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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.
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.
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.