Please look at the list of the countries that have the visa exemption
agreement with Japan. If your country is included in the list, you usually
do not need to apply for an entry visa to Japan.
If your country is not included in the list, you need to obtain a short-term stay visa (“tanki-shouyou visa” in Japanese) from the embassy of Japan in your country.
Read carefully the Japanese visa guide provided by the ministry of foreign affairs. For entry into Japan, a VISA may be required for attendees from some countries.
Please make sure whether you need to apply for a VISA or not on the web site of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan at :
When to travel
New Year is one of Japan's three major travel seasons with intensive domestic and international travel activity. Many shops, restaurants and tourist attractions are closed for at least one day between December 29 and January 4. Read more about visiting Japan during New Year.
The remainder of January is a good time for visiting Japan, as the weather is usually sunny and dry and sightseeing spots are not crowded. Only in northern Japan and along the Sea of Japan coast, there is lots of snowfall, and conditions are good for winter sports. The downside of a visit in winter are the relatively short days (sunset is around 5pm in Tokyo) and the vegetation's barren state.
Budget Travel Guide
It is a widespread misconception that Japan is an expensive
place to travel. Surveys show that a lot of foreign visitors are surprised
with how inexpensive Japan can be despite the generally high quality of
goods and services and especially when the
is weak. The reality is that with careful planning and a little know-how, it
is easy to enjoy a budget trip in Japan.
The following budget travel guide contains the basics on how to save money on a trip to Japan. In addition, check out our sightseeing guide for information on access and admission to specific destinations and sights and get answers to your questions in our question forum.
Note: you can browse more details here http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2028.html
One Day Visit in Fukuoka
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