Download App
Log In
Things to Do
Travel Add-ons

Travel Bestie

04 Oct 2022 - 2 min read

Japan Visa Requirements Filipinos Should Know Before Traveling to the Land of the Rising Sun

It is not a secret that Japan is one of the best countries to visit for a holiday. Its historic and thick culture has become Japan’s main attraction. Great news for travelers, Japan will reopen its travel borders by October 11, 2022!

Visitors will be able to travel freely without travel package tours. Now that travel restrictions in Japan have loosened up, travelers from all over the world will be able to experience the beauty of Japan just like in the old times.

If you are planning to set foot in Tokyo, Osaka, Okinawa, or other cities in Japan, here is a pocket-size Japan visa application guide and travel information that we have collected just for you.

Latest Japan Travel Requirements

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan has announced the lifting of Covid-19 travel restrictions starting from October 11, 2022. One of them is the removal of the daily limit of the total number of entrants.

Luckily, the Philippines is in the “Blue” category according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. So, on-arrival tests, self-quarantine, and other measures will no longer be required!

Also, travelers are no longer required to complete applications in the EFRS (Entrants, Returnees Follow-up Systems). However, a visa is still required if you want to travel to Japan. You can refer to the Japan Embassy website for updated information.

Do Filipinos Need A Visa for Japan?

If you are a citizen of the Philippines planning to go to Japan, a visa is required for you to travel. The documents will vary depending on the length of stay and the purpose of travel. Here are the types of Japan visas for Filipinos:

1. Short-term stay

Business or commercial
Visit relatives or friends (visiting fiance or common-law partner, attending a wedding, visiting a patient)

2. Long-term stay

Student, technical intern trainee, employment
Spouse or child of Japanese national or permanent resident, long-term resident, dependent

You may check out the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines’ website for complete information.

How to Get Japan Visa for Filipinos

1. Prepare the documents and Japan visa requirements

First, you must prepare the required documents according to the type of visa. Other than a valid passport and Japan visa application form, access the full information regarding the type of visas and requirements here.

2. Apply for your visa

If the documents have been collected, then you are eligible to apply for a Japan visa.

Due to the pandemic situation, the visa counter in the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines operates with limited staff. You can contact the Japan Visa hotline below if you have any questions or inquiries.

Japan Visa Information Hotline (24/7)
English: (+63-2) 8271-2259

Embassy of Japan in the Philippines
English/Filipino: 02-8834-7514
Japanese: 02-8834-7508

3. Wait and collect your visa!

Visa applications will take approximately five working days. If your application is accepted, you will receive the visa together with your passport.

So, is Japan visa-free? Yes, temporary visitor, diplomatic, and official visa fees for Filipinos are free. However, you will need to pay a certain amount of fee to the accredited agency you chose.

Book Your Flight on Traveloka and Discover Japan Now

After obtaining your Japan tourist visa, you are ready to explore Japan! Book your flight tickets on Traveloka to get the best deals and flight promotions.

Traveloka provides the best services from domestic and international airlines, such as AirAsia, Scoot, Philippine Airlines, and many more. Don’t worry, our 24/7 customer service is always ready to assist you.

Ready to hop on a plane to Japan? Book your flight tickets on Traveloka now!

Always Know the Latest Info
Subscribe to our newsletter for more travel & lifestyle recommendations and exciting promos.