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 Visit Japanopens 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)

The security check includes an inspection of carry-on luggage and a body search.

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

Show your passport and boarding pass at the outbound passport control counter. Foreign citizens will require an embarkation card. (Remove your passport from its plastic cover when presenting it.) The autogate is at Counter No. 3.

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.