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Japan vacations

Japan vacations

Experience the contrasts of Japan, from modern Tokyo to traditional ryokans, on your tailor-made tour

Japan’s distinct culture, futuristic cities and striking natural landscapes make it one of our most rewarding destinations. While the lifestyle may seem intimidatingly different, this chance to dive in to a culture far removed from your own is part of the country’s charm.

In one sleek bullet train journey, you can travel from the dense, neon-lit streets of Tokyo to the fresh, clean air of the Japanese Alps. Buddhist temples dot the country, and in rural areas you can stay in traditional ryokan inns for a taste of Japanese life from a bygone era. Our specialists have toured extensively throughout Japan and can help you plan a trip suited to your interests, while advising on everything from the best local festivals to attend to the more unusual specialities to try.

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Japan travel guides

Video: My travels in Japan, 2016

Cherry blossoms at Honmonji Temple
Japan

Four seasons of Japan

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

Yoshikawa Ryokan, Kyoto
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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.

Sake casks
Japan

Japan on a budget

Traveling to Japan on a budget is often perceived to be difficult. But by taking advantage of a Japan rail pass, choosing your accommodations wisely and knowing the best value places to eat, a cheap vacation to Japan is more achievable than ever.

Lantern and floating tori gate, Miyajima
Japan

Honeymoons in Japan

Honeymoon couples looking for a cultural adventure will be spoiled for choice in Japan. Country specialist, Layla, discusses some of the highlights for those wishing to honeymoon here.

Torii Gate, Miyajima Island
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Visiting Japan with your children

A futuristic and vibrant country, Japan is a destination that appeals to family members of all ages. Safe, clean and with a good infrastructure, there are plenty of ways to explore. Japan specialist, Jake, talks us through how to get the most of your family holiday in Japan.

Hakone Ginyu Spa Resort
Japan

Luxury vacations in Japan

Japan is a country where historic traditions and modern living blend seamlessly, and there are a number of ways to combine luxury and culture. One of our Japan specialists, Katherine, details some of the most appealing ways to indulge in this unique destination.

Cherry Blossom in a Japanese garden
Japan

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.

Sushi rolls
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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.

Viewing an exhibit at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo

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