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Going to to Japan? All travel info is here

Here you will find all the information you need to organize your trip to Japan. We have selected the best of in Japan to guide you on your journey, selected hotels whose price is consistent with the services, and gathered useful information about transportation. This article is illustrated with many maps and photos.

Where to stay in Japan

in Japan we also see a significant proportion of hotels with 4 stars.

The 5-star hotels in Japan

In Japan hotels are renowned for their good infrastructure and the comfort of their rooms. Follow our advice to book the best!

In Japan and in the immediate vicinity there are more than a hundred 5-star hotels. Not always easy to book at the best ones. Fortunately we are here to guide you in your choice.

4-star hotels in Japan

If you are reading this section you are looking for a hotel with a good infrastructure and a reasonable price. No question of compromising quality for your stay in Japan. Before we present you our recommendations, we can already reassure you: the hotels 4 stars in Japan are really of first quality. Here are some ways to help you book the best.

You make good choice if you book at Toyama Daiichi Hotel (one of the best option in Toyama), at Narita Tobu Hotel Airport (a good establishment ) or at The Park Front Hotel at Universal Studios Japan TM.

3-star hotels in Japan

Good options are: Hotel Route Inn Toyama Inter (one of the best choices in Toyama), at APA Hotel Asakusa Tawaramachi Ekimae (a pleasant establishment) or APA Hotel & Resort Tokyo Bay Makuhari.

Questions and Answers

What is the best hotel in Japan? The best place to stay in Japan is at River Retreat Garaku in Toyama.

What is the best 5 stars hotel in Japan? The best 5 stars hotel in Japan is the Nakano-an in Kyoto.

What is the best 4 stars hotel in Japan? The best 4 stars hotel in Japan is the Toyama Daiichi Hotel in Toyama.

What is the best 3 stars hotel in Japan? The best 3 stars hotel in Japan is the Hotel Route Inn Toyama Inter in Toyama.

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How to get to Japan

Going to Japan by plane

Tokyo International Airport : the airport has 4949 flights per week. It is served by 38 airlines that offer 96 destinations.

Well-served international destinations include:

  • Honolulu County : flights operated by Hawaiian Airlines, Japan Airlines, Delta Air Lines and All Nippon Airways
  • Los Angeles : flights operated by All Nippon Airways, American Airlines, Japan Airlines and Delta Air Lines
  • London : flights operated by Japan Airlines, Aeroflot, British Airways and All Nippon Airways
  • Paris : flights operated by Air France, Japan Airlines, Aeroflot and All Nippon Airways
  • Moscow : flights operated by Aeroflot and Japan Airlines
  • New York Metropolitan Area : flights operated by Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways
  • Sydney : flights operated by All Nippon Airways, Qantas and Japan Airlines
  • Chicago Metropolitan Area : flights operated by Japan Airlines, United Airlines and All Nippon Airways
  • Frankfurt : flights operated by All Nippon Airways and Lufthansa
  • Munich : flights operated by Lufthansa and All Nippon Airways
  • Other cities with medium and long haul direct flights to Tokyo International Airport : Portland Metropolitan Area

Regional destinations with the most frequencies of flights from Tokyo International Airport :

  • Seoul : flights operated by Japan Airlines, Asiana Airlines, Korean Air and All Nippon Airways
  • Shanghai : flights operated by China Eastern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Wimbi Dira Airways, Japan Airlines and Juneyao Airlines
  • Singapore : flights operated by Singapore Airlines, All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines
  • Hong Kong : flights operated by All Nippon Airways, Hk Express, Cathay Pacific and Japan Airlines
  • Beijing : flights operated by Air China, All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines
  • Taipei : flights operated by China Airlines, Eva Air, All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines
  • Guangzhou : flights operated by China Southern Airlines, Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways
  • Bangkok : flights operated by All Nippon Airways, Thai Airways International and Japan Airlines
  • Manila : flights operated by Philippine Airlines, Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways
  • Other regional destinations accessible by direct flight from Tokyo International Airport : Jakarta.

Domestic flights from Tokyo International Airport :

There are 48 airports accessible by direct flights, operated by All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines, Air Holland and Skymark Airlines.

