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21 October, 2016

Japanese Events in London - Autumn 2016

If your next trip to Japan is still hovering tantalizingly far away on the horizon, then never fear - we’ve put together a roundup of top Japan-related events happening in London and elsewhere in the UK this autumn and winter to help tide you over until your next trip.
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Japan - Endless Discovery

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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  • Return Flights to Osaka just £519 RTN with Air France!

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    *London Heathrow to Osaka from £519 return.

    *London Heathrow to Tokyo from £489 return.

    *Information correct at 06/10/16. Book until 20/10/16.

    Prices can change at any time so please check for the latest prices on Prices advertised are Air France’s lowest fares which are subject to change without notice before a booking is confirmed. Seat availability may be very limited at the prices advertised, travel periods can vary and blackout periods may apply. All prices are for return non-refundable Economy class tickets and include taxes and charges. Conditions of Carriage apply. Credit card surcharge of 1.5% of the total fare capped at £15 per passenger will apply. Prices are based upon departures from London Heathrow via Paris CDG. Prices from other UK regional departure airports may differ. Please check exact price and fare conditions applicable for the chosen dates and flights at time of booking. For regional departures and full details, visit Air France's website visit Air France's website.

  • London Heathrow to Tokyo just £489 RTN with KLM!


    *London Heathrow to Osaka from £519 return.

    *London Heathrow to Tokyo from £489 return.

    *Information correct at 06/10/16. Book from until 20/10/16.

    Prices can change at any time so please check for the latest prices on Prices advertised are KLM’s lowest fares which are subject to change without notice before a booking is confirmed. Seat availability may be very limited at the prices advertised, travel periods can vary and blackout periods may apply. All prices are for return non re-refundable economy class tickets and include taxes and charges. Conditions of Carriage apply. Credit card surcharge of 1.5% of the total fare capped at £15 per passenger will apply. Prices are based upon departures from London Heathrow via Amsterdam. Please check exact price and fare conditions applicable for the chosen dates and flights at time of booking. For regional departures and more details see KLM's website
  • Amazing Winter Fares from ANA - Fly to Japan from £629 direct!

    ANA are offering amazing winter flight deals to Japan. Fly for £509 indirect (via Dusseldorf), or £629 direct. Prices are for return flights including taxes and charges. Terms and conditions apply. ANA

    Book by: 20 Sep. 2016. Valid for departures between: 1 Nov. - 8 Dec. 2016 & 24 Dec. 2016 - 14 Mar. 2017. Minimum Stay: 6 days. Maximum Stay: 3 months. Date change: Not permitted. Refund: Not permitted. For further details or to book, please visit ANA's website.
  • The best Japan holiday deals at Expedia

    In Japan you can eat sushi while cheering on sumo wrestlers and meet robots in Tokyo's electronics district. Travel just an hour from Tokyo on the bullet train to stay in a traditional ryokan inn and soak in onsen hot spring spas with views of Mt. Fuji. In Kyoto you can enjoy sake while watching geisha perform ancient dances and the next day step back to the samurai times with a visit to Himeji Castle. Ski in Hokkaido or laze on the gorgeous beaches in the Okinawa islands. Japan offers endless discoveries. Have a look at Expedia's Japan guide and great offers !
  • Explore Hokkaido for Less with Ski Safari

    Japan’s largest and least developed island, Hokkaido, is renowned for its record snowfalls and beautiful volcanic backdrops.Many of Hokkaido's best secrets lie in its smaller resorts, where the powder can stay untracked for days, and you can discover them on a Hokkaido Explorer Ski Safari

    . One of Hokkaido’s quirkiest resorts, we love Rusutsu for its phenomenal powder and crazy Japanese kitsch. Nearby Kiroro receives Japan’s most consistent snowfall and, relatively under the radar, you'll have the slopes to yourself. This is also a great place to hire a guide to find the biggest powder stashes. Furano is another favourite of ours, and makes a fantastic third resort with its long groomers, superb off-piste and authentic vibe. You want to know more? Visit our website or call our team on 01273 224 060.

  • Evaneos Travel Japan Tailor-Made Tours - 10 days from £1,410

    This insightful, cultural tour of Japan takes travellers deep inside the fabric of Japanese society with trips to some of the lesser-seen regions of Japan, such as Takayama, Kanazawa, Matsumoto and Kiso valley, as well as the iconic must-see destinations of Kyoto and Tokyo. Any item can be tailored with the help of our local expert. To see this tour, as well others from Evaneos Travel, click here 
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    Travelling to Japan is relatively easy, with direct flights available and numerous connecting routes. Tokyo is the most popular entry point and the city has two major international airports, Haneda and Narita. Both are served by many well known airlines, and student/youth flights are available with STA Travel. Osaka is another large airport with frequent international flights, and New Chitose Airport is likely to be your entry point if you are visiting Sapporo or other Hakkaido destinations. Learn more about Japan here and don't miss our special offers!

