Japanese visa for Philippine citizens

A visa is REQUIRED for Philippine 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 Philippine citizens to enter Japan for a short-term tourism purpose. Visa required N/A
Evisa Japan e-visa for Philippine citizens Not Available
Visa on arrival Japan visa on arrival for Philippine citizens Not Available

Japan tourist visa requirements:

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

  • Manila: The Embassy of Japan in Manila, Philippines (Working hours: Close now)
  • Davao City: The Consulate General of Japan in Davao City, Philippines (Working hours: Close now)
  • Cebu City: The Consular office of Japan in Cebu City, Philippines (Working hours: Close now)

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

Tourism Statistics Chart

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

Year Number of visitors (Philippines) estimated Change (%)
2008 365,190 N/A
2009 344,322 -5.71%
2010 330,410 -4.04%
2011 340,844 3.16%
2012 365,190 7.14%
2013 358,234 -1.90%
2014 340,844 -4.85%
2015 337,366 -1.02%
2016 347,800 3.09%
2017 424,200 21.97%
2018 503,976 18.81%

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

Japan & Philippines comparison

Japan's area is approximately 364,555 km2 (140,755 sq mi), while the area of Philippines is approximately 298,170 km2 (115,124 sq mi). This means Philippines is 22.26% smaller than Japan.

As of September 2021, Japan's population is ~98.8 million people - 118,565,950 fewer people than the population of Philippines.

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

Japan Philippines Difference
Population (est 2021) 98,824,895 217,390,845 118.6 million fewer people live in Japan than Philippines
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 247 87 Japan has 160 more diplomatic representations abroad compared with Philippines.
Travel freedom (2021) 142 30 Japan passport holders can visit 112 more countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 421 131 Japanese hosts 290 more foreign missions than Philippines.

Frequently asked questions, answered

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

The number of visitors from Philippines visiting Japan in 2018 was approximately 503,976.

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