Hi. If you wish to visit Japan, there is a good chance you will be able to without a visa. Japan has alliances with many countries, which means travellers may stay in Japan visa-free for a certain period of time. As such, most tourists to Japan can get a temporary visitor’s visa on arrival in Japan. Most nationalities visiting Japan are issued a 90-day visitor visa upon arrival in Japan that cannot be extended within Japan.
Visitors from the following countries are issued 90-day temporary visitor visas upon arrival:
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
- Republic of Korea
Visitors from a few countries are issued 90-day temporary visitor visas upon arrival and can usually extend these for another 90 days at an immigration office in Japan (i.e., you do not have to leave Japan to do this):
Visitors from the following countries are issued 15-day temporary visitor visas upon arrival:
To enter Japan you need a passport and a visa (unless you are from a country which is visa-exempt). If you're a citizen from one of the following countries, you will need a Japan tourist visa in order to enter Japan: China, Russia, Philippines, Vietnam CIS countries and Georgia.