Japanese visa for Chinese citizens

A visa is REQUIRED for Chinese passport holders visiting Japan for tourism and business purposes. See detailed requirements below:

Visa requirements:

Visa type Purposes Visa requirements Allowed stay
Tourist visa For Chinese citizens to enter Japan for a short-term tourism purpose. Visa required N/A
Evisa Japan e-visa for Chinese citizens Not Available
Visa on arrival Japan visa on arrival for Chinese citizens Not Available

Japan tourist visa requirements:

  • Holding Chinese passport that is valid for six months beyond the period of the intended stay in Japan.
  • Proof of onward travel (departure) from Japan.

If you are looking for Japan visa information, such as available types of visas, or how to apply from China, we recommend you visit or contact the embassy or consulate of Japan nearest your place of residence.

  • Beijing: The Embassy of Japan in Beijing, China (Working hours: Close now. Open in 8 hours 28 minutes)
  • Shenyang: The Consulate General of Japan in Shenyang, China (Working hours: Close now. Open in 8 hours 28 minutes)
  • Qingdao: The Consulate General of Japan in Qingdao, China (Working hours: Close now. Open in 8 hours 28 minutes)
  • Chongqing: The Consulate General of Japan in Chongqing, China (Working hours: Close now. Open in 8 hours 28 minutes)
  • Hong Kong: The Consulate General of Japan in Hong Kong, China (Working hours: Close now. Open in 8 hours 28 minutes)
  • Shanghai: The Consulate General of Japan in Shanghai, China (Working hours: Close now. Open in 8 hours 28 minutes)
  • Guangzhou: The Consulate General of Japan in Guangzhou, China (Working hours: Close now. Open in 8 hours 28 minutes)
  • Dalian: The Consular office of Japan in Dalian, China (Working hours: Close now. Open in 8 hours 28 minutes)

Japan visa applications & requirements (For reference purposes only, please visit the nearest Japan diplomatic mission offices to China for guidance)

Tourism Statistics Chart

The line chart shows the number of visitors from China traveling to Japan from 2008 to 2018.

Year Number of visitors (China) estimated Change (%)
2008 8,296,233 N/A
2009 8,463,834 2.02%
2010 8,631,435 1.98%
2011 8,463,834 -1.94%
2012 8,715,235 2.97%
2013 7,961,032 -8.65%
2014 8,044,832 1.05%
2015 8,631,435 7.29%
2016 6,373,000 -26.17%
2017 7,355,800 15.42%
2018 8,380,034 13.92%

References: UNWTO.org, World Bank and multiple sources. (This data is for informational purposes only. Please see our disclaimer page for more information.)

Japan & China comparison

Japan's area is approximately 364,555 km2 (140,755 sq mi), while the area of China is approximately 9,388,211 km2 (3,624,807 sq mi). This means China is 25.75 times bigger than Japan.

As of September 2021, Japan's population is ~98.4 million people - 1,756,149,745 fewer people than the population of China.

We have highlighted Japan & China’s relative positions on world's map for your reference.

Japan China Difference
Population (est 2021) 98,409,081 1,854,558,826 1.8 billion fewer people live in Japan than China
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 247 276 Japan has 29 fewer diplomatic representations abroad compared with China.
Travel freedom (2021) 142 37 Japan passport holders can visit 105 more countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 421 344 Japanese hosts 77 more foreign missions than China.

Frequently asked questions, answered

How many visitors from China travel to Japan in one year?

The number of visitors from China visiting Japan in 2018 was approximately 8,380,034.

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