Indian visa for Japanese citizens

A visa is REQUIRED for Japanese passport holders visiting India for tourism and business purposes. See detailed requirements below:

Visa requirements:

Visa type Purposes Visa requirements Allowed stay
Tourist visa For Japanese citizens to enter India for a short-term tourism purpose. Visa required N/A
Evisa India e-visa for Japanese citizens Eligible
Visa on arrival India visa on arrival for Japanese citizens Eligible

India tourist visa requirements:

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

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

  • Tokyo: The Embassy of India in Tokyo, Japan (Working hours: Close now. Open in 2 hours 15 minutes)
  • Osaka: The Consulate General of India in Osaka, Japan (Working hours: Close now. Open in 2 hours 15 minutes)

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

Tourism Statistics Chart

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

Year Number of visitors (Japan) estimated Change (%)
2008 356,074 N/A
2009 348,323 -2.18%
2010 389,302 11.76%
2011 425,227 9.23%
2012 443,357 4.26%
2013 469,643 5.93%
2014 883,412 88.10%
2015 895,342 1.35%
2016 982,018 9.68%
2017 1,047,598 6.68%
2018 1,174,310 12.10%

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

India & Japan comparison

India's area is approximately 2,973,190 km2 (1,147,954 sq mi), while the area of Japan is approximately 364,555 km2 (140,755 sq mi). This means Japan is 8.16 times smaller than India.

As of May 2021, India's population is ~1.9 billion people - 1,757,482,153 more people than the population of Japan.

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

India Japan Difference
Population (est 2021) 1,870,340,737 112,858,584 1.8 billion more people live in India than Japan
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 186 247 India has 61 fewer diplomatic representations abroad compared with Japan.
Travel freedom (2021) 28 142 India passport holders visit 114 fewer countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 466 421 Indian hosts 45 more foreign missions than Japan.

Frequently asked questions, answered

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

The number of visitors from Japan visiting India in 2018 was approximately 1,174,310.

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