Japan Visa Schedule of Stay Sample (Daily Schedule Form)

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Here’s our Japan Visa Schedule of Stay sample form you can download for free and use as a guide for your Japanese tourist visa application. It is also called Daily Schedule for Japan travel itinerary.

I recently shared the article “How I got My Japan Multiple Entry Visa in One Shot.” One of the important requirements to submit for a Japanese tourist visa application is the Schedule of Stay, often also referred to as the Daily Schedule.

In this post, I will share an example of this document with you. You can also download the sample form and use it as a guide in making your daily schedule for your trip to Japan.

What is a Schedule of Stay Form for a Japanese Tourist Visa?

The Schedule of Stay form is a document that provides your itinerary for your travel to Japan. It covers your daily schedule. The Embassy of Japan has given a uniform format that should be followed correctly. For successful visa approval, applicants for a Japanese tourist visa must follow this format.

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Japan Visa Schedule of Stay Sample Form for Tokyo Travel:

The document below shows an example of our Japan Schedule of Stay for a 9-day travel itinerary to Tokyo. We also followed it as a guide for our everyday journey in Japan.

You can use it as a reference or as a guide in making your schedule of stay for Osaka as well. Just change the details for your Osaka travel plans.

You must make hotel reservations before submitting the Daily Schedule form to the agency or embassy. Read my tips below on making hotel reservations without a down payment.

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You can save the Japan Visa Schedule of Stay Sample Form in Word Format (.doc file) from this link: Schedule of Stay.

How to Submit a Daily Schedule Form for a Japanese Tourist Visa?

Step 1: Create your travel itinerary to Japan

Start by deciding how many days you want to stay in Japan. Whether a 5-day stay in Tokyo or a 4-day stay in Osaka, you must indicate your daily tour plans throughout your vacation in Japan.

It helps that the areas you want to see are interconnected or closer to each other. It will make your itinerary more convincing and realistic.

Step 2: List down your travel activities per day

The format for the daily schedule includes the date of your tour and the related activities and tour events for the day. It’s better to list the tourist spots you plan to visit on the said date and mention the activities you plan to do, if any.

Step 3: Complete your accommodation details

Include your hotel accommodations with addresses and contact numbers. The list will guide your whole journey in Japan. Likewise, it will also add security and protection.

Make sure you provide accurate information, especially on the contact numbers of the hotels for your accommodation or the persons who are accommodating you for your stay in Japan.

Step 4: Print out your Daily Schedule

The Japanese visa Schedule of Stay form is one of the documents required when applying for a tourist visa in Japan. Print it out and attach it to your visa application.

The embassy might verify the information, so ensure you will only provide valid details and confirmed information on your document.

Step 5: Submit your Japanese tourist visa application

Submit your documents, including your Daily Schedule in Japan, when you apply for a Japanese tourist visa at the embassy of Japan at the country where you reside or at any travel agency accredited by Japan.

Do not worry about booking in advance for your hotel reservations. I will share with you the tips below on how to book hotels without paying.

How to Make a Hotel Reservation without Payment

I always use Booking.com for my hotel reservations because they allow reservations without any payment or credit card info.

You can also use it to book your hotels for your Schedule of Stay or your Japan travel. No worries, you can cancel the reservations without any fee, too.

I also find the cheapest hotels at Booking.com for my domestic and international travels.

Want to start applying for your Japan tourist visa? You can use our helpful references below to guide you and help you get approved.

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.

7 thoughts on “Japan Visa Schedule of Stay Sample (Daily Schedule Form)”

  1. Hi just want to ask do they base amount on the bir 2316 cause I have no mark travels yet on my passport. Can u send me the complete requirements. Thanks much!

  2. You don’t need to have bookings to fill in the Daily Schedule. I just got my multiple entry 30 day visa for 5 years to Japan without booking anything. No flight booking. No hotel/airbnb booking.
    I just checked the flight number to and from Tokyo and put it in the Visa Application Form.
    I also browsed cheap places to stay in the places I said I would go to and just used their address and contact info on the Daily Schedule.
    The embassy does not call the establishments to see if you are booked at that hotel. They just want to see if you are prepared enough to plan a trip.
    Even after I got my Visa, I haven’t booked anything yet. I plan to book flights when there is a sale and look for an airbnb once flights are booked. You don’t even have to stick to the places or things you put in the Daily Schedule.

    • I booked hotel reservations but I did not pay anything for those bookings. It is best to have confirmed reservations as it was advised by the Japanese agency where I lodged my application. It was also noted from their requirements. The embassy may or may not call those hotels to confirm per applicant but they may do it. Better to always follow the rules. 🙂


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