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Japan Holidays promise a unique and dynamic culture that effortlessly combines ultra-modern with deep tradition.

On the streets of innovative, futuristic cities glass towers and tranquil temples stand side by side, whilst picturesque old towns, and gorgeous landscapes are an easy bullet train ride away. Mix these spectacular sights with a welcoming people, delicious cuisine and rich culture and you've got yourself a holiday to remember.

The country's historic isolation has produced a unique culture that flourishes to this day. Distinctive traditions are still honoured from the reflective beauty of intricate tea ceremonies and zen garden design to the raucous spectacle of sumo wrestling. Grand castles are spectacular reminders of the country’s feudal past and ancient temples also bear witness to Japan’s deep spiritual connections.

Natural Wonders

It’s not all about man-made delights though by a long chalk. A holiday in Japan will also deliver scenic beauty by the bucketload from the perfect symmetry of Mount Fuji’s iconic cone to the coastal beauty of Matsushima Bay that has inspired poets and writers for centuries.

The wildlife may not be the first reason you visit but it may well leave a lasting impression, Bears can be seen foraging in the forests of Hokkaido, Honshu and Kyushu and Shikoku, you can see cranes dance in the winter snows of Hokkaido and perhaps most adorable of all are the Japanese macaques, or ‘snow monkeys’, which can be seen bathing in the steaming hot springs of the Japanese Alps.

Culinary Delights

Dining will be one of the highlights of your Japan holiday from the freshest of fresh sushi to delicious teppanyaki and warming Ramen broths. Each regions boasts its own speciality and the culinary delights range from steaming street-side stalls to fine dining in some the most highly regarded restaurants in the world. Tokyo alone boasts over 200 Michelin starred restaurants!

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Top Holidays to Japan

Wendy Wu Tours is the UK's Number 1 Tour operator to Japan, with over twenty years experience offering escorted group and private holidays to Japan, tailor-made tours and short breaks. Here's just a small selection of our most popular Japan holidays to whet your appetite. Explore all our Japan tours or call one of our Japan experts to start planning your next holiday of a lifetime

Black Friday Weekend
Japan Uncovered
4 Solo Departure Dates Available

Japan Uncovered

20 Reviews
17 days from £7,090pp

Fully Inclusive of Tour & Flights

Mount Fuji Hiroshima & Miyajima Snow Monkeys Japanese Alps Neon Tokyo
Black Friday Weekend
Discover Japan
4 Solo Departure Dates Available

Discover Japan

51 Reviews
13 days from £5,790pp

Fully Inclusive of Tour & Flights

Mount Fuji Matsumoto Castle Kyoto's Shrines Japanese Alps
Black Friday Weekend
A Week in Japan
4 Solo Departure Dates Available

A Week in Japan

11 Reviews
8 days from £4,290pp

Fully Inclusive of Tour & Flights

Cruise along Lake Ashi Mount Fuji Neon Tokyo Nara's Todaiji Temple
Black Friday Weekend
Jewels of Japan
4 Solo Departure Dates Available

Jewels of Japan

4 Reviews
11 days from £5,390pp

Fully Inclusive of Tour & Flights

Mount Fuji Hiroshima & Miyajima Vibrant Tokyo Himeji Castle Kyoto
Black Friday Weekend
Japan & the Scenic South

Japan & the Scenic South

13 days from £5,890pp

Fully Inclusive of Tour & Flights

Island of Kyushu Hiroshima & Miyajima Temples of Kyoto Mount Fuji Vibrant Tokyo
Black Friday Weekend
Japan By Rail

Japan By Rail

21 days from £9,490pp

Fully Inclusive of Tour & Flights

Fukuoka Nagasaki Hiroshima Miyajima Himeji Osaka Kyoto Kanazawa Takayama Yudanaka Matsumoto Mount Fuji Tokkyo Matsushima Sendai Hakodate Sapporo
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Highlights of Japan

Highlights of Japan

1 Reviews
11 days | Please call for prices
Himeji Castle Kyoto's Temples Mount Fuji Neon Tokyo
Black Friday Weekend
Off-Beat Japan

Off-Beat Japan

13 days from £5,770pp

Fully Inclusive of Tour & Flights

Mount Fuji Hike Snow Monkeys in Yudanaka Koya-san Temple Stay
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Tailor-made Japan Holidays

Embark on that once-in-a-lifetime adventure with a Tailor-made Tour. We will help you design a tour to meet your exact requirements. Choose your destinations, accommodation, touring and experiences to create the perfect holiday.

