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11 February, 2016

7 Apps for Travel in Japan!

In preparation for your travels to Japan we've put together a list of handy apps which cover all bases for your next Japan trip - from maps, to restaurant guides, through to sushi dictionaries!
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03 February, 2016

'Japanese Food Made Easy' - Cookery Book Giveaway!

Like Japanese food? As one of the world's healthiest diets, it's time to start cooking at home! This new recipe book from Fiona Uyema shows you how in easy to follow, do-able recipes. We have a copy of the book to give away to one lucky reader! More...
01 February, 2016

8 Wallet Friendly Japan Holidays

With the myth of 'expensive Japan' well and truly busted, we've put together a list of exciting, guided and self guided tours to Japan for 2016 that won't make you scared to check your bank balance! More...

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.

Experience Japan!

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  • ANA Winter Premium Economy & Economy Flight Sale

    ANA logo* Economy Class from UK to Japan via Europe from £498*.
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    Valid for departure :21 January - 31 May 2016 (Economy Class), 21 January - 31 May and 16 July - 28 August 2016 (Premium Economy).
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    * From London to Tokyo(Narita) return fare via Brussels including taxes and charges.
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  • London Heathrow to Tokyo just £489rtn with KLM!

    KLM logo*London Heathrow to Osaka from £469 return.
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    Air France logo*London Heathrow to Osaka from £469 return.
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    Cathay Pacific logoCathay Pacific's winter sale is now on. Book flights from the UK to Okinawa, Nagoya or Tokyo from £509 return, via Hong Kong.
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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 www.hisgo.co.uk

  • Ski Independence - Skiing in Japan

    Japan is becoming an increasingly popular destination for international skiers.Most people who visit Japan are there to experience the famous powder, however it's not just for powder hounds, it also offers some superbly groomed runs and even after several feet of fresh powder they will get the piste bashers out en masse, preparing the slopes for the day ahead. If you ask our reservations team they will say one of the number of things - some visit for the famous crispy-dry powder, some to experience the unique night skiing, whilst others it is for a totally different culture, sushi on the slopes or a post ski dip in an onsen. There are many reasons to visit Japan for a ski holiday! For further information, contact Ski Independence on 0131 243 8097 or visit www.ski-i.com

  • The Dragon Trip - Japan Adventure Tour only £1,499

    The Dragon Trip is the ultimate Japan experience: 12 nights, Tokyo to Tokyo, and action-packed with all of the highlights, plus incredible off-the-beaten-track gems. We have 2 departure dates in 2016: September 12th and October 10th - perfectly timed for the autumn leaves. Check out the full itinerary here. To secure your space, please email or call us in London on +44 (0)20 3817 5974.
  • On The Go Tours - Save £200 on Japan group tours

    On The Go Tours is offering an exclusive £200 discount on all of their Japan group tours to those who quote ‘See Japan 200’ when they call to book. Travel on their Best of Japan, Land of the Samurai or Tokyo to Takayama tours departing in 2016 and save £200 on the tour price. Call  020 7371 1113 and reserve your place by 29 February to receive this exclusive discount (excludes Cherry Blossom Festival departures)



  • 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 www.rtholidays.co.uk.

  • JAPAN WITH TRAILFINDERS

    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.

  • Magical Japan -ULTIMATE JAPAN

    15 DAYS  ULTIMATE JAPAN - Small Group Escorted tour - Departs 26th March & 14th May 2016 - £3399pp based upon twin share. Enjoy the ultimate tour of Japan's most popular locations and sights.  This tour visits many wonderful temple, gardens and rural areas across Japan, as well as the super modern vibrant cities. Visit Tokyo - Hakone - Mt Fiji - Takanawa - Shirakawago - Kanazawa - Kyoto - Nara  - Hiroshima - Miyajima - Okayama - Osaka. Stay in deluxe hotels and luxury Ryokans with Onsen.  Limit availability 16 PAX maximum. For the next two bookings only on this tour, we offer a £25 per person discount when quoting JNTOUJ16 - Further details please call 0161 440 7332, visit www.magicaljapan.co.uk or email enquiry@magicaljapan.co.uk

  • Enjoy VELTRA's tours and activities in Japan!

    Veltra

    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 www.veltra.com
  • 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 www.premierholidays.co.uk/japan 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 japanlinkstravel.co.uk for more information.

  • 12 DAYS  SCENIC JAPAN £2699pp - Departs 26th March 2016 

    12 DAYS  SCENIC JAPAN - Small Group Escorted tour - Departs 26th March 2016  - £2699pp based upon twin share. Visit Japan during Cherry blossom season and explore some of the most popular and scenic locations.  This tour visits many wonderful temple, gardens and rural areas across Japan, as well as the super modern vibrant cities. Visit Tokyo - Hakone - Mt Fiji - Takanawa - Shirakawago - Kanazawa - Kyoto - Nara - Osaka. Stay in deluxe hotels and luxury Ryokans with Onsen.  Limit availability 16 PAX maximum (fully escorted extension to Hiroshima, Miyajima and Okayama available) For the next two bookings only on this tour, we offer a £25 per person discount when quoting JNTOSJ16 - Further details please call 0161 440 7332, visit www.magicaljapan.co.uk or email enquiry@magicaljapan.co.uk

  • 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 www.wexas.com 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. 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. 
  • Flexiski - Hit the slopes then head to the city

    Get the best of both worlds and extend your ski holiday with flexiski. A ski holiday to Japan offers more than just phenomenal powder, dramatic volcanic landscapes, friendly locals and delicious food - with resorts such as Niseko and Rusutsu being a short flight away from the bright lights of Kyoto and Tokyo, adding a few extra days before or after your holiday can make for a truly exciting trip. Flexiski are tailor-made ski holidays specialists with over 20 years experience in planning exceptional breaks. For further information, contact flexiski on 020 8939 0850 or visit www.flexiski.com

  • 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.

  • 14 DAYS GRANDEUR OF JAPAN £3530pp - Departs 14th May 2016 

    14 DAYS - GRANDEUR OF JAPAN - Small Group Escorted tour - Departs 14th May 2016  - £3530pp based upon twin share. Visit Japan during May and enjoy ideal warm temperatures to relax and explore. This amazing tour has it all and includes seeing cheeky snow monkeys, wonderful castles and temples, great mountainous scenery and futuristic cities. Visit Tokyo - Yudanaka - Matsumoto - Takanawa - Shirakawago - Kanazawa - Kyoto - Nara - Hakone - Mt Fiji - Tokyo. Stay in deluxe hotels and luxury Ryokans with Onsen.  (16 PAX maximum)  For the next two bookings only on this tour, we offer a £50 per person discount when quoting JNTOGJ16 - Further details please call 0161 440 7332, visit www.magicaljapan.co.uk or email enquiry@magicaljapan.co.uk

  • 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 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 www.japantravel.co.uk.

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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