Exorista japonica (Townsend, 1909), a dipteran tachinid fly, is an endoparasitoid of lepidopteran larvae as a potential biological agent. We have determined a 17,663 bp mitogenome of E. japonica which includes 13 protein-coding genes, 2 ribosomal RNA genes, 22 transfer RNAs, and a single large non-coding region of 2,773 bp. The base composition was AT-biased (81.4\%). Phylogenetic trees present monophyly of Tachinidae and Exoristinae, where two Exorista species are clustered in single clade, Exoristini. The E. japonica mitogenome will be a good resource for understanding phylogenetic relationship among species of Tachinidae presenting morphological and ecological complexities.