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Japan Visa Regulations

Travellers from currently 61 countries are able to visit Japan visa-free for usually 90 days. Here is an overview of visa regulations and requirements for Japan.

How long can I stay in Japan?
Nationals of most countries can stay 90 days in Japan.

How much does a visa for Japan cost?
For nationals of countries not having a visa-free entry (see list below), the following charges apply:
Single-entry visa: 3,000 yen / US$25
Double or multiple-entry visa: 6,000 yen / US$50
Visa fees may vary depending on nationality.

Do I need to take care of my visa before I travel to Japan?
Depends. Citizens of currently 61 countries (see visa-free entry below) can enter Japan visa-free. Nationals of all other countries need to arrange a temporary visitor visa (tanki-taizai) in advance.  It is advisable to possess an ongoing air or sea ticket as you might be asked for it upon entering Japan.

Is there a departure tax when leaving Japan?
No, the departure tax is normally included in the airline ticket price.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan:

Visa-free entry

6 months: Mexico, Ireland, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Liechtenstein, United Kingdom.

90 days: Singapore, South of Korea, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, USA, Canada, Argentina, Chile, El Salvador, Guatemala, Uruguay, Dominican Republic, Bahamas, Costa Rica, Honduras, Surinam, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Turkey, Iceland, Andorra, Italy, Estonia, Netherlands, Cyprus, Greece, Croatia, San Marino, Sweden, Spain, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Norway, Hungary, Finland, France, Bulgaria, Belgium, Poland, Portugal, Macedonia, Malta, Monaco, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Luxembourg, Tunisia, Mauritius.

14 days: Brunei.


Temporary Visitor Visa from Embassy

Provided there is no document or information missing, it takes five (5) working days to process and issue the visa.  

required documents:

  • passport valid for at least 6 months upon arrival.
  • One copy of visa application.
  • two (2) photos (4.5cm x 4.5cm) taken within 6 month from the visa
  • Copy of flight confirmation and travel itinerary in Japan.
  • Documents to prove the ability to cover for the travel expenses
  • Visa fee in local currency

Do take note that the application needs to be submitted in the country/region of residence or country/region of birth.



Extensions & Overstays

All extensions are handled by the Ministry of Justice (Regional Immigration Bureau) and must be made prior to expiry of the visa. Nationals of countries with visa-free arrangements, who wish to stay longer, only have to show their passport and may be asked to show proof of funds. If you are from a country without visa-free arrangements, then getting an extension is not guaranteed. The Regional Immigration Bureau will ask for an explanation and decide whether you will be granted an extension varying from a few days to several weeks.

Staying in Japan longer than legally allowed may cause imprisonment for 3 or 4 days, a fine and a ban from Japan for 5 years.


Backpacking Asia wishes to advice that although the information on visa regulations on this website was created to the best of our knowledge, it is intended as a guide only. Due to the complexity of visa requirements and frequent changes in procedures, we strongly advise you to contact the nearest concerning embassy, consulate or immigration office for the latest up-to-date information.





Embassy of Japan in Brunei Darussalam    
No.1 & No. 3 Jalan Jawatan Dalam, House No. 33, Simpang 122, Kampong Kiulap, Bandar Seri Begawan BE1518, Negara Brunei Darussalam
City: Bandar Seri Begawan
Phone: (673-2)229265
Fax: (673-2)229481
Website: www.bn.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: embassy@japan.com.bn

Embassy of Japan in Cambodia
No 194, Moha Vithei Preah Norodom, Sangkat Tonle Bassac, Khan Chamkar Mon, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
City: Phnom Penh
Phone: (855-23)217161~4
Fax: (855-23)216162
Website: www.kh.emb-japan.go.jp
Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 08:00-12:00, 14:00-18:00


Embassy of Japan in China
7 Ri Tan Road, Jian Guo Men Wai, Beijing, People's Republic of China
City: Beijing
Phone: (86-10)6532-2361
Fax: (86-10)6532-4625
Website: www.cn.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: info@eoj.cn
Office Hours: Office Hours Monday to Friday, 08:00-12:00, 14:00-18:00

Consulate General of Japan in Dalian, China     
3rd Floor, Senmao Building, 147 Zhongshan Road, Xigang District, Dalian, Liaoning, China, 116011
City: Dalian
Phone: (86-411)8370-4077
Fax: (86-411)8370-4066
Website: www.dalian.cn.emb-japan.go.jp

Consulate General of Japan in Guangzhou, China     
Garden Tower, 368 Huanshi Dong Lu, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China.
City: Guangzhou
Phone: +86-20-8334-3009
Fax: +86-20-8333-8972
Website: www.guangzhou.cn.emb-japan.go.jp

Consulate General of Japan in Shanghai, China     
8 Wan Shan Road, Shanghai
City: Shanghai
Phone: (+86) 21-5257 4766
Fax: (86-21)6278-8988
Website: www.shanghai.cn.emb-japan.go.jp
Office Hours: 09:00 - 12:30 13:30 - 17:30

