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Japan Visa and Flight Information

Any foreign visitor who wishes to enter Japan must have a valid passport, which will remain valid during the period of stay. Nationals of many countries, are eligible to enter Japan without a visa unless the purpose of the visit is to reside in Japan, to obtain employment, or to otherwise engage in remunerative activities. Canada has Reciprocal Visa Exemption Arrangements with Japan for a period of up to 3 months. Canadian tourists staying in Japan for less than 90 days do not need a Visa or any inoculations.


If you require additional information about visa requirements for entering Japan, please contact The Embassy of Japan in Canada or the Consulate-General of Japan in the following cities:







Air Canada runs direct flights to Tokyo from Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal, as well as a seasonal direct flight between Osaka and Vancouver. Air Canada is also slated to launch a seasonal direct flight route between Osaka and Toronto, beginning June 17th, 2024.
WestJet runs a seasonal direct flight between Tokyo and Calgary.
In addition, Japan Airlines (JAL) and Air Nippon Airways (ANA), and Zipair run direct flights to Tokyo from Vancouver.*


The direct flight time between Toronto or Montreal and Tokyo is 13 to 14 hours. The direct flight time between Vancouver and Tokyo is about 9 hours. The direct flight time between Calgary and Tokyo is about 10 hours. For more information, including flight schedules, please contact the airlines directly:






1-800-JAL-FONE (1-800-525-3663)




*This information is accurate at the time of writing, however please be sure to check with the airlines directly to confirm flight information.




In order to book domestic flights in Japan, you can reserve through your travel agent or contact the airline directly. For more information, please contact the airlines directly:


1-800-JAL-FONE (1-800-525-3663)




Both airlines offer discounted domestic airfares (5,500 yen, 7,700 yen or 11,000 yen per flight, an additional airport fee may apply.) for foreign tourists. Please check conditions and eligibility at:







There are over 80 airports in Japan. Currently, direct flights from Canada fly to Narita International Airport and Haneda Airport in Tokyo, as well as Kansai International Airport in Osaka. These airports have tourist information centres and currency exchange counters. International ATM machines are available if you need to withdraw Japanese yen using debit cards.


For more information on airports in Japan, please consult: https://www.japan.travel/en/plan/airport-access/




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