As of today, July, 4 2023 (Tuesday), some foreign nationals who wish to newly enter Japan will be required to apply for a visa, except for those with a re-entry permit.
The Support Office is managed under the supervision of the Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association (CESA), the host of the TOKYO GAME SHOW 2023, to help trade visitors (exhibitors, the press, and Business Day visitors) who participate in the show from abroad in obtaining a visa.
Please proceed to the Application Form after thoroughly confirming all the information hereunder.
For information on countries and regions requiring visas to enter Japan, please refer to the website below or contact the Japanese Embassy/Consulate in your area.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ web page pertaining to a visa


Due to the many number of requests we have been receiving,
we have decided to extend the deadline.
Applications will now be accepted until 17:00 on September 4th (Monday).
Please apply as soon as possible. Thank you.

Support fee 16,500 yen per person (including tax)

*The fee includes preparation of necessary documents required for visa application and responding to inquiries by e-mail.

*It does not include the actual visa fee, which should be paid in the currency of the country (region) in which the Embassy / Consulate General is located.

*Only credit card payments are accepted.

“TGS Entry Japan Support Office(c/o Kinki Nippon Tourist Co., Ltd.)”
Division Sales Sports Wellness
Office hours: Monday – Friday 10:00 – 18:00 (JST)
Closed on: Saturdays, Sundays, and Japanese national holidays

Accommodation Plan for Foreigners ★Sales will begin on 7/5(Wed)

Accommodation plans are available for foreign guests.
*You can apply even if you don't apply for visa support documents.
Reservations for accommodation are accepted from September 19th to September 23.
If you wish to make a reservation, please apply from the following link.
Please note that the number of hotel rooms is limited.
When the rooms are fully booked, we will stop accepting applications.

1. Documents required for a visa application

  1. Invitation letter
  2. Letter of guarantee
  3. Schedule of stay
  4. Details of inviting (receiving) company/organization

In addition to the above 4 support documents, an applicant must fill out and submit a visa application form with a photo attached.
For details, please visit the following website:
In addition to the above, please check your passport date of expiry.
The number of days remaining in your passport required for visa application varies depending on your nationality.
Please check with your local Japanese embassy/consulate for details.

The Support Office will prepare the above 4 documents and send them to each applicant by e-mail (PDF files).
In some countries you may be requested to submit the original documents, in which case the Support Office will send the documents by DHL with a separate delivery fee to be paid by credit card in addition to the support fee. It may take more than 2 weeks for delivery, therefore, please contact the Consular Section of the Embassy or Consulate General of Japan nearest you for more information as early as possible.

2. Deadline for support documents

Monday, September 4th(Application may be accepted upon available basis)
Please allow yourself enough time as the processing period for visa issuance may take 2 weeks after submitting the application documents depending on the Embassy/Consulate General.
Also, there are certain Japanese Embassies/Consulates around the world that are very difficult to make reservations due to the large number of reservation requests.

3. Japan’s border control

If you enter Japan after midnight Japan time on April 29th, valid vaccination certificate or pre-departure test is not required.

Valid Vaccination Certificate Pre-departure Test On-arrival Test Isolation
NOT Required NOT Required - -

References: COVID-19: Current Japanese Border Measures

4. Other useful websites


*After checking below items ☑ , please move on to the application form.


“TGS Entry Japan Support Office(c/o Kinki Nippon Tourist Co., Ltd.)”
Division Sales Sports Wellness
Office hours: Monday – Friday 10:00 – 18:00 (JST)
Closed on: Saturdays, Sundays, and Japanese national holidays