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Going through passport control 7 hrs. before departure?

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Going through passport control 7 hrs. before departure?

We will have about 7 hrs. at Narita Airport before our flight back to the States, so we are thinking about booking a room at one of the day-hotels at the airport, preferably the one located after passport control in Terminal 1, just so that we will have one fewer thing to contend with. But, we can't remember if passengers are allowed to go through passport control that far in advance at Narita, 7 hours prior to our flight departure. Please help! Thank you.

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1. Re: Going through passport control 7 hrs. before departure?

I would check with my airline. You would need your boarding pass and some airlines will not have staff at the counters 7 hours before a flight.

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2. Re: Going through passport control 7 hrs. before departure?

Yes, Keith is right. I fly with SQ and they don't start check in process until 3 hours before flight time at NRT.

Edited: 1:18 am, September 02, 2011
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3. Re: Going through passport control 7 hrs. before departure?

You could go to the airport and store your luggage then take the train back to Narita town for 4 hours.

Sapporo, Japan
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4. Re: Going through passport control 7 hrs. before departure?

Go to Narita town! easy to get to and a nice place to walk around.

Lots of info about how to get there on other threads here.

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5. Re: Going through passport control 7 hrs. before departure?

Here's info, including access from the airport, for Naritasan temple complex: http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e6401.html

At the airport, there are lots of restaurants and shops, mostly between check-in and passport control: narita-airport.jp/en/…quicksearch_rest.html

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6. Re: Going through passport control 7 hrs. before departure?

Are you connecting on a flight 7 hours prior or going to the airport from Tokyo 7 hours prior?

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7. Re: Going through passport control 7 hrs. before departure?

Here is a Narita layover site:

http://www.mgnewman.com/Naritax/

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