Japan Holidays

Cherry Blossoms blooming in Tokyo, Japan

With a reputation for being at the forefront of modern innovation, Japan contrasts its technological achievements with an admirable respect for its cultural heritage to fascinating effect. Futuristic bullet trains make Japan an easy country to travel in, meaning it’s the perfect country to tour. Experience the electric whirlwind that is Tokyo, conquer the stunning Mount Fuji, taste the world’s finest sushi and appreciate a nation’s love for tradition as the charms of Japan unfold before you.

Popular Japan Holidays


At Flight Centre, we can arrange any type of holiday you want for Japan, from tailor-made itineraries to escorted tours. In particular our Escorted Journeys include the service of a local tour leader and takes place with a small group of travellers. These type of Journeys include most breakfasts and a few dinners, and are designed to show you Japan via authentic local experiences. So you can stay in a traditional Ryokan accommodation and soak in an Onsen, ride the bullet train, watch a sumo match, visit some of Kyoto's 17 UNESCO-listed sites or wander through Tokyo's Electronic District. And let's not forget the delicious food and tea here either. To book, or for more Japan holiday ideas and advice, talk to one of our Experts today.

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More About Japan

Capital city: Tokyo

Currency: Yen

Language: Japanese

Vaccinations: There are no extra vaccinations required when visiting Japan.

Getting There

Flight time: The London to Tokyo flight time is 11 hours and 50 minutes.

Main Airport: Tokyo Haneda Airport and Tokyo Narita Airport

Visas: British Citizens do not need a visa to visit Japan for under 90 days.

Top 3 Things to Do in Japan

  • Explore the different areas of Tokyo
  • Stay in a Ryokan
  • Visit the many temples and shrines of Kyoto such as Saiho-ji

When to Go to Japan

With snow in the north and sunny beaches in the south, the weather differs greatly across Japan’s island. Because of this, there’s never really a bad time to go to Japan. The most popular time to visit Japan is in March and April for cherry blossom viewing. The winter months of December to February are popular for skiing in spots like Hakuba and Niseko. If you fancy taking in one of Japan’s most popular sports, sumo, Tokyo’s Sumo Tournament takes place in autumn.

Why Book Your Japan Holiday with Flight Centre

Local knowledge: As part of the global Flight Centre Travel Group, we have staff who know Japan and have hand picked the best of the region including hotels, day trips and tours.

Flexibility: We offer flexible deposits, the opportunity to pay the balance of your holiday just 10 weeks before departure and fixed change and cancellation fees.

Travel Butler and 24/7 Emergency Assistance Service: When you book a holiday to Japan from our range of tailor-made Journeys, you’ll also enjoy access to our inclusive Travel Butler concierge and 24/7 Emergency Assistance services.