I'm planning to get a Japanese tourist visa. Before applying, is it recommended to get an invitation letter from a citizen of the country?
Would they think something like "Oh, he knows someone here, he might want to stay and live here." So, is it better to have one or not?
If I get an invitation letter I will have to stay only on their house? Can I visit other places and pay my own way?
I'm from Colombia. I have a female relative in Japan who is married to a Japanese citizen.