Consulate General of Japan in Shenyang, China    
50 Shisi Wei Lu, He Ping Qu, Shenyang, Liaoning
City: Shengyang
Phone: +86-24-23227490
Fax: +86-24-23222394
Website: www.shenyang.cn.emb-japan.go.jp

Consulate General of Japan in Hong Kong, China
46F & 47F, One Exchange Square, 8 Connaught Place, Central
City: Hong Kong
Phone: (852)2522-1184
Fax: (852)28680156
Website: www.hk.emb-japan.go.jp
Office Hours: General Monday to Friday 9:00-12:30 13:30-17:30
Visa Section Monday to Friday 9:30-12:00 13:30-16:30
The Consulate is closed on Saturdays and Sunday

Consulate-General of Japan in Chongqing, China   
37/F, Metropolitan Tower, No.68 Zourong Road, Central District, Chongqing, 400010 People's Republic of China
City: Chongqing
Phone: (86-23)6373-3585
Fax: (86-23)6373-3589
Website: www.chongqing.cn.emb-japan.go.jp

Consulate General of Japan    
Qingdao International Finance Center Co., Ltd. 45F, 266071, People's Republic of China.
City: Qingdao
Phone: 0532-8090-0001
Fax: 0532-8090-0009
Website: www.qingdao.cn.emb-japan.go.jp
Office Hours: 9:00-11:30,12:30-17:00


Embassy of Japan in New Delhi, India    
50-G, Chanakyapuri, 110021
City: New Delhi
Phone: (+91-11) 2687-6564, 2687-6581
Fax: +91-11-2688-5587
Website: http://www.in.emb-japan.go.jp
Office Hours: Office Hours: 09:00 - 13:00 / 14:30 - 17:30 (Monday - Friday)
Closed on Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays

Consulate General in Kolkata, India    
55, M.N. Sen Lane, Tollygunge, Kolkata 700 040
City: Kolkata
Phone: +91-33-2421-1970
Fax: +91-33-2421-1971

Consulate General in Chennai, India     
No.12/1, Cenetoph Road Ist Street, Teynampet, 600 018
City: Chennai
Phone: (91-44)2432-3860~3
Fax: (91-44)2432-3859

Consulate General in Mumbai, India     
No.1, M.L. Dahanukar Marg, Cumballa Hill, 400 026
City: Mumbai
Phone: +91-22-2351-7101
Fax: +91-22-2351-7120

Consulate of Japan in India    
Consular Office of Japan, 1st Floor, Prestige Nebula, No. 8-14, Cubbon Road, Bangalore 560001, India
City: Bangalore
Phone: (91-80)4064-9999, 4166-0111 to 3
Fax: (91-80)4166-0114

Embassy of Japan in Jakarta, Indonesia
Jl. M.H. Thamrin No.24 Jakarta 10350
City: Jakarta
Phone: +62-21-31924308
Fax: +62-21-31925460
Web Site: www.id.emb-japan.go.jp

Consulate Office of Japan
Jalan Jenderal Sudirman No.31 Makassar, Indonesia
(P.O. Box 222)
City: Makassar
Phone: +62-411-871030 / 872323
Fax: +62-411-853946

Consulate General in Medan, Indonesia
Wisma BII 5F, Jl.P.Diponegoro No.18 North Sumatra
City: Medan
Phone: +62-61-457-5193
Fax: +62-61-457-4560

Consulate General in Surabaya, Indonesia
Jl. Sumatera 93
City: Surabaya
Phone: (62-31)503-0008
Fax: (62-31)503-0037

Consulate-General of Japan in Indonesia
Jalan Raya Puputan, No. 170, Renon, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
(P.O. Box No. 3432)
City: Denpasar, Bali
Phone: +62-361-227628
Fax: +62-361-265066

Consulate-General of Japan in Indonesia  
Menara Thamrin Bldg, Jl. M. H Thamrin, Kav.3 Jakarta Pusat, Jakarta, Indonesia
City: Jakarta
Phone: (62-21)324308
Fax: (62-21)325460


Embassy of Japan in Laos
Road Sisangvone, Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic
City: Vientiane
Phone: + 856 21 41 4400-3
Fax: + 856 21 414 406
Web Site: www.la.emb-japan.go.jp
Office Hours: 08:30 - 12:00, 13:30 - 17:45


Embassy of Japan in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
11 Pesiaran Stonor Off Jalan Tun Razak, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
City: Kuala Lumpur
Phone: 603-2142 7044/2167 2314
Fax: 603-2141 3443
Website: www.my.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: Consular-ryo@kl.mofa.go.jp/ Info-jis@kl.mofa.go.jp/ Study-edu@kl.mofa.go.jp
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8.30 am - 4.30 pm

Consulate General in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Wisma Perindustrian 18F, Jalan Istiadat, Likas 88400, Sabah, Malaysia
(P.O.Box 11001,88811)
City: Kota Kinabalu
Phone: +60-88-254169
Fax: +60-88-236632
Office Hours: 08:30-12:30 14:00-16:00 Monday - Friday

