About Us

Contact Information


2520 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20008

Metro Access

The closest metro station is Dupont Circle on the Red Line


202-238-6700 (Main)

202-238-6800 (Visa)

202-238-6900 (Japan Information & Cultural Center)

202-238-6773 (JET Office in the Embassy)


202-328-2187 (Main)

202-328-2184 (Visa)

Office Hours

Embassy Main Office

OPEN: Monday-Friday*

2:00pm-5:30pm daily

PHONE: (202) 238-6700

Emergency assistance is available on a 24 hour basis.

Consular Office

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


  • Automated guide to services available on a 24 hour basis at (202) 238-6800
  • Passport, Certifications handled both mornings and afternoons.
  • Visa applications taken mornings only, visas issued afternoons only - Minimum 4 day turnaround time for visas.

Japan Information & Culture Center

OPEN: Monday - Friday (See Embassy Holidays Below)

HOURS: 9:00am-5:00pm

PHONE: (202) 238-6900

E-MAIL: jicc@ws.mofa.go.jp

JET Program

OPEN: Monday-Friday (See Embassy Holidays Below)

HOURS: 9:00am-5:30pm

PHONE: (202) 238-6773

E-MAIL: jetprogram@ws.mofa.go.jp

[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/

Embassy Holidays 2018

January 2018

1 (Mon) New Year's Day
2 (Tue) New Year's Holiday
3 (Wed) New Year's Holiday
15 (Mon) Martin Luther King Jr. Day

February 2018

19 (Mon) Presidents' Day

March 2018

30 (Fri) Good Friday

May 2018

28 (Mon) Memorial Day

July 2018

4 (Wed) Independence Day

September 2018

3 (Mon) Labor Day

October 2018

8 (Mon) Columbus Day

November 2018

12 (Mon) Veterans Day
22 (Thu) Thanksgiving Day
23 (Fri) Day after Thanksgiving

December 2018

24 (Mon) Christmas Eve
25 (Tue) Christmas Day
31 (Mon) Year-end Holiday