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.
This page provides information on short stays. Visa conditions are periodically revised, therefore, make sure to check the Visa section in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan: Visa / Residing in Japan for the latest and detailed information on standard visas or visas other than for those for short stay programs.
Visa & Immigration
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.
Working Visa & Working Holiday Visa
If you are planning to work or engage in any kind of activity that involves remuneration, you will need a visa.
Longer Stays Program
With the introduction of the Longer Stays Program, it is now possible to stay in Japan for up to one year.