Holiday Packages in Japan
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Flying to Japan
You can fly to Japan from Auckland (AKL) or Christchurch (CHC). Both airports have regular flights departing to Toyko's international airports. The fastest route to Tokyo is with a direct flight 14 hour flight from Auckland (AKL). However, if you select a connecting flight, your stopover can lengthen your journey to 38 hours. The majority of flights from New Zealand to Japan arrive at Narita International Airport (NRT) in Tokyo. It's one of the busiest airports in the world and is a hub for regional airline Japan Airways. It's located 60 kilometres from Toyko's city, and there's a variety of affordable public transportation options to get you to your hotel.
Where to Stay in Japan
Japan packages give you access to some of the country's top hotels for every kind of budget. Whether you're looking to splurge or you're travelling to Japan on a shoe-string, all hotels are vetted to ensure that your expectations are met when you arrive.
Hotel Mushashiya is a traditional Japanese inn and is situated in Hakone. While staying here is more expensive than a standard hotel room, it's worth trying at least once for an authentic Japanese experience. The rooms at Mushashiya overlook Lake Ashi, and you're only a short walk away to a viewpoint of Mount Fuji. Each room is fitted with woven-straw flooring, traditional futon bedding and basic amenities like a TV, fridge and electric kettle.
Real Life Kudanshita
Real Life Kudanshita is an apartment located in Toyko. With larger rooms and a full-service kitchen, you'll get better value for your money by staying here than at a hotel in the city. The two-bedroom apartment comes with one bathroom, a hot tub and free toiletries. The Imperial Palace is only 1.4km from the property, and you're within walking distance from other attractions like the Science Museum, Tokyo Shrine and the National Museum of Modern Art.
Hotel Tsubaki Kinshicho
Hotel Tsubaki Kinshicho is an adult's only hotel in Toyko. Each room is beautifully decorated and is fitted with a queen size bed, air-conditioning, a bath or shower and a lounge area. It's an excellent choice for couples that want to be close to public transportation and in walking distance from some of the city's top attractions.
Things to do in Japan
Japan is one of the top destinations in the world. Its unique blend of ancient history, fashion and anime attract all kinds of visitors to this tiny Asian nation. As one of the most advanced civilisations in the world, getting around Japan is relatively easy, and there's an endless list of things to see and do.
Hike up Mount Fuji
Mount Fuji is one of Japan's top attractions. It's the country's highest peak and towers above the largely flat landscape at 3,776 meters. The mountain is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and more than one million people summit Mount Fuji each year.
Wander around Imperial Tokyo
Make your way to Toyko and explore the city's Imperial Palace. It's a 17th-century masterpiece that's complete with scenic moats and beautiful parks. While most of it is still closed off to the public, there's more than enough to see including the famous Nijubashi Bridge.
Explore historic Kyoto
Kyoto is one of Japan's most visited cities. It was one of the few places in the country that didn't feel the effects of WWII. Today, it attracts millions of visitors and is known for its an important cultural centre and beautiful bamboo forest.
The Best Time to Visit Japan
The best time to visit Japan is during spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). You'll be in time for the country's iconic cherry blossoms and the beautiful autumnal leaves. The weather during these months is mild, with clear skies and hardly any rainfall. Another popular time to visit is in summer. From June to August, the weather is at it's best for summiting Mount Fuji. Be sure to book your flights to Japan well in advance to lock in lower airfares. For winter sports enthusiasts, the winter months of December to February are the best time to visit the country's top ski resorts.