About Us



In order to ensure the safety of all visitors, the Consulate-General of Japan requires all visitors to pass through a security check. Any items or materials deemed hazardous, such as firearms, knives (including utility and Swiss Army knives), explosives, or any other weapons, are strictly prohibited. In the case of possession of such items, visitors will be required to leave. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.


AREA SERVED: Washington,
Northern Idaho (Idaho county & 9 northernmost counties),
ADDRESS: 601 Union Street, Suite #500
Seattle, WA 98101
PHONE: (206) 682-9107
FAX: (206) 624-9097
Email: info@se.mofa.go.jp (Main)
consul@se.mofa.go.jp (Visa, passport, certificates, etc.)
culture@se.mofa.go.jp (Cultural affairs)
jet@se.mofa.go.jp (JET program)
education@se.mofa.go.jp (Japanese government Scholarships)


We are located on the 5th floor of the Two Union Square Building.
If you are traveling on I-5 Southbound, take the Union Street exit. At the first light, the Two Union Square Building will be on your left.
If you are traveling on I-5 Northbound, take the Seneca Street exit, turn right at the first light onto Sixth Avenue, go straight for two blocks, and the Two Union Square will be on your right.
If you are traveling on I-90 Westbound, merge onto I-5 Northbound, take the Madison Street exit, turn left at the first light, turn right at the next light, go straight for four blocks, and the Two Union Square building will be on your right.



OFFICE HOURS: Monday to Friday

Consular Section: 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Culture & Information Center: 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM – 4:45 PM



HOLIDAYS OBSERVED IN 2019 (Closed on Saturdays & Sundays)

January  1 Tuesday New Year’s Holiday
January  2 Wednesday New Year’s Holiday
January  3 Thursday New Year’s Holiday
January 21 Monday Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 18 Monday Presidents' Day
March 21 Thursday Vernal Equinox Day
April 19 Friday Good Friday
May 1 Wednesday Emperor Enthronement Day
May 3 Friday Constitution Day
May 27 Monday Memorial Day
July 4 Thursday Independence Day
September 2 Monday Labor Day
October 14 Monday Columbus Day
November 11 Monday Veterans Day 
November 28 Thursday Thanksgiving Day
November 29 Friday Day after Thanksgiving
December 24 Tuesday Christmas Eve
December 25 Wednesday Christmas Day
December 30 Monday Year End Holiday
December 31 Tuesday Year End Holiday