Are you daydreaming about sushi, cherry blossoms, and the neon streets of Tokyo?
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A Valid Passport
The first requirement is a passport valid for the duration of your stay. U.S. citizens planning a short-term visit (90 days or less) don’t need a visa.
For a detailed guide on passport and visa requirements, visit our visa guide.
Japan Visa for Longer Stays
If you plan to stay longer than 90 days or intend to work or study, you’ll need a visa. Check out our guide on visa requirements for Americans traveling to Japan for more information.
Proof of Onward Travel
Immigration officials might ask for proof of your intention to leave Japan, such as a return ticket or an onward ticket to another destination.
If you’re bringing certain items into Japan, you’ll need to declare them. For more on Japan’s travel restrictions, check out our guide here.
Travel Insurance Documentation
Ready to Pack Your Bags?
There you have it, a comprehensive list of documents you need for your Japan adventure. Once you’re done with these, you might want to explore what cool things to buy in Japan and the best places to visit.
Remember, being well-prepared will ensure you have a smooth journey and an unforgettable trip. Happy travels or as they say in Japan, 安全な旅行 (Anzen’na ryokō)!