TRAVELLING WITH PETS
Japan is tolerant of pets, especially dogs, though their living conditions and general treatment can differ markedly from other countries – don’t be surprised to see a proud owner pushing their much-loved mutt around in a pram, wearing a bow in its fur. If you want to bring your own extended family member to Japan, there are several hoops to jump through. Contacting your outbound airline will glean such information, including quarantine procedure and travelling conditions. Once in Japan, it is generally not possible to bring pets onto public transportation, except small pets that can fit in a box lighter than ten kilograms. There are plenty of pet hotels for visitors to leave their pet if necessary, and even some hotels that allow guests to stay with their furry friend.