JAPAN - ENDLESS DISCOVERY

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.

Latest Offers

  • Trafalgar's Splendours of Japan - Save up to £170!

    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.
  • Fly to Japan with KLM from £529 return

    KLM airline logoFly London Heathrow to Fukuoka via Amsterdam Schiphol with KLM from £529 return, including all taxes and charges. Fares from London to Tokyo start from £539 return or London Osaka from £579 return. Book before 2 March 2015 for travel until the 31 October 2015. Prices are subject to availability, terms and conditions.  To book visit www.klm.com.
  • Air France to Japan from £539 return

    Air France logoFly from London Heathrow via Paris Charles de Gaulle with Air France to Tokyo from £539 return or Osaka from £579 return, including all taxes and charges. Must book by 2 March 2015 for travel until 31 October 2015. Prices are subject to availability, terms and conditions.  To book visit www.airfrance.co.uk.
  • Fly UK to Japan from £599 with ANA 

    ANA logoFly from London, Manchester or Birmingham to Japan (indirect flight via Germany, Austria or Switzerland*) from £599 return, including all taxes and charges. Or, choose a direct flight from London** to Japan from £699 return, including all taxes and charges.  Fares valid for departure: 04FEB15 - 30JUN15 (embargo: 20MAR15 - 05APR15). Book by 17FEB15. Visit www.ana.co.uk to book.
    * Valid on ANA, Lufthansa, Austrian and Swiss airlines flights.
    ** ANA flights only.
  • Amazing £1250 Cherry Blossom Tour from ViaJapan Holidays!

    This Cherry Blossom Assisted Tour will allow you to fully enjoy beautiful cherry blossoms as you visit Japan's iconic sites and locations.From modern skyscrapers to ancient temples, a variety of experiences awaits you - ride the world-famous Bullet Train, walk down the streets of traditional Kyoto, submerge yourself in the steaming natural waters and enjoy traditional multi course dinner in Hakone and many more. We've included a few free days in the tour for you to relax and explore at your own pace. Though you have a choice of various optional tours and cultural activities over those days to make the most of your time in Japan. Add flights from  £532! To book or inquiry please call 020 7484 3328 or email english.uk@his-world.com.
  • 11 Day Essential Japan & Ski tour for £1470 pp

    Tokyo tour (3 nights) - Hakone - Mt Fuji - Hakuba Ski Resort (5 nights) - Tokyo (1 night). Guided sightseeing in Tokyo, Hakone and Mt Fuji, combined with great skiing at Hakuba Ski resort. All accommodation & transfers included - £1470 pp based upon twin share. Further details please call 0161 440 7332, visit www.magicaljapan.co.uk or email enquiry@magicaljapan.co.uk
  • 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!
  • Prices reduced, save up to £200pp

    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 in 2015 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.
  • Old Japan FROM £1990pp

    See Japan as it was two centuries ago...samurai districts, geisha tea houses and beautiful castles surrounded by moats.. You'll visit Tokyo, Nikko, Kinugawa, Kiso, Nagoya, Kanazawa and Kyoto.Kinugawa is a well known hot spring resort. Stay in a Japanese style hotel, in a room with traditional tatami floor and futon bedding. Enjoy a great spa experience and multicourse dinner in the evening.Visit ViaJapan Holiday website for more details. To book or inquiry please call 020 7484 3328 or email english.uk@his-world.com 


  • 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
  • 14 Day Magical Japan & Ski tour for £1735

    Tokyo tour (3 nights) - Hakone - Mt Fuji - Hakuba Ski Resort (5 nights) - Nagoya (1 night) - Kyoto tour (3 nights). Guided sightseeing in Tokyo, Hakone, Mt Fuji and Kyoto. Enjoy exploring Nagoya castle all combined with great skiing at Hakuba in Nagano. All accommodation & transfers included - £1735pp based upon twin share. Further details please call 0161 440 7332, visit www.magicaljapan.co.uk or email enquiry@magicaljapan.co.uk.
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LATEST NEWS

  • Win Studio Ghibli Prizes with The Tale of The Princess Kaguya

    In celebration of The Tale of The Princess Kaguya UK release on 20 March, we have 10 Studio Ghibli movie packs to give away!

    February 27, 2015

  • Osaka Kawaii!! A festival of Japanese Pop Culture

    On 28 March 2015, a huge celebration of Japanese Pop Culture will be held at a new event called Osaka KAWAii!! A one day festival bringing together pop culture, eccentric fashion, gourmet with a twist, and fun under the united theme of Kawaii.

    February 25, 2015

  • New Travel Books Featuring Japan

    Wallpaper* City Guides reveal the hippest nightlife, buzziest hotels, coolest retail, most influential art galleries and cultural spaces and the best in local design and contemporary architecture. The series covers more than 100 destinations, including Osaka, Tokyo, Kyoto and Sapporo. We have 30 copies of the Wallpaper* City Guide to Osaka give away.

    February 04, 2015

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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