  • Luxury Japan with Trans Sky Travel from £958

    Autumn Luxury Tokyo and Kyoto , from £958 (lower prices if 3 star hotels selected) Travel to Japan this autumn to experience its most beautiful season. Enjoy both Tokyo and Kyoto, staying in luxury hotels in both destinations. Fully customisable and easy tour with flights in to Tokyo and out of Osaka for your convenience. Price includes one of a selection of optional tours. Call 01444 474539 or visit

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    HAnavi is a world first Japan hotel & domestic flights package booking system. With a partnership between H.I.S. International Tours and All Nippon Airways, we offer exclusive deals on domestic airfare + hotel accommodation to overseas travellers to Japan. You can fly to 51 cities over 800 flights within Japan with All Nippon Airways and stay anywhere you like to be. For booking, visit

  • Enjoy VELTRA's tours and activities in Japan!


    Looking for day tours and cultural activities in Japan? VELTRA offers over 2,000 selections for you. Plan and book your dream holiday with ​1000's of local offers in Tokyo and Kyoto plus off-the-beaten​-​path ​hidden gems in Okinawa, Hokkaido​, ​Kyushu​ and more. ​With new listings continually added, VELTRA will help change your holiday one experience at a time.​​​ See our products at
  • The Dragon Trip - Japan Family Tours, £1,649 for 3-6 people

    Our expertly-designed 13-day trip introduces families to the many sides of Japan. Covering the countless sights of Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Osaka and elsewhere, our itinerary has something to suit everyone, without breaking the bank! Available on request - you pick a date! Take a look in full: Any questions, please email, or call us in London on +44 (0)20 3817 5974.

  • Japan Discovery with RT Holidays from £1099

    This trip starts in fast-paced, ultramodern Tokyo, makes stops in Hakone and Mount Fuji, and ends in Kyoto, where you'll see old Japan's traditions and culture. In between, you'll explore the area around iconic Mount Fuji, and see a bit of the Japanese countryside, with optional tours to visit the cities of Nara & Osaka.Tour Includes return international airfare, 6 nights' hotel accommodation with daily breakfast.For further information, contact RT Holidays on 0207 470 8852 or visit

  • The Dragon Trip - Japan Adventure Tour

    The Dragon Trip is the ultimate Japan experience: 13 days, Tokyo to Tokyo, and action-packed with all of the highlights, plus incredible off-the-beaten-track gems. We have departure dates still in 2016, plus lots more in 2017. Check out the full itinerary here. To secure your space, please email or call us in London on +44 (0)20 3817 5974.

  • Ski Independence - Niseko Ski Holidays

    If you are looking for the ultimate powder experience – look no further. The off-piste and tree skiing is phenomenal, even if you’ve never tried powder before – this is a great place to learn! With over 50 feet of light, dry powder snow on average every winter, 3000 vertical feet of amazing terrain and 40 ski lifts, Niseko is a big mountain with the terrain and snow conditions to suit all standards. The resort is dominated by nearby Mount Youtei, a classic-shaped extinct volcano similar to the iconic Mount Fuji - this backdrop makes for some amazing photos. Our choice of hotels in Niseko includes everything from traditional family-run favourites up to international brands offering unashamed five-star luxury - plus everything in between! We’ve tried hard to include hotels to suit almost every budget and requirements.Our experienced team will be delighted to talk through our choice of ski hotels.Speak to an expert on 0131 243 8097 or alternatively fill in a quick online quote request and we’ll get back to you soon.

  • Travelsphere, the escorted tour specialist Japan trip from £2,999

    From dazzling Tokyo to historic Kyoto and stunning Mount Fuji, Japan is a land of breathtaking contrasts.Join Travelsphere's group package tour leading by experienced Tour Manager and explore Tokyo, Hakone, Takayama, Kyoto, Hiroshima and Osaka.On this thrilling tour you'll discover ancient gardens, sacred shrines and iconic Mount Fuji. Step aboard a Bullet Train for a high-speed adventure, turn the pages on Hiroshima's poignant history and soak up the unique atmosphere of Tokyo.10 nights with flights were £3,299 but now £2.999! Book online or call 01858 897930.

  • Join Jetline Holidays Escorted Japan Tours

    The best way to get the most out of a holiday to the great island nation of Japan is by going on an escorted tour. You will then be guaranteed to see the best of Japan's sprawling cities, impressive temples and exotic countryside. Be sure to try some of the country's famous cuisine - using rice or noodles as a base, the Japanese like to supplement with fish, tofu and the like, keeping an emphasis on seasonality. On escorted tours of Japan with its ancient and revered culture, you're sure to get an experience you'll never forget. See Jetline Holidays tour selections and call 0843 775 6131 for more information.

  • Japanese Cruise and Stay holidays with Jetline Cruise

    Our exclusive itineraries have been put together with the assistance of our expert agents in Japan to reach the parts of the country that most tours cannot reach. In recent years we have sent many people to Japan and the feedback has been simply amazing. Our best selling package combines a 3 night stay in Tokyo with a tour to Mt. Fuji and a 14-17 night cruise around the Far East, which costs from only £1999 pp and can be found here. We also have a brand new offer that begins with an immersive seven day land tour picking out the best features of this colourful culture and ends with a 9 day cruise around the Japanese Isles. Think cherry blossoms of the spring, the Nebuta carnivals in August, serene temples, speeding bullet trains and more. This once in a lifetime holiday starts from only £3999pp and can be found here, or you can call us on 0808 102 0021 and speak to our expert consultants today!


