Restricted items

The law prohibits the transport of explosive materials, flammable items and any other goods that are liable to injure persons or to damage objects by air. Such items may neither be checked nor carried on board. Sharp objects that have the potential of being used as weapons are also not allowed as carry-on items.

What you can't carry to the cabin

Sharp objects (such as scissors and knives) and items that have the potential of being used as weapons (such as golf clubs) are not allowed to be carried on board.

  • Items that can be used as a weapon, including knives and blunt objects
  • Items with exceptionally sharp points
  • Other items that could be used as weapons

Please check them in at the counter.

Carrying knives or other restricted items onboard an aircraft is a violation of Japan's Aviation Law and is subject to a fine of up to JPY500,000. Examples of restricted items Knives, scissors, stun guns, bats, sharp/bladed objects Carry-on baggage is limited to one piece per passenger. (Except one personal item like handbag

Carry-on items with restrictions

Cigarette lighter

Handlings vary depending on types of lighter.

Types Carry-on baggage Checked baggage
Liquefied gas lighters (Disposable and refillable type) ◯* ×
Premixing lighters
Cigar lighters
With strong and/or blue flame
× ×
Oil lighters (with absorbant cottons) ◯* ×
Oil lighters (without absorbant cottons) × ×
  • *Maximum to 1 lighter per person.
Beverages (non-alcoholic and alcoholic)

Handlings vary depending on the alcohol volume.

Percentage of alcohol by volume Carry-on baggage Checked baggage
Less than 24%
Less than 70% * *
More than 70% × ×
  • *Maximum to 5L (litre) per person.
Toiletary articles and medicines (not containing radioactive materials)
Types Carry-on baggage Checked baggage
Toiletary articles
Medicines
  • *Less than 0.5kg or 0.5L per container, and less than 2kg or 2L per person.

What you can't include in checked baggage

The items listed below should be carried with you and not included in your checked baggage.

Expensive items Cash, jewelry, precious metals, securities, bills of exchange, works of art and antiques.
Valuables Documents, electronic data, passports and other personal identification required for travel, samples, credit/bank cards, cash vouchers, bankbooks, checks, commuter passes, keys, computers and computer accessories, mobile phones, film cameras, digital cameras, video cameras, medicines, paintings, watches, mementos, etc.
  • *If your carry-on baggage exceeds the free allowance, you are required to pay the Extra Seat Charge for an extra seat.

    Extra Seat Charge

Items prohibited from carry-on and checked baggage

The law prohibits the transport of Dangerous Goods by air. Such items may neither be checked nor carried on board.

  • Explosive materials
  • Flammable items
  • Any goods that are liable to injure persons or to damage objects

Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan - Examples of Dangerous Goods (PDF 368KB)

  • Notes about transport of plants

    The law prohibits travelers from bringing over the following plants to the mainland of Japan. Such plants may neither be checked nor carried on board.

    • Sweet potatoes and morning glories from Okinawa Prefecture or Amami Islands without being officially disinfected
    • Uninspected citruses, orange jasmine and other seedlings, budwood, stems or leaves from Okinawa Prefecture, Tokunoshima, Okinoerabujima and Yoronjima

    For more details, please refer to Plant Protection Station by The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan.

    open in new windowThe Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan - Plant Protection Station

Know before packing your carry-on baggage

See a list of restricted articles in checked and carry-on baggage, of which we have received frequent inquiries.
Please check if these items are in your baggage or not.

open in new windowJapanese Government Internet TV - Before starting your travel! On Board Items not allowed.

Examples of common items in baggage

Hair curlers, curling irons

Handlings vary depending on the types of power supply.

Battery types Carry-on baggage Checked baggage
Socket type
Battery-operated type (batteries are removed from the body)
Battery-operated type (batteries cannot be removed from the body) × ×
Electronic devices with built-in lithium or lithium ion batteries
(Examples)
Mobile phone, portable DVD players, radio equipment, transceiver, notebook PC, digital camera, mobile device, handy copy, printer, handy device, e-book player, portable game player, camera equipment, etc.
Lithium batteries

Handlings vary depending on the lithium content.

Types Lithium content Carry-on baggage Checked baggage
Electronic devices containing the batteries Less than 2g
More than 2g × ×
Spare lithium batteries
*Protected individually to prevent short circuits
Less than 2g ×
More than 2g × ×
Lithium ion batteries

Handlings vary depending on the watt-hour (Wh) rating.

  • *Watt-hour (Wh) = Ampere hour (Ah) x Voltage (V)
Types Lithium content Carry-on baggage Checked baggage
Electronic devices containing the batteries Less than 160Wh
More than 160Wh × ×
Spare lithium batteries
*Protected individually to prevent short circuits
Less than 100Wh ×
100Wh to 160Wh
  • *Up to 2 pieces
×
More than 160Wh × ×

Please carry the valuable items such as PC or tablet PC with you and do not include them in your checked baggage.
Please take out your PC or tablet PC in advance and place them in the tray provided for security check.
Please switch the power off completely (not in sleep mode) and take measures to prevent from unintentional activation or damage.

Other common items in baggage

A list of restricted articles in checked and carry-on baggage (PDF311KB)

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