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Holidays in Japan

Japan has modern and bustling cities and the ancient capitals of Kyoto and Nara.

Shadowed by the awe-inspiring Mount Fuji are, famously beautiful Japanese gardens, national parks, temples and castles. A notoriously modern icon of Japan is the Shinkansen (Bullet Train). 

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Language

Japanese

Tipping

Tipping is customary for obtaining good service. For service in restaurants etc. 10% is usual .

Currency

Yen (¥)

Culture

"Specialities include teriyaki (marinated meat seared on a hot plate), tempura (deep fried seafood and vegetables) and sushi. 

Seafood is very popular. It is also worth trying the local wines and beers including Sake - hot rice wine with a distinctive flavour."

Timezone

GMT + 9 hours

Electricity

100V, 50Hz in the east and 60Hz in the west. 2 flat prongs in a parallel position.

Passports and visas

No visa is needed for British citizens to enter Japan. A standard 10 year British passport is required for all holidays, which must be valid for at least 6 months beyond your planned date of return travel.

Flight time

From London to Japan is approx 12 hours and 20 mins



Climate