Andrés Iniesta has sealed his transfer to Vissel Kobe, say state channel NHK in Japan, confirming the recent rumours.
Iniesta will travel to Japan tonight and will be presented in Tokyo on Thursday.
The player played his last Barca game on Sunday against Real Sociedad and was hailed by Barca fans at the end of a 22-year era.
His new team is owned by Hiroshi Mikitani, president of Rakuten, who are Barcelona's main sponsors.
The No 8's arrival has been anticipated by local media for two weeks and there is a lot of excitement in Japan.