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JAPAN DESTINATION GUIDE

The Land of the Rising Sun, of the secret world of the Geisha, of the mysterious Samurai, and then again of anime, technology and the bullet train. Japan is a fascinating land of contrasts filled with plenty to explore. Check out our Japan travel inspiration below.

Japan Fast Facts

Languages Spoken

The official language spoken in Japan is Japanese, however you will also find minority languages such as Ainu

Currency

Name: Japanese Yen Code: JPY Symbol: ¥ 100 JPY is approx 68p

Time Zone

Time Zone: Japan Standard Time (UTC+09:00)

Top cities in Japan

Japan is a place where the ancient and the futuristic seem to coexist in complete harmony, where an elaborate temple may sit side by side a skyscraper and where traditional clothing can be seen next to the latest fashion trends. Get ready to pack your bags and experience the neon lights of Tokyo or explore Kyoto's Geisha culture with our handy city travel guides.
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Osaka

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Hiroshima

Japan Fast Facts

Beers

The typical cost of a beer in a restaurant in Japan will be between ¥500 – ¥600 (approx £3.40-£4), but if you're going to a convenience store to get one you're looking at a lower cost of ¥100 – ¥200 (approx 68p-£1.40).

Meals

The cost of a meal in Japan can range from ¥800 – ¥3000 (approx £5.50-£20), with a bowl of ramen costing around ¥500 (approx £3.40). Top tip: if you're looking for a quick and inexpensive meal such as soba and domburi, keep your eyes peeled around large train stations.

Taxi Ride

Looking to catch a cab? a normal taxi tariff starts at ¥300 (approx £2) depending on where you're going.

Transport

One of the best things about Japan is its transportation, with the cost of an adult 1-day subway ticket costing around ¥800 (approx £5.50).

Hostels

Looking for a hostel in Japan? the average cost per night is around ¥3000 (approx £20).

Hotels

Japan has a range of accommodation to choose from, including both traditional rooms and Western style hotels, with the average cost of a night being around ¥2000 (approx £13).

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Japan Highlights

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Japanese Cuisine

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Mount Fuji

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Kyoto Geishas

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Japan Adventure Tours

Japan Express Tour
Japan Express: Osaka to Tokyo
Discover Japan's most iconic sites on this nine-day tour, from war-torn Hiroshima and buzzing Osaka to cultural Kyoto and hectic Tokyo. Plus, enjoy Japan's calmer side at a serene mountain monastery and an open-air onsen…oh and let's not forget the weird and wonderful food. 
9 days | From £1,869
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Epic Japan Tour
Epic Japan
This nine-day introduction to the Land of the Rising Sun  lets you get to grips with Tokyo nightlife, explore the famous Geisha district of Kyoto and the gorgeous mountainous region of Hakone. Plus, eat your way around Osaka's food markets and relax whilst soaking in hot springs. 
 

9 days | From £1,019

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Discover Japan Tour
Discover Japan
From the towers and gadgets of Tokyo to the serenity of sacred shrines and the soaring beauty of Mt Fuji, this trip provides the perfect blend of guided excursions and free time to explore this fascinating region at your own pace. Linger in the gardens of Kyoto, shoot through the mountain air on a Shinkansen bullet train, and stay in a traditional ryokan for the ultimate in Japanese luxury.
 

14 days | From £2,439

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Tailor Made Japan
Tailor Made Japan
Make it your own with one of our unique Japan itineraries. From neon, stimulating, jam-packed cities to snow-capped Mt. Fuji, and beautiful crystal clear beaches to mountain Buddhist monasteries, Japan is truly unforgettable. Why not ski or snowboard down the white powder slopes, snorkel through azure waters, trek through stunning mountainous scenery and check out some of the world's freshest and tastiest food!

 

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Getting Around Japan
From Osaka Castle and Shitennoji Temple to Hiroshima's memorial museum and the bright lights of Tokyo, Discover Japan with its variety of transportation methods to get you from A to B, most notably on their super speedy bullet trains!

 

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