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Japan

Japan Holiday Packages & Tours at -45%

Our recommendation to visit Japan

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    Hiroshima
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    Kanazawa
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    Kyoto
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    Osaka
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Our most complete journey through Japan, travel by rail to explore its most important cities and discover historic Hiroshima and charming Kanazawa.

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Extraordinary Japan Trips & Holiday Packages

Are you seeking an unforgettable Asian adventure? Our Japan tours provide the perfect way to discover why this island nation is among the most popular travel destinations. Experience a rich fusion of cultural heritage, modern wonders, and natural beauty.

Japan offers an array of awe-inspiring attractions, and Exoticca provides all-inclusive tours covering flights, hotels, and transfers. Enjoy the Land of the Rising Sun with the freedom to explore while we take care of the essentials and more.

Our tour packages eliminate travel issues and ensure a memorable experience in this magical country.

Trips to Japan from the UK

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Are you ready for the trip of a lifetime? Japan tours take you to the top attractions of this phenomenal part of the world.

The Land of the Rising Sun is brimming with beautiful natural scenery and cultural marvels. Japan is famous for its historic temples and castles, while cities like Tokyo showcase majestic modern architecture.

As a whole, Japan truly has a lot to offer travelers, including:

1. Rich history

2. Beautiful culture

3. Spectacular scenery

4. Excellent cuisine

5. Extraordinary architecture from the past and present

Fun activities and world-renowned cuisine. Japan tour packages incorporate unmissable attractions and provide a smooth and easy experience. Expect a warm welcome, as the people are famously polite and friendly.

Whatever your preferences when traveling, Japan offers something for everyone. There are countless natural adventures, from the mystical Mount Fuji to the spectacular Sagano Bamboo Forest. Modern cities provide endless trills, and the country’s unique culture is captivating.

Top points of interest in Japan

This island nation is home to many of the world’s most unique and beautiful places. We design our Japan tours to provide a wholesome experience of the country. Let’s look at some of the top attractions in the Land of the Rising Sun.

Tokyo

Begin your Japanese journey in the captivating city of Tokyo. The country’s capital is buzzing and boasts an array of attractions. It’s a magnificent metropolis with everything from historic landmarks and towering modern architecture to luxury hotels and world-class cuisine.

The Meiji Shrine is among the top tourist attractions in the country. This historical sculpture captures traditional Japanese culture, boasting beautiful art and natural features. Visit the Sensō-ji Temple to view extraordinary architecture originating from the 7th century.

Explore famous parks like the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and enjoy the stunning scenery. Our Japan tours provide the time to experience everything the city offers.

Tokyo fuses traditional culture with a modern twist. The metropolis has a thriving music scene with extravagant nightclubs and various live art performances. Explore the shopping district in Ginza, indulge in top-tier cuisine, and marvel at the city’s spectacular skyline.

Mount Fuji

Our Japan tour offers a visit to the majestic Mount Fuji, located approximately 62 miles southwest of Tokyo. The snow-capped volcano pierces the clouds with a peak elevation of almost 12,400 ft above sea level.

We provide an optional excursion if you desire to travel up the mountain for spectacular views from above. The iconic volcano is also a breathtaking sight from below, especially on a clear day. Its picturesque peak is visually stunning and instantly recognizable.

It takes a few hours to drive to Mount Fuji from Tokyo, but why not discover the country’s famously efficient transport system? Exoticca Japan tour packages provide the perfect time for a day away from the city at this awe-inspiring location.

Hakone

The town of Hakone sits by Lake Ashi with stunning views of Mount Fuji. This area encapsulates the country’s natural beauty and mystery.

The optional full-day Mount Fuji excursion in our trip to Japan includes a stop at this stunning town. Why not enjoy a traditional local lunch while soaking up the scenery? Take a boat trip across Lake Ashi and see the famous red gates of the Shinto shrine.

Hakone is home to astonishing hot springs from volcanic activity. The picturesque views and a quaint atmosphere sit in beautiful balance with explosive power below. This region is safe to visit, as experts continuously monitor the area and provide frequent information.

Kyoto

Exoticca’s package trips to Japan include several days in Kyoto. This historical city is the cultural capital and transports visitors back in time. The traditional architecture and natural beauty in surrounding areas are unforgettable sights.

Kyoto, once the capital of Japan for over 1000 years, is famous for its rich history and awe-inspiring temples. Discover imperial palaces, pristine gardens, and traditional wooden houses.

Are you planning a trip to Japan? A visit to Kyoto is a must. This unique city is a rare gem, and a stroll in the famous Bamboo Forest is an unforgettable experience.

Osaka

Osaka is a significant commercial hub and the ultimate example of the country’s modern advancements. Our Japan package tour includes several days and nights in this bustling city. We also provide a day-pass card for the metro and bus services, so exploring is easy.

The area is famous for spectacular modern architecture, exciting nightlife, and the best street food in the country. It’s home to Universal Studios Japan and the 16th-century Osaka Castle. Find a range of fun activities, from fascinating museums to the extraordinary aquarium.

