About Us


  Consulate-General of Japan in Vancouver

  900-1177 West Hastings Street,
  Vancouver, BC
  Canada  V6E 2K9

  Tel (604) 684-5868


  The Consulate General of Japan in Vancouver serves the jurisdiction of British Columbia and the Yukon. If you are located outside this area, contact the Embassy or Consulate of Japan nearest you:




  Address: 900-1177 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, V6E 2K9 (9th floor)
  Tel: 604-684-5868
  Fax: 604-684-6939


  The consulate is located on the 9th floor of a black building on West Hastings Street between Bute Street and Thurlow Street. The building is closer to Bute Street than Thurlow Street.  Please enter from West Hastings Street and take a north side elevator at the back to the 9th floor.


  The building entrance displays 1177 as shown in the photos below.  Adjacent to the east side of the building is the Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront, and the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel is across the street.


View of the building from

West Hastings Street

Entrance of the building


  SkyTrain and SeaBus Stations


  The nearest SkyTrain station is Burrard Station and is about an 8-minute walk from the consulate.

From the Waterfront Station (SeaBus/SkyTrain), the consulate is about an 11-minute walk.



  P1 Entrance is at 1177 West Hastings Street (closer to Bute Street)

  P2 Entrance is on the right side of the Marriott Pinnacle Hotel

  Street parking is available on West Hastings Street (the street in front of the building)

  Contact Us 

  For general inquiries and comments, please call (604) 684-5868.

  For specific inquiries, you may use the Email addresses below.
Consular Section consul [at] vc.mofa.go.jp Visas, Passports, Certificates

Cultural Events and

Japan Foundation

culture [at] vc.mofa.go.jp Cultural Affairs' events, Touch of Japan (Elementary School Program) and Japan Foundation Programs

JET Programme and

MEXT Scholarship

jet [at] vc.mofa.go.jp JET Programme
Cultural Information event [at] vc.mofa.go.jp Cultural and tourism information on Japan (excludes visa information)
Economic Section keizai.bc [at] vc.mofa.go.jp General economic and customs information

(Note: To prevent spam, Email links are not direct. Replace the "[ at ]" with "@". e.g. info [at] consuljpnvan.com would become info@consuljpvan.com)
  Consular Counter Services
•Visa  (Visa for non-Japanese people and Extension of Re-Entry Permit)
Application                     9:00 to 11:30 AM  
Fee Payment & Pick Up  1:00 to   3:30 PM   
•Other Consular Services  (Police Certificate, Japanese Passport, and Registration): 9:00 AM to Noon, and 1:00 to 4:30 PM
  2024 Holiday List
  5-day workweek (Saturdays and Sundays off) 
Date Holiday
January 1st(Mon) New Year’s Day
January 2nd (Tue)  New Year Holiday*
January 3rd (Wed)  New Year Holiday*
February 19th (Mon)  Family Day 
March 29th (Fri)  Good Friday
April 1st (Mon)  Easter Monday
May 3rd (Fri) Constitution Memorial Day*
May 20th (Mon)  Victoria Day
July 1st (Mon) Canada Day
August 5th (Mon) B.C. Day 
September 2nd (Mon) Labour Day 
September 30th (Mon) National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
October 14th (Mon) Thanksgiving Day
November 11th (Mon) Remembrance Day 
December 25th (Wed) Christmas Day 
December 26th (Thu) Boxing Day 
December 29th (Sun) End of Year Holiday*
December 30th (Mon) End of Year Holiday*
December 31st (Tue) End of Year Holiday*
* Japanese holiday

  As a general rule, our office holidays are set in accordance with Canadian national holidays. However, the total number of holidays throughout the year is adjusted so as to match the number of public holidays in Japan. (End of Year holidays for all diplomatic missions abroad are decided in consultation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.)