Japan is a land of beauty where the modern and ancient coincide and some of the world’s most breathtaking sights of nature are revealed. From the non-stop city of Tokyo (home to the famous Shibuya Crossing) to the calm and conventional city of Kyoto, Japan delights the senses of every type of traveller. At first glance, Japan appears ultra modern, and rightly so, however, dig a little deeper and you will find yourself sent back in time in the Gion District where you’ll pass 17th century traditional restaurants, Zen gardens, shrines and geishas. In comparison, Japan’s thriving city, Tokyo, is a joyful, chaotic, futuristic urban playground, with neon-lit streets that look like they’re straight out of a sci-fi movie set. Renowned for its food offerings, Tokyo has more Michelin stars than any other city, and the fashion culture is out of this world!
Japan Tours and Multi-Centre Packages
Touring Japan is one of the most effective ways to really get to know this diverse, volcanic country, whether you’re looking to explore the vibrant cities or hop from blossom-filled gardens to snowy alpine resorts, Japan is the place to do it! Alternatively, a Japan multi-centre package is a great way for you to explore different destinations in your own pace. We can tailor make your Japan holiday to suit your passions, whether you are looking for an escorted tour or completely unique holiday designed for you, we can put together an itinerary that will allow you to get the most out of your time in Japan.
Kanto is a spectacular region to explore on a self-guided or escorted tour of Japan. Here you will find the bustling capital of Tokyo, where skyscrapers and shrines meet side-by-side and speed journeys via the bullet train make for easy commute between areas to widen your experiences whilst in the city. If you’re looking to venture further than Tokyo, why not head to Chiba, which is located on the eastern outskirts of Tokyo and offers a plethora of attractions including hidden beaches.
Located in central Japan, Chubu stretches along the west facing the pacific coast, where you can find world-class ski resorts in the Alps, ancient towns that have stood the test of time and simply breathtaking sceneries of lush green gardens, azure blue lakes and quaint countryside. Japan’s most iconic sight, Mount Fuji can be found in Chubu and is the highest point in Japan. This popular tourist attraction attracts trekkers and hikers, however if you prefer to just enjoy the views the best can be seen from the Fuji Five Lakes, or by train between Tokyo and Osaka!
Situated in the most northern part of Japan lies the island of Hokkaido, where you can indulge in spa experiences in the natural hot springs and enjoy adrenaline-filled adventures on the slopes with many ski resorts to choose from.
A slice of serenity can be found in Tohoku, placed 700 miles from Tokyo. Escape the hustle and bustle and lose track of time in the romantic region of Tohoku, with hot-spring towns, sacred mountains and voluminous forests.
If the idea of azure blue waters, white sandy beaches and gem-like islands tick all your boxes, a Japan holiday to Okinawa is quintessential. Made up of 150 gorgeous islands, situated in the East China Sea between Taiwan and mainland Japan, Okinawa is a paradise oasis with beautiful beaches and marvellous marine life as well as a wide range of activities such as canoeing through mangroves and hiking waterfalls.
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How long does it take to fly to Japan?
A direct flight from London to Tokyo takes between 11 – 16 hours.
What is the time difference in Japan?
Tokyo is 9 hours ahead of the UK
When is the best time to visit Japan?
During the spring between March and May and autumn between September and November, you can enjoy the seasonal changes of the cherry blossoms and gorgeous gardens. If you’re looking to hike or spend a lot of time outdoors, the summer months are more ideal to visit. Winter is between December and February.
Do I need a visa for Japan?
If you have a British citizen or British National passport you can enter Japan as a visitor for up to 90 days without a visa. For up to date travel advice to Japan visit the FCO website here.