Nottingham IN Magazine: Japan Article

Travel is all about eye and mind opening experiences, and now the Great British Summer has arrived, we at Just Journey have been reflecting on the spring just passed and dreaming of far flung and unusual places.  The land of the rising sun, Japan would be a culture shock for some, but the spring cherry blossom season is a feast for the eyes, and worth escaping your comfort zone for your holidays next year.

Our travel experts will tailor-make you the ideal holiday, which can include as many experiences as you like.  We would recommend you start you off in the world’s largest megacity Tokyo for an assault on the senses. After this you can escape by heading to Hakone in the Japanese countryside.  Where we slow down the pace by staying in a traditional Ryokan (Japanese Guest House) with its mat floors and thin walls, and by soaking in a Onsen (hot spring) and gazing at the views of Mount Fuji, what better way is there to relax?

Following this we can head in any direction that takes your fancy, perhaps you will be interested in the country’s vast history and visit the infamous Hiroshima and remnants of the atomic bombs, or delve even further back and visit the Castles made famous by the Shoguns and Samurais.  Or take a different tact and take the bullet train to a Sumo Wrestling tournament, sample the excellent cuisine, or go crazy on some Karaoke in Kyoto.  Japan has it all.

Japan has a reputation of being an expensive destination, however this is no longer the case.  The Daily Telegraph named Japan in the top 5 of cheapest long-haul holiday destinations and Just Journey can offer some fantastic tours and deals.  So, what are you waiting for, get in touch today for a holiday with a difference!


Fancy a holiday to the land of the Rising Sun?  Give us a call on 01157 500 500 or call into our offices to see one of our Japan experts.