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

  • Fly to Japan from £495 return with KLM

    KLM airline logoFly London Heathrow to Fukuoka via Amsterdam Schiphol with KLM from £495 return, or to Tokyo from £535 return or Osaka from £537 return, including all taxes and charges. These great fares is available until 5 November 2014 and valid for travel until 31 May 2015. Terms and conditions and travel periods apply. To book visit www.klm.com.
  • Amazing Japan from £535 with Air France

    Air France logo Fly from London Heathrow via Paris Charles de Gaulle with Air France to Tokyo from £535 return or Osaka from £537 return. Fares include all taxes and charges. Must book by 5 November 2014. Valid for travel up to 31 May 2015. Terms and conditions and travel periods apply. To book visit www.airfrance.co.uk.
  • Visit Japan with Cathay Pacific from £589 return

    Cathay Pacific logoFly from Manchester to Fukuoka, Tokyo Haneda, Sapporo, Okinawa or Nagoya via Hong Kong from £589 return with Cathay Pacific. Flights from London Heathrow to Japan via Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific from £629 return. Must book by 31 October 2014. Valid for departures between 4 April 2015 and 9 June 2015. To book, visit www.cathaypacific.com.
  • 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.
  • Cherry Blossom Assisted Tour from £1590pp

    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.  Also check incredible Super Save Cherry Blossom Tour which is self-guided, flight inclusive and price is just £1499! Visit ViaJapan Holidays website for more details. To book or inquiry please call 020 7484 3328 or email english.uk@his-world.com.
  • Cox & Kings' Japan's Cultural Treasures - Save up to £400 per person

    Japan's Cultural Treasures - 13 Days / 10 Nights from £3,995 including flights. Save up to £400 per person. Discover the cultural heritage of Japan on this exciting journey between Tokyo and Osaka. Visit the famous Kenroku-en garden and the traditional ochaya (tea) houses of Kanazawa, before exploring the imperial city of Kyoto. Experience the sombre modern history of Hiroshima, and then visit the picturesque island of Miyajima and the Torii gate, before ending the tour in the city of Osaka. Includes all flights and taxes, transfers, 10 nights' accommodation in 4 and 5-star hotels, breakfast daily and all sightseeing, Tea ceremony in Kyoto and watch gold leaf production in Kanazawa, Tour the Hiroshima Peace Park with a talk by an A-bomb attack survivor, Spend three days exploring the temples of Kyoto and Nara. Small group size – maximum 25. For more information visit Cox & Kings website. To book please call 020 7873 5000 quoting reference JNTO. Saving applies to 7th March 2015 departure. Other lower discounts are available on alternative 2015 departures (10th April - £4,395 (save £200pp) and 4th Oct - £4,345 (save £150pp). Book by 31st October 2014. T&C’s apply.

  • 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.

    To celebrate the seasons, On The Go Tours is offering travellers £200 off their Sapporo Snow Festival tour departing 04 February 2015 and £150 off their Cherry Blossom Festival tour departing 04 April 2015. To take advantage of these deals, quote ‘See Japan’

    when you call to book before 15 December 2014 (prices do not include international flights or visas).

    Sapporo Snow Festival – 15 days Take in the highlights of Japan, explore the snowy wilds of Hokkaido, Japan’s northern island, and join in the revelry of the Sapporo Snow Festival. INCLUDES: 3 star accommodation, river cruise, ice breaker cruise, entry to the Sapporo Snow Festival, internal flights, daily breakfast and some other meals, English speaking guide, transfers and more. Departs 04 February 2015 from £3599pp, saving £200 pp. 
    Cherry Blossom Festival – 14 days Take in the highlights of Japan, visit some of the country’s most beautiful gardens and witness the famous Spring Geisha Dances in Kyoto on this special departure. INCLUDES: 3 - 4 star accommodation, river cruise, Hamarikyu gardens, ticket for Spring Geisha Dance performance, 7 day Japan Rail Pass, Hakone Free Pass, daily breakfast and some other meals, English speaking guide, transfers and more.Departs 04 April 2015 from £3099 pp, saving £150 pp.
    For further details please call On The Go Tours on 0207 371 1113, visit www.onthegotours.com or email us.
  • Japan & The Great Tokyo Quilt Festival - a fantastic textile holiday to Japan

    Visit the Land of the Rising Sun with the highlight being the Tokyo’s Great International Quilt Show. This tour also takes you on a mesmeric path around the very best that Japan has to offer in terms of textiles and sights. Expert Karin Hellaby will be travelling with our group and assisted by local expert guides. This holiday runs from the 12 - 27th January 2015 with prices from £4,395 per person. To secure your place with a £400 deposit call 01473 660 800 visit the Arena Travel Website.
  • 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 September, October 2014 and 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 

  • 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.
  • Explore Kyushu 11days 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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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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