Applying Tourist Visa Japan The Philippines

Japan Tourist Visa for Filipinos – March 2017

Tokyo's Cherry Blossom

4 Days, 3 Nights Japan Tour Itinerary

This is not the actual itinerary I did in Japan.

Day Description Hotel Location Contact Number


Arrival. Nakanoshima and Osaka Castle

Accommodation: Hotel Taiyo

1 Chome-2-23 Taishi, Nishinari Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 557-0002, Japan +81 6-6631-0802


Kyoto Kiyomizu-dera, Fushimi Inari-taisha, Tenryū-ji Night bus to Tokyo N/A


Tokyo Central Railway Station, Meiji Jingu, Shibuya Crossing, Asakusa

Accommodation: Ace Inn Shinjuku

〒160-0001 Tokyo, Shinjuku, 片町5-2, Japan +81 3-3350-6655


Chiyoda Cherry Blossom Matsuri and Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. Departure

〒160-0001 Tokyo, Shinjuku, 片町5-2, Japan +81 3-3350-6655

12 Lessons Learned from Denied Japan Tourist Visa
How I got my Japan Tourist Visa after one day

Recently, Japan makes it simpler for Filipinos to get a tourist visa. All you need is to prepare basic documents, choose an accredited agency and let them process your documents for you. Below is a straightforward guide to Japan Tourist Visa application in the Philippines.

Basic Requirements

  1. My Passport of course – I put details on my passport’s Emergency Contact Page and I make sure that contact numbers were active. Don’t apply if your passport will expire in 6 months.
  2. Application Form – download here
  3. Photo with white background. Photo size is 4.5cm x 4.5cm.
  4. Birth Certificate – xerox copy.
  5. Itinerary in Japan – make it simple and cheap as possible.
  6. Bank Certificate – don’t submit bank statement
  7. Income Tax Return
  8. Employment Letter

Submit your application

I went to Japan for 4 days with PHP 40,000 bank balance and I got my visa after one day unexpectedly. For OFW’s, you can go to the nearest Japan Embassy or Consulate to submit your application however you will need to submit a Work Permit or a copy if your Working Visa.
In the Philippines, you can go to one of the accredited agencies of the Japanese Embassy in Manila.
(Currency: Philippine Peso)
Source: Japan Embassy in Manila, Philippines (November 2016)

Universal Holidays Inc.
Discovery Tour Inc.
Reli Tours and Travel (no guarantor)
Reli Tours and Travel
Attic Tours Phils Inc.
Friendship Tours Manila
Pan Pacific Travel
Rajah Travel and Tours

You may ask your agency to don’t put any of their stickers in your passport. Normally, it will take 3 days before you can get your passport back.


The agency won’t disclose the result via phone, they will instead ask you to pick up your passport.

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