For Visitors


Visitors intending to stay in Japan for a short period of time (less than 90 days) who are not engaging in paid activities may or may not need a short-term visa depending on if their country of origin has a visa exemption arrangement with Japan.

As of September 2019, Japan has taken measures concerning Visa Exemption Arrangements with 68 countries and regions, as listed in the chart below.

Exemption of Visa (Short-Term Stay)

In the event that you do require a short-term visa to visit Japan, NanoLSI will prepare the necessary documents (such as official invitation letters, etc.) and send them to you via registered mail. Once you receive these documents, please make an appointment and visit the nearest Japanese Embassy or Consulate to apply for your visa.

For more information regarding the visa process, please refer to the following website.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs: VISA/Residing in Japan


Business Trip

Transportation fees, a daily allowance, and an accommodation fee are reimbursed to visitors who are invited by NanoLSI. In general, the transportation fee equals the actual cost paid, assuming that a reasonable route and mode of transportation were used. The total amount of the daily allowance and accommodation fees are fixed, as stipulated by Kanazawa University policy. The upper limit amount of reimbursement differs depending on the programs (ex., Summer School, Fellowship Program or Open Facility). Those who are receiving travel expense payments from other institutions will not be eligible to receive reimbursement from NanoLSI for the same trip.

1. Bank Transfer Forms

Typically, business trip-related costs are paid through a bank transfer or remittance.

  • When filling in the Required International Remittance Information Form, please make sure that SWIFT, IBAN or ABA code, bank name, branch name, bank account number, bank address and account holder’s address have all been included.
  • It is possible to receive a reimbursement in a foreign currency, but please keep in mind that some banks charge a fee for this.

2. Travel Documents to Submit

Domestic Travel
By air e-ticket/confirmation + receipt + boarding pass stubs
By train or bus None
International Travel
By air e-ticket/confirmation + receipt + boarding pass stubs
By train or bus tickets + any additional receipts, if applicable



If available, the Kakuma Guest House, located on Kanazawa University’s Kakuma campus, is the closest accommodation to the university. However, the closest shops and restaurants are a 5-minute bus ride or a 25-minute walk away.
The next nearest hotels are located in the Korinbo/Katamachi area, about a 15-minute bus ride from campus. During weekdays, there are many buses that run between this area and the university. For more information, please see the following websites. There are many hotels in the Katamachi/Korinbo area, so please use this list as a starting point.

  1. Kakuma Guest House (Japanese language only)
  2. Toyoko Inn Kanazawa Kenrokuen Korinbo *Korinbo area
  3. Hotel Trusty Kanazawa Korinbo *Korinbo area
  4. APA Hotel Kanazawa Chuo *Katamachi area



Kanazawa University’s Kakuma Campus, where NanoLSI is located, is nestled in the mountains east of the city center. Kanazawa has a rich cultural heritage and a thriving traditional and modern art scene. Some famous tourist sites include Kenrokuen Garden, Kanazawa Castle, the 21st Century Museum and Omicho Market, all of which are about a 15-minute bus ride from Kakuma Campus. For more information about sightseeing in Kanazawa and Japan, please visit the following websites.

  1. Kanazawa Tourist Information Guide
  2. Tourism Ishikawa Official Ishikawa Travel Guide
  3. Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO)