Where to Holiday in Japan

Given time constraints, first timers to Japan should probably stick to Honshu, the main island of the Japanese Archipelago. No great hardship, if we're honest, though, because Honshu is home to extraordinary Tokyo, serene Kyoto, elegant Mount Fuji in Hakone, the unbearably poignant Hiroshima and much, much more. Further afield, but no less amazing, are the hot springs and volcanoes of Kyushu, the walking trails and temples of Shikoku, the skiing and trekking potential of Hokkaido and the tropical beaches of Okinawa. Somewhere for everyone, basically:

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Far East > Japan

Japan's most northerly island is home to skiing, red-crowned cranes and some of the country's finest landscapes. Read more


Far East > Japan

Kyushu is the most southerly of Japan's four main islands and home to onsen spa towns, classic castles, jaw dropping volcanic scenery and picturesque cities. Read more


Far East > Japan

Japan may not feature high on everyone’s travel wish lists, but trust us – it should - and there's no better place to start exploring than Honshu, home of ultra-modern Tokyo and the ancient capital of Kyoto alongside volcanoes, zen gardens and snow monkeys, no less. Read more

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