VISAS, ENTRY RULES, CUSTOMS REGULATIONS in Japan
To enter the country, you must have a passport and a visa. The usual term for processing documents for obtaining a tourist visa is 30-40 days (the minimum is at least three weeks). The visa itself is free, only a fee of 5-10 USD is charged for processing and sending documents to the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The visa is valid for 3 months. The validity of the visa cannot be extended. A passport is needed only at the beginning and at the end of this period.
To obtain a visa, citizens of the Russian Federation must have a guarantor residing in Japan. The guarantor can only be a person with Japanese citizenship, or foreigners with the status of a permanent resident (Permanent Resident), Long Time Resident and Special Resident.
Before submitting documents for a visa, the inviter and the guarantor must prepare the necessary set of documents, which they subsequently send to Russia to the invited person, not forgetting to keep one copy of each of the documents.
It should also be borne in mind here that the documents for “short-term business trips”, “visits of relatives and friends” and “tourism” may differ.
The same person may act as the inviting party and the guarantor.
They send the original of the indicated set of documents and one copy to Russia. Representatives of the Japanese embassy recommend doing this as soon as possible, because paperwork in Russia can take a long time.
Then, having collected all the above documents, the invitee must apply to the Embassy or Consulate General of Japan, which is in charge of the territory of residence of the applicant. It is important to remember that each document must be submitted within 3 months from the date of its preparation (if the document indicates its validity period, then the document is valid during this period).
Submitted documents, except for the passport, will not be returned.
Japanese customs allowed duty-free importation of non-Japanese tobacco products: cigars – 100 pcs. (one variety), cigarettes – 400 pcs., other types of tobacco products – 500 g; as well as alcoholic beverages – 3 bottles of 0.7 liters, watches – 2 pcs. (worth up to 30,000 yen); items and things worth no more than 100 thousand yen (at the prices of the Japanese domestic market). When entering Japan for a period of more than a year, it is allowed to import duty-free items and household items in the amount that the representative of Japanese customs considers acceptable for personal use.
It is forbidden to import drugs, books, photographs, drawings and engravings of obscene content; things and items that damage the trademark, copyright and patent law; firearms and bladed weapons (except for cold and sporting weapons, according to the relevant certificate), food products of animal and vegetable origin.
Japan, Embassy website: http://www.ru.emb-japan.go.jp
Embassy in Japan
Japan, Embassy in Moscow
Embassy of Japan in Russia
Address: Russia, 103009 Moscow, Kalashny lane, 12
Telephone: (095) 291-8500/01, fax: (095) 200-1240
Consular department: Russia, 103009 Moscow, Maly Kislovsky lane, 5A
Phone: (095) 202-3248/8303, fax: (095) 956-3516
Information department: Russia, 109189 Moscow, Nikoloyamskaya st., 1, VGBIL
Phone: (095) 926-5584/85, 937-4906, fax: (095) 926-5586
Japan, Embassy website: http://www.ru.emb-japan.go.jp
Japan, Russian Embassy in the country:
Consular Section of the Russian Embassy in Tokyo:
Embassy of the Russian Federation in Japan, 1-1, Azabudai; 2-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan, 106-0041
Tel. (8-10-81-3) 3583-4445, 3586-0408, fax (8-10-81-3) 3586-0407
Consulate General in Niigata:
Consulate General of the Russian Federation, FAI-BIRU, 1-20-5, SASAGUCHI, Niigata, Japan, 950
Tel. (8-10-8125) 244-6015, 244-6315, fax (8-10-8125)
-fu, Japan, 560-0005
Tel. (8-10-81-6) 848-3452, 848-3451, fax (8-10-81-6) 848-3453
Consulate General in Sapporo:
Consulate General of the Russian Federation, 826, Nishi 12-chome Minami 14-jo, Chuoku, Sapporo, Japan, 064-0914
Tel. (8-10-81-11) 561-3171, 561-3172, fax. (8-10-81-11) 561-8897
Contact in Japan
There are four types of street pay phones in Japan – international gray (green) phones with the inscription “ISDN” (work with phone cards of various denominations), yellow and blue long-distance phones (work with both phone cards and coins of 10 and 100 yen) and local red telephones, which are somewhat smaller and only work with 10 yen coins.
The rules for using the phones are explained in the pictures inside the booth. The cost of 1 minute of a telephone conversation with Moscow is from 140 to 270 yen, depending on the time of day, a call on a pay phone within Tokyo is about 10 yen per minute.
Mobile phones and pagers of “European” communication standards do not work in Japan. Exit to the international line in Japan – 001. To call Russia, then you should dial the country code (7), then the city code (for example, 095 for Moscow), and then the direct number of the subscriber.
Emergency Phones in Japan
Emergency phone numbers in Japan are ambulance and fire department – 119, police – 110.
HOLIDAYS AND WEEKENDS
Japan has the largest number of public holidays in the world.
January 1 (New Year, celebrated in the family circle. Secular entertainment, as we do not have),
January 15 (Coming of Age Day),
February 11 (State Foundation Day),
end of March (Spring Equinox Day),
April 29 (Spring Day),
May 3 (Constitution Day),
May 4 (announced holidays),
May 5 (Children’s Day – the most interesting holiday for Europeans. On this day, the streets of cities are filled with children from 3 to 6 years old in bright kimonos),
September 15 (Respect for elders day),
end of September (Autumn Equinox Day),
October 10 (Health Day),
November 3 (Culture Day),
November 23 (Labor Day),
December 23 (emperor’s birthday).
Handshakes are not accepted in Japan, they are replaced by bows, and “returning” bows is required with the same frequency and deference as shown by the other side. On the streets, older people and young people are usually shy about answering questions, so it makes sense to ask middle-aged Japanese.
According to ehuzhou, huge department stores, 10-15 floors, are open every day from 9.00-10.00 to 19.00-21.00 and are closed one day a week. Impressive electronic city “Akihabara”. The rest of the shops are open from 10.00-11.00 to 19.00-20.00 The highest quality of the best pearls in the world is generally recognized.
Unlike in Europe, it is not customary to give “tips” for services in hotels and taxis, and in places where foreigners who are brought up in a different way gather, even special signs hang that “tipping is not customary, we have all employees receive a good salary “. If you try to give – offended.
220V, 50Hz;110V, 60Hz;
You do not need any special vaccinations to travel to Japan. Medical care is paid and quite expensive, so international medical insurance is required.