  • Sapporo : flights operated by All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines, Air Holland and Skymark Airlines
  • Fukuoka : flights operated by All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines and Skymark Airlines
  • Ōsaka : flights operated by All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines
  • Naha : flights operated by Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airways and Skymark Airlines
  • Kagoshima : flights operated by All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines and Skymark Airlines
  • Keihanshin : flights operated by All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines
  • Kumamoto : flights operated by All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines
  • Miyazaki : flights operated by All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines
  • Nagasaki : flights operated by All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines and Skymark Airlines
  • Hiroshima : flights operated by All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines
  • Other domestic destinations accessible by direct flight from Tokyo International Airport : Kitakyushu.

Low cost airlines to Tokyo International Airport :

  • Sapporo : flights operated by All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines, Air Holland and Skymark Airlines
  • Fukuoka : flights operated by All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines and Skymark Airlines
  • Kōbe : flights operated by Skymark Airlines and All Nippon Airways
  • Naha : flights operated by Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airways and Skymark Airlines
  • Kagoshima : flights operated by All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines and Skymark Airlines
  • Obihiro : flights operated by Air Holland, Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways
  • Asahikawa : flights operated by Air Holland, Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways
  • Nagasaki : flights operated by All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines and Skymark Airlines
  • Kushiro : flights operated by All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines and Air Holland
  • Hakodate : flights operated by All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines and Air Holland
  • Other cities with direct low cost flights to Tokyo International Airport: Hong Kong.

Narita International Airport : the airport has 2429 flights per week. It is served by 76 airlines that offer 117 destinations.

Well-served international destinations include:

  • Honolulu County : flights operated by All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines, Korean Air, Hawaiian Airlines and United Airlines
  • Vladivostok : flights operated by Aeroflot, Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways
  • Guam : flights operated by United Airlines, Jeju Air and Japan Airlines
  • Copenhagen : flights operated by Scandinavian Airlines
  • Los Angeles : flights operated by All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines, United Airlines and Singapore Airlines
  • Metro Vancouver : flights operated by Air Canada and Japan Airlines
  • Amsterdam : flights operated by Klm
  • Cairo : flights operated by
  • San Francisco : flights operated by All Nippon Airways, United Airlines and Japan Airlines
  • Melbourne : flights operated by Qantas and Japan Airlines
  • Other cities with medium and long haul direct flights to Narita International Airport : Mansfield

Regional destinations with the most frequencies of flights from Narita International Airport :

  • Hong Kong : flights operated by Cathay Pacific, Hk Express, All Nippon Airways, Hong Kong Airlines and Japan Airlines
  • Incheon : flights operated by Korean Air, Jeju Air, Asiana Airlines, Sierra National Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines and Eastar Jet
  • Taoyuan City : flights operated by China Airlines, Tiger Airways, Japan Airlines, Air Inter, Eva Air, Cathay Pacific and All Nippon Airways
  • Shanghai : flights operated by China Eastern Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines, Air China and Juneyao Airlines
  • Singapore : flights operated by Tiger Airways, All Nippon Airways, Singapore Airlines and Japan Airlines
  • Beijing : flights operated by China Eastern Airlines, Pakistan International Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines and Air China
  • Manila : flights operated by Philippine Airlines, Japan Airlines, Cebu Pacific and All Nippon Airways
  • Bangkok : flights operated by Mesaba Airlines, China Xinhua Airlines, Air Sylhet and Tiger Airways
  • Bangkok : flights operated by Thai Airways International, All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines
  • Kuala Lumpur : flights operated by Malaysia Airlines, Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways
  • Other regional destinations accessible by direct flight from Narita International Airport : Chengdu.

Domestic flights from Narita International Airport :

There are 11 airports accessible by direct flights, operated by All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines.

  • Nagoya : flights operated by All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines
  • Fukuoka : flights operated by Jetstar Japan, All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines
  • Sapporo : flights operated by Jetstar Japan, All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines
  • Sendai : flights operated by All Nippon Airways and Ibex Airlines
  • Ōsaka : flights operated by All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines
  • Naha : flights operated by Jetstar Japan and All Nippon Airways
  • Keihanshin : flights operated by Jetstar Japan
  • Hiroshima : flights operated by All Nippon Airways and Ibex Airlines
  • Komatsu : flights operated by All Nippon Airways and Ibex Airlines
  • Other domestic destinations accessible by direct flight from Narita International Airport : Niigata.

