Woods called Japan "one of my favorite countries" in a tweet announcing his decision to play the PGA Tour's first official event in the country. "It's going to be a fun fall," the 43-year-old American tweeted.
Woods won his 15th Major title when he came from behind to win the Masters at Augusta earlier this month, ending an 11-year Major win drought.
The ZOZO Championship will be held from October 24-27 at the Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club near Tokyo as the second of three big Asian events on the early part of the 2019-2020 Tour calendar.
It will offer a purse of US$9.75 million (HK$78.47 million) - a record for Japan. The other two events on that Asian swing are the CJ Cup in South Korea and the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai.
Woods last teed up in Japan 13 years ago at the Dunlop Phoenix, where he lost to Padraig Harrington in a playoff.