The Wait Is (Really) Over: Japan Officially Opens Borders To Independent Travelers

In huge news for Japan winter 2022/23, the Japanese government today announced that fully independent tourists may enter Japan from October 11, 2022.  

  • Visa-free travel will resume
  • Independent travellers may enter the country (no tour groups or travel agents necessary)
  • The daily border entry cap will be removed

The announcement comes four months after Japan tentatively allowed the first small tour groups into the country in May following two years of strictly closed borders. A series of incremental steps to relax restrictions on entry have been introduced throughout the year.

This latest news means travellers may now enjoy entry to the country without applying for a visa through a travel agent, and without being signed up with a guided package tour. This is the official news we’ve been waiting for – if you’re reading this, YES: you can start booking and ride bottomless powder snow in Japan this winter!



Start Booking Today

Yen against dollar

With Japan’s borders officially open for winter 2022/23 and discounts still available across the entire Japan travel sector, now is the perfect time to take advantage of the historically low Yen (¥); book your snow holiday and get the best value out of your dollar today!



Rhythm Japan is offering Pre-booking discounts on all Rides Lesson & Guiding and Rental Packages; enjoy 10% off when you book for winter 2022-23. All bookings are 100% refundable.

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