Plan an amazing trip to Japan
Japan has over 3,000 islands and just as many different possibilities. This archipelago in the Pacific Ocean has long been perceived as an inaccessible country. It was also a very expensive destination for the average traveller. Fortunately, things have changed since the early 2000's. Nowadays, every kind of traveller will find what they are looking for, whether they be backpackers or luxury tourist enthusiasts. In the land of Manga and technology, we can discover the electric atmosphere of Tokyo like a child in a candy store. The largest city in the world is also one of the most fascinating. This trendy and hectic atmosphere gives way to the serenity of the gardens and the spirituality of the temples in cities like Nara and Kyoto. During your trip to Japan, discover its subtle cuisine, which has recently been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage.
Best time to go to Japan
The climate in Japan is temperate and very contrasted between the North and the South. Winters can be very harsh in the North of the country, with temperatures that can drop below 0°C/ 32°F on the island of Hokkaido. However during the same time of year, the southern part of the country has a much milder climate as it is opens on to the Pacific Ocean. As a result, Tokyo can be quite sunny during wintertime. Our favourite months: April and May.
What to see and what to do in Japan
Answers to your most frequently asked questions
The capital of Japan is a must-do to discover the many different facets of the country. From the trendy boutiques of the Shibuya district to the video games and electronic stores in the Akihabara district, down to the calming and relaxing Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, each district has its own unique atmosphere. Kyoto, the former capital of the country, offers a calmer atmosphere. In the spring, a stroll along the Philosopher’s walk is a great opportunity to admire the cherry trees blooming. The city is also famous for its Zen temples and gardens. Visitors will be taken on a journey through history by a visit of the Himeji Castle and of the Peace Memorial Museum in Hiroshima.
-Winters can be very harsh in the North
- The cost of the trip
- Une gastronomie mondialement réputée.
- Tokyo, the trendy capital
- Beautiful landscapes, such as the snow walls of Toyama in winter
- A world-renowned gastronomy
In the Land of the Rising Sun, no need to look for adrenaline to enjoy your trip. People mainly come here to relax and recharge their batteries. Climbing Mount Fuji is one of the few activities for athletes. The ideal is to leave very early in the morning to admire the sunrise from the top, a breathtaking sight. Sports enthusiasts will also love the parks in Hokkaido that are ideal for hiking. In the north of Honshu Island, a short cruise in Matsushima Bay is very relaxing.
Shopping is one of the main activities in Japan. And there is something for everyone. Capital of fashion, manga and video games, Tokyo has everything you are looking for. The Ginza district is reminiscent of the Champs-Elysée thanks to its many luxury boutiques and brands, but the real fashion district is Shibuya, where you can find clothes that are more affordable. The Akihabara district will delight anyone who loves new technologies and electronic gadgets. If you are looking for unique and original objects, flea markets are a must-do. Most of them take place in Tokyo.
The virtues of Japanese gastronomy are well known. The Japanese are renowned for their longevity, mainly due to the quality of their food. Traditional Japanese cuisine is a perfect combination of health and pleasure and is listed as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. Tokyo is the most Michelin-starred city in the world according to the Michelin Guide providing a unique and unforgettable dining experience. In addition to sushi and sashimi, ramen (noodle soup with meat and vegetables) and sobas are highly appreciated specialities that you should try out.