Japan is something else. A country of geisha, emperors and elegant art – it’s like nowhere you’ve been before. The cuisine is considered one of the best in the world and the culture is unique. High-tech inventions pour out of its cities, from vending machines that dispense the oddest items to amazing humanoid robotics. Get close to the cutting edge and the culturally sublime: book flights to Japan.
British Airways flies direct to Tokyo. Our partnerships with Finnair, Iberia and Japan Airlines allow you to fly to several Japanese cities with just one stop. Japan is made up of four mountainous main islands and thousands of smaller ones with climates ranging from the ski-able to the sub-tropical. The famous Shinkansen (bullet train) sweeps you to Kyoto and Osaka, and the islands are well-connected. Snow-capped Mount Fiji is a sight to behold, and on the farthest southern outpost of Okinawa you’ll find lovely beaches. First-time visitors spend time on Honshu, in the cities of Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka or Hiroshima. Each city is a motherboard of high rises: surging with people, great shopping and food – but even in the cities you can find beautiful zen gardens, shrines and water gardens – and Kyoto, the former imperial capital, is replete with historic sights. Book your Japan holiday now.
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For a chic city break in Japan’s capital, rest your head at the b akasaka, a four-star hotel with a great location. Whilst many travellers content themselves with a short city break, there’s plenty more to explore across the country’s islands if you want a longer trip. If you stay on the main island of Honshu, have a holiday relaxing in Hakone, in the foothills of Mount Fuji. If you want to explore more of the country, then book a multi city adventure, taking in the historic, gastronomic and modern delights of Kyoto, Hiroshima and Osaka. Check in to the Ritz-Carlton Osaka for a special stay. With its grand restaurants and elegant interiors, you can have a serene sojourn right in the heart of the city. For skiing, a history of ninjas – and sightings of the areas famous snow monkeys – head to the city of Nagano. Leave Honshu and visit Kyushu Island and you can sample tasty Hakata noodle soup on the coast in the city of Fukuoka. Feast on the delights of the Far East on your holidays in Japan.
3 star holidays
If you’re touring and exploring – and just need a convenient base, then our carefully-selected budget hotels are your friends. Choose a simple, centrally-located room for your city break and save money for the sights. Book a three-star holiday to Japan.
4 star holidays
Our premium hotels in Japan have great skyline views, a selection of tempting restaurants and good facilities. Look out for delicious spa treatments and treats from the Teppanyaki table when you book one of these four-star Japan hotels.
5 star holidays
Discover luxury, Japan-style: where your bathroom is more high-tech than your telephone, your sushi lunch is a work of art and the service is impeccable. Experience omotenashi – the art of Japanese hospitality – when you book a 5-star holiday in Japan.
The sprawling metropolis of Tokyo has no limit of things to do. To see the nation at its liveliest, visit nearby Yokohama, where its Chinatown is bustling. Kyoto, with its delicate temples and geisha district of Gion, is the place to see old Japan. Hiroshima abounds with World War II history. And for some of the best food and a down-to-earth vibe, head to port city Osaka.
Things to do in Japan
Experience the bubbling natural hot springs, like those in the dramatic coastal Izu Peninsula. From Hiroshima, take a ferry to the sacred island of Miyajima - you can see the enormous red Otorii gate towering out of the water as you approach. Get away from it all in the rolling hills, green meadows and lakes of northern Tohoku's Towada-Hachimantai National Park.
Our partnership between Europe and Japan
We've teamed up with Finnair, Iberia and Japan Airlines to give you more choice and better deals on flights between Europe and Japan.
Four daily flights from London to Tokyo
Customers can select from 18 flights to Japan a week. The direct British Airways flight departs from London Heathrow Terminal 5 to both Tokyo Narita and Haneda airports. You can also fly direct to Tokyo from London Heathrow Terminal 3 to Tokyo Haneda on Japan Airlines.
All customers travelling on the early morning Japan Airlines flight (JL041) from Tokyo Haneda will be able to enjoy lounge access and complimentary access to a natural hot spring on departure.