When you think of Japan, your mind fills with all sorts of images of ancient traditions, beautiful landscapes and fascinating culture.

Although the Japanese past is rich in events and interesting history, today’s Japan is just as fascinating with cutting edge technology and wonderful architecture, whilst still maintaining the country’s traditions.

Whether you want to experience food like you’ve never tasted (or seen!) or you want to go shopping in some of the world’s best shopping areas, Japan is the place to visit!  Japan is famous for its temples and shrines - you could spend weeks in cities such as Kyoto or Nara feasting your eyes on architectural marvels and historic monuments.

If culture is more to your taste, you can’t get much better than Japan’s colourful and rich heritage including wonderful kabuki (Japanese performing arts) and traditional geisha. At Japan National Tourism Organisation, you will find all the information you need to plan your perfect holiday to Japan.

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  • KLM Flights to Japan from £516 return

    KLM logoFly to Fukuoka from London Heathrow via Amsterdam from £516 return, or Tokyo from £559 return or Osaka from £543 return.
    Booking period: up to 6th May 2015
    Travel period: until 30th November 2015
    Check www.klm.com for full T&Cs and fares from 15 regional UK airports.
  • Air France Flash Sale - Japan from £543

    Air France logoFly to Osaka from London Heathrow via Paris from £543 return or Tokyo from £559 return.
    Booking period: up to 6th May 2015
    Travel period: until 30th November 2015

    Check www.airfrance.co.uk for full T&Cs and fares from 8 regional UK airports.

  • Hurry! Jaltour special till 30th April - Tokyo, Kyoto & Hong Kong £2,519

    Jaltour has created a special offer in conjunction with Cathay Pacific for a limited time only! For 10 nights, you can experience the bustling cities of Tokyo, Kyoto and Hong Kong. Flights, accommodation and Japan Rail Pass all included. Don’t miss this offer! Tour price includes return economy class flights from London Heathrow Airport with Cathay Pacific,hotels in Tokyo, Kyoto and Hong Kong (room only)and Japan Rail Pass – 7-Day standard class. Tour price includes return economy class flights from London Heathrow Airport with Cathay Pacific,hotels in Tokyo, Kyoto and Hong Kong (room only) and Japan Rail Pass – 7-Day standard class.  For further information, or to book, contact Jaltour on 0207 850 4409 or visit Jaltour.co.uk
  • JTB Europe - Spring Sale £150 off

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    Historic Japan 10days
    World Heritage Special 11 day

    Book any of the semi-escorted tours below before 31st May and benefit from our special price reductions: £ 150 per person off every tour! See each of the tours for details of reduced prices. Further details please call 020 8237 1605 or email us.

  • ViaJapan Holidays Golden Route Autumn Assisted Tour from£1590

    Experience the beauty of autumn in Japan! Join our assisted autumn tour to visit Japan's iconic sites and locations in Tokyo, Kyoto, Hakone, Hiroshima, Osaka and Nara. Here you'll experience the authentic Japan, complete with the Shinkansen Bullet Train rides and visits to World Heritage Sites such as Mt. Fuji, the Atomic Bomb Memorial Dome and Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima Island. You'll be fascinated by the country's distinctive blend of carefully guarded tradition and cutting-edge modernity with an experience that you won't soon forget. Flight not included. ViaJapan Holidays website for more details. To book or inquiry please call 020 7484 3328 or email us.
  • Jaltour FLASH SALE: Tokyo: flights & 4 nights from £1,125!!

    Hurry to take advantage of this fantastic Tokyo package via Dubai before Friday 8th May 2015 including return Emirates flights, accommodation at Shiba Park Hotel and return airport bus transfer. For further information, or to book, contact Jaltour on 0207 850 4409 or visit Jaltour.co.uk
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    Eclectic cities, traditional villages, snow-capped mountains and coastal beauty combine – discover the splendours of Japan on a journey of discovery, from iconic Tokyo to Kanazawa and Kyoto. It's Insider moments like feeling awestruck by the majestic beauty of Mt. Fuji. Alighting at 2,300m, and breathing in the clear, cool air as you gaze at the lush landscape stretched out below. It's learning Japanese skills that have become art forms, from wasabi cultivation to sushi making and gold-leaf painting. Save up to  £170pp when you book and pay by 30 April 2015, for trips departing between 15 March -18 October 2015. Call reservations on 0800 533 5616 or visit www.trafalgar.com. Quote PPSPLENDJAPAN to receive saving.
  • Unique Japan Tours - Japan Discovered 10% off!

