A country of glorious contrasts, Japanese culture, heritage and traditions are unlike anywhere else in the world. It’s a destination that appeals to young and old alike, so whether you’re planning a tailor-made holiday to Japan with your family, are keen to take in the world-famous cherry blossom or are simply hoping to explore on a budget, our Japan country guides are an invaluable reference. From a stay in a traditional ryokan to sampling some of Japan’s tasty cuisine, experiences are plentiful.

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Start planning your tailor-made trip by calling one of our Japan specialists on 01993 838 210

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Family holidays in Japan

We can highly recommend Japan as an ideal destination for your family holiday. It has excellent transport, superb attractions and a genuinely safe, child-friendly culture, which makes a tailor-made holiday to this fascinating country a rewarding experience.

Nakasendo Way, Tsumago

Walking holidays in Japan

If you're planning a walking holiday to Japan, there are many national parks, lakes and mountains to explore. Our specialists can recommend the best places to visit and where to stay.

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Cherry Blossom in a Japanese garden

Gardens of Japan

Many Japanese gardens are calm oases in the center of busy cities and they offer visitors an opportunity to relax and forget. We can recommend the best Japanese gardens to visit depending on the time of year.

Yoshikawa Ryokan, Kyoto

Stay in a ryokan

A stay in a ryokan, or traditional Japanese inn, is a highlight of any trip to Japan, with wonderful hospitality, food and bathing.

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Japan on a budget

Travelling to Japan on a budget is often perceived to be difficult. But by taking advantage of a Japan rail pass, choosing your accommodation wisely and knowing the best value places to eat, an inexpensive holiday to Japan is more achievable than ever.

Cherry blossoms at Honmonji Temple

Japan's cherry blossom and other seasons

Visit Japan for its cherry blossom in the spring, experience its coast and mountains in the summer, see its golden autumnal colours and enjoy its snow festivals in winter.

Mt Fuji and cherry blossom

Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji is, along with geisha, sushi and the bullet train, one of the most iconic images of the country. We can offer advice on where to view Japan's most famous landmark, as well as how to incorporate some of these other sights into a tailor-made trip to Japan.

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Japanese cuisine

With Michelin-star restaurants and fresh, locally sourced ingredients, Japan is a new star on the world food scene. Trying Japan's varied cuisine will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your visit.

Sunset at Miyajima

Honeymoons in Japan

If you're planning a honeymoon in Japan we can suggest the best places to stay and how to make your honeymoon extra special.

Ochikochi Ryokan, Tomonoura

Luxury holidays in Japan

If you're planning a luxury holiday to Japan we have a wide range of accommodation available. Our specialists have stayed at many of the properties they recommend, from elegant hotels and ryokan inns to spas and luxurious resorts.

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