The Japanese travel restrictions have been lifted for this summer and the ban is expected to be lifted by July.
Japan is a key market for the tourism industry, with about 80 per cent of all overseas visitors in Japan.
A total of 24 Japanese tourists will not have to face travel restrictions from July.
But many travellers have expressed concerns about their travel plans after Japan lifted restrictions on August 12.
The travel restrictions, which were introduced in July, meant that Japan was unable to host the Olympic Games this summer.
They also prevented the country from hosting the 2020 Commonwealth Games, and were due to be eased again in 2019.
More than 100 Japanese nationals have already applied to travel abroad for the 2020 Olympic Games, but only two have been confirmed.
Auckland has been the biggest target.
It was the second biggest country to get the ban lifted in July.
The Auckland City Council said the decision was based on “security, safety and welfare concerns” and said Aucklanders would not be affected.
It said Auckland’s airport and railway would remain open, as would major attractions like the Māori Museum, Auckland Art Gallery and Auckland Zoo.
However, the ban on flights to Japan has led to delays and cancellations at the Auckland Airport.
“We understand there are some people who are travelling overseas to visit family and friends but the impact of the travel restrictions on Kiwis has been devastating and it’s been incredibly hard for our tourism industry,” Auckland Mayor Len Brown said.
“It’s been really hard to find people to come in and spend time with us, and we’re seeing a lot of cancellations as a result of that.”