list of countries that have Reciprocal Visa Exemption Arrangements with Japan

Fly to Okinawa and discover a distinct island culture born of subtropical sun, white sand, coral, mangrove jungles and the age of the Ryukyu Kings

(*7) For nationals of those countries with visa exemptions permitting stays of up to 6 months under the bilateral visa exemption arrangements, those who wish to stay in Japan for more than 90 days are required to apply for an extension of the period of stay to the Ministry of Justice (Regional Immigration Bureau) before the period of permitted stay is to expire.

Any foreign visitor entering Japan must have a valid passport for the duration of their stay, and all visitors must comply with the conditions of their visas. Visa exemptions are currently made for citizens of sixty-eight different countries provided that their stays are within ninety days, for sightseeing purposes and that they do not engage in activities where they earn compensation.

(*2) For nationals of Thailand (since July 1, 2013) and Serbia (since May 1, 2013), visas are not required only for holders of ePassport in compliance with ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) standards.

The southern island of Kyushu is home to volcanoes ranging from sleepy to smoky, succulent seafood, steaming hot springs and the countrys hottest entrepreneurial town

Welcome to Japans warm and friendly western frontier, where the weather is warmer and the pace of life is slower

(*3) For citizens of Hong Kong, visas are not required only for holders of Special Administrative Region (SAR) passport issued by the Hong Kong SAR of the Peoples Republic of China or British National Overseas (BNO) passports who have the right of residence in Hong Kong.

Welcome to Japans warm and friendly western frontier, where the weather is warmer and the pace of life is slower

Experience diversity at its fullest, from the neon of Tokyo to the ski slopes of Gunma, exotic wildlife of the Ogasawara Islands and cultural heritage of Kamakura

The following is a list of countries that have Reciprocal Visa Exemption Arrangements with Japan:

Japans great white north offers wild, white winters and bountiful summersa haven for dedicated foodies, nature lovers and outdoor adventure fans seeking an adrenaline rush

(*6) For nationals of Barbados (since April 1, 2010), Turkey (since April 1, 2011) and Lesotho (since April 1, 2010), visas are not required only for holders of Machine-Readable Passport (MRP) or ePassport in compliance with ICAO standards. Those who do not hold an MRP or ePassport are advised to obtain a visa in advance, otherwise will be strictly examined and may be refused entry to Japan.

An easily accessible slice of rural Japan offering unrivaled mountainscapes and coastlines, endless outdoor adventure and amazing ocean fare

Japans great white north offers wild, white winters and bountiful summersa haven for dedicated foodies, nature lovers and outdoor adventure fans seeking an adrenaline rush

Experience diversity at its fullest, from the neon of Tokyo to the ski slopes of Gunma, exotic wildlife of the Ogasawara Islands and cultural heritage of Kamakura

Tokai means eastern sea, and this region stretches east from Tokyo to Kyoto and includes blockbuster attractions such as Mt. Fuji and Takayama

An easily accessible slice of rural Japan offering unrivaled mountainscapes and coastlines, endless outdoor adventure and amazing ocean fare

Island-hopping, cycling, soul-warming spiritual strolling and red-hot dancingthe island of Shikoku gets you up and moving

The southern island of Kyushu is home to volcanoes ranging from sleepy to smoky, succulent seafood, steaming hot springs and the countrys hottest entrepreneurial town

Fly to Okinawa and discover a distinct island culture born of subtropical sun, white sand, coral, mangrove jungles and the age of the Ryukyu Kings

As the type of documents required for the application may differ according to the purpose of your visit, the applicant is advised to check with the Japanese Embassy or consulate beforehand.

(*4) For citizens of Macao, visas are not required only for holders of SAR passport issued by the Macao SAR of the Peoples Republic of China.

Tokai means eastern sea, and this region stretches east from Tokyo to Kyoto and includes blockbuster attractions such as Mt. Fuji and Takayama

The Kansai region is one of extreme contraststhe neon lights of Osaka and glittering Kobe nightscape, the peaceful realms of Shiga, Wakayama and Nara, and the cultured refinement of Kyoto

(*5) For citizens of Taiwan, visas are not required only for holders of Taiwan passport which includes a personal identification number.

A Temporary Visitors Visa is usually required as permission to stay in Japan for a period of up to 90 days for non-remunerative activities such as sightseeing, participating in amateur sports, visiting relatives, taking inspection tours, participating in lectures or research, attending conferences, making business contacts or other similar activities.

(*1) For nationals of Malaysia (since July 1, 2013), visas are not required only for holders of ePassport in compliance with ICAO standards. Those who do not hold such ePassport are advised to obtain a visa in advance, otherwise will be strictly examined and may be refused entry to Japan.

Nationals of countries that do not have Reciprocal Visa Exemption Arrangements with Japan must obtain a visa. Please see the information below if you are a visitor from a country that does not fall under the sixty-eight countries with the visa exemption programs above.

Island-hopping, cycling, soul-warming spiritual strolling and red-hot dancingthe island of Shikoku gets you up and moving

The Kansai region is one of extreme contraststhe neon lights of Osaka and glittering Kobe nightscape, the peaceful realms of Shiga, Wakayama and Nara, and the cultured refinement of Kyoto