About us


Contact Address and Opening Hours

Consulate General of Japan
2 Melville Crescent

Tel: 0131 225 4777


From Waverley Station:

Walk towards the West End of Princes Street. You will see the Johnnie Walker Whisky store on the right at the end of Princes Street. There are three roads: turn right on to Queensferry Street. Carry on until you reach Melville Street, the third street on the left. Continue along Melville Street until you get to the statue in the centre of the road. The surrounding buildings are Melville Crescent.
Travel is also possible by using the Tram. Please board at St Andrews Square and alight at Princes Street (West End)  

From Haymarket Station:

Upon exiting the station, turn right and walk along Clifton Terrace. Take the third street on the left (Manor Place). Carry on along Manor Place and then take the second street on the right, which is Melville Street. Continue along Melville Street until you get to the statue in the centre of the road. The surrounding buildings are Melville Crescent.

Notes for visitors to the consulate

The Consulate General of Japan in Edinburgh does not have dedicated parking spaces. The parking spaces around the consulate are all pay-and-display; please be aware that failure to display a parking ticket is a parking violation. We recommend using public transport when you visit the consulate. 

Please note that, for public safety reasons, all visitors to the Consulate General of Japan in Edinburgh are required to bring with them some form of photographic identification (such as a passport or a driving licence) and may be required to have their belongings scanned by our security equipment. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

We also have an online booking system for visa/consular services.
For further information, please see Online booking system. 
We highly appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

Opening Hours
Consular Section (Visa/Certificate/Passport): Mon-Fri, 09:30-12:30, 14:00-16:30
Office (Excluding the Consular Section): Mon-Fri, 09:30-12:30, 14:00-17:30

■ Emergency contact
If case of an accident or emergency, please phone the consulate's general number (0131-225-4777), and then call the emergency number stated in the answerphone message.

■ Enquiries

If you cannot find the information you are looking for on our website, you can email us with your enquiry.
Please include your name, address and daytime telephone number or mobile number.

Visa and passport enquiries: visa@ed.mofa.go.jp

Other consular affairs (e.g., certified Japanese driving licence translation, police certificate, Japanese nationality, family registration): ryoji@ed.mofa.go.jp

Cultural, information or other inquiries: info@ed.mofa.go.jp

Contact Point for Promotion of Foreign Direct Investment in Japan

With the aim promoting direct investment in Japan and encouraging British businesses that are expanding into the Japanese market, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has established “Contact Points for Promotion of Foreign Direct Investment in Japan” at its diplomatic missions.

If you have any enquiries, please contact the Consulate General of Japan in Edinburgh below with your name, contact information and business details in order for us to respond to you appropriately:

■Contact Point for Promotion of Foreign Direct Investment in Japan
Contact: Deputy Consul General Minori Ishii
Tel : 0131-247-3515

For your information, the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) is also able to answer enquiries regarding direct investment in Japan:

2023 Holidays

2nd Jan (Mon) New Year’s Day (substitute day)
3rd Jan (Tue) 2nd Jan (Scotland substitute day)
7th Apr (Fri) Good Friday
10th Apr (Mon) Easter Monday
1st May (Mon) Early May Bank Holiday
29th May (Mon) Spring Bank Holiday
17th July (Mon) Marine Day
7th Aug (Mon) Summer Bank Holiday (Scotland)
28th Aug (Mon) Summer Bank Holiday (England & Wales)
18th Sep (Mon) Respect for the Aged Day
9th Oct (Mon) Sports Day
30th Nov (Thu) St. Andrew’s Day (Scotland)
25th Dec (Mon) Christmas Day
26th Dec (Tue) Boxing Day
29th Dec (Fri) End of Year Holiday
Office Opening Hours: 9:30-17:30
Consular Section Opening Hours:  9:30-12:30, 14:00-16:3