    With Trailfinders, we make it easy for you to plan your holiday to Japan, offering bespoke stopovers, extensions and full self guided rail tours, optimising your time and money. Here are some of our favourite tours, including a few extras to add on to make your holiday the trip of a lifetime. Not found what you're looking for? Call our dedicated Japan specialists on 020 7368 1500 to put together your very own bespoke tour to this fascinating & diverse country.

  • Premier Holidays Glimpses of Japan Tour £2995pp

    A heady mix of tradition and modernity, Japan’s cultural traditions and ancient customs contrast its new technological developments - where beautiful Shinto shrines and atmospheric temples sit within touching distance of karaoke bars and neon signs. Our escorted Glimpses of Japan tour ensures a relaxing and enjoyable introduction to the Far East, with the reassurance of an experienced guide. Visit here for further details or call our Japan experts on 0800 980 0925 to find out more.

  • Japan Links 'Great Trail of Japan'

    Japan Links' 'Great Trail of Japan' is a 16 day semi-escorted tour taking you on a fascinating journey through Japan discovering its rich history, cultural experiences and scenic locations. Places of interest include the vibrant city of Tokyo, iconic Mt. Fuji, picturesque Hakone, the snow monkeys in Yudanaka and the stunning castle tower in Matsumoto. You will also visit the traditional city of Takayama, the village of Shirakawago, and the authentic castle town of Kanazawa. Whilst in Kyoto you will be able spend time in the most famous geisha district plus the temples in Nara, before visiting the historic and cosmopolitan city of Hisroshima and the beautiful island of Miyajima before ending you tour in Osaka.Prices from £3265 excluding flights. (flights available on request.) Call 020 8543 8133 or visit for more information.

  • WEXAS Travels - Best of Japan from £2,615

    Visit small cultural towns set in beautiful surroundings, including Matsumoto and Takayama. Journey to Shirakawago and Kanazawa, set amidst Japan’s most stunning scenery, dotted with snow covered peaks, lush valleys of wild flowers and sparkling rivers.Explore the ancient Kyoto;one of the most culturally rich cities in Asia. Continue to the end of the Silk Road at Nara, then zigzag your way across the beautiful Hakone National Park. Finally make your way back to Tokyo passing Japan’s most sacred mountain, Mt Fuji.From £2,615 includes return flights, 12 nights accommodation. For more details visit or call on 020 7590 0607.
  • Visit Japan with Titan travel with VIP home transfers!

    Titan Travel are the UK's leading and award-winning escorted touring specialist, offering tours and cruises worldwide. Our spectacular Essence of Japan

    itinerary covers all the obvious highlights, as well as some fascinating hidden gems. Perfectly blending the vibrantly modern with the peaceful and historic, this is a superb introduction to Japan. Watch the latest tour video here.With departures throughout the year, including in spring to make the most of the beautiful cherry blossom, this could be that perfect Japan itinerary you have been searching for. Includes an experienced Titan tour manager for total peace of mind and local guides add an extra dimension of appreciation. Well-located hotels and travel in comfortable coaches with experienced drivers, as well as breakfasts and a host of included excursions. Scheduled flights and VIP home transfers are also complimentary.Call 0808 163 5571 for further details. 

  • Visit Japan with Riviera Travel

    Riviera Travel

    How did a country so deeply rooted in such diverse heritage become one of the most modern and advanced economies on the planet? Pondering such questions is what makes a trip to Japan so incredibly rewarding. Join Riviera Travel's best selling Japan tour, visiting Tokyo, Mt.Fuji, Hiroshima, Miyajima, Kyoto with experienced tour managers. 13 days tour from £2,899. Take a look at beautiful Japan tour video and more details here. Book online or call 01283 742 300.

  • Enjoy the ‘Jewels of Japan’ with Wendy Wu Tours

    Immerse yourself in the unique and fascinating culture of Japan. Encompassing the essentials with futuristic cities, imperial heritage and magnificent nature, this tour incorporates a number of experiences that give your holiday a truly authentic edge.Wendy Wu Tours's guided tour Jewels of Japan is Ideal for those with a short amount of time in Japan looking to see the most famous cities and scenic spots in the country. This tour is suited for those who are interested in the train system in Japan, as this tour incorporates train travel throughout. Call 0844 499 3899 or visit for more information.

  • 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 2017 and full itinerary with sightseeing. Call 0845 166 7372 or visit

  • Explore Kyushu 11 days from £1,750

    This self-guided tour starts in Fukuoka and then moves on to Nagasaki, Kumamoto and Kagoshima before travelling by ferry to Yakushima, a subtropical island covered by dense forest. It is famous for ‘Yakusugi’ (cedar trees that are more than a 1,000 years 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

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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