Japan is now ready for you to visit as long as you take a guided tour. For now, all travelers are required to apply for the visa at Japanese embassy as the visa-waiver system is currently suspended.
What are needed for the Japanese visa application?
- The Passport
- Filling Visa application form
- One Profile Picture
- Documents offered by your travel advisor, including Certificate for Completion of Registration to the ERFS system, resume of tour, list of participants, itinerary, contact information of travel agency in Japan, tour guide's employment certificate and contact information
Why Visit Japan?
Japan has been a popular tourist destination for many decades. One reason it is able to draw so many people together from different backgrounds is that it has a rare quality created from a magical mixture of nature, history, and modernity.
Wherever one looks, one sees a stimulating fusion of East and West. The liveliest districts are lined with trendy boutiques, fashionable department stores, and a jumble of sloping streets with neon signs; while Shinto rituals and Buddhist traditions are widely practiced, with worshipers pulling on a bell rope and clapping, or burning incense, then standing in silent prayer.
Traditional Arts and Crafts
Japanese arts and crafts are as old as Japan itself.
Eating and Drinking in Japan
The Japanese people have a love for top quality ingredients and are masters of technique, from precise grilling and frying to cooking rice.
Entertainment in Japan
There is a variety of technically complex dance performances in the theatres across Japan.
Landscape of Japan
Japan amazes visitors with the diversity of its natural environment.
Popular Itineraries for Japan
The following itineraries have been designed to cover most highlights of Japan's unique culture, while keeping long-distance travel to a minimum. The best duration for a first tour of Japan is 9-11 days, allowing sufficient time to appreciate the country's most illustrious cities, Tokyo and Kyoto, along with suggestions for day-trips to nearby historic towns such as Kamakura and Nara, or nature reserves such as Mt. Takao and Hakone National Park. Sign up for your favorite tours or simply treat these as inspiration, allowing each trip to be crafted specially for you.
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Top Travel Destinations in Japan
Choosing the best destinations from a never-ending list can be a daunting task. In recognition of this, we've decided to help by suggesting some of our favorites: Tokyo offers unlimited options for entertainment, shopping and culture; Kyoto is home to countless historical heritages and monuments; Osaka is known for modern architecture and scrumptious food; Hakone is spectacular for its natural beauty and the Japanese onsen experience; Kanazawa, shielded from outside, focuses on culture and retaining its heritage; Takayama's Edo-period (1603-1868) streets have survived unspoiled.
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