Thai visa for Japanese citizens

A visa is NOT required for Japanese passport holders visiting Thailand for a short-term stay: 30 days.

Visa requirements:

Visa type Purposes Visa requirements Allowed stay
Tourist visa For Japanese citizens to enter Thailand for a short-term tourism purpose. Not required 30 days
Evisa Thailand e-visa for Japanese citizens Not Available
Visa on arrival Thailand visa on arrival for Japanese citizens Not Available

Thailand tourist visa requirements:

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

If you are looking for Thailand 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 Thailand nearest your place of residence.

  • Tokyo: The Embassy of Thailand in Tokyo, Japan (Working hours: Open now. Close in 1 hours 21 minutes)
  • Sapporo: The Honorary Consulate of Thailand in Sapporo, Japan (Working hours: Open now. Close in 1 hours 21 minutes)
  • Fukuoka: The Consulate General of Thailand in Fukuoka, Japan (Working hours: Open now. Close in 1 hours 21 minutes)
  • Osaka: The Consulate General of Thailand in Osaka, Japan (Working hours: Open now. Close in 1 hours 21 minutes)
  • Nagoya: The Honorary Consulate General of Thailand in Nagoya, Japan (Working hours: Open now. Close in 1 hours 21 minutes)

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

Tourism Statistics Chart

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

Year Number of visitors (Japan) estimated Change (%)
2006 1,311,987 N/A
2007 1,277,638 -2.62%
2008 1,153,868 -9.69%
2009 1,004,453 -12.95%
2010 993,674 -1.07%
2011 1,277,893 28.60%
2012 1,373,716 7.50%
2013 1,586,425 15.48%
2014 1,267,886 -20.08%
2015 1,381,690 8.98%
2016 1,439,629 4.19%
2017 1,544,328 7.27%
2018 1,656,100 7.24%
2019 1,806,340 9.07%

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

Thailand & Japan comparison

Thailand's area is approximately 510,890 km2 (197,255 sq mi), while the area of Japan is approximately 364,555 km2 (140,755 sq mi). This means Japan is 40.14% smaller than Thailand.

As of June 2021, Thailand's population is ~78.2 million people - 30,118,228 fewer people than the population of Japan.

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

Thailand Japan Difference
Population (est 2021) 78,166,413 108,284,641 30.1 million fewer people live in Thailand than Japan
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 98 247 Thailand has 149 fewer diplomatic representations abroad compared with Japan.
Travel freedom (2021) 35 142 Thailand passport holders visit 107 fewer countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 144 421 Thai hosts 277 fewer foreign missions than Japan.

Frequently asked questions, answered

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

The number of visitors from Japan visiting Thailand in 2019 was approximately 1,806,340.

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