Our Japan vacation packages for 2023 conclude in Osaka. The city provides the perfect way to say goodbye to this breathtaking country.

Book your trip to Japan with Exoticca

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Are you ready for an unforgettable East-Asian Adventure? Book your holiday package with Exoticca and experience the ultimate tour of Japan. We provide perfect travel itineraries to make your trip as easy as possible.

All included: Flights, hotels, tours & transfers

At Exoticca, we understand the stress of planning and executing long-distance vacations. The potential headaches can ruin a holiday before it begins. Our tour packages provide an all-inclusive Japan trip, so you travel with zero hassle.

We take care of everything from flights and hotels to tours and transfers. Exoticca eradicates travel stress so you can devote every moment toward pleasure. An adventure from the UK to Japan requires lots of planning. Let us take care of the challenging parts.

Japan trips partially or fully guided

At Exoticca, we provide a round trip to Japan with the perfect balance of guidance. It aims to give you help and security with the freedom and time to explore this magnificent country.

We have representatives at the airport ready and waiting, so you immediately feel at ease. Our tours involve pre-planned locations and guides, but with enough time in each place for independent exploration.

Exoticca offers a Japan trip with structure, support, and optional activities without rushing you. Our holiday packages provide preferential choices to experience the Land of the Rising Sun your way.

Crafted by our own travel experts

The Exoticca holiday experts are experienced travelers and understand the importance of planning. We pride ourselves on crafting the perfect packages to suit your preferences. Attention to detail and customer considerations are top priorities.

Our Japan trip package showcases our dedication to providing an unforgettable holiday experience. We consider everything when crafting ideal adventures, so your only focus is on having fun. Travel with Exoticca to explore top destinations with expert help.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the best time to visit Japan?

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Personal preference determines the best time to visit Japan. For moderate temperatures, spring (March to May) and fall (September to November) are your best bet. This is the best time to see the famous cherry blossoms or bright red leaves. If viewing Mount Fuji at its most beautiful is your wish, December and January is the best time.

What is Japan’s number one tourist attraction?

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Tokyo is the number one tourist attraction for annual visitors, but the best destination is subjective. Many prefer the natural beauty of Hakone or the cultural charms of Kyoto. These are certainly stops to include on Japan tours.

Why is Japan so popular?

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Japan’s popularity has many sources, from its rich cultural history to modern achievements. This country is famous for its friendly people, phenomenal cuisine, stunning scenery, and art. The list of reasons to love the Land of the Rising Sun is endless.

How many days is enough to see Japan?

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The scale of things to see and do in the Land of the Rising Sun means time is essential. You’ll need at least two weeks for Japan tours that’ll allow you to fully enjoy the country’s offerings. 

Is Japan affordable to tour?

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Japan can be pricey, but it all depends on what you do while there. While some aspects of traveling there are costly, the value of the experience more than compensates. The services are top quality, and the island nation is worth every cent.

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A cultural powerhouse, a haven of traditions and the ‘land of the rising sun’, Japan is admired around the world for its unique exports, from manga comics to delicious sushi and its global influence continues to grow. 

With a fascinating national history and unbeatable natural beauty, a package holiday to Japan is a must-do for all intrepid travellers. An east Asian country, situated in the Pacific OceanJapan is an island country composed of several islands of differing size, although the largest are Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku and Hokkaido.

Japan is known for its megacities as well as it’s well preserved natural landscapes, ranging from snow-topped Mount Fuji to forests, lakes and beaches. Only in Japan do ancient traditions fuse so effortlessly with ultra-modernity. Foodies flock to the country to sample its ever-popular cuisine, as diverse as sushi and ramen.

Japan tour packages are a great idea if you want an overview of the different regions and islands and is easily achievable using the super-efficient high-speed rail system that covers all of the must-see destinations. Of course, most Japan holidays will begin in the sprawling metropolis of Tokyo, the most populous city in the world and the nation’s capital. 

Other major cities include Kyoto, ancient Kanazawa and Osaka. Known for having the world’s highest life expectancy, Japan’s huge population of approximately 127 million are almost entirely homogeneous, which may go some way to explaining the preservation of the country’s unique culture, as well as making it a fascinating destination to travel to. 

 

History of Japan

Although it’s size might be modest, Japan boasts an exciting and unique history, which is worth delving into if you are planning a trip to this island nation. It’s past is characterised by isolation from the West and close ties with China, but the unique governing structures and ways of life that evolved in Japan are unparalleled. 

Before written history, Japan is thought to have had two distinct periods, the Jomon period, when settlers from the Asian mainland made their way to the islands, and the Yayoi period, when the first distinction of Japan as a country was made, under the leadership of Queen Himiko. Shinto, the country’s indigenous religion, began to take root during these early years, centred around the belief that spirits reside in the natural world.

trip to Japan is incomplete without contemplating the tranquillity of one of the country's numerous Shinto shrines. The 6th-century saw the introduction of Buddhism to Japan, brought over by believers from modern-day Korea. Perhaps the most iconic time in Japanese history that ignites the imagination and has been immortalised in numerous movies is the Shogunate period.

