Visas to Enter Japan
If your stay in Japan is up to 90 days...
The citizens of 66 countries and regions are not required to obtain a visa to enter Japan because of the Visa Exemption Arrangements.
If you find your country or region in the following list, you can go sightseeing, attend business conferences, see your friends and families, study at Japanese language schools in a short term, etc., with only a valid passport.
Citizens of countries and regions with * have some extra requirements (about your passport in many cases).
Citizens of countries and regions with ** have the chance to extend your stay up to 6 months.
(Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan official website, the links below as well)
Any paid activities are not permitted.
All foreign travelers in Japan are required to carry their passports all the time.
Up to 15 days for nationals of Brunei and Thailand.
If you are a citizen of...
China, apply for a visa from
Russia or NIS countries, apply for a visa from
Philippines, apply for a visa from
If you don't find your country in the list, and you are not a citizen of China, Russia, NIS countries nor Philippines, either, visa application is necessary.
Work or Long-Term Stay
When foreign nationals engage in paid activities in Japan, study in Japan, or stay in Japan for more than 90 days, etc., visas will be required to enter Japan.
This page is specified to tourists, so if you hope to learn those visas, please visit the official website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.
Working Holiday Visa
If you are between 18 and 25 (30 in some cases) and the citizens of the following countries and regions, you can obtain a working holiday visa, which allows you to stay in Japan for up to 1 year and to work for a certain period of your stay.
|The Republic of Korea|
|The United Kingdom|
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