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Japan

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.

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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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  • 23℃
  • 26℃
  • 30℃
  • 31℃
  • 27℃
  • 22℃
  • 17℃
  • 12℃
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  • 5
  • 8
  • 9
  • 8
  • 11
  • 10
  • 8
  • 12
  • 8
  • 6
  • 3

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

Rainfall

When to Visit

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

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Our Ratings

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