An extraordinary nation where age-old traditions mingle with future-proof modern technology, where delicately-appointed temples sit alongside gargantuan neon-emblazoned skyscrapers and where peace and tranquillity can be found as easily as the hustle and bustle… Japan is fascinatingly beautiful.

Few holiday destinations offer you the chance to witness or experience countless iconic moments in one visit, whether it’s admiring the flourishing cherry blossom of springtime, gazing up at the snow-dusted peaks of Mount Fuji, finding your soul in tranquil Kyoto, feeling the emotions brought by Hiroshima or simply exploring the spellbinding capital city of Tokyo.

Immerse yourself on a trip to Japan for the opportunity to be enthralled and enchanted in a nation like no other.


What you’ll love most about Japan

  • Visit Tokyo, the capital city, and see its unique blend of modern and traditional culture, including the Meiji Shrine, Tokyo Tower, and the Sensoji Temple
  • Take a trip to Kyoto, the cultural heart of Japan, and visit its many temples and shrines, such as the Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Fushimi Inari Shrine, and the Golden Pavilion
  • Explore the beautiful gardens and parks of Japan, including the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, Kenrokuen Garden, and the Imperial Palace East Garden
  • Attend a traditional Japanese festival, such as the cherry blossom festival, the Gion Matsuri festival in Kyoto, or the Sapporo Snow Festival
  • Take a trip to Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost island, and enjoy the beautiful nature, including the stunning Blue Pond and the famous snow monkeys
  • Visit the hot springs or onsens, such as the famous Kusatsu Onsen or the Jigokudani Monkey Park, and relax in the natural hot water

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  • Matumoto Castle, Japan

  • Japanese snow monkeys

  • Gassho zukuri houses in the Gifu Prefecture, Japan

  • Himeji Castle, Japan

  • Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto

  • Atomic Bomb Dome, Hiroshima

  • Osaka Castle in autumn

  • Kawaguchi Lake and Mount Fuji during cherry blossom season

  • Shibuya Crossing, Tokyo

  • Chureito Pagoda Japan

  • Bamboo Forest, Japan

  • Japan Park during Blossom

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

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  • 3

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.


When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.













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