    Japan Discovered is an exciting journey through the glittering cities, the mountainous terrains, the paddy field plains, the spiritual temples, and the deep culture of this ancient nation. If you are a first-timer or indeed a return visitor you will see parts of Japan that ­most would find­ difficult to do on their own. You will take part in a range of cultural activities such as, an authentic tea ceremony, soba noodle making, washi paper making, an evening of geisha entertainment at a remote ryokan, relaxation in famous onsens (hot springs), and an overnight stay in a Buddhist temple in the spiritual Koyasan eating local temple meals served by the monks themselves. We have two small group tours lined up for May and September 2015, and we are currently offering 10% off the cost of this tour. If you're looking to discover Japan in 2015, why not contact us and we'll take care of you!
  • Voyages Jules Verne - Discover Japan

    Explore the roots of Japan’s history and culture where tranquil shrines and Buddhist temples stand with understated elegance alongside the ultra-modern lifestyles of today on this 9-night ‘Discover Japan’ tour with Voyages Jules Verne. Visit Hiroshima, Osaka, Miyajima Island, the old imperial capital Kyoto and cosmopolitan Tokyo, with travel by Bullet Train. Price is from £2495 and includes air travel and taxes, transfers, 8 nights' accommodation in 3-star superior hotels, breakfast daily, 1 lunch , 1 dinner in 2016 and full itinerary with sightseeing. Call 0845 166 7372 or visit www.vjv.com.
  • Enjoy the ‘Wonders of Japan’ with Wendy Wu Tours from £2,990pp

    From the luminous, cutting edge metropolis of Tokyo and the age-old traditions of Kyoto to the snow-cloaked majesty of Mount Fuji, this private tour allows you to experience the highlights of Japan’s wonderful sights during the magical winter months. Tour includes international flights, transfers, selected touring with local guides, rail pass and selected meals. Call 0844 499 3899 or visit wendywutours.co.uk for more information.
  • Explore Japanese Ceramics from £2,290

    ChinaLinks During this authentic 11 day ceramic study tour, you will discover the beautiful Japanese countryside and the ceramic scene past and present under the guidance of Robert Yellin. Robert is one of the foremost experts on Japanese ceramics, he will introduce you to skilled potters and their studios in Kyoto, Shigaraki, Bizen, Tokonami and Tamba. Depart in April 2015. For more information call 0843 506 4028 or visit China Links Website.
  • 14 days Grandeur of Japan - Escorted small group tour - only £2895pp

    Modern skyscrapers to Zen gardens, Ancient Samurai Castles to cheeky Snow Monkeys. This tour has it all and visits the many wonderful faces of modern and ancient Japan. You'be visiting Tokyo - Yudanaka - Mastumoto - Takayama - Shirakawago - Kanazawa - Kyoto - Hakone - Tokyo. Stay in deluxe hotels and luxury Ryokans with Onsen.  Further details please call 0161 440 7332, visit www.magicaljapan.co.uk or email enquiry@magicaljapan.co.uk.
  • Explore Kyushu 11 days from £1750

    This self-guided tour starts in Fukuoka, and to Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Kagoshima then travel into Yakushima, a subtropical island covered by the dense forest. It is famous for ‘Yakusugi’ (a cedar tree that is more than a 1000 year old!) . Other highlights of this tour include a visit to lovely small onsen town, Kurokawa for a relaxing treat after a challenging and yet awe-inspiring adventure at Yakushima and Mt Aso. For further information, or to book, contact Japan Travel Centre on 0207 611 0150 or visit www.japantravel.co.uk
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Tips & Articles

  • Hotel Staffed by Robots Opening in Japan

    A hotel with robot staff and face recognition instead of room keys will open this summer at Huis Ten Bosch theme park in Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan.

  • Michelin Approved Ramen in Fukuoka

    London’s love of ramen continues to grow. Fukuoka is considered by many to be home to the best ramen in Japan and now the city even has Michelin approved ramen!

  • Ride Nozomi with New Rail Pass!

    In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the start of operation of the Tokaido Shinkansen, JR West and JR Central are offering new, limited time only “Tourist Passes” for visitors to Japan valid until June 2015.

  • The art lover’s guide to Japanese museums

    There are over 1,200 art museums in Japan. Read on to find out about new book, The art lover’s guide to Japanese museums, and art tours available in Japan.

Facts about Japan
  • World's tallest free-standing tower at a height of 634 metres is Tokyo Skytree
  • Emperor & Empress - Japan has the longest reigning monarchy in the world
  • Kyoto has an astonishing 1,600 Buddhist temples, plus 400 Shinto shrines


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