Exemption of visas

If your home country has a reciprocal visa exemption arrangement with Japan, a visa is not required to enter Japan for the following purposes:

Nationals of the listed countries can apply for landing permission for short-term stays for the following purposes:

Sightseeing, recreation, amateur sports, visiting relatives, short-term study, inspection tour, participation in unpaid lectures or meeting, attending a conference, business contact or other similar activities,

For a list of countries with reciprocal visa exemption arrangements with Japan, please click here



If your home country does not have a reciprocal visa exemption arrangement with Japan, please contact the consular section directly to find out how to obtain a visa. If you contact us on someone's behalf, please have details of the traveller's nationality, purpose of journey to Japan, and length of stay intended in Japan.