Low cost airlines to Narita International Airport :

  • Incheon : flights operated by Korean Air, Jeju Air, Asiana Airlines, Sierra National Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines and Eastar Jet
  • Bangkok : flights operated by Mesaba Airlines, China Xinhua Airlines, Air Sylhet and Tiger Airways
  • Hong Kong : flights operated by Cathay Pacific, Hk Express, All Nippon Airways, Hong Kong Airlines and Japan Airlines
  • Taoyuan City : flights operated by China Airlines, Tiger Airways, Japan Airlines, Air Inter, Eva Air, Cathay Pacific and All Nippon Airways
  • Singapore : flights operated by Tiger Airways, All Nippon Airways, Singapore Airlines and Japan Airlines
  • Fukuoka : flights operated by Jetstar Japan, All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines
  • Sapporo : flights operated by Jetstar Japan, All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines
  • Naha : flights operated by Jetstar Japan and All Nippon Airways
  • Keihanshin : flights operated by Jetstar Japan
  • Other cities with direct low cost flights to Narita International Airport : Guam.

Charter and seasonal flights exists from :

  •  : flights operated by Sat Airlines

Kansai International Airport : the airport has 2184 flights per week. It is served by 57 airlines that offer 79 destinations.

Well-served international destinations include:

  • Honolulu County : flights operated by Hawaiian Airlines, Airasia X, Delta Air Lines and Japan Airlines
  • London : flights operated by British Airways
  • Guam : flights operated by United Airlines and Jeju Air
  • Sydney : flights operated by Qantas
  • New York Metropolitan Area : flights operated by Delta Air Lines
  • Seattle : flights operated by Delta Air Lines
  • Helsinki : flights operated by Finnair
  • San Francisco : flights operated by United Airlines
  • Cairns : flights operated by Jetstar Airways
  • Zurich : flights operated by Swiss International Air Lines
  • Other cities with medium and long haul direct flights to Kansai International Airport : Istanbul

Regional destinations with the most frequencies of flights from Kansai International Airport :

  • Hong Kong : flights operated by Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong Airlines, Hk Express and All Nippon Airways
  • Taoyuan City : flights operated by China Airlines, Eva Air, Jetstar Asia Airways, Airasia X, Air Inter, Cathay Pacific and Japan Airlines
  • Shanghai : flights operated by China Eastern Airlines, Juneyao Airlines, Air China, All Nippon Airways, Wimbi Dira Airways, Japan Airlines, Shanghai Airlines and China Southern Airlines
  • Incheon : flights operated by Asiana Airlines, Jeju Air, Korean Air, Eastar Jet and Sierra National Airlines
  • Singapore : flights operated by Jetstar Asia Airways, Singapore Airlines and Tiger Airways
  • Manila : flights operated by Philippine Airlines, Jetstar Asia Airways and Cebu Pacific
  • Beijing : flights operated by Air China, China Eastern Airlines, All Nippon Airways and Shenzhen Airlines
  • Dalian : flights operated by China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Wimbi Dira Airways and Air China
  • Seoul : flights operated by Jeju Air, Korean Air and Asiana Airlines
  • Other regional destinations accessible by direct flight from Kansai International Airport : Shenzhen.

Domestic flights from Kansai International Airport :

There are 9 airports accessible by direct flights, operated by All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines.

  • Tokyo : flights operated by All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines
  • Naha : flights operated by All Nippon Airways, Japan Transocean Air and Jetstar Japan
  • Sapporo : flights operated by All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines
  • Fukuoka : flights operated by All Nippon Airways
  • Tokyo : flights operated by Jetstar Japan
  • Miyakojima : flights operated by All Nippon Airways

Low cost airlines to Kansai International Airport :

  • Singapore : flights operated by Jetstar Asia Airways, Singapore Airlines and Tiger Airways
  • Incheon : flights operated by Asiana Airlines, Jeju Air, Korean Air, Eastar Jet and Sierra National Airlines
  • Hong Kong : flights operated by Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong Airlines, Hk Express and All Nippon Airways
  • Taoyuan City : flights operated by China Airlines, Eva Air, Jetstar Asia Airways, Airasia X, Air Inter, Cathay Pacific and Japan Airlines
  • Bangkok : flights operated by Mesaba Airlines, China Xinhua Airlines and Air Sylhet
  • Kaohsiung : flights operated by Tiger Airways, China Airlines, Air Inter and Eva Air
  • Tokyo : flights operated by Jetstar Japan
  • Yangzhou : flights operated by Wimbi Dira Airways
  • Other cities with direct low cost flights to Kansai International Airport : Seoul.

