Japan Tourist Visa Cover Letter Sample (Use One for Your Application)

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We are sharing here our Japan tourist visa cover letter sample to guide fellow travelers and tourist visa applicants.

Many readers have been requesting to post the cover letter we used on our tourist visa application, so here I am posting the cover letter I made for my sister.

As mentioned, we successfully got our Multiple Entry Visa even though it was our first time applying for a Japanese tourist visa.

If you want to know how our visa got approved and how we got a multiple entry visa, please visit this page: “How I Got My Japan Multiple Entry Visa in One Shot.”

What is a Visa Cover Letter?

A visa cover letter is submitted with your documents for visa application. The cover letter is a formal way to introduce yourself, to express the purpose of your travel, why you want to visit the country, the places you plan to see, and your sincere intention to return to your home country.

How to Write a Visa Cover Letter?

Step 1: Address your letter to the proper embassy

Write the correct address of the embassy of the country where you choose to apply for a travel visa. Verify the updated information before you print out your letter.

Step 2: Introduce yourself briefly

Introduce yourself and state the main subject of your letter (you’re applying for a tourist visa to travel to Japan.)

Step 3: Mention the purpose of your travel

Express the purpose of your travel and share an overview of your itinerary. Talk about the sites you wish to explore and the activities you plan to do in the country you will be visiting.

Step 4: Indicate how you will support your travel

If you’re paying for all your travel expenses, accommodations, and pocket money, share about your job or mention that you have attached your bank certificate. Prove that you are financially stable and capable of supporting yourself and your travel.

If someone is sponsoring your trip, explain your relationship with your sponsor and why they will shoulder your travel expenses.

Step 5: Show strong proof you will return to your home country

It will be helpful if you mention the other countries you have visited in the past and your other travel visas. Attaching supporting documents such as employment certificate, business permits, tangible assets, and income tax return also show strong ties to your home country.

Japan Tourist Visa Cover Letter Sample and Format

Embassy of Japan in the Philippines

2627 Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City, 1300

Dear Sir/Madam,


My name is Lauren Park, with Passport Number: CB8787888, and I am requesting a tourist visa to travel to Japan.

It’s always been my dream to visit Japan someday. I am fascinated by its warm culture and heritage. I want to explore its ancient Shrines and Temples. I hope to see the Cherry Blossoms and the beautiful city of Tokyo. I am thrilled to see Japan’s Disneyland and wait for the night’s incredible fireworks.

I am looking forward to riding a Bullet Train and seeing Osaka. I am excited to be at Universal Studios. To be exploring the stunning places of Kyoto and Nara is on my Bucket List, too.

All my supporting documents and visa application are attached below.

  1. Philippine Passport
  2. Visa Application Form
  3. Original Birth Certificate
  4. Daily Schedule in Japan
  5. Original Bank Certificate
  6. Income Tax Return
  7. Certificate of Employment
  8. Roundtrip Airline Ticket

I am hoping for your kind consideration. Japan will always be special in my heart. I hope I will be able to travel and explore its beauty.

Sincerely yours,

Lauren Park

Important Notes:

Please do not copy the sample cover letter above. It is just a guide, and DO NOT submit it exactly as it is.

Just imagine the readers who do that, and you all would have the same cover letter. That would be risky on your application.

Make sure you write your own cover letter following what’s in your heart and following your itinerary or plans to travel to Japan.

Why should you submit a Cover Letter for Japan Tourist Visa?

Why should you submit a Cover Letter for Japan Tourist Visa?

Even though a Cover Letter is not one of the primary requirements and documents needed for a Japanese tourist visa application. It is usually attached when applying for your second application or applying for a Multiple Entry visa.

However, I recommend you also attach a Cover Letter even if it is your first time applying for a tourist visa and even if you are not aiming for a multiple entry visa.

A Cover Letter is a formal way of you letting the embassy knows your keen reasons and intention to visit and travel to Japan. It is a way of telling the consul why you love to travel to Japan.

So, I think it is an advantage to help get your visa approved successfully.

Visa applications like Schengen member countries require a Cover Letter as part of the document checklist. It is beneficial if you make one for your visa application.

It is not so difficult to create anyway. It will only take a few minutes of your time. Besides, seeing Japan is priceless.

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Disclaimer: This article is for information purposes only and should not be taken as visa expert advice. The author only shared her experience about visa cover letters. It doesn’t guarantee the same results.

Fehl is the founder of Philpad and has been writing online for 12 years. She has a bachelor's degree in Accountancy and a background in Finance. She is a licensed Career Service Professional and author of a poetry book at Barnes & Noble. In her spare time, she likes to travel and discover new places.

10 thoughts on “Japan Tourist Visa Cover Letter Sample (Use One for Your Application)”

  1. Hello Ms. Fehl, me and my family are applying for single entry Visa. 3 people are applying that already includes me. How should we write our cover letter? is it alright to have the same contents of letter or do we have write different letters for each of us? Thank you so much!

  2. Good day!
    Our Travel date is on March 1 to 6 this 2020. We already have plane ticket as well as hotel. All are paid na po. Visa nalang kulang. However, ma la late and uwi sa Pinas yung husband ko dahil nasa port sila ng China. Hndi sila pwede umuwi dahil sa corona virus. So sa Australia pa sila uuwi. 23 or 24 pa sila lalapag ng Pilipinas. Mag apply kami kinabukasan or that day mismo.
    Possible po kaya na makuha namin agad yung result ng visa application namin kung sa last week ng February kami mag apply? Sayang namn kasi lahat is ready na Visa nalang

  3. I’m a multiple visa holder, too, and I will apply for my son (first time). Should I write a cover letter on his behalf? My son is a minor. Thanks!

      • Hi Ms. Fehl! What was the latest time to get your visa? I mean my flight is on May 24-28. Can I apply for a visa by next week? I went to Japan last 2018 and they granted me a single entry visa and now I’m trying my luck to get a multiple visa, should I get my visa na ba? Hope you will noticed this. Thank you so much in advance.


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