Megacities, cherry blossoms and captivating history

Few countries are as utterly at ease with antiquity and the future as Japan. Take in Mount Fuji on a state-of-the-art Shinkansen (bullet train), picnic beneath cherry blossom trees with the locals, and stay in a traditional ryokan guest house while you marvel at the megalopolis around you.

Essential information for Japan

Local time

Language

Flag of Japan
Japanese

Currency

Japanese yen
Official currency of Japan

Flight information

11h 45m
Tokyo (NRT)
Indirect flight

Flight schedule

  • Daily Emirates flights via Dubai departing daily from London Heathrow. For even more flexibility, call us for options to fly with Singapore Airlines via Singapore.

Do I need a visa?

British citizens do not require a visa for travel.

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Best time to go

Winters (Dec-Mar) are cold with snow in the mountains. Summer months are hot and humid in Jun-Aug. The peak season for touring is spring (Feb-May) and autumn (Sep-Nov) where the temperatures are warm and comfortable. Peak season for tourism is around the Cherry Blossom festival between late Mar-Apr and the autumn months of Oct-Nov.