International Departure Procedures

The Steps for International Departures

International Departure Flow


Visitors arriving from overseas can learn more about the government’s entry and departure procedures at Japan National Tourism Organizationopens in a separate window

1. Check In (Boarding Procedure)

Check In (Boarding Procedure)

Flight check-in is done at the counter of the airline you are booked with in the international departures lobby, 3rd floor. Confirm the airline or tour group you are booked with and promptly proceed to check in.

2. Security Checks (Security Inspection)

Security Checks (Security Inspection)
  • Please check for detail about items banned for carriage and items restricted aboard aircraft with your airlines.

Safety inspections are in place for examining the items brought aboard by passengers.
Jackets, cell phones, computers, jewellery, purses, etc. are placed in a tray and passed through an x-ray machine, and passengers walk through a metal detector. If the metal detector reacts, your clothing and its contents will be inspected. Please be aware that your purse may also be searched, and that you may be subjected to a physical body search.

See this page for information on carry-on fluidsPDFopens in a separate window.

Knives, Golf Clubs, and any other items like those shown below that may be used as weapons are prohibited aboard the airplane. Passengers carrying knives are requested to place them in their check-in luggage and hand them over to airline staff when checking in, and not to bring these items on board.

Be aware that if a knife or other dangerous object is found, it will be disposed of during the security inspection.

3. Customs Inspection

Customs Inspection

Passengers leaving Japan are also required to undergo Customs procedures.

If you are taking foreign goods out of Japan or carrying cash in excess of 1 million yen etc., please fill out the necessary information in the designated forms and submit them at the Customs counter.

4. Passport Control

Passport Control

Please have your passport ready and proceed promptly through departure procedures. We recommend that Japanese passengers use our face scanning autogates. Your passport will not be stamped so please ask an attendant after completing departure procedures if you require a stamp. Non-Japanese passengers who intend to re-enter Japan on a re-entry permit must present a completed an embarkation card. (Please remove your passport from its plastic cover before presenting it.)

5. The Boarding Gate

The Boarding Gate

Following the departure procedure, go through the duty-free shop area to the boarding gates. Boarding gates are assigned on the day of the flight.
Check your boarding pass or a nearby information board to confirm the gate number.