Embassy of Japan in Sofia


The Japanese Embassy in Bulgaria is a bilateral mission in Sofia and promotes Japanese interests in Bulgaria. The embassy of Japan also plays an important role in development, cultural affairs and contacts with the local press of Bulgaria. The Japanese Embassy in Sofia is headed by Mr Makoo Io - Ambassador of Japan to Bulgaria.


Japanese Embassy in Sofia, Bulgaria Ul. Lyulyakova Gradina 14 Sofia Bulgaria


(+359) (2) 971-2708 / 3437


(+359) (2) 971-1095






Mr Makoo Io - Ambassador

Office Hours:

Embassy Appointments

Many embassies in Bulgaria require an appointment before you visit. On the official website of the Japanese embassy in Sofia you will find information on opening hours and how to book appointments.

Opening hours

Please note that embassy opening hours can vary. Always contact the embassy before a visit.

Visa for Japan

For all Japanese visa related matters contact the embassy in Sofia before you travel. Information is available on the embassy website (www.bg.emb-japan.go.jp ) or contact the visa department by telephone (+359) (2) 971-2708 / 3437 or email emb-jp-bl@geobiz.net

Consulates of Japan in Bulgaria

Next to the embassy in Sofia there could be additional Japanese consulates located in Bulgaria.

Please check below for the locations of the Japanese consulates in Bulgaria.

Japanese Consulates in Bulgaria

Next to the embassy in Sofia, Japan has consulates in the following cities: (if there are no cities mentioned here that means that Japan does not have any consulates located in Bulgaria ).