Chinese visa for Japanese citizens

A visa is NOT required for Japanese passport holders visiting China for a short-term stay: 15 days.

Visa requirements:

Visa type Purposes Visa requirements Allowed stay
Tourist visa For Japanese citizens to enter China for a short-term tourism purpose. Not required 15 days
Evisa China e-visa for Japanese citizens Not Available
Visa on arrival China visa on arrival for Japanese citizens Not Available

China tourist visa requirements:

  • Holding Japanese passport that is valid for six months beyond the period of the intended stay in China.
  • Proof of onward travel (departure) from China.

If you are looking for China visa information, such as available types of visas, or how to apply from Japan, we recommend you visit or contact the embassy or consulate of China nearest your place of residence.

  • Tokyo: The Embassy of China in Tokyo, Japan (Working hours: Close now)
  • Fukuoka: The Consulate General of China in Fukuoka, Japan (Working hours: Close now)
  • Nagoya: The Consulate General of China in Nagoya, Japan (Working hours: Close now)
  • Nagasaki: The Consulate General of China in Nagasaki, Japan (Working hours: Close now)
  • Sapporo: The Consulate General of China in Sapporo, Japan (Working hours: Close now)
  • Osaka: The Consulate General of China in Osaka, Japan (Working hours: Close now)
  • Niigata: The Consulate General of China in Niigata, Japan (Working hours: Close now)

China visa applications & requirements (For reference purposes only, please visit the nearest China diplomatic mission offices to Japan for guidance)

Tourism Statistics Chart

The line chart shows the number of visitors from Japan traveling to China from 2008 to 2018.

Year Number of visitors (Japan) estimated Change (%)
2008 2,733,625 N/A
2009 3,021,375 10.53%
2010 2,819,950 -6.67%
2011 3,021,375 7.14%
2012 2,906,275 -3.81%
2013 2,877,500 -0.99%
2014 2,717,600 -5.56%
2015 2,497,700 -8.09%
2016 2,588,990 3.65%
2017 2,683,000 3.63%
2018 2,691,000 0.30%

References: UNWTO.org, World Bank and multiple sources. (This data is for informational purposes only. Please see our disclaimer page for more information.)

China & Japan comparison

China's area is approximately 9,388,211 km2 (3,624,807 sq mi), while the area of Japan is approximately 364,555 km2 (140,755 sq mi). This means Japan is 25.75 times smaller than China.

As of February 2021, China's population is ~1.5 billion people - 1,408,075,244 more people than the population of Japan.

We have highlighted China & Japan’s relative positions on world's map for your reference.

China Japan Difference
Population (est 2021) 1,528,522,416 120,447,172 1.4 billion more people live in China than Japan
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 276 247 China has 29 more diplomatic representations abroad compared with Japan.
Travel freedom (2021) 37 142 China passport holders visit 105 fewer countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 344 421 Chinese hosts 77 fewer foreign missions than Japan.

Frequently asked questions, answered

How many visitors from Japan travel to China in one year?

The number of visitors from Japan visiting China in 2018 was approximately 2,691,000.

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