Consulate General in Penang, Malaysia
Level 28, Menara BHL, 51, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, 10050, Penang, Malaysia
City: Penang
Phone: +60-4-226-3030
Fax: +60-4-226-1030
Website: www.penang.my.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: japanculture@myjaring.net
Office Hours: 09:00-12:00; 14:00-16:00 Monday - Friday

Consular Office in Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Suite 15B, Level 15, Manara Ansar, No. 65 Jalan Trus, 8000 Johor, Malaysia
City: Johor Bahru
Phone: +60-7-221-7621
Fax: +60-7-221-7629
Office Hours: 08:30-12:30; 14:00-16:30 Monday - Friday


Embassy of Japan in Myanmar   
No.100, Natmauk Road, Bahan Township, Yangon, Union of Myanmar
P.O.Box 841
City: Yangon
Phone: (95-1)549644~8
Fax: (95-1)549643
Website: www.mm.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: jembassy@baganmail.net.mm


Embassy of Japan in Nepal    
P.O.Box No. 264, Panipokhari, Kathmandu, Nepal
City: Kathmandu
Phone: 977-1-4426-680
Fax: 977-1-4414-101
Website: www.np.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: culjpn@mos.com.np
Office Hours: 09:00 to 13:00/14:30 to 17:00


Embassy of Japan in Manila, Phillipines     
2627 Roxas Boulevard, 1300 Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines
City: Manila
Phone: +63-2-551-5710
Fax: +63-2-551-5785
Website: www.ph.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: jicc-mnl@embjapan.ph
Office Hours: Mondays to Fridays 8:30 to 12:30; 13:00 to 17:00

Consular Office of Japan in Cebu, Philippines     
Keppel Center 7F, Samar Loop cor. Cardinal Rosales Avenue, Cebu Business Park, Philippines
City: Cebu
Phone: +63-32-231-7321 / 2
Fax: +63-32-231-6843

Consular Office of Japan in Davao, Philippines   
Suite B305, Plaza de Luisa Complex 3F, 140 R. Magsaysay Ave., 8000, Philippines (P.O. Box No. 80637)
City: Davao
Phone: +63-82-221-3100
Fax: +63-82-221-2176


Embassy of Japan in Singapore
16 Nassim Road, 258390 Republic of Singapore
City: Singapore
Phone: +65-62358855
Fax: +65-67331039
Website: www.sg.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: eojsingfv@vsystem.com.sg
Office Hours: 8:30-12:00/13:30-15:30 (Monday to Friday)


Embassy of Japan in South Korea   
18-11, Junghak-dong Jongro-gu
Republic of Korea
City: Seoul
Phone: (82-2)2170-5200, 739-7400
Fax: (82-2)734-4528, 739-7410
Website: www.kr.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: info@japanem.or.kr

Consulate General in Busan, Korea  
1147-11 Choryang-dong, Tong-gu
City: Busan
Phone: +82-51-465-5101
Fax: +82-51-464-1630
Website: www.busan.kr.emb-japan.go.jp

Consulate General of Japan in Jeju, Korea    
977-1 Nohyong dong, Jeju-shi, Jeju-do, Republic of Korea
City: Jeju
Phone: +82-64-742-9500
Fax: +82-64-743-5885; 743-5544
Website: www.jeju.kr.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: centerjp@kornet.net


Embassy of Japan in Colombo, Sri Lanka    
No. 20 Gregory's Road, Colombo 7, Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
(P.O. Box 822 Colombo)
City: Colombo
Phone: +94-11-2693831
Fax: +94-11-2698629
Website: www.lk.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: cultujpn@sltnet.lk
Office Hours:  8:30-17:00
Closed: Saturday/Sunday


Embassy of Japan in Thailand   
177 Witthayu Road, Lumphini, Pathum Wan, 10330
City: Bangkok
Phone: +66-2-207-8500
Fax: +66-2-207-8510
Website: www.th.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: jis@bg.mofa.go.jp
Office Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 to 12:00; 13:30 to 17:45

Consulate General of Japan in Chiang Mai, Thailand   
104-107 Airport Business Park, 90 Mahidol Road, Haiya, Muang District, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
City: Chiang Mai
Phone: (+66) 5320-3367
Fax: (+66) 5320-3373
Office Hours: 08.30 - 12.00 and 13.30 - 16.30


Embassy of Japan in Vietnam    
27 Lieu Giai , Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
City: Hanoi
Phone: (84-4)3846-3000
Fax: (84-4)3846-3043
Website: www.vn.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: soumuhan@vnn.vn

Consulate-General of Japan in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam     
13-17 Nguyen Hue, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
City: Ho Chi Minh City
Phone: (84-8)8225314
Fax: (84-8)8225316
Website: www.hcmcgj.vn.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: ryoujikan@vietnam-japan.net



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