On Arrival



Your Schedule after Arrival in Japan

Access to each facilities


 * GRIPS Arrival Guide 2023_fall


Arrival at the Airport


After landing in Japan, you will proceed through immigration. Please have your passport, Certificate of Eligibility (CoE) and Certificate of Acceptance ready for inspection.


You will receive a Residence Card from Immigration. You proceed to the baggage claim after you receive your Residence Card. 


  Baggage Claim / Customs Inspection


Upon clearing Immigration, proceed to the baggage claim area, collect your luggage, and proceed through customs inspection. Please note that importation of fresh food into Japan is strictly prohibited. (For further information, please check Customs Guide for Visitors.)


  Airport Greeting Service


A meet & greet service will be provided for students arriving on the dates specified by GRIPS (October 1st for most students, but the arrival date may vary by program) at Narita and Haneda airports.


Please attach the GRIPS sticker to your clothing or show some sign that tells “I am a GRIPS student”, so that they can recognize you. Once you meet the staff at the airport, tell them your name, nationality and flight number. Please note that in principle you must go directly to your accommodation from the airport in order to complete the move-in procedures and various administrative matters on the day you arrive. Therefore, be sure to take the transportation assigned by the staff.


If you need to stay overnight due to a delayed arrival or other unforeseen circumstances, the staff can also advise you on hotel accommodation in the Narita or Haneda area. If your friends or family will meet you at the airport and take you to your residence, please inform us in advance.


In the event that you fail to meet the staff at the airport, please inform us of your arrival immediately by phone or email.  




Sending an e-mail


Connect free wifi (”FREE Wi-Fi NARITA” for Narita airport or “HANEDA-FREE-WIFI” for Haneda airport) to use free internet at the airport arrival lobby using your smart devices.

  •   Contact email address:


  Used Flight Ticket


Please be sure to keep any used flight tickets and boarding passes, as you will need to submit them to GRIPS. Bring them to the Orientation Program on your first day at GRIPS.


  Money Exchange


You can easily change all major currencies into Japanese yen at Narita and Haneda Airport. You are advised to bring cash that can cover at least 2-month living expenses. Students who will receive scholarships through GRIPS should note carefully that you will not receive your first stipend until the end of October or the middle of November depending on when your bank account in Japan will be opened, even if you arrive in Japan in the beginning of October.


You may check service facilities  Narita Airport and Service facilities Haneda Airport.


  Baggage Delivery Service


For those with lots of baggage, it may be a good idea to have them sent to your accommodation via one of the many baggage delivery services (e.g., JAL ABC, Yamato Transport). 


Please make sure to send them to your new address with a room number. Delivery service counters are located on the arrival floors in both airports.  The delivery charge is around 2,500 yen per suitcase, but it may vary depending on size and weight. Your baggage will be delivered within 24 hours.


 Address and Contact Information


Name of Facilities

Address and contact information


GRIPS International House (GRIPS IH)

Address IH1: 1-1-12, Nogata, Nakano-ku, Tokyo 165-0027

Address IH2: 3-4-11, Nakano, Nakano-ku, Tokyo 164-0001

Phone: 03-5345-7042     



Tokyo International Exchange Center (TIEC)

Address: 2-2 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0064

Phone: 03-5520-6000      



The Misato Housing Complex (MISATO) 


Bridge Life Co.LTD (Support Service Company for residents)

Phone: 0120-972-941


If you need please send your luggage to the allocated address in Misato.


Your Schedule after Arrival in Japan

Your first couple of days in Japan will be taken up by the Orientation Program at GRIPS and various administrative arrangements, including resident registration, signing up for national health insurance and comprehensive insurance, purchasing a commuter railway pass and opening a bank account. Further details and instructions will be provided when you arrive.


  Time of Arrival at Accommodation


You need to arrive your accommodation by 5:30 pm at the latest in order to complete the moving-in procedures and receive your room key.


  Facility Orientation


After arriving at the accommodation, you are required to attend facility orientation, which takes about one hour.






7-22-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8677

TEL : +81-(0)3-6439-6000     
FAX : +81-(0)3-6439-6010


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