Japanese visa for Thai citizens

A visa is NOT required for Thai passport holders visiting Japan for a short-term stay: 15 days.

Visa requirements:

Visa type Purposes Visa requirements Allowed stay
Tourist visa For Thai citizens to enter Japan for a short-term tourism purpose. Not required 15 days
Evisa Japan e-visa for Thai citizens Not Available
Visa on arrival Japan visa on arrival for Thai citizens Not Available

Japan tourist visa requirements:

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

  • Bangkok: The Embassy of Japan in Bangkok, Thailand (Working hours: Close now. Open in 8 hours 57 minutes)
  • Chiang Mai: The Consulate General of Japan in Chiang Mai, Thailand (Working hours: Close now. Open in 8 hours 57 minutes)

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

Tourism Statistics Chart

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

Year Number of visitors (Thailand) estimated Change (%)
2008 856,330 N/A
2009 910,413 6.32%
2010 883,372 -2.97%
2011 919,428 4.08%
2012 874,358 -4.90%
2013 892,386 2.06%
2014 892,386 0.00%
2015 883,372 -1.01%
2016 901,400 2.04%
2017 987,100 9.51%
2018 1,132,160 14.70%

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

Japan & Thailand comparison

Japan's area is approximately 364,555 km2 (140,755 sq mi), while the area of Thailand is approximately 510,890 km2 (197,255 sq mi). This means Thailand is 40.14% larger than Japan.

As of September 2021, Japan's population is ~98.3 million people - 15,549,127 more people than the population of Thailand.

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

Japan Thailand Difference
Population (est 2021) 98,305,128 82,756,001 15.5 million more people live in Japan than Thailand
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 247 98 Japan has 149 more diplomatic representations abroad compared with Thailand.
Travel freedom (2021) 142 35 Japan passport holders can visit 107 more countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 421 144 Japanese hosts 277 more foreign missions than Thailand.

Frequently asked questions, answered

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

The number of visitors from Thailand visiting Japan in 2018 was approximately 1,132,160.

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