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Japan Embassy and Consulates in New Zealand

3 Diplomatic Missions 3 Cities

Japan Embassy in Wellington, New Zealand

Japan Embassy in Wellington, New Zealand
Level 18, The Majestic Centre, 100 Willis Street, Wellington 6011 New Zealand
Phone: (04) 473-1540 Working hours: Close now (Open in 8 hours 37 minutes)

Japan Consulate General in Auckland, New Zealand

Japan Consulate General in Auckland, New Zealand
Level 15, Aig Building, 41 Shortland Street, Po Box 3959, Auckland
Phone: (09) 303-4106 Working hours: Close now (Open in 8 hours 37 minutes)

Japan Consular office in Christchurch, New Zealand

Japan Consular office in Christchurch, New Zealand
12 Peterborough Street Christchurch 8013
Phone: (03) 366-5680 Working hours: Close now (Open in 8 hours 37 minutes)

Holidays to be Observed in 2021

The Embassies and Consulates of Japan may close on the following New Zealand and Japanese holidays in 2021/2022:

Holiday
Holiday Date Counting down
South Canterbury Day Tuesday, September 28 4 days, 4 hours
Hawke's Bay Anniversary Day Saturday, October 23 4 weeks, 1 day
Labour Day Tuesday, October 26 1 month
Marlborough Anniversary Day Tuesday, November 02 1 month, 1 week
Culture Day Wednesday, November 03 1 month, 1 week
Christchurch Show Day Saturday, November 13 1 month, 2 weeks
Labour Thanksgiving Day Tuesday, November 23 2 months
Chatham Islands Anniversary Day Tuesday, November 30 2 months, 1 week
Christmas Day Saturday, December 25 3 months
Boxing Day Sunday, December 26 3 months
Boxing Day (in lieu) Tuesday, December 28 3 months

Frequently asked questions, answered

1. How many Japanese Embassies/Consulates are there in New Zealand?

Japan currently maintains 3 diplomatic representative offices in New Zealand including Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.

2 - Do New Zealand citizens need a visa for Japan?

Citizens of New Zealand (holders of regular passports) can travel to Japan for 90 days without having to apply or obtain a Japanese visa for short-term tourism.

3- What is the Holiday Calendar of Japanese embassies in New Zealand?

The Japanese representative offices in New Zealand will be closed in observance of the following New Zealand and Japanese holidays in 2021/2021:

  • South Canterbury Day (NZ) Tue, Sep 28, 2021 (3 days, 23 hours)

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Time in Japan vs New Zealand

Tokyo, Japan time is 3:00 hours behind Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington, New Zealand 00:23AMFriday, September 24, 2021
Tokyo, Japan 21:23PMThursday, September 23, 2021