why travel solo to japan?
As individual and authentic as they come, Japan is the closest you’ll get to visiting another world. But, as you’ll discover, it’s so much more than the bright lights of Tokyo.
Travel to most places now and you’re likely to come across a sense of the Western World. A little taste of home. Not when you travel to Japan. From the frenetic, mesmerising cities of Osaka and Tokyo to the quiet magic of Kyoto – in just one trip you’ll feel like you’ve been propelled centuries into the future whilst also travelling centuries into the past.
Just imagine the taste of the freshest sushi, the excitement of late-night karaoke, the wonder of spotting a real Geisha shuffling along a misty lantern-lit alley, trying your hand at ninja techniques, meeting a real-life sumo…excited yet? Us too.
What's the weather like in Japan?
Japan’s weather is generally temperate with four distinct seasons. Average summer temperatures range from 21 – 32C (70 – 90F), while winter temperatures range between -1 – 7C (30 – 45F)
Average temp in high season
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Japan Standard Time (JST) is GMT+9
Top three activities
1. Hike in the Hakone Mountains
2. Meditate with monks in Kyoto
3. Have lunch with a sumo wrestler
Top five dishes to try
1. Sushi and sashimi
2. Kare Raisu: Japanese curry
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Top places to visit in Japan
Combining the past with the futuristic, Tokyo is a city of contrasts that will dazzle you. It’s a sprawling city with distinct neighbourhoods, some ultra-modern, while others feel historical. Whether you decide to explore the neon jungle known as Tokyo’s ‘Electric Town’ or seek out older Tokyo, you’ll never be bored here.
Head out to Arashiyama to venture into the famous bamboo forest, where vast swathes of bamboo tower above you. Meander through these 14th-century gardens scattered with temples and shrines, which have remained pristine despite wars, fires and various historical dramas.
Known as the city of ‘kuidaore’ (‘eat till you drop’), Osaka is a food-lover’s dream. Taste a variety of local delicacies, from octopus dumplings to the best kitsune udon in Japan by searching out hidden and lesser-known eateries, following it up with a drink in an izakaya (pub-restaurant).
We recommend exploring Hiroshima’s tragic past at Peace Memorial Park and Museum. The city is now a leafy, laid-back area with beautiful boulevards and a thriving cosmopolitan community. From Hiroshima, you can make your way to the scenic island of Miyajima, which is home to the iconic Great Torii.
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