What to do in Japan

Depending on the time you have to visit Japan, consider the visit of Hilton Osaka, Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum, National Museum Of Art, Osaka, Hiroshima Peace Memorial, Hilton Niseko Village, The National Museum Of Modern Art, Kyoto and Tokyo Photographic Art Museum.

Museums in Japan

If you want to visit one or more museums in Japan, we recommend you in priority Nara National Museum, Kyoto National Museum and 21St Century Museum Of Contemporary Art.

Other museums such as National Museum Of Art, Osaka, Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum, The National Museum Of Modern Art, Kyoto, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Tokugawa Art Museum, Kyushu National Museum and Hiroshima City Museum Of Contemporary Art might be of interest to you. If you want to visit other museums, less known but no less interesting, here are some suggestions: Museum Of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka, Miho Museum, Nagoya City Art Museum, Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum, National Museum Of Ethnology, Fukuoka Art Museum, Kobe City Museum, Hiroshima Museum Of Art, Hyogo Prefectural Museum Of Art and Fukuoka City Museum.

Theme parks in Japan

In Japan visit in priority Shiroi Koibito Park, Tokyo Disneyland and Sippo Art Village.

In Japan there are other interesting theme parks: Tokyo Disneysea, Adventure World, Nagasaki Holland Village, Mother Farm, Tokyo Doitsu Mura, Tokachi Hills and Naspa Cosmos Garden. To be perfectly complete, let's also mention Ehime Children'S Castle.

Palaces and castles in Japan

During your stay in Japan, do not forget to visit some castles and palaces: Nara National Museum, Kyoto National Museum and 21St Century Museum Of Contemporary Art.

Other castles and palaces are worth visiting, such as Okayama Castle, Komoro Castle, Fushimi Castle, Iwamura Castle, Aya Castle, Fukui Castle and Ki Castle. But Japan has much more to offer: Tahara Castle and Sawayama Castle.

Archeological sites in Japan

In Japan on rainy days, go to the archeological. We especially recommend Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine, Muryōkō-In Ato and Gushikawa Island.

Other archeological sites such as Ishibutai Kofun, Mukibanda Yayoi Remains, Umoreginoya, Komakino Site, Moyoro Shell Midden, Iwajuku and Jizouden Site might be of interest to you.

Places of workship in Japan

In Japan on rainy days, go to the workship. We especially recommend Ōura Church, Urakami Cathedral and Holy Annunciation Cathedral.

Other places of workship are worth visiting, such as Tōji-In, Christ The King Cathedral, Niigata, Kobe Mosque, Shizuoka Sengen Shrine, Hōkō-Ji, Fukuoka Mosque and Church Of The Light. If you want to visit other places of workship, less known but no less interesting, here are some suggestions: Chōzen-Ji (Nagoya), Hōsen-In, Tokyo Baptist Church, Motomachi Catholic Church, Uccj Kobe Church, Kawaguchi Christ Church Cathedral, Konpon Chudō, Nagoya Mosque, Fukuoka Japan Temple and Takatori Catholic Church.

Natural parks in Japan

For natural parks in Japan, visit in this order Yanbaru National Park, Shiretoko National Park and Kerama Shotō National Park.

Shikotsu-Tōya National Park, Sanriku Fukkō National Park and Amami Guntō National Park are other natural parks in Japan; they may eventually interest you.

Shoppings centers and malls in Japan

Some shopping centers may interest you during your stay in Japan: Gotemba Premium Outlets, Aeon Mall Suzuka and Aeo Mall Ōdaka.

But in Japan is not limited to these three shopping centers: Aeon Mall Around Asahikawa Station, Chitose Outlet Mall Rera, Gifu City Tower 43, Aeon Mall Shibata, Aeon Mall Tomakomai, Apita Kakamigahara and Aeon Town Ebetsu are also worthy of interest. Finally, to be complete about shopping centers in Japan, let's mention Shinsapporo Arc City Sunpiazza, Orchid Park, Altimall Higashikagura, Aeon Town Kuwana-Shinnishikata, Aeon Mall Tsu-Minami, Apita Nagoya-Kita Store, Wing Bay Otaru, Aeon Mall Asahikawanishi, Aeon Town Mino and Aeon Mall Kuwana.

Maps of Japan

Localisation of Japan on a world map ©OpenStreetMap contributors

Regional map of Japan ©OpenStreetMap contributors

Detailed location map of Japan ©OpenStreetMap contributors

Photos of Japan

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