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 2019

January 2019

1 (Tue) New Year's Day
2 (Wed) New Year's Holiday
3 (Thu) New Year's Holiday
21 (Mon) Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

February 2019

11 (Mon) National Foundation Day (JP)
18 (Mon) Washington’s Birthday

March 2019

21 (Thu) Vernal Equinox Day (JP)

April 2019

19 (Fri) Good Friday

May 2019

1 (Wed) The Day of the Enthronement of His Imperial Highness the Crown Prince (JP)
27 (Mon) Memorial Day

July 2019

4 (Thu) Independence Day

September 2019

2 (Mon) Labor Day

October 2019

14 (Mon) Columbus Day
22 (Tue) The Day of the Ceremony of the Enthronement of His Majesty the Emperor (JP)

November 2019

11 (Mon) Veterans Day
28 (Thu) Thanksgiving Day
29 (Fri) Day After Thanksgiving

December 2019

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