Visa Exemptions for Short-Term Stays
The following countries have a Visa Exemption Arrangement with Japan which means that you are able to enter Japan for a period of up to 90 days on arrival unless otherwise stated.
Brunei (15 days)
Indonesia Only for those on diplomatic missions with an ICAO-compliant e-passport
Malaysia Only for those with an ICAO-compliant e-passport
The Republic of Korea
Thailand (15 days) - Only those with an ICAO-compliant e-passport
Hong Kong Only for those with a Special Administrative Region (SAR) passport issued by Hong Kong or a British National Overseas (BNO) passport
Macau Only for those with a Special Administrative Region (SAR) passport issued by Macau
Taiwan Only for those with passports that include a personal identification number
Canada, United States, Mexico
Latin America and the Carribean
Argentina, Bahamas, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Surinam, Uruguay
Barbados Only for those with Machine-Readable Passport (MRP) or ePassport in compliance with ICAO standards
Australia, New Zealand
Turkey Only for those with Machine-Readable Passport (MRP) or ePassport in compliance with ICAO standards
United Arab Emirates Only for those on diplomatic missions with an ICAO-compliant e-passport
Lesotho Only for those with Machine-Readable Passport (MRP) or ePassport in compliance with ICAO standards
Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom
Visas for Short-Term Stays
Those who are traveling from countries that are not listed above will be required to apply for a visa in advance. All other nationalities, please follow this link for further information.
The following countries have special application procedures:
CIS Countries (Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine)
Please refer to this link for further information regarding application procedures.