This was a time when the warrior class of the Samurai held much of the power in the country. Although the Emperor was at the top of the hierarchy, the head of the military, known as the Shogun possessed the most authority as he was in direct control of the wealthy landowners, or ‘daimyo’, whose lands were protected by the Samurai.

So fearsome were these Samurai warriors, they even fought off the Mongol Empire! Walk through any major Japanese city today and you can trace the power system of the Shogunate period in the preserved Samurai districts that surround the numerous castles, which were once home to the landowners.

There were many internal conflicts between clans during this period, resulting in unification in the early 1600s, marking the beginning of the Edo period. Japan began to implement a policy of isolation in response to encroaching European influences, which had began arriving in the form of missionaries, traders and merchants.

The pivotal events of the 1868 Boshin War resulted in the dissolution of the feudal structure in Japan and the restoration of Emperor Meiji. A leader who wanted to expand his territory, Meiji thought the best way to protect his borders as to enlarge them. This resulted in wars with China and Russia throughout the 19th-century.

In more modern times, the 20th-century saw both the development of Japan as a major power in Asia and the utter devastation of the country by the US atomic bombs in World War II. Visiting Hiroshima, site of one of the bombings, is a poignant moment during any Japan holiday package. 

 

Nature in Japan

An island country, Japan is known for its picturesque mountain ranges and cherry blossom, one of the reasons why people want to visit Japan in April. Nature is at the very heart of the national culture, so you can expect to see some pretty stunning landscapes during a trip to Japan. Away from the densely populated urban sprawls lies a land of untouched forests, hills and mountains, home to abundant and unique wildlife.

Japan stretches for 3000 kilometres from north to south, so there is a dizzying array of climates and environments, from the icy seas of the north to dense jungles on the southern island of Okinawa. Forests filled with cherry blossom and idyllic beaches can be found in between. Of course, volcanoes are another feature of the country's landscape, with phenomenal snow-capped Mount Fuji undoubtedly the iconic of Japan, but also de Japanese Alps in the island of Honshu.

Its symmetrical cone-shaped peak has been a cornerstone of Japanese art for centuries. Although nature seems to permeate almost all aspects of life in Japan, there are a few breathtaking places all nature lovers must visit. The Nachi Waterfall is one such awe-inspiring sight. The 400-foot waterfall, the tallest single drop waterfall in Japan, tumbles towards the earth beside the isolated Nachi Taisha Shrine, shrouded by trees in the quiet region of Nachikatsuura.

This perfect natural picture is a popular feature in Japanese art, idolised for its immaculate beauty; you really must see this on a tour of Japan. One of the country’s most popular natural attractions is equally as magical; Cherry Blossom Season in Kyoto! If you can plan your trip to coincide with late March/early April, you will experience the joyful charms of the blossom season, when the pink petals of the ‘sakura’ trees grace both locals and visitors with their fleeting beauty. 

 

Culture in Japan

Shintoism, Buddhism and the Chinese influences of Taoism and Confuscism have created a rich tapestry of national culture in Japan, filled with traditions and rituals. During package holidays in Japan you’ll come across all kinds of shrines, temples and spiritual structures that confirm just how central spirituality is to everyday life. Of course, Shinto shrines are the most numerous, although you’ll find them side-by-side with Buddhist ones, as in the historic city of Nara.

Art is another foundation of Japanese culture and is seen in all parts of life, from ultra-modern architecture to horticulture, such as in the immaculately kept strolling gardens, the perfect places to escape the fast pace of the modern world. Generally, Japanese culture has a huge focus on etiquette; customs, expectations and social behaviours have been shaped over the centuries to conform with the idea that the communal and collective harmony is more important than individualism.

On a holiday to Japan, you might notice that communication is not as explicit and ‘to the point’ as it is in the west, because the Japanese rely more on social cues and body language than speech. Before setting off on your trip it is a good idea to understand some of the basic etiquettes that might be expected of you, such as never wearing outdoor shoes insidebowing when greeting someone and that tipping is seen as disrespectful. 

Everyone loves the Japanese culture that has been popularised in the West, such as sushi, movies, Manga and fashion, but a trip to Japan will open your eyes to so much more. The beauty of its landscapes, the politeness of its people and the complexity of its history make Japan a bucket-list favourite.

  • Entry requirements

    Valid passport with at least six months validity.

  • Visa

    No visa is required.

  • Time zone

    UTC + 08:00 or UTC + 09:00.

  • Currency

    Japanese Yen.

  • Language

    Japanese.

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  • Electricity

    110 V. Adapter required.

  • Other useful information

    You are not expected to leave a tip.

  • Health

    There are no mandatory vaccinations for travellers from the UK.

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