The Eighth World Archaeological Congress

“WAC-8 Kyoto”  in 2016, Aug. 28th – Sep. 2nd


Visa to Enter Japan

The passport holders of approximately 60 countries do not require a visa to enter Japan. For those passport holders that do the organizing committee will provide a letter of invitation as necessary to support visa applications. The following Ministry of Foreign Affairs website gives a useful introduction to visa procedures.


For examples, the guidance for short stay visa is below. It is in the information at the end of 2014.
For a stay of up to 90 days for tourism, business, visiting friends or relatives, etc. that does not include paid activities,please click on the nationality of the visa applicant who will travel to Japan.

  • China
  • Russia or NIS countries
  • Philippines
  • Other nationalities (if a visa is necessary)
  • Other nationalities (If a visa is not required)

Please note that it can take up to 8 weeks to process a visa application and early application is recommended. The Congress Organizing Committee, or its agents, cannot accept any responsibility for visa applications. Where a delegate is unable to attend because of failure to obtain a visa on time, the normal cancellation policy for registration fee and accommodation will apply.

Latest information

The first circular of WAC-8 Kyoto is updated. Please check here.