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Restricted Items

Information about our list of banned, restricted and prohibited travel items for checked baggage and carry-on items.

Restricted Items That Cannot Be Carried onto the Aircraft and Checked In

Things that are likely to explode, are flammable or could harm people or damage other property are prohibited on aircraft by law and cannot be brought onto the cabin or checked in. In addition, you cannot bring in items which can be used as weapons, such as scissors, knives or golf clubs, so please check them in at the baggage counter beforehand.

You can find typical examples of items that cannot be carried onto the aircraft or checked in, as well as conditions that must be met for other items to be carried onto the aircraft or checked in, on the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism homepage. Please check that you do not have any restricted items before departure. Please understand that we may refuse to transport items which cannot be determined to be safe for air travel.

Items may also be regulated by U.S. authorities. Please click the link below for further information.
https://www.faa.gov/hazmat/packsafe/

Types Examples of dangerous goods prohibited aboard aircraft
Explosives Fireworks, noisemakers, ammunition
Flammable liquids Lighter fluid, paint
Poison Insecticides and agricultural chemicals
Corrosives Batteries (excluding those used for electric wheelchairs), mercury (excluding that used for mercury barometers, mercury thermometers and medical thermometers)
Pressurized gas Scuba air tanks, dust prevention aerosol, lighters, refillable butane fuel for lighters, butane gas, camping gas, helium gas, portable compressed oxygen
Flammable substances Matches (you may bring 1 cigarette lighter or matches for personal use onto the aircraft, but these items cannot be checked in).
Oxidizers Bleach, small oxygen generators for personal use
Other hazardous articles Engines for radio-controlled toys, magnets, self-heating lunch boxes

For passengers on U.S. flights

As per U.S. Transportation Security Administration instructions, carrying CO2 cartridges and printer and toner cartridges over 500 g onto the aircraft or checking them in as baggage is prohibited on all U.S. flights.

Articles Prohibited from Being Carried onto the Aircraft

Items which can be used as weapons, such as blades, etc., are prohibited from being carried onto the aircraft as carry-on baggage. Please be careful when preparing your baggage before your trip.

Items may also be regulated by U.S. authorities. Please click the link below for further information.
https://www.faa.gov/hazmat/packsafe/

In accordance with restrictions on liquids allowed on international flights, there may be times when liquids are not allowed to be carried onto the aircraft even though they meet the regulations for liquids that can be carried onto the aircraft. Please see Carry-on Baggage for details.

Articles Prohibited from Being Carried onto the Aircraft

Types Articles
Cutting tools All items are treated as restricted, regardless of blade length
(1) Knives Switchblades
  • Army knives
  • Multifunction army knives
  • Higonokami pocket knives
Cutting knives
Fruit knives
Large cutting knives
Climbing knives, kitchen knives
Others
  • Buckle knives
  • Bolt knives
  • Pen knives
  • Survival knives
  • Butterfly knives
  • Daggers, etc.
(2) Scissors
(3) Other cutting tools Razors, axes, hatchets, chisels, carving knives, etc.
  • *Excludes the following:
    • Grooming scissors such as scissors for eyebrows and nostril hair, small scissors such as those found in portable sewing kits*1
    • Small razors for grooming purposes*4
    • T-shaped razors
    • Nail clippers
Articles other than blades that could be used as a weapon (1) Guns*2
(2) Pointed articles that could be used as a weapon Ice picks or ice axes, etc.
(3) Articles that could be used as a blunt weapon
  • Karate equipment, such as nunchucks
  • Extendable batons*2
  • Iron bars, iron pipes
  • Wooden swords, bamboo swords, staffs (for pilgrimage/mountain climbing)
  • Large tripods (longer than 60 cm when folded)
  • Golf clubs, bats, etc.
(4) Other articles that could be used as a weapon

Underwater harpoons, underwater spear guns, knuckle dusters, stun guns (anything that can harm a human using electrical current), ice skates, carpentry tools, tools, etc.*3

(5) Others (items that could be used as a weapon as determined by security officers)
Items resembling weapons, etc. (1) Realistic-looking replica or imitation firearms, swords, bombs, hand grenades, etc. Lighters shaped as guns or grenades, etc.
(2) Handcuffs*2 and realistic-looking replicas or imitations
  • *1"Small scissors" means those with a blade size of 6 cm or less.
  • *2Except when carried onto the aircraft by an on-duty police officer, etc.
  • *3Carpentry tools refers to hammers, saws, drills and large crow bars. Small portable tool sets that do not contain ice picks or drilling implements may be carried onto the aircraft. However, on domestic flights, a decision will be made based on the other contents of your baggage even if your tool set does not contain the above items. The purpose of these tools and where they are to be used may be checked. If there is no cause for suspicion, these tools may be carried onto the aircraft. For multipurpose tools that include blades, regulations pertaining to bladed items will be followed.
    The above will be treated as restricted items regardless of the material they are made out of, including ceramics and reinforced plastic.
  • *4"Small razors" means those with a blade size of 4 cm or less.

