A valid passport and a return ticket is required by all visitors to Japan. Visas are not required by US or EU nationals for a stay of up to three months. Further visas and visas for other nationalities are issued at the local Japanese Embassy or Consulate and their exact validity and price varies widely with nationality.


Visa and immigration related enquiries should be directed to the nearest Japanese Embassy of Consulate:

Embassy of Japan 
101 Piccadilly 
W1V 9FN 
Tel: (020) 7 465 6500 
Fax: (020) 7 491 9348

If you require UK representation while in Japan you should contact the British Embassy:

British Embassy 
No 1 Ichiban-cho 
Tokyo 102-8381 
Tel: + [81] (3) 5211 1100 
Fax: + [81] (3) 5275 0346 

There are also British Consulates in Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Hiroshima and Sapporo

The Japan National Tourist Organization is a source of tourist information for visitors to the country:

Japan National Tourist Organisation 
Heathcote House 
20 Saville Row 
W1X 1AE 
Tel: (0171) 734 9638 
Fax: (0171) 734 4290