Flights to Japan
Japan is an island nation situated in the Pacific Ocean in East Asia and is made up of over 3000 islands in total.
Most international flights to Japan will land at the country’s capital city, Tokyo. There are several airports here though the most commonly used for intercontinental flights is called Narita Airport (airport code NRT), which is near Tokyo.
Flights from South Africa are available with a good number of airlines, all requiring either one or two connecting flights. Airlines to choose from with one stop include Virgin Atlantic via London, Lufthansa via Frankfurt, British Airways via London, Air France via Paris and Cathay Pacific via Hong Kong. Other airlines offering flights from Johannesburg include South African Airways and Emirates.
If you prefer, you can also fly from Cape Town to Japan with several airlines also offering either one or two stops. These include British Airways, Lufthansa, Emirates, South African Airways and Cathay Pacific.
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The Tourist Attractions of Japan:
As Japan consists of over 3000 islands it would be impossible to visit each and every one of them! Most visitors to Japan head to several of the most popular destinations and it’s those that we’re giving the details of below…
Tokyo is the capital and largest city of Japan. It’s one of the most important financial centres of the world and is full of wealth and many millions of people, yet retains a classy futuristic ambiance which most visitors love! Alongside this though, you can also experience the old Tokyo and Japan which features many temples and museums which are a far cry from the busy, modern streets. All this means that Tokyo will have something to appeal to all visitors!
An important port city, Hiroshima is famous to the whole world as being the site of the first atomic bomb and though it is now a modern city rebuilt, those who are interested in its shocking history don’t have to go far to find it. Unsurprisingly, there are many memorials as well as museums and the Peace Memorial Park which are all worth the visit.
Another city, but this time one which escaped the bombings of World War 2 and hence retains much of its original history. Kyoto was the ancient capital of Japan and is said to be its most beautiful city, though on first look you may wander why! The modern city is a bit of a concrete monstrosity, yet on the outskirts you’ll find many beautiful parks and ancient Buddhist temples.
The city of Nara is often overlooked in favour of nearby Kyoto, but if you’re looking for a city with many historical sites and scenic beauty Nara is it! A visit to Nara Park will enable you to see the majority of this city’s best sites including one of the largest Buddha statues in the world which is housed in one of the largest wooden buildings in the world, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
One of the most iconic scenes of Japan is Mount Fuji. This majestic mountain features a perfectly symmetrical volcanic cone and is the highest mountain in Japan. It is the centre piece of the massive Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. Mount Fuji is visible from Tokyo on a clear day and unless you’re an experienced climber, this may be the closest you’ll get to the mountain!
When Should You Visit?:
Japan has a fairly distinctive four seasons in a year and though summer may be the most popular time to visit it’s not necessarily the best! Summers start rainy and then get very hot and humid, meaning that Spring perhaps is a better time to visit as there are warm temperatures and less rainfall.