Please cooperate to ensure the safe operation of the aircraft.

Things that are likely to explode, are flammable or could harm people or damage other property are prohibited on aircraft by law and cannot be carried onto the aircraft and checked in. We ask for your understanding and cooperation concerning the security inspection before departure. If you declare any explosives (regardless of whether it is a joke or a lie), the relevant authorities, such as the police, will be notified immediately and you will be refused boarding.

Items That Can Be Carried onto the Aircraft or Checked in Under Certain Conditions

The following items can be carried onto the aircraft or checked in under certain conditions (for more information about these items, please inquire with the staff).

Types Articles
Spare batteries for consumer electronic devices

You can carry on lithium ion battery and lithium metal battery up to 2pc per person for sum total. To carry on, those batteries are required to prevent short circuits.

【Lithium ion battery】

For those batteries more than 100Wh and less than 160Wh are able to carry on up to 2 pc per person, if you do not have other lithium battery for carry on.

【Lithium metal battery】

Batteries contains lithium 2g or less (8g less than for medical use) are able to carry on up to 2pc per person, if you do not have other lithium battery for carry on.

Portable medical electronic devices (body) AEDs and other medical electronic devices with built-in lithium batteries are acceptable for both carry-on baggage and checked baggage (lithium content of lithium metal battery must be less than 8 g, lithium-ion battery rated capacity must be less than 160 Wh).
Equipment with security systems Attache cases, safes and cash transportation bags must be checked in.*1
Alcoholic beverages Limited to 5 L per person of alcohol with an alcohol concentration of more than 24% but less than 70% (there are no restrictions on alcohol with an alcohol concentration of less than 24%).*4
Cosmetics / medicines (non-radioactive) Up to 0.5 kg or 0.5 L per container, up to 2 kg or 2 L per person.*4
Dry ice (limited to dry ice used to transport perishable food, etc.) Up to 2.5 kg per person
Compact cigarette lighters
and compact safety matches*2

Only 1 item per person is permitted, and must be carried onto the aircraft (please keep these on your person without putting them in your carry-on baggage)

Examples
  • Liquid gas lighter (disposable/injection-type)
  • Oil lighter (with absorbent)
  • Safety matches
Items That Cannot Be Carried Onto the Aircraft Or Checked In:

Oil tank-style lighters, cigar lighters and premixing lighters (lighters that give off strong blue flames: turbo lighters, jet lighters, blue flame lighters, etc.) cannot be carried onto the aircraft and checked in.
Oil tank-style lighters with no absorbent (cotton) due to their structure (excluding liquid gas lighters), and oil or gas to replenish these lighters, cannot be carried onto the aircraft and checked in.

Ammunition (for sport or hunting) Up to 5 kg per person (including packaging). Checked baggage only.
Hair curlers 1 per person. Must use hydrocarbon gas and have a safety cover fitted over the heating element.
Sprays for sport and daily life*3 Up to 0.5 kg or 0.5 L per container, up to 2 kg or 2 L per person, checked baggage only*4
  • *1If a lithium battery is contained within, the lithium content must not exceed 1 g for lithium-metal batteries or exceed 2 g in total for lithium-metal battery packs. Furthermore, for single lithium-ion batteries, the watt-hour rate must not exceed 20 Wh. For lithium-ion battery packs, it must not exceed 100 Wh. Items that contain pyrotechnic substances may not be accepted. Defective items cannot be carried onto the aircraft and checked in.
  • *2Please check for goods kept on your person, such as lighters.
    Do not place compact lighters in your baggage; make sure they are always on your person. Please double-check your personal belongings before you exit the aircraft. If you leave any of these items behind, please notify cabin crew or ground crew immediately.
  • *3Items that use flammable gas (items with warnings for flames and high temperature) cannot be carried onto the aircraft and checked in.
  • *4In accordance with restrictions on liquids allowed on international flights, there may be times when liquids are not allowed to be carried onto the aircraft even though they meet the regulations for liquids that can be carried onto the aircraft. Please see Carry-on Baggage for details.