Travelling to Hong Kong
With its unique blend of East and West, old and new, Hong Kong is one of Asia's top tourist destinations. From high-end shopping malls to bustling street bazaars, ancient Chinese temples to glass-curtained skyscrapers, neon-lit streets to verdant countryside, Hong Kong is a city of colour and contrast.
It is one of the world's safest cities, with one of the lowest overall crime rates.
The Hong Kong skyline, with its marvellous mountain backdrop, was crowned the best in the world in terms of visual impact in 2012 by Emporis, which deemed it by far the most impressive.
Perhaps no other city offers such a spectacular range of scenery within such easy reach of the city centre. About 40 per cent of the territory of Hong Kong has been designated as country parks and special areas. There are 24 country parks comprising scenic hills, woodlands, reservoirs and coastline easily accessible from the urban areas.
Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark was accepted as a member of the Global Geoparks Network in 2011. Located in the eastern part of Hong Kong and extended from the northeast New Territories to the Sai Kung area, it is a single entity where sites and landscapes of international significance are holistically managed with the support of local communities and other geopark stakeholders.
Hong Kong is a gourmet's paradise and a leading wine hub. The Michelin Guide to Hong Kong and Macau features over 200 local culinary attractions, ranging from high-end restaurants to inexpensive street food stalls.
The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) provides you with all the key information and tips, from hotel accommodation to festivals and celebrations, for planning your trip to Hong Kong and taking advantage of all that the city has to offer.
For more information, please visit HKTB’s website.
Visa Requirements for Visiting Hong Kong
Hong Kong's autonomous, liberal immigration policy allows nationals of about 170 countries and territories visa-free stays ranging from 7 to 180 days. Japanese nationals enjoy visa-free access to Hong Kong for visit not exceeding 90 days. You can check further about visa requirements of Hong Kong with our Immigration Department.
Regarding entry arrangements for Mainland China, Macao, Taiwan & Overseas Chinese Residents, please visit here for more details.