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Land of the rising sun

Known as the Land of the Rising Sun, Japan is home to intoxicating landscapes, stunning history and vibrant city life; the ultimate country of contrasts.

Offering a unique melting pot of culture, Japan boasts a range of sights and activities for any intrepid traveller: from wandering around Kyoto’s Gion District to see Geisha and taking in the panoramic views from Tokyo Tower’s viewing platform, to arranging an excursion to Mount Fuji and Hakone.  We recommend travelling around the country on the futuristic high speed bullet trains; connecting you with Japan’s cities quicker and allowing you to pack more into your trip.

Why not combine two fascinating countries in one adventure? Visit Japan and China together to spend two weeks exploring their amazing history and culture.

 

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Our favourite time to go to Japan

Weather

Avg Max TempAvg Rainfall
JAN
6°C
62mm
FEB
7°C
61mm
MAR
10°C
125mm
APR
15°C
140mm
MAY
19°C
151mm
JUN
23°C
169mm
JUL
27°C
183mm
AUG
28°C
186mm
SEP
25°C
215mm
OCT
19°C
235mm
NOV
14°C
108mm
DEC
9°C
45mm
Our Favourite Time
Rainy Season
Find more about Tokyo

Autumn Season

Typhoons continue to pound Japan with heavy rains and wind into early autumn, but by October the temperatures cool and the rains stop. October and November see the leaves change and the landscape turn to the dramatic hues of autumn.  

Our Favourite Season

April is a spectacular month to visit Japan because of the sakura (cherry blossoms), which burst into bloom, gracing the country with elegant pink and white petals. November is also a good month, when the splendid autumn foliage and pleasant temperatures beckon visitors to the stylish Japanese gardens. 

Spring Season

Japan is absolutely beautiful in the spring. Cherry blossoms bloom and the vegetation comes alive. The temperatures become comfortably warm with sunny days and cool nights. 

Summer Season

Summer in Japan is hot and very humid, with the rainy season falling between June and July. Although it doesn’t rain every day the clouds stay heavy and grey. The end of summer sees the beginning of typhoon season. 

Winter Season

Japan has brief winters with cold and sunny days. Occasional snow falls in the lower regions such as Tokyo with more snow falling and bitterly cold temperatures in the mountains. Days tend to be very short, with the sun setting around 4.30 pm. 

Avg Max TempAvg Rainfall
JAN
6°C
62mm
FEB
7°C
61mm
MAR
10°C
125mm
APR
15°C
140mm
MAY
19°C
151mm
JUN
23°C
169mm
JUL
27°C
183mm
AUG
28°C
186mm
SEP
25°C
215mm
OCT
19°C
235mm
NOV
14°C
108mm
DEC
9°C
45mm
Our Favourite Time
Rainy Season
Find more about Hiroshima

Autumn Season

Typhoons continue to pound Japan with heavy rains and wind into early autumn, but by October the temperatures cool and the rains stop. October and November see the leaves change and the landscape turn to the dramatic hues of autumn.  

Our Favourite Season

April is a spectacular month to visit Japan because of the sakura (cherry blossoms), which burst into bloom, gracing the country with elegant pink and white petals. November is also a good month, when the splendid autumn foliage and pleasant temperatures beckon visitors to the stylish Japanese gardens. 

Spring Season

Japan is absolutely beautiful in the spring. Cherry blossoms bloom and the vegetation comes alive. The temperatures become comfortably warm with sunny days and cool nights. 

Summer Season

Summer in Japan is hot and very humid, with the rainy season falling between June and July. Although it doesn’t rain every day the clouds stay heavy and grey. The end of summer sees the beginning of typhoon season. 

Winter Season

Japan has brief winters with cold and sunny days. Occasional snow falls in the lower regions such as Tokyo with more snow falling and bitterly cold temperatures in the mountains. Days tend to be very short, with the sun setting around 4.30 pm. 

Avg Max TempAvg Rainfall
JAN
6°C
62mm
FEB
7°C
61mm
MAR
10°C
125mm
APR
15°C
140mm
MAY
19°C
151mm
JUN
23°C
169mm
JUL
27°C
183mm
AUG
28°C
186mm
SEP
25°C
215mm
OCT
19°C
235mm
NOV
14°C
108mm
DEC
9°C
45mm
Our Favourite Time
Rainy Season
Find more about Kyoto

Autumn Season

Typhoons continue to pound Japan with heavy rains and wind into early autumn, but by October the temperatures cool and the rains stop. October and November see the leaves change and the landscape turn to the dramatic hues of autumn.  

