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Luxury Holidays - Japan

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Fascinating, futuristic, high tech yet strong in cultural traditions, Japans uniqueness is one of alluring and pure delight. 

The cultural heritage and magnificent Buddhist temples embodying the essence of understated architectural elegance; together with their world-renown delicate and exquisite, refined Japanese gardens and the naturally beautiful Mount Fuji and the Japanese Alps, are a perfect way to unwind from the modern day stresses life holds. Yet Japans diversity is second to non, ancient gods and age old customs live side by side  with cutting edge technology and futuristic fashion. High speed trains whisk you from one end of the country to another in awe-inspiring punctuality. From the moment you arrive you will see Japans metropolises are the countrys modern urban side with neon lights and avant-garde architecture hidden among which are historic gems such as ancient temples. Traditional element of Japan dominate in the countryside where you will find Buddhist retreats and ryokan inns though even here you will find elements of high tech touches.

The dining experience in Japan is one of great pleasure, you may be well adverse to sushi and tempura but there are hundred of other types of local cuisine combining subtle flavours and textures.

Rich diverse cultural heritage, beautiful landscapes, cherry blossom and impressive autumnal colours, neon lights, outrageous fashion and futuristic gadgets, distinctive traditional and elegant cuisine all intertwined with a genuine heart-warming hospitality. If you are looking for a cultural holiday that is different, historic, traditional, innovative filled with pride skill and meticulousness, then Japan is the perfect choice.

Diplomat Travel offers a number of escorted tours in Japan, for more information or to book call our specialist on 020  730 2201.

Main Cities:
Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Nagoya, Kobe, Fukuoka, Yohohama,

 

Useful Facts

General Information

Population: 126,434,964

Capital: Tokyo

Language: Japanese, althought English is widely spoken.

Religion: Shinto, Buddhism

International dialling code: 
00 81

Main Airport:  Tokyo Narita(NRT), Tokyo Haneda (HND), Osaka (KIX), Cental Japan Nagoya (NGO)

Typical flying time: 12 hours

Visa Requirements: no Visa is required for British passport holders staying upto 90 days.


Health requirements: Hepatisis A, polio and typhoid recommended

Currency: Yen (All major credit cards accepted). Cash or travellers cheque in yen or US$ is recommended.

Tipping: not accepted. A service charge of 10-15% is added to your bill at first class hotels and restaurants

Time: GMT +9

Electricity: 100 volts (Adaptor required)

Driving: They drive on the left. International driving licence is required.

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