Visiting Japan

  Important Notices

  Changes to the Basic Resident Registration Law

  Personal Information Requirements for Foreign Nationals Entering Japan

  Operation of the Automated Gates for Immigration at Narita International Airport

  Notes on the Issue of Child Custody

  Application of Japanese passport for minors

  Our Visa section can advise you of the documents you will need to enter Japan.

  Visit Japan


  Visiting Japan Links (MOFA) and has everything you need to start planning your trip to Japan including The Japan National Tourist Organization (JNTO) site with maps, weather, sights and things to do. Canadian residents can try JNTO's Toronto office.

  Japan Customs will help you understand customs regulations and procedures.

  Especially helpful are:

  Travel Insurance

  *Dear travelers to Japan:

  It is recommended that you purchase overseas travel insurance
  • Overseas travel insurance can give you a feeling of security, even in emergencies, so you can better enjoy your trip.
  • Medical expenses can be very high in Japan. If you have purchashed travel insurance which offers sufficient coverage of the costs, you can receive treatments without concern.
  • It is recommended that you purchase overseas travel insurance with travel support for hospital referrals, medical interpretation, and cashless medical service. (We recommend that you check your insurance details before travelling. For example, perinatal medical care is not covered by travel insurance and can be expensive.)