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There’s absolutely nothing ordinary about the “Land of the Rising Sun”. In fact, it’s very extraordinary. It’s impossible to pigeonhole a country which has 21st century soaring skyscrapers and a high-tech bullet train sitting alongside traditional Geisha and the rituals of the tea ceremony. And then, there’s the fact that this “tiny” race loves Sumo wrestling, where some of the “biggest” men on the planet compete. There’s perhaps nowhere in the world that blends the old with the new quite like this intoxicating country.
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Our vastly experienced travel advisors are passionate about Japan. With first-hand knowledge of when and where to go they can create the perfect holiday experience for you, at the best possible price.
Flight duration: Tokyo is approximately 12 hours (non-stop flights) from the UK.
Local time: GMT +9 hours.
Language: Japanese. However, in most tourist areas you will find that some English is spoken and signs will also be displayed in roman script, although you may have to look for them!
Passports & visas: A full British passport, which is machine readable and valid for six months beyond your return date is required.
Health: Vaccinations may be required and are strongly recommended. Your GP will be able to provide you with specific advice on the destinations in your itinerary.
Best time to travel: Japan’s four seasons resemble our own, but tend to be significantly colder and snowier during the winter (December to March) and much hotter in the summer (June to September). Spring and autumn are considered the best times to travel, as the weather is generally mild and there are spectacular views of the delicate spring cherry blossom or autumn foliage. June and early July is the main rainy season.