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Average price in Japan:R2 710/night
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About Japan

Japan enchants visitors with its snow-capped peaks, pastel-pink cherry blossoms and bubbling “onsen” hot springs. The country is a fascinating blend of old and new, with gleaming skyscrapers standing alongside ancient royal temples. Immerse yourself in centuries of history and heritage or get lost in the neon-lit skyscrapers and futuristic shopping malls of Tokyo. Delicious local food is the icing on the cake.

Things to do

The Japanese are immensely proud of their local culture and traditions. Travelling around the country, you’ll have the chance to sleep on woven tatami mats at traditional Japanese inns, admire beautiful geishas, stroll around Zen rock gardens and soothe your muscles at bathhouses.

From cinematic Mount Fuji to pristine Shiretoko National Park, Japan boasts awe-inspiring scenery. Around 65% of the country is mountainous, making Japan a mecca for skiing and snowboarding. Carve up the slopes at iconic resorts such as Niseko and Hakuba or escape to Sukayu, a postcard-perfect ski town known for its world-class runs and bubbling “onsen” hot springs.

Japan is dotted with historic gems such as Himeji Castle, one of the finest examples of Edo architecture in the country. Also known as White Heron Castle, the 17th-century stronghold towers over the town of Himeji.

Food is a highlight in Japan, with local delicacies such as unagi eel, deep-fried tempura and soba noodles guaranteed to tantalise your taste buds. On the coast, you’ll be tempted by rainbow-coloured sushi and sashimi made with locally-caught seafood. Wash down your meal with a glass of sake rice wine or a bottle of Asahi Super Dry.

Head south and you’ll discover sun-drenched beaches and laid-back coastal towns. On the Izu Peninsula, beaches such as Nagahama, Shirahama and Sotoura will charm you with their soft sand and crystalline water.

Getting around

A world-class public transport network makes Japan amazingly easy to get around. In Tokyo, the subway is often the fastest and easiest way to travel. Shinkansen bullet trains are a fast and affordable way to cover long distances. In addition to Tokyo International, Japan is also serviced by major airports in Osaka, Tokoname City and Hiroshima.

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Japan enchants visitors with its snow-capped peaks, pastel-pink cherry blossoms and bubbling “onsen” hot springs. The country is a fascinating blend of old and new, with gleaming skyscrapers standing alongside ancient royal temples. Immerse yourself in centuries of history and heritage or get lost in the neon-lit skyscrapers and futuristic shopping malls of Tokyo. Delicious local food is the icing on the cake.

Things to do in Japan

The Japanese are immensely proud of their local culture and traditions. Travelling around the country, you’ll have the chance to sleep on woven tatami mats at traditional Japanese inns, admire beautiful geishas, stroll around Zen rock gardens and soothe your muscles at bathhouses.

From cinematic Mount Fuji to pristine Shiretoko National Park, Japan boasts awe-inspiring scenery. Around 65% of the country is mountainous, making Japan a mecca for skiing and snowboarding. Carve up the slopes at iconic resorts such as Niseko and Hakuba or escape to Sukayu, a postcard-perfect ski town known for its world-class runs and bubbling “onsen” hot springs.

Japan is dotted with historic gems such as Himeji Castle, one of the finest examples of Edo architecture in the country. Also known as White Heron Castle, the 17th-century stronghold towers over the town of Himeji.

Food is a highlight in Japan, with local delicacies such as unagi eel, deep-fried tempura and soba noodles guaranteed to tantalise your taste buds. On the coast, you’ll be tempted by rainbow-coloured sushi and sashimi made with locally-caught seafood. Wash down your meal with a glass of sake rice wine or a bottle of Asahi Super Dry.

Head south and you’ll discover sun-drenched beaches and laid-back coastal towns. On the Izu Peninsula, beaches such as Nagahama, Shirahama and Sotoura will charm you with their soft sand and crystalline water.

Getting around Japan

A world-class public transport network makes Japan amazingly easy to get around. In Tokyo, the subway is often the fastest and easiest way to travel. Shinkansen bullet trains are a fast and affordable way to cover long distances. In addition to Tokyo International, Japan is also serviced by major airports in Osaka, Tokoname City and Hiroshima.

  • Where is the best place to stay in Japan?

    You can find several places worth visiting in Japan. Tokyo, Kyoto, and Yokohama are some of the most popular amongst our users.

  • What are the best hotels in Japan?

    Imperial Hotel Tokyo, rated with a score of 9,2 from 666 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels in Japan. Other top stays include Seikoro Ryokan, with an average rating of 9,1 from 317 reviewers, and Sotetsu Grand Fresa Tokyo-Bay Ariake, with a score of 8,2 from 3 007 reviewers.

  • What is the best place in Japan for bars and restaurants?

    Japan has legendary nightlife, with there being a vast array of fun places to visit. Whether it’s craft beer hangouts, novelty bars or karaoke contests, there is something for everyone. Unsurprisingly, Tokyo leads the line for nightlife, with the city coming to life when the sun sets. Whether it’s a cheap bar or a high-end whisky club, this city has the lot. Tokyo Whisky Bar, in the Minamiaoyama area, is one recommended establishment to visit. Hotels in Japan like the Grand Hyatt Hotel are only a quick walk away from this bar. Osaka is also a great place to visit if you want to experience Japanese nightlife, with the best districts being Umeda, Amerikamura and Shinsaibashi. If you want to be within walking distance of popular bars in Shinsaibashi, such as Club Life Osaka, then you could stay at Cross Hotel Osaka. Fukuoka is also another popular city in Japan, which is famous for foods such as Hakata Ramen. You can try this out for yourself at Hakata Ikkousha.

  • What is the best place for a family holiday in Japan?

    There’s lots for families to do in Japan, which makes it a great holiday destination. No matter if it’s museums, theme parks or zoos, Japan has you covered. In Tokyo, you can visit Tokyo Disneyland, which has a great range of rides for all ages. If you want to be a quick walk from the theme park, you can stay at the Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel. In Kyoto, you can visit the Kyoto Aquarium, where you can get up close and personal with all your favourite marine life. The Peace Memorial Museum, in Hiroshima, is also great for families who want to teach their children about the history of the country. You can book the Crowne Plaza Ana Hiroshima, which is only a short walk from this museum.

  • What are the best things to do and see in Japan?

    Japanese hotels are great if you want to indulge yourself in the local culture. You can get Japanese accommodation if you want to visit the Yuki Matsuri festival; during January and February, you can visit a hotel such as the Cross Hotel Sapporo, in the centre of the city in which this snow festival is held. Uminonakamichi Seaside Park is also one of the best things to see in Japan. Located close to Fukuoka, this large leisure space is somewhere you can camp, hike and enjoy a range of flowers. Nikko Tosho-gu, a 17th-century shrine, is also one of the top things to do in Japan. You can sleep at Nikko Station Hotel Classic, in the nearby town of Nikko, which is only a quick taxi journey away from the attraction.

  • Where are the best places to stay for beaches?

    There is some great accommodation in Japan, which means you will have easy access to local beaches. Jodogahama Beach, close to the city of Miyako, is one of the most popular beaches in the country. Flanked by pine forest and white volcanic rocks, this is a scenic place to spend the day. Beaches in Okinawa are also very attractive and popular. With a tropical climate and coral reefs, it’s a great place to do some diving. If you want to be a short walk from the golden Araha Beach, in Okinawa, you can stay at The Beach Tower Okinawa. A natural beach close to Tokyo is Zushi Beach, which is great for windsurfers and paddle boarders.