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  • Create your perfect itinerary
    Create your perfect itinerary
  • Travel around any way you like
    Travel around any way you like
  • Immerse in local life with private guides
    Immerse in local life with private guides
  • Choose your style of accommodation
    Choose your style of accommodation

Japan Attractions

No trip to Japan would be complete without seeing one of the wonders listed below.

Amazing places to see in Japan

Wondering where to go on your Japan holiday? Take a look at the regional highlights of this fascinating country.

Award-winning Guiding...

Award-winning Guiding...

All of our holidays in Japan are accompanied by a dedicated National Escort throughout. We task them with the responsibility to keep you safe, happy, inspired and entertained and they respond with Gusto! Guiding you through the intricacies and eccentricities of the Japanese way of doing things with expert ease.

All of our National Escorts in Japan...

  • Have a minimum of five years experience in guiding
  • Are fluent in English
  • Are unparalleled experts, born and raised in the local area
  • Go through rigorous and constant training
  • Are at your service 24 hours a day
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Our Japan Holiday Reviews

Awards are all well and good, but it's our customer feedback that means the most to us. We're proud that so many of our customers would be happy to recommend us to their friends and family - that's all the accolade we need.

Frequently Asked Questions about Japan

  • When is the best time to travel to Japan?

    Japan is a very seasonal destination with each time of year bringing a range of highlights to different parts of the country. For example, during the months of January (in the south) and May (in the north), cherry blossom season occurs; the blossoms are in full bloom and sweep across the nation, blanketing each area in a soft pink colour. In the autumn months, October to December, another seasonal phenomenon occurs, the autumn leaves. Warm tones of red, orange and gold ginkgo and maple leaves sweep across the country, creating a warm and cosy atmosphere. Throughout other times of the year you’ll find varied climates; the north can experience very cold temperatures with snow in destinations like Sapporo, whereas the south will have you wandering in the warmth of the sun in places like Osaka. Read more about when to visit Japan

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  • Do you sell package holidays to Japan?
    If by package you mean is almost everything included, then yes we do sell Japan package holidays. All of our escorted holidays are fully inclusine of flights, accommodation, all meals, transport, guiding and entrance fees.

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  • What costs can I expect to pay locally?

    Japan is actually very comparable to the UK when it comes to costs. In main cities like Tokyo, you may find it is a little more expensive than in the quieter, more rural areas. Restaurants and bars may be slightly more costly but not extortionate. If you head outside of the cities, you’ll find that prices are lower for things like food, drink and shopping. However, Japan as a whole is definitely budget friendly.

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  • How easy is it to travel around Japan? What is the language barrier like?

    It can be quite unnerving travelling to a new country even if you have visited Asia before, but Japan is a very welcoming place, making it easy to travel around. No matter what part of the country you are visiting, we will always ensure that you have every detail you’ll need to make your way from place to place. If you’ve never travelled to Japan before, the language barrier may be a little daunting, however, this is never a major problem. Often, signs are displayed in the Roman alphabet and the locals are always happy to help if needed.

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  • Do I need a guide?

    Japan is the ultimate destination for exploration, be that independently or with a guide. If you like having an expert at your side for the duration of your trip, we would highly recommend having a guide for your tour. They’ll be able to take you to the iconic sights as well as the hidden gems with no troubles as well as share their passion, culture and love for their country. A guide will also be able to communicate with you throughout your trip, whether that be to talk about the history of a place or to suggest a great restaurant! Japan can of course be done independently but we would still recommend a guide or local to be on hand to point you in the right direction or help recommend where to go, but apart from this, you’re good to go on your own discovery!

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  • Where should I visit?

    Japan offers an abundance of incredible culture, sights, cuisine and history with every turn displaying something new. Whether you fancy a bustling city break or a relaxing rural experience, Japan has it all. If it is your first time travelling to Japan, we can recommend taking the ‘Golden Route’. Covering all of the iconic places from Mt Fuji in Tokyo to the Golden Pavilion in Kyoto, the Golden Route is perfect for first time travellers. However, if you’d like to head off on a more in depth adventure, we can recommend journeying to more off the beaten track destinations, for example Takayama and Shirakawago.

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Useful and Interesting

Time Difference - GMT +9 Approx. Flight Time - 12 Hours Visa Required? - No Capital City - Tokyo Population - 127 Million Dialing Code - +81 Currency - Yen

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