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Japan Tours and Tour Holidays

Japan’s unique blend of ultra-modern, neon-lit urban energy and traditional ancient culture captivates Western travellers. Tours to Japan present a seemingly timeless land of exquisitely dressed geishas, peaceful Buddhist temples and intricate tea ceremonies. But you’ll also see its futuristic face, as the birthplace of Nintendo, PlayStation and one of the world’s fastest railway lines, the Shinkansen (bullet train). 

March and April are the perfect months to visit Japan, as the start of spring is signalled by the blooming of the cherry blossom, or sakura, but there is so much to see throughout the year, from the buzzing capital Tokyo to snow-capped Mount Fuji, the highest peak in the country at 3,776 metres high, and a true icon of Japan, centuries-old castles, recalling the days of the Samurai, Kyoto with its picturesque temples, shrines and gardens and the poignant memorial to peace in the city of Hiroshima.


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See Japan with Titan

You can discover Japan in so many exciting ways with Titan. Whether you’re taking a high-speed trip on a bullet train, or exploring the streets of Tokyo and wandering among towering skyscrapers, you’re in for a tantalising time. From escorted group tours to coastal cruise trips, you’ll see the many wondrous locations the Land of the Rising Sun has to offer.

Tokyo

Of all the incredible destinations in Japan, iconic Tokyo is not to be missed. It’s got history in abundance, with the Tokyo National Museum packed full of Japanese art and cultural artefacts. For something more modern, take to the neo-futuristic Skytree for stunning views of the city skyline from the country’s second tallest structure.

Kyoto

Once the capital of Japan, Kyoto has a cultural pedigree to rival Tokyo. Spend half a day touring Nijo Castle, the former home of the Tokugawa shoguns. Or, you could get spiritual and explore some of the many Buddhist temples in the city. Make sure to see the vibrant shrines and tranquil gardens, too. And if you’re a fashion lover, your holiday in Japan won’t be complete without seeing traditional kimono and textile production at Nishijin Textile Centre.

Hiroshima

One of the great things about travel is its ability to deliver poignant historical lessons, and Hiroshima has such a tale to tell. Visit the Peace Memorial Park and the symbolic Flame of Peace to see touching tributes to the ongoing hope for worldwide unity. The Atomic Bomb Museum offers details of the human cost, and cements a strong anti-nuclear message. 
Moving beyond the past, a trip to Hiroshima Bay’s Miyajima Island is one of Japan’s most scenic spots, complete with the UNESCO-listed Itsukushima Shinto Shrine. Look out for the iconic, and eminently photogenic, orange gate that appears to float at high tide.

Mt Fuji

Revered in Japan’s earliest literature from well over 1,000 years ago, Mt Fuji has to be seen in person for its full impact. From afar, it possesses a serene beauty that dominates the landscape. But introduce yourself up close on a tour and you’ll find an otherworldly terrain that presents not only a challenging climb, but a rewarding view or two.

Hakodate

A port city on the northern island of Hokkaido, Hakodate was one of the first to open to international trade after the Kanagawa Treaty of 1854. Its charm is vividly apparent in the western-influenced architecture and churches of the Motomachi district. Visit the star-shaped Fort Goryokaku, too, if you like unusual designs. The 1855 fortification was purposely designed to give greater cannon coverage than an older Japanese fortress could.