The Japanese government has announced that the resumption of individual traveller entry for tourism purposes will begin Oct. 11, 2022.
The Japanese National Tourism Organization (JNTO) said that it looks forward to welcoming individual inbound travellers back to Japan with the long-awaited lifting of entry restrictions.
The resumption of individual travel to Japan, the waiving of visa requirements, and the elimination of the daily arrival cap will allow international visitors to enjoy Japan in more ways than has been possible in the past two-and-a-half years.
The JNTO’s president, SEINO Satoshi said: “I am incredibly pleased to finally welcome back individual travellers after coping with the pandemic during a wait of two-and-a-half years. In response to the announcement, JNTO will be doing everything we can to provide you with the latest information on coming to Japan so that many tourists can visit and journey throughout our country.”
The JNTO’s president continued: “So you can do more than take in Japan’s captivating culture, history, nature, and cuisine, we are also working hard on projects for sustainable tourism, adventure travel, and luxury travel. Japan is a highly attractive country not only for tourism, but also for international conferences and incentive travel. With the relaxed travel measures, Japan is fully prepared to host these events.”
And Satoshi added: “Along with revelling in the many ways to take in the allures across Japan, now is a time when international visitors can take advantage of shopping opportunities. Japan has been busy over the past two-and-a-half years with preparations to welcome back everyone. Come see the new Japan. We eagerly await your arrival.”