Extending Your Stay
When it comes to international travel, it’s always best to plan your entire itinerary ahead of time, at least in terms of length of stay and countries to visit. We have had some students who, once in Japan, have decided to attend another term or travel within Japan beyond the 90-day allowance. They have renewed their visa exemption by briefly visiting another country and then returning.
Whenever you re-enter Japan, you will be stopped and asked questions. There is always the potential that, on returning from another country, you could be denied entry into Japan. To avoid this disaster, if you think there’s a chance you might study or travel beyond the 90-day allowance, we strongly suggest you apply for a visa rather than leave your re-entry to chance.