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 ranges from luxury hotels in Tokyo to upscale business hotels and family-friendly beach resorts.
Japanese yen (JPY)
Four-season climate varies, from subarctic Hokkaido in the north to subtropical Okinawa. Rainy season May–early July
Arriving from Narita Airport
One of Japan’s four international airports, Narita Airport is 37 miles from central Tokyo. Travel time one hour by express train (JP¥3,020)
Getting around Japan
Prepaid smartcards such as Pasmo can be used on public transport throughout Japan.
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