A melting pot of the traditional and the modern, where an ancient way of life has fused with an appetite for all things new, Japan is the perfect place for a weird and wonderful holiday! Whether it’s visiting a cat island or staying in traditional ryokans, there’s plenty of things to do that will bring you closer to the heart of Japan in a meaningful way. Want a hand planning your Japan holiday? Then read on…
Where to go in Japan?
Let’s go – Tokyo!
Most trips to Japan begin in the truly memorable city of Tokyo, with its buzzing nightlife, flickering neon signs, high-speed trains and almost ten million people. The capital is quintessentially Japanese, skyscrapers sit alongside ancient Shinto shrines and the hi-tech flashing billboards are metres from longstanding low rise streets. To get your first taste of Japanese culture, head to Ueno Park. The area is packed with shrines, temples, museums and galleries, and offers the chance for some fantastic people-watching. If you’re a morning person – or feeling particularly jet-lagged – a trip to the Tsukiji Fish Market is the place to be, offering a real glimpse into Tokyo culture (you can do this with us here!).