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Sep 26th, 2019, 06:37 AM
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Does Japan restrict "snacks" brought into the country? or instant coffee? I would like to bring these in, but don't see anything on their customs website restricting these.
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Sep 26th, 2019, 09:43 AM
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I really think you will be fine. if you have sealed snacks and instant coffee in your checked luggage you should be fine.
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Sep 26th, 2019, 10:26 AM
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I brought 10 peanut butter crackers and Kind bars in my luggage & daypack. No questions, no problems.
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Sep 26th, 2019, 03:25 PM
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I appreciate your sharing your experience.
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Sep 26th, 2019, 04:31 PM
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We have taken snacks many times, some not even in sealed packets but in ziplock bags. No fresh fruits and vegetables, no raw meats.
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Sep 26th, 2019, 06:01 PM
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Not an issue at all. For the last couple of trips I brought in coffee bags as well (like tea bags, but with coffee - I really don't care for instant), but next time I might not - many hotel rooms have refrigerators, and it is easy to buy refrigerated coffee in supermarkets and convenience stores (about 150 yen/liter) and just heat it up. I highly recommend you try some Japanese snacks while in Japan - there is a huge assortment to choose from, and it's another way to experience the country.
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Sep 27th, 2019, 06:14 AM
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The only food I bring is oatmeal....I haven't found it in the Japanese supermarkets I have gone to and I love my oatmeal, plain no sugar or anything else - I stay in places with a kitchenette so am able to cook....
As far as coffee I have found the individual packets that you place over a cup and pour in boiling water to make delicious coffee. I buy them in Japanese supermarkets but they sell small packages in coffee shops like Doutor's, etc....
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Sep 27th, 2019, 07:39 AM
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Good to know. I'm sure I'll try many things when I'm there.
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Sep 27th, 2019, 11:31 AM
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Good to know. I'm sure I'll try many things when I'm there.
I hope that includes their beer.
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Sep 27th, 2019, 10:00 PM
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I just returned from a trip to Kyoto. I took granola bars, mixed nuts and crackers in my carry-on. No problems at all.

Although I love trying different foods especially snacks during my travels abroad, I feel comfort in carrying my own. The reason being sometimes the ingredients or some spices or meats used in products do not agree easily with digestive system.

So, I do try them in small quantity and if I like the taste I enjoy them fully. If not, then I have my own little bites to enjoy in between meals.

I loved Pokey sticks in Japan---like long pretzel sticks with a variety of coatings such as chocolate, strawberry, pistachio etc. I brought some back for the grand kids too.
There are amazing bakeries with wonderful products to try. Have fun and enjoy your trip.
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Sep 28th, 2019, 12:23 PM
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Thanks!
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Oct 2nd, 2019, 08:37 AM
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We brought 10 packs of instant noodles placed in luggage. It was fine
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