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Japan

About This Destination

An intoxicating country of contrasts, Japan’s stunning landscapes, fascinating history and unique culture are sure to inspire. From the modern, high-tech capital of Tokyo to the ancient imperial city of Kyoto, this culture-rich country has something for everyone. Beautiful Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines can be found everywhere from the heart of the most bustling city to tranquil ancient forests across the country. Food-lovers will delight in exploring the world-renowned Japanese cuisine, which you’ll discover is so much more than just sushi! Although Japan is famous for its cherry blossom in Spring, Autumn is also a beautiful time to visit.

Kyoto, one of the many old capitals of Japan is, unsurprisingly, steeped in history. The Fushimi Inari temple, with its rows and rows of brilliant vermillion torri gates is absolutely beautiful. It’s no surprise that this is one of the most Instagrammed spots in the world, but you can avoid the worst of the crowds by making this your last stop of the day. Unlike some temples, this one is open 24-hours so you can arrive late and still spend as much time as you like wandering beneath the glowing orange gates, of which there are over one thousand.

Fact File

  • Flight Time

    Flight time:

    Approx. 12 Hrs

  • Time Difference

    Time Difference:

    +9 Hours

  • Best Time To Travel

    Best Time to Travel:

    Spring & Autumn

Our experts loved

Taking the bullet train between Tokyo and Kyoto to combine the old with the new. When in Tokyo a visit to the Tsukiji fish market is a must if you’re looking for an authentic local experience. The largest fish market in the world, it is surrounded by fantastic small sushi and sashimi restaurants serving a wide range of fish at excellent prices. In Kyoto a visit to the Geisha District to take part in a tea ceremony should definitely be on your to-do list.