The land of the rising sun is both a thousand-year-old culture, as evidenced by the many temples of Kyoto, and an incredible modernity, which is immediately noticeable in every city in Japan, mainly in Tokyo but also in most Japanese cities such as Osaka or Yokohama to name but a few. The volcanic archipelago, 3,000 km long, has a varied and mountainous landscape with Mount Fuji as its highest point. The tourist guide of Japan takes you to discover this country so safe, with its legendary cleanliness and especially the very welcoming population with tourists. Another advantage of Japan: the fall of the Yen! Long considered an expensive country, Japan has become affordable in recent years. It is therefore high time to plan this trip to Japan to understand this country so different from ours and so fascinating in many ways!

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When to go to Japan?

Spring and autumn are the high tourist seasons in Japan, so it is at this time that hotel rates are highest and since accommodation is the most important budgetary expenditure in Japan so it can be interesting to go off-season to save money. To avoid the highest crowds and pay less, the best time to travel to Japan is late November-early December, late February-early March, or late May and June, during the low tourist season in Japan. Note that if you go to Japan in the spring you can attend Hanami, the celebration that celebrates cherry blossoms all over the country and more generally the arrival of spring.

How to go to Japan? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

For Japan, the offer is very wide. We will propose you for the first time tours to discover the triptych Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara in one week. For a longer time, Osaka and Hiroshima can be added to the program. Contrary to popular belief, smaller budgets will be able to find a one-month package in Tokyo at a fair price (with accommodation in a university residence)

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Travelling alone is no problem, as Japan is one of the safest countries in the world and the Japanese are always ready to help tourists. The only problem is the language because the Japanese almost never speak English... Don't forget to bring a lexicon or use Google translation!

Air travel is a convenient way to travel in Japan with many domestic flights. Japan's rail network is one of the best in the world and serves the entire country. The Japan Rail Pass allows you to save money if you take the train a lot but you can only buy it abroad. Long-distance buses also serve Japan and are a little cheaper than the train. Finally, there are many ferries to the various islands of Japan.

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  • Airbnb rental
  • Holiday rental
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  • Tailor-made trip
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When to travel?

Spring and autumn are the high tourist seasons in Japan, so it is at this time that hotel rates are highest and since...
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Weather forecast

With 7,000 islands and islets, spread over a radius of 3,800 km, Japan's climates are diverse, not to mention the sig...
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Budget

Most of the budget will be spent on accommodation, which is quite expensive, especially in Tokyo, with a level of com...
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Formalities

No visa is required for a stay of 90 days or less. All you need is a valid passport for the duration of your stay, a...
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Health

Pollution and heat in summer are to be taken into account for vulnerable people. There is no malaria in Japan, and no...
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How to travel by yourself?

Travelling alone is no problem, as Japan is one of the safest countries in the world and the Japanese are always read...
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How to get organized?

For Japan, the offer is very wide. We will propose you for the first time tours to discover the triptych Tokyo, Kyoto...
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Getting around

Air travel is a convenient way to travel in Japan with many domestic flights. Japan's rail network is one of the bes...
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