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.
Suggested itineraries for Japan
These itineraries will give you a starting point for what your trip to Japan could entail. They cover routes that we've found work particularly well and feature some of our favorite places to stay. Treat them as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you.
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Our expert guides to traveling in Japan
Written by our specialists from the viewpoint of their own travels, these guides will help you decide on the shape of your own trip to Japan. Aiming to inspire and inform, we share our recommendations for how to appreciate Japan at its best.
Video: My travels in Japan, 2016
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