Our Favourite Season

April is a spectacular month to visit Japan because of the sakura (cherry blossoms), which burst into bloom, gracing the country with elegant pink and white petals. November is also a good month, when the splendid autumn foliage and pleasant temperatures beckon visitors to the stylish Japanese gardens. 

Spring Season

Japan is absolutely beautiful in the spring. Cherry blossoms bloom and the vegetation comes alive. The temperatures become comfortably warm with sunny days and cool nights. 

Summer Season

Summer in Japan is hot and very humid, with the rainy season falling between June and July. Although it doesn’t rain every day the clouds stay heavy and grey. The end of summer sees the beginning of typhoon season. 

Winter Season

Japan has brief winters with cold and sunny days. Occasional snow falls in the lower regions such as Tokyo with more snow falling and bitterly cold temperatures in the mountains. Days tend to be very short, with the sun setting around 4.30 pm. 

Avg Max TempAvg Rainfall
JAN
6°C
62mm
FEB
7°C
61mm
MAR
10°C
125mm
APR
15°C
140mm
MAY
19°C
151mm
JUN
23°C
169mm
JUL
27°C
183mm
AUG
28°C
186mm
SEP
25°C
215mm
OCT
19°C
235mm
NOV
14°C
108mm
DEC
9°C
45mm
Our Favourite Time
Rainy Season
Find more about Nara

Autumn Season

Typhoons continue to pound Japan with heavy rains and wind into early autumn, but by October the temperatures cool and the rains stop. October and November see the leaves change and the landscape turn to the dramatic hues of autumn.  

Our Favourite Season

April is a spectacular month to visit Japan because of the sakura (cherry blossoms), which burst into bloom, gracing the country with elegant pink and white petals. November is also a good month, when the splendid autumn foliage and pleasant temperatures beckon visitors to the stylish Japanese gardens. 

Spring Season

Japan is absolutely beautiful in the spring. Cherry blossoms bloom and the vegetation comes alive. The temperatures become comfortably warm with sunny days and cool nights. 

Summer Season

Summer in Japan is hot and very humid, with the rainy season falling between June and July. Although it doesn’t rain every day the clouds stay heavy and grey. The end of summer sees the beginning of typhoon season. 

Winter Season

Japan has brief winters with cold and sunny days. Occasional snow falls in the lower regions such as Tokyo with more snow falling and bitterly cold temperatures in the mountains. Days tend to be very short, with the sun setting around 4.30 pm. 

Avg Max TempAvg Rainfall
JAN
6°C
62mm
FEB
7°C
61mm
MAR
10°C
125mm
APR
15°C
140mm
MAY
19°C
151mm
JUN
23°C
169mm
JUL
27°C
183mm
AUG
28°C
186mm
SEP
25°C
215mm
OCT
19°C
235mm
NOV
14°C
108mm
DEC
9°C
45mm
Our Favourite Time
Rainy Season
Find more about Hakone

Autumn Season

Typhoons continue to pound Japan with heavy rains and wind into early autumn, but by October the temperatures cool and the rains stop. October and November see the leaves change and the landscape turn to the dramatic hues of autumn.  

Our Favourite Season

April is a spectacular month to visit Japan because of the sakura (cherry blossoms), which burst into bloom, gracing the country with elegant pink and white petals. November is also a good month, when the splendid autumn foliage and pleasant temperatures beckon visitors to the stylish Japanese gardens. 

Spring Season

Japan is absolutely beautiful in the spring. Cherry blossoms bloom and the vegetation comes alive. The temperatures become comfortably warm with sunny days and cool nights. 

Summer Season

Summer in Japan is hot and very humid, with the rainy season falling between June and July. Although it doesn’t rain every day the clouds stay heavy and grey. The end of summer sees the beginning of typhoon season. 

Winter Season

Japan has brief winters with cold and sunny days. Occasional snow falls in the lower regions such as Tokyo with more snow falling and bitterly cold temperatures in the mountains. Days tend to be very short, with the sun setting around 4.30 pm. 

