Japan to Officially Drop Daily Traveler Limit
Starting October 11, Japan is opening its border to foreigners without heavy COVID restrictions. International travelers can enter Japan without being part of a tour group. Japan is ending its international daily arrivals cap and will reinstate visa waivers. The daily visitor cap is currently at 50,000 and had been as low as 20,000 just a few weeks ago.
According to Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Japan’s border control measures “will be on par” with the U.S.’s border measures starting on October 11, 2022
The changes are expected to boost Japan’s struggling tourism industry, which has been held back by strict entry rules, including a near-full ban on new entries by foreigners that was imposed in 2021.
Travelers coming into Japan will be able to take advantage of a weakened yen, which has dropped to its lowest point, compared with the U.S. dollar, in almost 25 years.
Explore Tokyo, from the busyness of Shibuya crossing to the quiet zen of the Meiji Jingu Shrine
Stay in a traditional ryokan near Hakone and bathe in an onsen
Visit Hiroshima and the moving Peace Memorial Museum and Park
Travel by Shinkansen high-speed rail between Tokyo and Kyoto
Visit the fish markets or take a foodie tour to try local specialties
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