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Japan Embassy and Consulates in South Africa

2 Diplomatic Missions 2 Cities

Japan Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa

Japan Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa
259 Baines St, Cnr Frans Oerder St,
Phone: +27 12 452 1500 Working hours: Close now

Japan Consular office in Cape Town, South Africa

Japan Consular office in Cape Town, South Africa
21St Floor Office, The Towers, 2 Heerengracht Cnr, Hertzog Blvd, Cape Town 8001
Phone: +27 21 425 1695 Working hours: Close now

Holidays to be Observed in 2021

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

Holiday
Holiday Date Counting down
Respect for the Aged Day Tuesday, September 21 1 day, 12 hours
Autumnal Equinox Day Wednesday, September 22 2 days, 12 hours
Heritage Day Friday, September 24 4 days, 12 hours
Culture Day Wednesday, November 03 1 month, 2 weeks
Labour Thanksgiving Day Tuesday, November 23 2 months
Day of Reconciliation Thursday, December 16 2 months, 3 weeks
Christmas Day Saturday, December 25 3 months
Day of Godwill Tuesday, December 28 3 months, 1 week
New Year's Day Saturday, January 01 3 months, 1 week
Coming-of-Age Day Thursday, January 13 3 months, 3 weeks
National Foundation Day Friday, February 11 4 months, 3 weeks

Frequently asked questions, answered

1. How many Japanese Embassies/Consulates are there in South Africa?

Japan currently maintains 2 diplomatic representative offices in South Africa including Pretoria and Cape Town.

2 - Do South African citizens need a visa for Japan?

South African citizens are required to obtain a valid visa in order to be allowed entry into Japan. Kindly contact the nearest embassies or consulates of Japan in South Africa for further instructions.

3- What is the Holiday Calendar of Japanese embassies in South Africa?

The Japanese representative offices in South Africa will be closed in observance of the following South African and Japanese holidays in 2021/2021:

  • Respect for the Aged Day (JP) Tue, Sep 21, 2021 (1 day, 17 hours)

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Time in Japan vs South Africa

Tokyo, Japan time is 7:00 hours ahead of Pretoria, South Africa

Pretoria, South Africa 06:49AMSunday, September 19, 2021
Tokyo, Japan 13:49PMSunday, September 19, 2021