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Holiday in Japan

Enjoy the sights on your holiday in japanThinking about planning a holiday in Japan? Japan Package Tours are the Japan travel specialists and can help you with all aspects of your Japanese holiday.

Visiting Japan is a wonderful experience and probably a lot less expensive than you might think. There is so much to see and do from touring some of the world's busiest cites to quietly exploring famous historical sites and immersing yourself in Japanese culture.

Some "must see" places to visit on your holiday in Japan:

  • Tokyo
  • Kyoto
  • Hiroshima
  • Kamakura
  • Hakone
  • Nikko

Some things to do while holidaying in Japan:

  • Temples and Shrines: There are literally thousands all over Japan, many holding festivals at various times of the year
  • Onsen: Natural hot spring baths
  • Shop: Japan offers visitors some of the world's best shopping, Ginza and Akihabara (Electric City) are two of Tokyo's most famous shopping precincts
  • Stay in a Ryokan: A traditional Japanese inn
  • Eat: Japan offers an enormous range of bars, cafes and restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets. Try sushi, tempura, okonomiyaki, donburi, yakitori, ramen, udon or soba noodles enjoyed with sake, Japanese beer or green tea.
  • Museums and Galleries: Japanese cities are filled with museums and galleries, the Japan National Museum in Tokyo is the countries largest
  • Gardens: The Japanese have long been recognized for their exquisite parks and gardens.

Japanese National Holidays and other important dates:

  • January 1-3: New Year (shogatsu)
  • Second monday of January: Coming of Age (seiji no hi)
  • February 3: Beginning of spring (setsubun)
  • February 11: National Foundation Day (kenkoku kinenbi)
  • February 14: Valentine's Day
  • March 3: Doll's Festival (hina matsuri)
  • March 14: White Day
  • March 21: Spring Eqinox Day (shunbun no hi)
  • April 29: Green Day (midori no hi)
  • May 3: Constitution Day (kenpo kinenbi)
  • May 4: "Between Day" (kokumin no kyujitsu)
  • May 5: Children's Day (kodomo no hi)
  • July/August 7: Star Festival (tanabata)
  • Third monday of July: Ocean Day (umi no hi)
  • July/August 13-15: Obon
  • Third monday of September: Respect for the Aged Day (keiro no hi)
  • September 23: Autumn Equinox Day (shubun no hi)
  • Second monday of October: Health and Sports Day (taiiku no hi)
  • November 3: Culture Day (bunka no hi)
  • November 15: Seven-Five-Three (shichigosan)
  • November 23: Labour Thanksgiving Day (kinro kansha no hi)
  • December 23: Emperor's Birthday (tenno no tanjobi)
  • December 24-25: Christmas

Japan is a very safe, clean and friendly place to enjoy a holiday. Contact Japan Package Tours today for any information on visiting Japan. Our team will be happy to prepare you a no-obligation, suggested itinerary to make your HOLIDAY IN JAPAN an unforgettable experience.