_2.png   VOLTAGE

VOLTAGE
100V
PLUG
Double socket outlet : Feel free to use our free rental plug adapter.

arrow11_2.png   SMOKING

Although smoking is prohibited in most public facilities as a general rule, there are some facilities with smoking areas. Smoking is prohibited where specified in the streets of downtown areas, shops, restaurants, etc.

arrow11_2.png   TOURIST INFORMATION

arrow11_2.png   MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF JAPAN

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