Japanese visa for Malaysian citizens

A visa is NOT required for Malaysian passport holders visiting Japan for a short-term stay: 90 days.

Visa requirements:

Visa type Purposes Visa requirements Allowed stay
Tourist visa For Malaysian citizens to enter Japan for a short-term tourism purpose. Not required 90 days
Evisa Japan e-visa for Malaysian citizens Not Available
Visa on arrival Japan visa on arrival for Malaysian citizens Not Available

Japan tourist visa requirements:

  • Holding Malaysian 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 Malaysia, we recommend you visit or contact the embassy or consulate of Japan nearest your place of residence.

  • Kuala Lumpur: The Embassy of Japan in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Working hours: Close now)
  • Penang: The Consulate General of Japan in Penang, Malaysia (Working hours: Close now)
  • Kota Kinabalu: The Consular office of Japan in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia (Working hours: Close now)

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

Tourism Statistics Chart

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

Year Number of visitors (Malaysia) estimated Change (%)
2008 398,142 N/A
2009 378,432 -4.95%
2010 409,968 8.33%
2011 378,432 -7.69%
2012 386,316 2.08%
2013 413,910 7.14%
2014 413,910 0.00%
2015 409,968 -0.95%
2016 394,200 -3.85%
2017 439,500 11.49%
2018 468,360 6.57%

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

Japan & Malaysia comparison

Japan's area is approximately 364,555 km2 (140,755 sq mi), while the area of Malaysia is approximately 328,550 km2 (126,853 sq mi). This means Malaysia is 10.96% smaller than Japan.

As of September 2021, Japan's population is ~98.4 million people - 34,918,519 more people than the population of Malaysia.

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

Japan Malaysia Difference
Population (est 2021) 98,409,081 63,490,562 34.9 million more people live in Japan than Malaysia
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 247 107 Japan has 140 more diplomatic representations abroad compared with Malaysia.
Travel freedom (2021) 142 133 Japan passport holders can visit 9 more countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 421 126 Japanese hosts 295 more foreign missions than Malaysia.

Frequently asked questions, answered

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

The number of visitors from Malaysia visiting Japan in 2018 was approximately 468,360.

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