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Discovering Japan
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Japan Holidays

The appeal of a holiday to Japan lies in its captivating contrasts. On one hand, it boasts a cutting-edge image with towering skyscrapers, advanced industries, and innovative museums. On the other, it values its traditions and takes good care of old buildings like shrines and castles. Beyond the urban centres, Japan unfolds as a natural wonderland, presenting diverse landscapes.

When you travel with us by train, you will experience Japan's beautiful scenery, old customs, and modern marvels. Explore Japanese history along the historic streets of Kyoto, savour contemporary cuisine in Tokyo, and witness the majestic beauty of Mount Fuji. And no rail holiday in Japan is complete without riding the Shinkansen, known as the bullet train. Renowned for its exceptional speed, safety, and punctuality, the Shinkansen network connects major cities across the country.

Blend these spectacular experiences with friendly faces, exciting excursions, and vibrant culture and we'll have one incredible holiday to remember.

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Japan Holiday Experiences

Tokyo Cityscape

Tokyo cityscape is a mix of modern architecture and traditional charm. Skyscrapers like the iconic Tokyo Tower and futuristic districts such as Shibuya Crossing create a dynamic skyline. Neon lights illuminate the city at night, casting a vibrant glow over bustling streets. Explore the historic Asakusa, the mecca of otaku culture.

Kyoto Culture

Kyoto, Japan's cultural heart, captivates visitors with its timeless traditions. Home to countless temples, shrines, and historic tea houses, Kyoto exudes an air of elegance and spirituality. Visit the famous Fushimi Inari Shrine with its red gates and the peaceful Ryoan-ji Zen gardens. In Gion you'll see Geishas gracefully gliding through this historic geisha district.

Natural Wonders

Japan's natural wonders paint a diverse and breathtaking canvas. Chery blossoms transform landscapes in spring, creating ethereal scenes in parks and along riverbanks. The iconic Mount Fuji, Japan's highest peak, stands majestically while Nara Park is a vast, delightful deer sanctuary and Miyajima Island is home to fairytale forests.

Japanese Cuisine

People know Japanese cuisine for its exquisite flavours and meticulous presentation. Savoring sushi at Tsukiji Fisk Market in Tokyo is a must, while Kyoto's kaiseki ryori (multli-course meal) provides an intimate journey seasonal ingredients. Street food delights, like takoyaki octopus balls) and okonomiyaki (savoury pancakes), offer a taste of local flavours.

Rail travel in Japan

Bullet Trains

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the essential travel documents required for a trip to Japan?

British citizens visiting Japan will need a valid passport. Japan allows visa-free entry for short stays for British passport holders. The length of time you can stay without a visa can vary. It is recommended to check with the Japanese Embassy or Consulate before your trip.

What is the best time to visit Japan?

The best time to visit Japan depends on your preferences. Spring has cherry blossoms, while fall has nice weather and pretty autumn leaves. However, Japan is a year-round destination, and each season has its own unique charm.

What is the local currency in Japan, and how can I access money during my trip?

The official currency is the Japanese Yen (JPY). Most businesses accept credit cards, especially in cities, but it's good to have cash for smaller places and rural areas. Most banks and post offices have available ATMs where you can use credit cards.

Is it necessary to learn Japanese before visiting?

Learning basic Japanese phrases can help, but many people in Japan, especially in tourist areas, speak English. Japanese people are generally helpful, and you can get by with basic English. Having a translation app can also be handy.

What is the transportation system like in Japan?

Japan has an efficient and extensive transportation system. The Shinkansen (bullet train) is popular for long-distance travel, while cities have well-connected subway and bus systems.

What are the must-visit attractions in Japan?

Japan offers a diverse range of attractions. Tokyo and Kyoto are popular cities, each with its unique character. Must-see places in Japan include Mount Fuji, Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park, Kyoto's Kinkaku-ji, and Fushimi Inari Shrine.

Is Japan a safe destination for tourists?

Yes, people consider Japan one of the safest countries for tourists. Crimes rates are low, and the people are generally helpful and honest. However, it's always advisable to take standard precautions and be aware of your surroundings.

What is the etiquette regarding tipping in Japan?

People in Japan do not commonly practice tipping and may even consider it rude. The price already includes exceptional service, and they may refuse tipping. Japanese culture highly values politeness and respectful behaviour.

Are there any cultural customs or taboos I should be aware of?

How is the food in Japan, and are there vegetarian/vegan options?

Japanese cuisine is diverse and delicious. While it heavily features seafood and rice, there are vegetarian and vegan options available. Restaurants offer diverse options like, ramen, and tempura with vegetarian or vegan ingredients.

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