Japan

The islands of Japan stretch over 3,000 km from north to south, meaning its regions are hugely diverse in terms of climate, culture, food, nature, and history.

From world-class ski resorts in the snowy northern island of Hokkaido to idyllic golden beaches in subtropical southern Okinawa via the buzzing, neon-lit cities of Tokyo and Osaka and the hushed pilgrimage trails and ancient temples of central Japan, there is truly something for everyone.

Start planning your Japan holiday by getting in touch with one of our travel experts.

Please call 01905 731373 or alternatively, you can email info@world-odyssey.com or enquire online.

Traditional Tea Ceremony

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For a taste of local Japanese culture, head to one of Kyoto’s traditional townhouses for an interactive & educational tea ceremony experience.

The Way of Tea includes many elements of Japanese culture and has influenced the aesthetic sense of Japan.

Ride the Shinkansen (Bullet Train)

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Japan’s railway system has a reputation for being one of the best in the world, with great punctuality and safety records.

Its four main islands are covered by an extensive and reliable network of railways which make travelling the length and breadth of the country not only extremely convenient and easy, but even a pleasurable way to travel.

Some of Japan’s bullet trains can reach speeds of up to 200 mph!

Overnight in a traditional Ryokan

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Ryokans are authentic old-style Japanese guest houses where long-held traditions are still observed.

Staying in a Ryokan offers foreign visitors a wonderful opportunity to taste the true flavour of traditional Japanese life, including Japanese-style bathing, traditional clothing, futon bedding and authentic cuisine.

The climate in Japan is unsurprisingly complicated due to the country spanning 20 degrees of latitude.

The best months to travel are considered to be March – May and October – November, although it is possible to visit Japan all year round.

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Full Japan Itineraries with details coming soon. Call us on 01905 731373 for more detailed information.

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JAPAN KEY INFO

Visa

A visa is not required for UK passport holders.

Health Requirements

No mandatory vaccinations are required. Yellow Fever required if arriving from an endemic area.

Time Difference

GMT +9 hours

Flight Time

12 hours Direct

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