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Skiing in South Korea and Japan

Skiing in South Korea and Japan

With happy clients already enjoying the pistes across the world, Ski Safari is excited to announce the arrival of South Korea to this winter’s programme.

Japan's favourite and far-out festivals

From old favourites to far-out events, there is a summer festival (natsu matsuri)for everyone in Japan.

Get the inside track from InsideJapan

InsideJapan Tours can arrange a plethora of cultural experiences across the country, which can be woven into any self-guided or fully tailored trip. Here are a few examples of Tokyo experiences, offered to provide a unique perspective on the city.

Snow monkeys, snow festivals and snowboarding in Japan

Come winter, Japan becomes a sparkling wonderland of unforgettable sights and experiences. Set against the snow, Kyoto’s Golden Pavilion Temple and kimono-clad geisha look even more exquisite, whilst traditional colourful festivals are dedicated to the white stuff. Snow boarders go crazy for the powder, cities are illuminated with extravagant LED displays and the inner grounds of the Imperial Palace are opened to the public for just two days per annum.

Fall for Kyoto this autumn

Fall for Kyoto this autumn

Containing 17 UNESCO World Heritage sites, over 1600 Buddhist temples, more than 400 Shinto shrines and postcard perfect landscapes, Kyoto, is undoubtedly one of Japan’s most popular tourist attractions.

Discover the slopes of Japan

Discover the slopes of Japan

As Japan is known more for its contrasting futuristic high-tech cities and ancient culture and traditions, the country's ski resorts remain a well-kept secret.

New rooms, suites and a spa for Okura Hotels in Japan

New rooms, suites and a spa for Okura Hotels in Japan

Okura Hotels & Resorts, the Japanese luxury hotel group have undertaken an extensive renovation programme at four of its 16 hotels across Japan to refurbish the rooms and suites, as well as reopen a spa.

Experience Japan's autumnal glory on a garden tour

Experience Japan's autumnal glory on a garden tour

Japan's stunning cherry blossom season in spring is well known but, come autumn, when the maple trees blaze into vivid displays of scarlet, saffron and gold, the gardens of Japan also put on a spectacular show of autumnal colours.

Be Hyper in Japan with InsideJapan Tours

InsideJapan Tours teams up with the UK’s biggest Japanese contemporary cultural event to produce the first official HyperJapan tours.

Japan Journeys launch new 12-night family holiday

Japan Journeys, a leading specialist operator of tailor-made holidays and escorted tours to Japan, has launched a new 12-night dedicated Family Holiday package combining the best of Japan’s cultural and modern experiences for discerning families, starting from £5,895 (total for two adults and two children aged 11 or under).

Japan’s natural galleries

Feast your eyes on Japan’s little-known visual arts scene and the natural aesthetic delights of her islands and mountains: the unique Setouchi Triennale Arts Festival and two new itineraries from specialist InsideJapan Tours - the self-guided Japan Arts Trail and the escorted Historic Mountains Trail – provide the perfect introduction.

Winter fun in the Land of the Rising Sun

Winter fun in the Land of the Rising Sun

With each winter, Japan becomes better known for its supreme snow conditions, which can last from November to as late as April across northern Honshu and Hokkaido.

Japan - The ultimate winter destination

With each winter, Japan becomes a little better known for its supreme snow conditions, which can last from November to as late as April across northern Honshu and Hokkaido.

Family fun in the Land of the Rising Sun

Bright lights in big cities; courteous people and clean streets; bullet trains and cable cars; animation and wild animals; futons on tatami flooring and Japanese kimono; make-your-own pancakes and all-you-can-eat ice cream parlours; fireworks and festivals; Geisha and gizmos; awesome architecture and mammoth department stores; mountains, jungle and tropical beaches, and a whole load more.

Explore Japan's autumnal blaze of glory

Explore Japan's autumnal blaze of glory

We all know about Japan's stunning cherry blossom season in spring but, come autumn, when the maple trees blaze into vivid displays of scarlet, saffron and gold, the gardens of Japan also put on a spectacular show of autumnal colours.