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Introduction to Japan
Consisting of four main islands amid thousands of smaller ones, Japan combines progressive contemporary culture with respectful traditions. The landscape shifts from high-octane cities to shrine-dotted mountains.IHG’s collection in Japan range from luxury hotels in Tokyo to upscale business hotels and family-friendly beach resorts.

Currency
Japanese yen (JPY)

Official language
Japanese

Climate
Four-season climate varies by region, from subarctic Hokkaido in the north to the subtropical islands of Okinawa. Rainy season mid May–early July

Arriving from Narita Airport
One of Japan’s four international airports, Narita Airport is 60km from central Tokyo. Journey time one hour by express train (JP¥3,020)

Getting around Japan
Prepaid smartcards such as Tokyo’s Pasmo can be used on public transport throughout Japan.

  • Extensive rail network including high-speed Shinkansen bullet trains
  • Underground metros in all major cities
  • Local and long-distance buses
  • Metered taxis

Top Japan sightseeing

  • Shinto shrines such as Kobe’s ancient Ikuta Shrine
  • Osaka Castle
  • Tokyo National Museum’s Asian art
  • Kyoto’s historic temples
  • Yokohama’s Cosmoworld amusement park and Cup Noodle Museum

Top experiences

  • Riding a Shinkansen train past snow-capped Mount Fuji
  • Tokyo shopping in the trendy Harajuku or upscale Ginza districts
  • Dining at top Tokyo sushi restaurants or Ramen Street
  • Natural onsen resorts
  • Kimono fitting

 

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