According to the media, the list of the officials included Special Presidential Representative for Environmental Protection, Ecology and Transport Sergei Ivanov. The latter has already held multiple visits to the Kuril Islands, triggering Japan's protests in 2011 and 2014. His most recent visit started late last week.
The ministry qualifies such visits as inconsistent with Japan's position on the Kuril Islands, the Kyodo news agency said.
Earlier in the day, Ivanov ruled out that Russia could transfer the Kuril Islands to Japan for the sake of a peace treaty.
Since Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to Japan in December 2016, the relationship between the two nations has been improving, with the two sides agreeing to develop joint projects on the disputed territories.
During peace treaty talks with his Japanese counterpart in January, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stressed that the sides had confirmed their willingness to work on the basis of the 1956 declaration, "which means, first of all, the inalterability of… Japan’s complete recognition of… Russia’s sovereignty over all the islands of the South Kuril ridge."