For an immersive holiday in a culture so very different from home, Japan is a whirlwind.
From buzzy, neon-lit Tokyo to historic Kyoto, you’ll find a huge range of experiences that will show you the eye-opening world of Japan. Start in Tokyo where, depending on your inclinations, you could have tea with a geisha, take a video games tour, have lunch in a robot restaurant or slurp ramen in the city’s best noodle joints. Kyoto, by contrast, has a slighter slower pace. It’s here that you browse artisan shops, where centuries-old crafts like lacquerware and paper-making are visible today, and the city has some of Japan’s most beautiful shrines and temples.
Heading to the countryside in Japan will show another important part of their culture – where getting out into nature is a way of life. Fly by Mount Fuji in a bullet train, then get up close to the Japanese Alps on hikes through forests where steams trickle. Stay at a traditional ryokan where steamy onsens await.
To plan an adventure in Japan, speak to a member of the Real Holidays team.