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Chinese Embassy in Japan

Ambassador: Mr. Kong Xuanyou
Address: 3-4-33 Moto-Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Tel: +81-03-34033388, 34033380
Email: info@china-embassy.or.jp
Office Hours: 09:00 - 12:00, 14:00 - 18:00, Monday-Friday

Consular Office of Chinese Embassy in Japan

Tel: +81-03-03-57856868 (24 hours)
Office Hours: 09:00 - 12:00, Monday-Friday (except public holidays)
Transportation: If you take subway, please get off at Roppongi station. It will be 10 minutes' walk from subway station to the embassy by Asahi Street. 


Notice on Chinese Visa Application Service Center (CVASC)

CVASC in Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka mainly serve applicants with ordinary passports who plan to visit mainland China. Postal service for application is provided there. Online appointment is optional, but the applicant is advised to make an appointment to save time at the application center.

However, for those who hold Diplomatic, Service or Official passports, or who want to apply for Hong Kong/Macau visa/entry permit, they should go to the embassy like before to submit the application directly.

Besides, the CVASC also provides document authentication at a certain cost.


Basic Information of the CVASC in Tokyo

Address: 8th floor, Prime Place, Kamiya Rd, Minato District, Toranomon 4-1-17, Tokyo
Call: 81-(0)3-6430-2066 
Fax: 81-3-6432-0550  
Email: tokyocenter@visaforchina.org
Office Hours: Monday - Friday (except public holidays)
Application time: 09:00 - 15:00
Collection and Payment: 09:00 - 16:00

Notice: If the applicant wants to use the express or rush service, the application should be submitted to the CVASV before 11:30am.


Visa Exemption

1. Japanese diplomatic, service or official passport holders are exempt from a visa to Mainland China for not more than 30 days.  
2. Japanese citizens who hold ordinary passports are exempt from Chinese visa if they enter for sightseeing, business, visiting relatives or friends and stay for not over 15 days. 
3. Japan passport holders are exempt from visa if they go to Hong Kong or Macau for a stay of not exceeding 90 days.

Consular Districts of the Embassy/Consulate

Consulate General Consular Jurisdiction
The Embassy in Japan  Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, Saitama, Nagano, Yamanashi, Shizuoka, Gunma, Tochigi, Ibaragi
The Consulate General in Fukuoka Fukuoka, Yamaguchi, Saga, Oita, Kumamoto, Kagoshima, Miyazaki, Okinawa
The Consulate General in Nagasaki Nagasaki Prefecture
The Consulate General in Nagoya Aichi, Gifu, Fukui, Toyama, Ishikawa, Mie
The Consulate General in Osaka Osaka-fu, Kyoto-fu, Hyogo, Nara, Shiga, Wakayama, Ehime, Kochi, Tokushima, Kagawa, Hiroshima, Shimane, Okayama, Tottori
The Consulate General in Sapporo Hokkaido, Aomori, Akita, Iwate
The Consulate General in Niigata Niigata, Fukushima, Yamagata, Miyagi

Fees (in Japanese Yen)


Types Regular Express Rush
3-month Single Entry 8,000 14,000 17,000
6-month Double Entry 10,000 16,000 19,000
6-month Multi-Entry 11,000 17,000 20,000
12-month Multi-Entry 15,000 21,000 24,000
US citizens
Types Regular Express Rush
Single / Double / Multiple Entries 20,000 26,000 29,000

Types Regular Express Rush
Single / Double / Multiple Entries 15,000 21,000 24,000
Types Regular Express Rush
Single / Double / Multiple Entries 6,000 12,000 15,000

Types Regular Express Rush
3-month Single Entry 13,000 19,000 22,000
6-month Double Entry 13,000 19,000 22,000
6-month Multi-Entry 20,000 26,000 29,000
12-month Multi-Entry 20,000 26,000 29,000

Citizens of Other Countries

Types Regular Express Rush
3-month Single Entry 9,000 15,000 18,000
6-month Double Entry 11,000 17,000 20,000
6-month Multi-Entry 13,000 19,000 22,000
12-month Multi-Entry 17,000 23,000 26,000

1. The regular processing time is 4 working days; express service takes 3 working days; rush service takes 2 working days.
2. This CVASC accepts cash, Debit Card, Credit Card and company cheque.

Japan Profile

Capital: Tokyo
Currency: Japanese Yen.

Language: Official language is Japanese. Service industry staff such as those working in hotels, restaurants, and stations are often able to speak some basic English. However, the general population rarely uses English.

Population: 126 million (as of March 2021), with a population density that is the second highest in the world, at 7.5 times the average global density. The aging of the Japanese society is a serious issue, and Japan ranks first in the world with a life expectancy of 83.4 years per capita.


  1. Japan is an East Asian country located northeast of mainland China, east of the Korean Peninsula, and south of Siberia.
  2. Consisting of thousands of islands that form an arc-shaped chain, it is completely surrounded by the sea and does not have any land connection with any other country.
  3. Earthquakes and volcanic eruptions happen frequently in this country as it is located at the intersection of four tectonic plates. Among all the earthquakes in the world, approximately 20% of them occur in Japan's vicinity.
  4. The time zone in Japan is UTC+9.

