What medications can you bring into Japan?
You can bring up to one month’s supply of prescription drugs into Japan, and up to two month’s supply of non-prescription drugs without filing any paperwork. This same rule applies to mailing prescription and/or non-prescription drugs.
Can you bring prescription drugs to Japan?
All travelers entering Japan with a prescription medication, including medication that is not restricted in Japan, should consider bringing a copy of their doctor’s prescription as well as a letter stating the purpose of the drug.
Are painkillers illegal in Japan?
It is illegal to bring into Japan some over-the-counter medicines commonly used in the United States, including inhalers and some allergy and sinus medications. Up to a two-month supply of allowable over-the-counter medication and up to a four-month supply of allowable vitamins can be brought into Japan duty-free.
What is not allowed in Japan?
Narcotics such as opium, cocaine, heroin, MDMA, magic mushrooms, stimulant drugs (stimulant drugs contained in an inhaler or items containing stimulant drug ingredients), cannabis, opium smoking paraphernalia and psychotropic drugs are not allowed in Japan.
Can I bring Viagra to Japan?
Up to a two-months’ supply of allowable over-the-counter medication and up to a four-months’ supply of allowable vitamins can be brought into Japan duty-free. Some popular medications legal in the U.S., such as Prozac and Viagra, are sold illegally in Japan on the black market.
Is gabapentin allowed in Japan?
World drug leader Pfizer’s anticonvulsant gabapentin (sold as Neurontin throughout the rest of the world) has been cleared for manufacturing in Japan.
How do I get a prescription in Japan?
You can buy your prescription medication (処方せん shohousen) at a pharmacy in town. Prescription pharmacies are called 調剤薬局 chouzaiyakkyoku. Japanese Health Insurance covers prescription medication, so you only have to pay 30% of the total fees. Make sure to fill your prescription within 4 days after it is issued.
Is Japan safe?
Japan is generally safe for visitors. The crime rate is low, but petty theft could happen at crowded tourist attractions. Common sense travel safety advice applies here, just like anywhere else.
Is it rude to eat with a fork in Japan?
The Japanese consider this behavior rude. If the food is too difficult to pick up (this happens often with slippery foods), go ahead and use a fork instead. It is considered rude to pass food from one set of chopsticks to another. Family-style dishes and sharing is common with Asian food.
What’s rude in Japan?
Pointing at people or things is considered rude in Japan. Instead of using a finger to point at something, the Japanese use a hand to gently wave at what they would like to indicate. When referring to themselves, people will use their forefinger to touch their nose instead of pointing at themselves.
What’s illegal in Japan?
Smoking and buying tobacco is illegal in Japan under the age of 20. There are a lot of countries that permit smoking or the purchase of tobacco from age 18 or even younger, but if you’re under 20, that is illegal in Japan. Just like when buying alcohol, shops may ask for an identification to verify your age.