Japan to Reopen Tourism on October 11th

After two and a half years of closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the government of Japan officially announced the opening of individual travelers for tourism beginning on October 11, 2022. Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) has been closed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and is looking forward to resuming travel without entry restrictions.

“The Japanese government has at last announced the resumption of individual travel for tourism purposes, visa waivers, and the elimination of the daily arrival cap,” said JNTO President SEINO Satoshi. “ I am incredibly pleased to finally welcome back individual travelers after coping with the pandemic during a wait of two-and-a-half years.”

Resuming travel to Japan will allow international visitors to enjoy Japan after being shut down for the past two and a half years. Starting on October 11, short-term visitors will no longer need to apply for a tourist visa and there will no longer be a limit to the number of visitors per day that the country will accept.

Travelers visiting Japan can look forward to the culture, history, cuisine, and nature the country offers. Japan is known for its tourism, travel, and international conferences.

About Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO)

Is the official tourism organization of Japan. The organization provides information about Japan to promote travel to and from the country. JNTO focuses on sustainability, diversity, and the preservation of the country’s history and culture.

Let us know in the comments if you plan to travel to Japan this year!

Julie Bouchner is the Digital Editorial Manager for Porthole Cruise and Travel. She has a Master’s Degree in Journalism from Syracuse University. When she is not writing, she enjoys traveling, spending time with family, baking, and playing with her Siberian Husky named Ellie.