Japan Updates, April 2022

Posted by NTA America on Apr 12th 2022

For non-Japanese Passport holders:

Travel for tourism is still not permitted. Visa-free travel is suspended.

In regards to the JR Pass, even if you have a visa, the JR Pass may not be redeemable because Japan has not opened for sightseeing purposes yet. If you enter Japan under other official statuses, such as “Trainee”, “Entertainer”, or “Reentry Permit”, you cannot pick up or exchange the JAPAN RAIL PASS. According to strict interpretation of the Japanese Immigration Law, “Temporary Visitor” status differs from "Short Term Stay".