India visa requirements for Japaneses

Travel and visa requirements

Indian Visa is not required for Japaneses

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • Citizens of Japan can travel to India for a duration of 90 days by applying for an electronic visa(e-visa). The e-visa costs about US$80.
  • Visitors from Japan are advised to have applied for the e-visa, at least four days before departure. 
  • The e-visa allows Japanese to gain entry to India through 28 airports and 5 seaports.
  • Citizens of Israel are to show a valid passport of a minimum of 6 months beyond the date of India. The passport should have at least two blank pages for visa stamping.
  • Although tourists from Japan are not be required to show a yellow fever vaccination certificate, nevertheless, they are advised nevertheless to be vaccinated against common illnesses before travelling to India.
  • Travellers from Japan with firearms require an Import Permit from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation in India.
  • The import and export of foreign currencies are unlimited, however, amounts exceeding $ 5,000 or its equivalent would be declared.
  • Also, the importation and exportation of the local currency of India are set at a maximum of INR 25,000.
  • Travellers must show evidence of a confirmed means of accommodation for their entire stay in India. This could be in the form of a sponsor letter from a host living in the country or a hotel reservation.
  • Visitors are required to show a recent bank statement has as evidence of having enough money to spend while in India.
  • Minors visiting alone are required to have a consent letter signed by both parents or guardian.
  • Tourists from Japan travelling India with pets (dogs and cats) must be accompanied by a veterinarian health certificate issued in Japan.
  • Intending visitors can get to India from any international airport in Japan. There are international airports in Tokyo and Nagoya.
  • Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, Multiple Airlines and ANA are some of the airlines that fly from Japan to India.
  • The estimated flight time from Japan to New Delhi, India is 9 hours, 45 minutes.
  • India has a temperate and tropical climate. It has four major seasons which are summer which is from March to May, winter from December to February, monsoon from June to September and post-monsoon also known as northeast monsoon which is from October to November. 
  • Hinduism, Christianity and Islam are the major religions in India. Other religions like Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism are also present in the country, although as a minority.
  • The Indian rupee is the official currency used in India. Visitors can various banks and exchange outlets in the country to exchange their foreign currencies.
  • India is a country with hundreds of languages spoken in the country. It has no national language.  Hindi and English are however the official languages.
  • Tourists are advised to budget about $43 to spend on daily expenses while in India.
  • Cows do wander freely in the streets of India even in major cities. They are harmless, so tourists are advised to give them room. Also, Indians value their cows and respecting these cows can prevent a bad relationship with the locals.
  • The Taj Mahal, The Holy City of Varanasi, Harmandir Sahib and The Golden City are some of the places tourists can visit while in India.
  • India uses India Standard Time (GMT+5:30). Japan is 3 hours and 30 minutes ahead of India.
  • The power and socket plug used in Singapore are of Type  C, D and M. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Special delicacies tourists can try while in India are butter chicken, alu gobi, rogan josh and samosas.
  • Transportation in India can be done with buses, train, taxis and small boats. 
  • Tourists are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and customs as they go about their tourism-related activities.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Indian famous food?

Cuisine of Assam is famous for rice delicacies and is one of the popular food items in India. Their food is less with spice but with great taste. The best include Khaar, Duck Meat Curry, Masoor Tenga, Aaloo Pitika, Xaak aru Bhaji, Ou Khatta.

What should I not do in India?
Do not wear shoes inside a temple or home. Do not point your finger or touch anything with your feet. Do not wear skimpy clothes. Do not expect punctuality. Do not show affection in public. Do not drink tap water.

Is it safe to travel alone to India?
It is not dangerous to travel alone to India at all. You just need to make sure of what tourist destinations you would pick for your visit. Out of all the places in India, the state of Kerala is an excellent and extremely safe option for a solo traveler.

How should female tourists dress in India?
Bring loose-fitting T-shirts, tunics and blouses with high necklines and long or short sleeves, and loose-fitting pants and ankle-length skirts in cool, lightweight fabrics like cotton. Pack a lightweight scarf to wear around your neck for extra modesty and to cover your head when visiting temples and mosques.