Restricted items

Learn about rules for knives, dangerous goods, and other carry-on or checked baggage items concerned by many passengers.

What you can't carry to the cabin

Knives, etc.

Carrying knives or other restricted items into the cabin is a violation of Japan's Aviation Law and subject to a fine of up to JPY500,000.

  • 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

If you are found to be carrying such items at a security check when departing from the U.S. or another country outside of Japan, you may be subject to fines under the laws of that country.

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

Liquids

There are volume restrictions for fluids that can be carried onto international flights.

  • All liquids must be in containers with a capacity no greater than 100ml.
  • If traveling with more than one container, place all containers into a transparent and re-sealable plastic bag of a maximum capacity not exceeding one litre.
  • One bag per person.

If your bag exceeds size restrictions, please properly pack the bag, place it inside baggage to be checked, and inform the check-in counter staff.
If your itinerary involves a transit, note that other countries have similar restrictions.

These restrictions also apply to passengers transitting to international routes after arriving in Japan. Note that passengers carrying alcohol and other liquid goods purchased inflight or at a duty-free shop in a foreign country will be asked to dispose of them when going through the security check in Japan for the connecting flight. Please refer to the following regarding the restrictions for carry-on liquids.

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Length + widht within 40cm

Lighters and matches

  • One per passenger
  • Only small lighters for smoking are permitted

More than one lighter per passenger cannot be carried on board.
Also, including any number of lighters in checked baggage is prohibited.

Lighters with oil tanks not containing absorbent material (cotton), cigar lighters (those producing a strong blue flame) and pistol-shaped lighters cannot be checked in with baggage or carried on board.

Please make sure not to leave any lighters in the cabin when disembarking.

What you can't include in checked baggage

Expensive items, valuables

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.

Checked items with restrictions

Bulky baggage and musical instruments

Passengers may be prohibited from checking the following baggage. Please contact us or your travel agency for details.

  • Bulky baggage with total outside dimensions (length + width + height) over 203cm (80in)
  • Large baggage that cannot be laid on its side and that has a height of more than 150cm (59in)*1
  • Large baggage or musical instruments (contrabasses, cellos, etc.) that have a weight of more than 32㎏ (70lbs)
  • *1 79cm (31in) for any one side in the case of Boeing 737 aircraft

Items prohibited from carry-on and checked baggage

Dangerous goods

Please see the following page for information about dangerous goods.

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