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26 May, 2016

Two New Luxury Trains Launching in Japan in 2017

Rail travel in Japan will reach new heights of luxury in 2017 with the launch of new cruise trains by JR East and JR West. Demand for tickets is expected to exceed demand, so book your tickets now!
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26 May, 2016

Japanese Art Events – London

If you're looking for Japan-related events for the upcoming bank holiday weekend, see what the V&A have in store for their Friday Lates, or visit the Victoria Miro gallery for a taste of Yayoi Kusama's latest work. 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.

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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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