Unravel Japan’s venerable culture when you spend time getting to know its most celebrated sights and its off the beaten track gems. Hike through rustic villages and forested valleys or follow ancient pilgrimage routes to enchanting temples in the hills. Let the sensory overload of Tokyo sweep you along in its wake, then recharge with a trip to one of the soothing hot springs dotted all over the nation. Don’t forget that Japan has a hugely varied topography and climate, so winter sports fans can get their fix of fresh powder during the winter, while beach lovers can find plenty of sandy strands to lounge on. Japan has abundant natural beauty, thrilling cities, ancient history and that quirky Japanese culture which will surprise and delight in equal measure.
When you are planning a trip to somewhere as exciting and diverse as Japan, a little help to narrow down your priorities is usually welcome, so with this in mind we have put together a comprehensive travel guide to Japan, giving you the lowdown on the famous sights as well as tips for how to get off the beaten track. We’ve pulled together the practical information such as what to pack and how to organise currency, right through to destination guides for many of Japan’s highlights. There’s lots of useful information on the food, the culture and the kinds of activities you can take part in, not to mention some insider tips from our local Japan experts.
Our Ultimate Guide to Japan is beautifully presented, easy to navigate and super useful for inspiration and information when planning your trip. The guide can be accessed from any device - flick through the pages on your screen, or perhaps you’d rather print it out so you can add your own notes as your itinerary takes shape. We hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed putting it together.
Make it happen
Our handpicked Japan experts are ready and waiting to help to put together the perfect itinerary for you and your party, shaping your trip according to your preferences. Are you looking to go deep into the countryside for some adventure sports and old fashioned family hospitality? Perhaps you are hoping to learn about the history of Shintoism in Japan, or even take a tour focusing on the incredible cuisine? Whatever your focus, your bespoke itinerary will be built around your wishes.
Ready to pack your bags? Get the lowdown on Japan’s eternal appeal in our Ultimate Guide. To speak to someone in the TravelLocal office, call +44 (0)117 325 7898.