Climatic feature: Japan features a temperate maritime climate with distinct difference in temperature between the four seasons. March to April when the cherry blossoms, and October to November when the leaves turn to red, is the best time to take a Japan tour.


1. It is convenient to reach Japan from any corner of the world. Currently, Japan has international flights to over 150 cities worldwide. A direct flight from Japan to China takes only 2 - 4 hours. Therefore a Japan and China tour is a perfect choice for those who want to explore both countries. 

2. For domestic transportation, Japan has a well-developed transportation system with various travel modes. The best way to move around cities is by Shinkansen or JR railways, while urban transportation is mainly served by metros and public buses.

Best things to do in Japan:
1. Exploring the metropolis Tokyo and climbing Mt Fuji
2. Visiting Kyoto for its ancient temples and shrines
3. Enjoying Japanese onsen and stay at a ryokans
4. Encountering a Geisha with exquisitely made-up and traditional Kimono
5. Tasting Japanese Sushi in an elegant local restaurant

 Please contact Embassy of Japan in China if Japaneses have troubles there.

 Related Chinese Embassies in Asia: Amman, JordanAstana, KazakhstanKuwait, Kyrghyzstan

- Last updated on Oct. 26, 2023 by Catherine He -
Questions & Answers on Chinese Embassy in Japan
Asked by Takahashi from JAPAN | Oct. 24, 2023 01:07Reply
Visa Enquiry
I'm planning to go to China for 12 days. I currently have a Japanese passport. Do I need a visa to go to China?
Answers (1)
Answered by Kelvin | Oct. 24, 2023 18:58

Yes, you do need to apply for a visa in advance.
Asked by Alberto De Santis from JAPAN | Jul. 11, 2023 07:10Reply
Work Permit Notification for China - where do I process the paperwork in Tokyo?
I am Canadian. I got a job at an international school in Dalian, China.
Where in Tokyo do I process my documents for my Work Permit Notification? At the Chinese Embassy in Azabu? At the Consulate in Takanawa? Another location?
Answers (2)
Answered by Mike | Jul. 11, 2023 20:03

Sorry, but I'm not very clear what paperwork you are talking about. Usually, the employers help their employees get the work permit notification. Of course, you need to provide supporting documents.
Answered by Alberto | Jul. 12, 2023 20:18

Thanks for your reply. I appreciate it. My employer doesn't know if it's the embassy or if it's the consulate in Tokyo for processing my Work Permit Notification,
Asked by Efim from JAPAN | Jul. 04, 2023 20:32Reply
Visa application time
Hello. I am going to apply for visa. I chose to apply at 16.15 as it was in the time-table while I was making an appointment. But then I noticed that the application time is from 9 o'clock till 3 o'clock. Will I be able to apply for visa in according with my appointment time?
Answers (1)
Answered by Rita | Jul. 05, 2023 00:40

It should not be a problem to lodge the application at the appointed time. But to avoid any inconvenience, it is suggested to contact the visa service center for confirmation.
Asked by Himasha from SRI LANKA | Jun. 28, 2023 22:35Reply
Visa processing time
I'm a Sri Lankan by citizen, living in Japan. and I applied for a Business visa required as per my workplace, it has already been nearing 2 months, when can I get a result or a response about the progress of the visa process?
Answers (3)
Answered by Hank | Jun. 29, 2023 19:55

It usually takes 4 working days.
You should be given a receipt after submitting the requirements, which tells the time to collect the visa. Do you have it?
Answered by Himasha | Jun. 29, 2023 22:05

Yes, I have it. It was written TBD for collecting date(I submitted the documents in May11th). I applied for express service.
And I received a call from the visa center once in May 25th to say they still haven't received anything from the embassy yet. And since then no contact and it's very hard to get through to the Chinese visa center in Tokyo. Although in their website they have updated that I can get my passport back in May29th, but when I visited them they said(Visa center) they still haven't received any response from the embassy yet again.
I would like to recall for my passport as it's already nearing 2 months since submission for this July 11th. And I'm very disappointed in the services I have received so far, as this caused an impact at my workplace, as I had to cancel on the overseas trip and it's frustrating not being able to connect through to any related officials and not knowing what's happening and what's causing the delay.
I would be very grateful if you can guide me to know about the progression and how to get my official documents(passport etc) back?
Answered by Hank | Jun. 29, 2023 22:39

According to recent feedbacks, the embassy is very busy because there are too many applications. Maybe you can contact the embassy directly to see how is your application going on.
Asked by Sakurako from UNITED STATES | Jun. 13, 2023 08:24Reply
i plan go to china for 3 days. I am currently hold Japanese passport. Do i need visa go to china?
Answers (1)
Answered by George | Jun. 13, 2023 20:32

Yes, after the pandemic, all Japanese passport holders all need to apply for a visa to visit China.
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