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Flight Operations To Suzuka: Japanese Grand Prix

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Flight Operations to Suzuka: Japanese Grand Prix

Ismael Kouli | - 10/06/2016
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Are you familiar with operations at Nagoya- home of Japanese F1?

The Japanese Grand Prix 2016 is about to get underway at the Suzuka Circuit in Nagoya. Practice begins this Friday, October 7 with the main race on Sunday, October 9 at the 53-lap course that has hosted a total of eight world championship-deciding races. Here’s the information you need to best plan a trip to Nagoya- Japan’s third largest city.

Chubu Centrair International Airport
  • ICAO: RJGG
  • IATA: NGO
  • Latitude/ longitude: 34°51’30” E / 138°48’19”E
  • Elevation: 15 ft.
  • Runway length: 11483 ft.
  • Magnetic Variation: 7.50° W
  • Fuel: Jet A-1
  • Location: Nagoya
  • Time zone: UTC +9
Nagoya Airfield (Komaki Airport / Nagoya Airport)
  • ICAO: RJNA
  • IATA: NKM
  • Latitude/ longitude: 35°15’18” N / 136°55’28” E
  • Elevation: 52 ft.
  • Magnetic Variation: 7.62° W
  • Fuel: Jet A-1
  • Location: Nagoya
  • Time zone: UTC +9
Operational Information
  • Overflight permits are not required
  • Landing permits are required
  • Parking restrictions are in place, slots are required
  • There are no significant NOTAMs at this time

Immigration

Japan has Visa Exemption Arrangements with 67 countries and regions. Visit http://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/visa/short/novisa.html for more details.

Note: The period of stay granted at the time of the landing permission will be 15 days for Brunei, Indonesia, and Thailand, and 90 days for other countries and regions.

Customs

Import:
– 100 cigars or 400 cigarettes or 500 grams of tobacco
– 3 bottles of alcohol
– 2 ounces of perfume
– Any item whose overseas market value is under 10,000yen

Prohibited:

– Illegal drugs, firearms, explosives, counterfeit, pornography.

Airport Embarkation Tax

No airport tax is levied on passengers.

Currency

Japanese Yen (JPY). Typically, around 100 JPY is worth roughly 1 USD.

Transport

From RJGG:

  • There are a public train and bus service from the airport
  • High-speed ferry services link Centrair Island to Ise Bay
  • A toll road links the island to the mainland

From RJNA:

  • Car rental is available at the airport
  • Buses and taxis are also available

From Nagoya city to Suzuka:

  • By car –  take the Higashi Meihan expressway to the Suzuka exit
  • By train – catch the Kintetsu line to Shiroko station for shuttles to the track

Accommodation

Near the circuit:

  • Suzuka Circuit Hotel

Near RJGG:

  • Airport Hotel
  • Downtown Nagoya City

Near RJNA:

  • Downtown Nagoya City
  • Nagoya Airfield Airport Hotel
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