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Welcome to Japan

Japan is a land of timeless beauty and ancient traditions that beckons to any would-be traveller seeking an exotic adventure. With its mystical temples, surreal landscapes, and ancient customs, there is no doubt that Japan is a top travel destination that offers visitors an unparalleled experience.  

Travel to Japan

Japan has a huge variety of tourist attractions that are sure to mesmerise and captivate your senses. The country's cities are a blend of technological advancements and a strong cultural heritage, providing a unique blend of the old and the new. 

Pentravel’s holiday packages to Japan offer a diverse range of attractions, from ancient castles to Buddhist temples, to the iconic Mount Fuji. Whether you are a history buff, a foodie, or a nature lover, Japan is a travel adventure waiting to happen. 

Japan offers a wide range of activities for visitors to enjoy. Here are some of the most popular: 

  • Visit Tokyo: Explore the vibrant capital city of Japan, known for its futuristic skyscrapers, bustling street markets, and world-class shopping and dining. 
  • Discover Kyoto: Experience the traditional side of Japan in Kyoto, home to ancient temples, beautiful gardens, and traditional tea houses. 
  • Ski in Hokkaido: Hit the slopes in Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost island, known for its world-class ski resorts and stunning winter landscapes. 
  • Explore Hiroshima: Learn about Japan’s history and resilience at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum. 
  • Relax in Okinawa: Unwind on the beautiful beaches of Okinawa, a tropical paradise with crystal-clear waters and vibrant coral reefs. 

Here are some travel tips to help you plan your trip to Japan: 

  • Visa Requirements: South African citizens need a visa to travel to Japan. You can apply for a tourist visa at the nearest Japanese embassy or consulate. 
  • Best Time to Visit: The best time to visit Japan depends on your preferences and the regions you plan to explore. Spring (March to May) is famous for cherry blossoms, while autumn (September to November) offers stunning fall foliage. 
  • Currency: The official currency of Japan is the Japanese Yen (JPY). It’s advisable to carry some cash, as credit cards may not be accepted everywhere. 
  • Local Customs: Respect local customs and traditions. Bowing is a common form of greeting, and it’s polite to remove your shoes when entering someone’s home or certain establishments. 
  • Transportation: Japan has an extensive and efficient public transportation system, including trains, subways, and buses. Consider getting a Japan Rail Pass for unlimited travel on JR trains. 
  • Ideal Holiday Duration: How many days is enough time to really see Japan? At least 7 to 10 days in Japan would allow you to explore some of the country’s most popular destinations and experience its rich culture. 

Here are some interesting facts about Japan: 

  • Japan is an archipelago consisting of over 6,800 islands. 
  • Mount Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan and is considered a sacred symbol. 
  • Japanese cuisine is renowned worldwide for its sushi, ramen, tempura, and other delicious dishes. 

From the bustling streets of Tokyo to the serene temples of Kyoto, Japan offers a diverse range of experiences for every traveller. Get ready to immerse yourself in the rich history, vibrant culture, and breathtaking landscapes of this enchanting country when choosing a holiday package to Japan with Pentravel. 

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