Avg Max TempAvg Rainfall
JAN
6°C
62mm
FEB
7°C
61mm
MAR
10°C
125mm
APR
15°C
140mm
MAY
19°C
151mm
JUN
23°C
169mm
JUL
27°C
183mm
AUG
28°C
186mm
SEP
25°C
215mm
OCT
19°C
235mm
NOV
14°C
108mm
DEC
9°C
45mm
Our Favourite Time
Rainy Season
Find more about Osaka

Autumn Season

Typhoons continue to pound Japan with heavy rains and wind into early autumn, but by October the temperatures cool and the rains stop. October and November see the leaves change and the landscape turn to the dramatic hues of autumn.  

Our Favourite Season

April is a spectacular month to visit Japan because of the sakura (cherry blossoms), which burst into bloom, gracing the country with elegant pink and white petals. November is also a good month, when the splendid autumn foliage and pleasant temperatures beckon visitors to the stylish Japanese gardens. 

Spring Season

Japan is absolutely beautiful in the spring. Cherry blossoms bloom and the vegetation comes alive. The temperatures become comfortably warm with sunny days and cool nights. 

Summer Season

Summer in Japan is hot and very humid, with the rainy season falling between June and July. Although it doesn’t rain every day the clouds stay heavy and grey. The end of summer sees the beginning of typhoon season. 

Winter Season

Japan has brief winters with cold and sunny days. Occasional snow falls in the lower regions such as Tokyo with more snow falling and bitterly cold temperatures in the mountains. Days tend to be very short, with the sun setting around 4.30 pm. 

Avg Max TempAvg Rainfall
JAN
6°C
62mm
FEB
7°C
61mm
MAR
10°C
125mm
APR
15°C
140mm
MAY
19°C
151mm
JUN
23°C
169mm
JUL
27°C
183mm
AUG
28°C
186mm
SEP
25°C
215mm
OCT
19°C
235mm
NOV
14°C
108mm
DEC
9°C
45mm
Our Favourite Time
Rainy Season
Find more about Takayama

Autumn Season

Typhoons continue to pound Japan with heavy rains and wind into early autumn, but by October the temperatures cool and the rains stop. October and November see the leaves change and the landscape turn to the dramatic hues of autumn.  

Our Favourite Season

April is a spectacular month to visit Japan because of the sakura (cherry blossoms), which burst into bloom, gracing the country with elegant pink and white petals. November is also a good month, when the splendid autumn foliage and pleasant temperatures beckon visitors to the stylish Japanese gardens. 

Spring Season

Japan is absolutely beautiful in the spring. Cherry blossoms bloom and the vegetation comes alive. The temperatures become comfortably warm with sunny days and cool nights. 

Summer Season

Summer in Japan is hot and very humid, with the rainy season falling between June and July. Although it doesn’t rain every day the clouds stay heavy and grey. The end of summer sees the beginning of typhoon season. 

Winter Season

Japan has brief winters with cold and sunny days. Occasional snow falls in the lower regions such as Tokyo with more snow falling and bitterly cold temperatures in the mountains. Days tend to be very short, with the sun setting around 4.30 pm. 

Excursions in and around Japan

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Tipping

Tips are not expected in Japan, although a 10 to 15 percent service charge is added to the bill in some high-end bars, restaurants, and hotels. If you want to give something to say thank you, make it a gift rather than a tip - a cash gift should be put in an envelope.

Health

We recommend all travellers shoud be up to date with routine vaccinations. For full details, please contact your GP.

Currency

The official currency is the Japanese Yen which can be bought in the UK and there are no restrictions on the amount you take in or out of Japan. If you need to buy cash when you get there, you can do so at most banks and major post offices, as well as some travel agents, large hotels and department stores. Discount ticket shops (known as kakuyasu kippu uriba) often have the best rates and can usually be found close to major train stations.

How to get your currency

Thanks to the low crime rate, most Japanese people carry cash. Cash machines are everywhere, but not all accept foreign cards. Those that do include Japan Post Bank machines found at post offices, cash machines at Seven Eleven stores, and international banks in major cities. Credit cards have only recently taken off in Japan, and although widely accepted in towns and cities, you may have problems using your UK card. The best thing to do is carry a mix of cash, cards and/or traveller's cheques, which can be exchanged at most major banks and large hotels.