Restricted items for carry-on/
checked baggage

Baggage Deserving Special Attention

The air transport of items which have a possibility of exploding, are easily burnable, cause injury to people, or may cause harm to other things is prohibited by law, and such items cannot be checked or carried aboard.
Items like blades, which can be used as a weapon are not allowed in the cabin.
Please note that violation may result in a fine of up to JPY 500,000. Check the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism's website for details.

Items Not Allowed Aboard as Carry-on or Checked Baggage

The following items are not allowed within the cabin as carry-on or checked baggage by law.

Ex.)

  • Explosives
  • Balloons inflated with helium gas
  • Fireworks
  • Heatable boxed meals (with self-heating packs)
  • Easily combustible or flammable objects (lighter gas oil and camping stoves)
  • Corrosive agents
  • Items at risk of endangering the aircraft, its passengers, or cargo
  • Rapid freezing materials

Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism: Examples of dangerous items

Items Not Allowed as Carry-on Baggage (Restricted Within the Cabin)

The following items are not allowed within the cabin. Please check them.

Ex.)

  • Items which can be used as a weapon for hijacking or terrorist activities (blades like knives or scissors)
  • Tools
  • Items with pointed tips
  • Baseball bats, golf clubs, and similar items
  • Items which can be mistaken or cause fear among other passengers, such as toy guns and handcuffs

Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism: Examples of dangerous items

Items Conditionally Allowed Aboard as Carry-on or Checked Baggage

Certain quantities or volumes of some items cannot be brought aboard airplanes as carry-on or checked baggage. Here are some examples of items that customers frequently ask about at airports.

Ex.)

Lighters

One small, portable lighter for smoking or one box of safety matches (small-sized) per person can be brought aboard on one's person. (Be careful not to leave it on the airplane.) Lighters with fuel tanks, cigar lighters, and torch lighters* (turbo lighters, jet lighters, blue flame lighters, etc.) cannot be brought aboard or put in checked baggage.

Note:
  • "Torch lighters" refers to lighters similar to cigar lighters, which emit a blue flame or a powerful flame.
Type Quantity For Stowage Stowage
Disposable gas lighters Already used 1 ×
Not yet used
Torch lighters - - × ×
Oil lighters
Note:
  • Lighters built with absorbent materials (cotton) in them
Already used 1 ×
Not yet used No restrictions
Lighters with fuel tanks
Note:
  • Lighters built without absorbent materials (cotton) in them
Already used - × ×
Not yet used

Alcoholic beverages

The handling of alcoholic beverages differs according to the alcohol content.

Alcohol content Quantity For Stowage Stowage
24% or less No restrictions
70% or less Up to 5 liters
More than 70% - × ×
Household spray products (cosmetics and medicinal products)

Please check the volume per container and number of containers.

Details Quantity For Stowage Stowage
Cosmetics, including hair spray, perfume, cologne, and antiperspirant spray
Medicinal products, including antibacterial and sanitizing sprays and body-cooling sprays
(Up to 0.5 kg or 0.5 L per container)
2 kg or 2 L
Note:
  • Ensure that aerosol can nozzles are protected by caps or by another means is suitable for preventing the can's contents from accidentally leaking out.
Hair irons and curling irons

Check the device's power supply type.

Power supply type Quantity For Stowage Stowage
Plug-in type -
Battery type (lithium-ion battery)*1 - × ×
Batteries other than the above -
Gas-powered type*2 1

*1 If the lithium-ion battery can be removed from the device, then the device is allowed in carry-on or checked baggage. However, the lithium-ion battery removed from the device and spare batteries must be kept in your carry-on baggage. (They are not allowed in checked baggage.)
*2 These are devices filled with hydrocarbon gas, with a safety cover securely fastened to the heating element. Gas refill cartridges are not allowed in carry-on or checked baggage.

General electronic devices with built-in or attached lithium batteries or lithium-ion batteries

For lithium batteries, check the lithium content (g). For lithium-ion batteries, check the watt-hour rating (Wh). Handling also differs for built-in batteries and spare batteries.
Product examples: Digital cameras, PCs, electronic gaming devices, video cameras, mobile phones, spare batteries, smartphone chargers, etc.

Type Lithium battery Lithium-ion battery Quantity For Stowage Stowage
Lithium content (g) Watt-hour rating (Wh)
Built-in battery 2 g or less 160 Wh or less - ○ *1
More than 2 g More than 160 Wh - × ×
Spare battery *2 2 g or less 100 Wh or less - ×
More than 100 Wh, up to 160 Wh Up to two batteries ×
More than 2 g More than 160 Wh - × ×

*1 If you put it in checked baggage, the power to the device must be completely turned off. (Sleep mode is not allowed.) The device must be protected by being inside a rigid suitcase or by being wrapped in clothing or similar. (This is to prevent fires due to accidental activation or damage.)
*2 Protect each battery individually to prevent short circuits.

Smart Baggage

Smart baggage is baggage with built-in battery-powered equipment to provide functionality such as the ability to charge other electronic devices. The handling of smart baggage that contains lithium batteries or lithium-ion batteries differs according to whether or not the battery is removable. (This does not apply to button cells.)

Type For Stowage Stowage
Smart baggage with a removable battery ○ *1 ○ *2
Smart baggage with a non-removable battery × ×

*1 There are restrictions on the size and weight of carry-on baggage, so confirm in advance that your baggage can be taken aboard as carry-on baggage.
*2 Take the removed battery aboard in your carry-on baggage.
Smart baggage is allowed as carry-on and checked baggage without the need to remove button cells and batteries that are only used for electronic tags and weighing functions.

Avalanche Rescue Backpacks

Each passenger may take one avalanche rescue backpack as carry-on or checked baggage as long as it is confirmed to meet the requirements below. Please bring the manual or another document that shows your backpack meets the requirements.

  • Gunpowder content must be 200 mg or less.
  • Any compressed gas that is used must not be flammable or toxic.
  • The backpack must be packed in such a manner that it cannot be accidentally activated, and the airbags within the backpack must have pressure release valves.
Electronic Cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes that produce smoke without the use of a flame (e.g. iQOS) are allowed in carry-on baggage, but not in checked baggage.
Furthermore, the use of electronic cigarettes while on board is prohibited due to the fact that it could make other passengers feel uncomfortable or cause misunderstanding.

Items Not Allowed as Checked Baggage

Do not put expensive articles like cash, precious metals, precious stones, valuable stock certificates, or expensive antique works of art; or fragile items like clocks, cameras, personal computers, or glass products inside baggage which will be checked. Should damage to or loss of these items occur, AIRDO bears no responsibility.

Note:
  • To bring baggage that exceeds the carry-on baggage size as carry-on baggage, you must pay a "special passenger fare" and purchase an extra seat. Click here for details.
Note:

If while in the airport you are carrying an item or items which cannot be brought aboard or checked as stated above, please throw it/them away in the disposal box.
In addition, if you are carrying an item or items prohibited from being brought aboard, place it in the baggage you plan to check, and check it at the counter, or throw it away in the disposal box located in the security inspection area.