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Best Things To Do in Japan

Japan travel highlights for families, couples and other travelers.

Japan - Soak in Nikko's therapeutic hot springs
Soak in Nikko's therapeutic hot springs
Travel to a volcanic national park in Nikko. Enjoy breathtaking views of lakes and mountains, go on a nature hike, and relax in the therapeutic hot springs. See More >
Japan - Experience an authentic tea ceremony
Experience an authentic tea ceremony
Don a kimono and learn the delicate art of a genuine tea ceremony in a machiya, a traditional wooden house that is typical to Kyoto. See More >
Japan - Odaiba: Gaming Heaven for kids
Odaiba: Gaming Heaven for kids
Take the family to Odaiba Island, gaming heaven for the kids and the kid inside of you. They will not want to leave! Picture copyright e_chaya. See More >
Japan - Visit Nikko: A Centre of Shinto and Buddhist Worship
Visit Nikko: A Centre of Shinto and Buddhist Worship
Tour the UNESCO site, Nikko, a centre of Shinto and Buddhist mountain worship. Nikko National Park is a landscape of marvellous scenery, decorated with serene lakes, beautiful waterfalls, hot springs and hiking trails. See More >
Japan - Visit Kanazawa: the heart of classic and contemporary Japan
Visit Kanazawa: the heart of classic and contemporary Japan
Take a guided tour of charming Kanazawa, a UNESCO-appointed castle town that has become the center for classical and contemporary folk arts and traditional handicrafts. Stroll the quaint streets with their traditional picture-perfect houses that reflect Japan's unique history and culture dating back to the 19th century. See More >
Japan - Stroll The Street-food market of Osaka
Stroll The Street-food market of Osaka
Walk through Osaka’s liveliest and most colorful shopping and dining streets, starting with Doguyasuji, a unique market dedicated to food. You could literally spend a whole day here, so have our experts take you on a guided tour of japan's iconic and mouthwatering street food. See More >
Japan - Learn all about the Geisha culture
Learn all about the Geisha culture
Get an in-depth lesson in the japan's age-old geisha culture; separate myth from fact with this unique insider experience See More >
Japan - Honeymooners: Renew your vows shinto-style
Honeymooners: Renew your vows shinto-style
Get your hair done and dress up in Japanese wedding attire, and have a traditional wedding ceremony administered by a Shinto priest at the oldest Shinto shrine. See More >
Japan - Become a soba noodle expert
Become a soba noodle expert
Learn the delicate art of rolling and making your own soba noodles and preparing mouthwatering dishes under the expert guidance of a master chef. See More >
Japan - Have a tipple at the sake breweries of Takayama
Have a tipple at the sake breweries of Takayama
Enjoy a stroll and tipple through Shitamachi in the mountain city of Takayama (approximately 4 hrs from Tokyo), where the streets are lined with century-old merchants’ homes and sake breweries. See More >
Japan - The Breathtakingly Beautiful Arashiyama Bamboo Grove
The Breathtakingly Beautiful Arashiyama Bamboo Grove
Lose track of time in this beautiful bamboo mini-forest located in Kyoto. Truly, the sense of being surrounded by this exquisite member of the 'grass' family is so surreal and ethereal, it is one of the most-visited and most-photographed spots of Kyoto, and hence not to be missed. See More >
Japan - Mountain Adventure: the exquisite Japanese Alps
Mountain Adventure: the exquisite Japanese Alps
Head out to the beautiful Japanese Alps with the whole family; hike and ski this jaw-droopingly beautiful region. Relax after a day of powder-shredding and/or hiking, visit quaint temples, the riverside streets and the castles. Better still, soak those tired muscles in an onsen (hot springs). See More >
Japan - Tsukiji Fish Market: Tokyo's Seafood Paradise
Tsukiji Fish Market: Tokyo's Seafood Paradise
Visit Tsukiji, Japans largest wholesale fish and seafood market in the heart of Tokyo. Witness the worlds greatest food show while you taste the delicious catch of the day. A truly unbeatable Japan-insider experience! See More >
Japan - Hiroshima: The City of Resilience
Hiroshima: The City of Resilience
Hiroshima has come a long way since being victim to the world's first atomic-bomb attack in 1945. Visit Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park, a reminder of both the WWII attack, and importance of global peace. Explore the vibrant streets of Hiroshima, and be dazzled by its remarkable resilience and beauty in the wake of one of the most horrific events in world history. See More >
Japan - Experience Japan's Most Beautiful Temples and Gardens in Kyoto
Experience Japan's Most Beautiful Temples and Gardens in Kyoto
Marvel at beautiful 14th century temples such as the world-famous Kinkaku-ji, or experience some of the best hiking Japan has to offer. Avail of the services of an expert guide who will show you this beautiful city's finest spots, dine at one of Kyoto's trendy eateries, or just go for a self-explore tour of the city by bike. See More >

Best time to go to Japan

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Peak ( Mar - May , Aug )

From mid-March onward and going into April, it is the Cherry Blossom season, a magical time to visit Japan; hotels fill up fast, cafes and parks are full of vibrant celebrations. May celebrates Golden Week, also a peak time for domestic travel, so advance booking is imperative. The festivals continue in August, a time of local holidays, after a brief lull of June and July.

Shoulder ( Jun - Jul , Sep - Dec )

June and July are humid with chances of rain, and hence things ease off a little. Mid-July onwards is when festivals start up again; the humidity prevails in most parts of southern Japan, but Hokkaido is warm and dry. The color changes of Fall are absolutely magical, a phenomenon that lasts till November, along with cool, dry days. December gets chilly but the holiday season keeps the tourists coming in.

Low ( Jan - Feb )

The winter chill has set in, making these months a slack period for travel. Prices drop, and everything gets a less busy than other times of the year. This is peak season for skiing in the Japanese Alps and Hokkaido.

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