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Japan Holiday

Experience “the Land of the Rising Sun,” where tradition meets modernity. The skyline features high-rise buildings, ancient temples and snow-capped mountains.

Japan is a country of tremendous contrasts. Ancient and modern converge as the transient beauty of “wabi” meets the elegance and refinement of “sabi.” Japan features magnificent traditional monuments, such as temples, tranquil gardens and shrines, alongside starkly modern high-rise buildings. These stunning fusions are set in a dramatic landscape of rugged snowy mountains, dense forest and scenic coastline.

Tokyo, the country’s capital, is a contemporary city filled with bustling shopping districts, fantastic restaurants and a lively nightlife. Visit Tokyo’s Sumida district to find a sumo stadium, fascinating museums and the Sumida River. Experience hanami (cherry blossom viewings) in April and a fireworks festival in July. Explore Harajuku to see an ancient shrine and wild fashions of the Harajuku youth on Sundays. Enjoy a fun-filled night out in Roppongi.

The majestic snow-capped peak of Mount Fuji rises beyond Tokyo’s skyscrapers. Visit Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park to see dense mountainous forest, lakes and waterfalls. Climb the summit of the revered mountain in June or July. For more stunning mountain ranges, visit the northern island of Hokkaido and the Japan Alps on Honshu. In Honshu’s western region, find the stunning cities of Osaka, Kobe, Kyoto and Nara. Head south to Kyushu, Japan's third-largest island, home to hot spring resorts and the country's most active volcano.

Explore ancient Zen gardens at Ritsurin Park in Takamatsu. Discover Japan’s charming agricultural villages, set in a lush forested landscape. Find breathtakingly beautiful castles dotted across the countryside. Try regional cuisine and delicious sashimi, Japanese-style raw seafood.

Japan’s climate varies greatly from north to south, making it a great year-round destination. Visit in spring for the fragrant cherry blossom season or in autumn to see beautiful maple leaves turning crimson. Japan’s Golden Week, a long public holiday, falls in late April. The rainy season begins in May in the south and moves north to reach Hokkaido by late July. Summers can be very humid. Winters are mild on Honshu’s Pacific coast.

Reach Japan by air via Haneda Airport or Narita International Airport in Tokyo, or Kansai International Airport in Osaka. Enjoy Japan’s famous rail network and explore city and countryside quickly and conveniently. Buses, taxis, ferries and plenty of domestic flights also cover the country.

Q: Should I book a car while on holiday in Japan?

A: Unless you're really into cars, public transportation or ride-sharing is probably the easiest and most convenient way of travelling around Tokyo or Yokohama. With no expensive parking fees (or trips to the gas station) to worry about, you'll be able to relax and check out the city's popular sights with ease. If your number one priority is to skip town and discover the delights of the region of Tokyo or elsewhere, renting your own set of wheels is an excellent option. Browse our guide to Cheap Car Hire in Japan, book a ride and hit the road in comfort and style.

Q: Which airports can I fly in to for a holiday to Japan?

A: Get ready to start your awesome escape in Japan from one of these major international terminals:

  • Tokyo (NRT-Narita Intl.): 7,131 international flights per month.
  • Osaka (KIX-Kansai Intl.): 5,747 international flights per month.
  • Tokyo (HND-Haneda): 4,603 international flights per month.

Q: What are the most popular types of hotels for a holiday to Japan?

A: Pack your suitcase and get comfortable at one of the quality hotels. They're among the most commonly booked accommodation. Ryokans, apartments and private holiday homes are also plentiful in Japan.

Q: What does a Japan holiday booking with Expedia include?

A: It's totally up to you. Combine flights, hotels and cars, or simply select one option. You can also add some awesome attractions and activities to your travel itinerary. Whatever it is you're after, Expedia can help you design a holiday in Japan that's right for you.

Q: What is the best way to save money on my holiday to Japan?

A: Book a package deal with Expedia. It's that easy. Hotels, Flights, Rental Cars, Activities — choose what you need for your upcoming holiday and watch your savings grow. It's time to plan your dream holiday (and save a pretty penny at the same time).

Q: What are the best things to do in Japan?

A: There's little chance of boredom in a place like Tokyo. Head to Tokyo Sky Tree, Tokyo Tower and Tokyo Imperial Palace to visit three of the best local attractions.

Some important attractions to see in Yokohama include Hakkeijima Sea Paradise, Yokohama Stadium and Yokohama Cosmo World.

Osaka is another thrilling city that turns on the charm for travellers from around the globe. With spectacular attractions like Osaka Castle, Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan and Osaka Science Museum, what more could you ask for?




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