Luxury Japan Holidays 2014, 2015
Classic Japan highlights * Hiroshima Peace Park * Mount Fuji and the Japanese Alps * Spectular Kyoto and Tokyo Read more ...
Highlights of Japan highlights * Coulourful temples and shrines * Mount Fuji * Travel by Shinkansen (bullet train) Read more ...
Washoku translates as Japanese Cuisine and has recently been added to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list. From bento boxes and sukiyaki to sushi and tempura. Read more ...
Best time to be there
Spring (late March to April) for cherry blossom, early summer (May to early June) for warm sunshine, autumn (October to November) for sunny weather and spectacular colours.
Osaka/ Tokyo Narita and Haneda (Japan Airlines, British Airways)
12 hours 30 minutes from London
GMT +9 hours
Not required for UK passport holders
No vaccinations required
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MORE INFORMATION ABOUT JAPANThe letters from A&K travellers returning from Japan make it as clear as a Mount Fuji stream: Japan seduces and confuses - often at the same time. Along with serene landscapes and the intoxicating juxtaposition of ancient traditions and modern technology, it's the country's trump card. We've heard stories of following onsen etiquette - yes, you really do wear a towel on your head - accidentally dipping food in sake, thinking it was sauce, and eating in a fashionable Tokyo café, only to later discover it was someone's private house. If the best holidays start with stepping outside daily life, then Japan delivers. In every possible way.
Without slicing a slither of excitement off this unique adventure, our highly qualified team in Japan will help you decipher and understand an exotic, mesmerising, often alien culture. A&K has been taking travellers to Japan for three decades, and has highly knowledgeable guides fluent in English.
Suggested Japan Accommodation Offers
Hakone Ginyu is set amidst the mountain scenery, away from the bustle of Tokyo, yet not too far from the capital, Hakone. This luxurious property is in traditional Japanese style.
Tokyo's Conrad Hotel is one of Japan's best, with impeccable service, incredible views, and irresistibly luxurious rooms. Of Tokyo's luxury hotels, the Conrad leans towards being a boutique hotel...
The Hyatt Regency is the newest luxury hotel in Kyoto, located in the Higashiyama Shichijo district - the traditional and cultural heart of Kyoto.
Rooms are in the traditional Japanese style, emphasising clean lines and a sense of space. There tend to be few furnishings and soft Japanese futon mattresses...
Speed up to the 38th floor where you will alight at the lobby of the Mandarin Oriental and are met by panoramic views of the city with ceiling to floor windows at...
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Thank you to you (Debbie Rawnsley) and all your marvellous colleagues in Japan who ‘blew us away’ with their attention to detail, their friendliness and dazzling courtesy.
- ST, Surrey
Peninsula School Feeding Association
Aims to reduce short-term hunger and increase attendance of school children, with daily lunches for children who may otherwise not have a meal that day.
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