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Embassy Main Office

Emergency assistance is available on a 24 hour basis.

Consular Office (DC, MD, VA residents only)

Please read our visa page before contacting us. 

  • OPEN: Monday-Friday (See Embassy Holidays Below)
  • HOURS: 9:15am-12:30pm,1:30pm-4:30pm
  • PHONE: 202-238-6800
  • PHONE HOURS: 9:00am-12:30pm, 1:30pm-5:00pm


  • For inquiries about entry Visa of Japan or other consular services, please contact the Embassy/Consulate of Japan which has jurisdiction over your residential address. At the Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C., we ONLY accept visa applications from DC, MD, and VA residents. (List of Embassy/Consulates in the U.S.).
  • Visa application drop-off: morning only/Visa pick-up: afternoon only
  • No pet allowed except service animals. 

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Embassy Holidays

  • 2023
JANUARY 2(Mon)New Year’s Holiday Observed
3(Tue)New Year’s Holiday (J)
16(Mon)Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
FEBRUARY 20(Mon)Washington’s Birthday
23(Thu)The Emperor’s Birthday (J)
MAY 29(Mon)Memorial Day
JUNE 19(Mon)Juneteenth Day
JULY 4(Tue)Independence Day
SEPTEMBER 4(Mon)Labor Day
OCTOBER 9(Mon)Columbus Day / Sports Day (J)
NOVEMBER 10(Fri)Veterans Day Observed
23(Thu)Thanksgiving Day / Labor Thanksgiving Day (J)
24(Fri)Day After Thanksgiving
DECEMBER 25(Mon)Christmas Day
29(Fri)Year-end Holiday (J)

Temporary Closure

In case of adverse weather conditions, Embassy of Japan follows the guideline of U.S. Federal Government. When the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announces Level 5 “Federal agencies in the Washington,D.C.,area are CLOSED”, Embassy of Japan along with VISA section will be closed accordingly.

For the most updated operating status and schedules in DC area, please visit: http://www.opm.gov/status/

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