You pay a fee for your visa application. The money is not refunded if your application is rejected.
Adults: JPY equivalent of 80 Euro Children aged 6 - 12: JPY equivalent of 40 Euro
The application fee is tied to the euro and is to be paid in JPY if you apply to the Embassy in paper form. The fee in JPY is decided by the Embassy based on the exchange rate.
If you are applying online, you pay with a credit card or a bank card on the web.
If you are applying directly at the Embassy, you pay preferably by VISA or Mastercard, but cash is also accepted, when you visit there.
The followings pay no fee:
Citizens of countries that have signed visa facilitation agreements with the EU pay a reduced fee or are exempt from payment. This applies to citizens of:
D-visa Adults and children: JPY equivalent of 80 EURO
Residence permits for a visit Adults: equivalent of SEK 1000- Children under 18: equivalent of SEK 500-
Japanese citizens are exempted from the application fees.