Japan will be opening its borders to tourists on a regular basis after 2.5 years.

Japan will welcome visa-free individual travelers

As of October 11, 2022, individual foreign travelers will be able to enter Japan without a visa. For the first time since the start of the Pandemic, Japan doesn't require aQuarantine or testing.

Visitors from the United States and dozens of other countries will once again be able to enter without having to apply for a tourist visa after this change. Japan is lifting its cap on daily arrivals as there will be a lot of travelers.

The Japanese Yen is currently at a 24 year low, making it a great time to visit Japan, as Japan hopes that international tourism will boost the economy.

There have been a lot of restrictions around travel in Japan. A special visa can be obtained through a Japanese travel agency or through a package tour. It will be easier to visit Japan once the visa requirement is eliminated.

Japan will once again welcome foreigners with few restrictions

Japan has taken an unconventional approach

In the past, I have asked about Japan's plan to reopen borders. The country has seen a lot of coronaviruses, but Japanese nationals have been able to travel freely without being tested for the disease.

The only reasonable conclusion was that most Japanese people don't like tourists. According to polls, there was widespread public support for Japan to not allow foreigners in under most circumstances.

The anti-foreigner sentiment in Japan didn't outweigh the economic benefits of tourism. Japan is one of my favorite countries in the world, though I will feel a little bit less welcome the next time I visit.

There’s a strong anti-foreign tourist sentiment in Japan

Bottom line

As of October 11, 2022, individual travelers will be able to travel to Japan without a visa. The current policies of Japan have made it difficult to visit the country, so it is good to see that changes will be made next month.

Japan was one of the few countries that tourists still like to visit.

Is anyone planning on going to Japan now that borders are open?