Individuals traveling to Japan with a Chinese passport require a visa to enter the country.
There are different types of Japan visa depending on the traveler’s purpose. Short-stay Japan visas permit Chinese nationals to visit for the purposes of tourism and business for up to 30 days. It is likely that the eVisa will have similar terms.
The electronic visa (eVisa) for Japan is planned to be released in the near future and will be available to Chinese citizens. The online application system will allow travelers from China to obtain a Japanese visa from their own home, avoiding the need to apply in person at an embassy or consulate.
This will make it easier for Chinese citizens to apply for a visa and travel to Japan for short trips. It also aids immigration control and lowers workloads for officials at Japanese embassies.
Japan intends to roll out electronic visas to travelers from the People’s Republic of China before any other country in the world. This is because Chinese visitors currently comprise 70% of all visa applications to Japan.
The Japan eVisa’s length of validity is yet to be decided. Once it is announced, the details will be available on the Japan Visa Policy page.
Long-term Japan visas, such as residence and working visas for Chinese citizens, will continue to be available exclusively from Japanese embassies.