Japan Open Border Latest News Updates

LATEST UPDATE: October 12th 2022 (Japan time)


The long awaited opening of the Japan border has come. It is now official. Read more here:

Japan opens borders to tourists as last pandemic travel restrictions eased

When will Japan open border for tourist travel is one of the main questions we get from our couples who inquire about having an elopement or an intimate wedding in Japan. Understandably, the uncertainty of the possibility of being able to come to Japan on your chosen date is a concern for many who want to get married in Japan. As the time goes by, finally there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel.

If you are here looking for the latest updates, scroll down to the newest article immediately!

Should I be planning before Japan open border?

When will Japan open border?

One of the critical issues when planning an elopement or an intimate wedding in Japan is booking a plane ticket and accommodation for your stay.

Luckily, many airline companies understand this issue and offer free ticket rescheduling. Click on the following link to check airline fare flexibility due to COVID for your chosen airline.

For your perfect accommodation, we can recommend the most authentic and enjoyable places to stay, but we also help you book your accommodation free of charge with no rescheduling fees.

And last but not least, we are super flexible with your date, and if you can’t come due to border closure, you’ll get a free open date postponement as well as other benefits.

Japan will open border this summer

Thankfully, many of our international couples have already booked their wedding in Japan this year and feel safe with so much flexibility.

What does the press say about when will Japan open border?

It is clear to everyone that Japan’s first moves of opening borders in June was pro forma, a political move rather than an actual step towards full opening.

After a recent announcement, the date is set for next relaxing of the borders, September the 7th, and it finally arrived.

Pre-arrival PCR tests are dropped for travelers who have received three shots of an approved COVID-19 vaccine. The daily arrival cap is be raised to 50,000 and allow entry of foreign tourists on nonguided or so-called self-guided tours.

Check out the latest articles in English to find out more, or contact us directly.

Latest update: October 12th

Japan opens borders to tourists as last pandemic travel restrictions eased

September 23

Japan to reopen to independent travelers and lift daily arrival cap, Kishida says

September 7

Japan opens borders to foreign travelers on ‘self-guided tours’

September 1

Japan to ease tourism restrictions and raise daily arrival cap to 50,000

August 17

When Will Japan Reopen for Individual Tourists?

May 20

Border restrictions in Japan will be relaxed further from June 1

May 18

Japan is testing a return to tourism

May 17

Japan to allow limited tour groups from May as step to full re-opening

Japan prepares to reopen to tourists for first time since 2020

May 13

Japanese tourism industry calls for borders to reopen to tourists

May 10

Japan should end cap on overseas visitors, senior LDP lawmaker says

May 9

Japan will finally reopen to tourists in June

May 7

Japan Will Reopen To Travelers In June

Japan to allow tourist groups as early as this month, report says

Japan to ease COVID border controls like G-7 states in June: Kishida

It’s happening: Japan to reopen borders from June

May 6

Japan Premier Pledges to Relax Border Controls by Next Month

May 3

The ¥22 trillion question: When will Japan reopen to foreign tourists?

May 2

What is behind Japan’s continued COVID-19 border restrictions?

Apr 27

Japan should ‘gradually resume’ letting in tourists, advisers say

Apr 13

Japan’s stealth reopening: Parents of foreign residents get OK to visit