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JAPAN DESTINATION GUIDE

The Land of the Rising Sun, of the secret world of the Geisha, of the mysterious Samurai, and then again of anime, technology and the bullet train. Japan is a fascinating land of contrasts, of day to day paradoxes that manage to baffle even the most well travelled among us.

JAPAN RAIL

There is simply no better way to get around Japan than on the world-famous Shinkansen, or ‘bullet’ trains, which whizz you effortlessly from the southern tip of Kyushu to the northern tip of Honshu at speeds of up to 300km/h. Not just fast, these wonderful trains are super-efficient, almost silent and depart so punctually you could set your watch to the exact second!
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JAPAN RAIL PRICING

 

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2nd Class (‘Ordinary’)
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1st Class (‘Green’)
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7 consecutive days

R3,360

R4,490

14 consecutive days

R5,340

R7,250

21 consecutive days

R6,830

R9,420

 
Tokyo Plaza Hotel
Tokyo Plaza Hotel is located a 2-minute walk from Shin Okubo Station and a 12-minute drive from Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. It offers a cafe, massage services and rooms with free internet. Guest rooms offer both air conditioning and heating facilities. Each room is equipped with a fridge, fax facilities and a flat-screen TV. Luggage storage can be found at the 24-hour front desk. Dry cleaning services are available upon request.
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Sunlite Shinjuku
Just 800 m from Shinjuku Station, Hotel Sunlite offers contemporary air-conditioned rooms with a flat-screen TV, free wired internet and an en suite bathroom. A breakfast buffet is served. Free-use internet terminals are located in the lobby. Restaurant Floret offers Japanese foods for breakfast, and Western-style lunches and dinners.
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Grand House Chang Tee
An 8-minute walk from Ikebukuro Station, Grand House Chang Tee Hotel offers Western and Japanese-style rooms. The hotel has free Wi-Fi and self-service laundry facilities. From Ikebukuro Station it takes less than 15 minutes by train to downtown areas Shinjuku, Harajuku and Shibuya. Grand House Hotel is close to shops, restaurants and a convenience store.
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Japan Fast Facts

Languages Spoken

The official language spoken in Japan is Japanese, however you will also find minority languages such as Ainu

Currency

Name: Japanese Yen Code: JPY Symbol: ¥

Time Zone

Time Zone: Japan Standard Time (UTC+09:00)

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DISCOVER JAPAN

FR. R19,990SAVE R1,000

14 Days l 5 Cities
From the towers and gadgets of Tokyo to the serenity of sacred shrines and the soaring beauty of Mt Fuji, this trip provides the perfect blend of guided excursions and free time to explore this fascinating region at your own pace. Linger in the gardens of Kyoto, shoot through the mountain air on a Shinkansen bullet train, and stay in a traditional ryokan for the ultimate in Japanese luxury.

Includes 13 nights accommodation, most meals, selected activities and transportation!

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JAPAN ON A SHOESTRING

FR. R24,285SAVE R1,000

9 Days l 4 Cities
This super-affordable nine-day introduction to the Land of the Rising Sun is the solution. Travel by train to introduce yourself to Tokyo nightlife, the famous geisha district of Kyoto, and the gorgeous mountainous region of Hakone. Experience the country's quirky side as well, with activities and free time alike. Discover Japan with a group of like-minded adventurers and you'll never want to come home.

Includes 8 days accommodation, most meals, selected activities and transportation!

Top cities in Japan

Japan is a place where the ancient and the futuristic seem to coexist in complete harmony, where an elaborate temple may sit side by side a skyscraper and where traditional clothing can be seen next to the latest fashion trends. Get ready to pack your bags and experience the neon lights of Tokyo or explore Kyoto's Geisha culture with our handy city travel guides.
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Japan Fast Facts

Beers

The typical cost of a beer in a restaurant in Japan will be between ¥500 – ¥600, but if you're going to a convenience store to get one you're looking at a lower cost of ¥100 – ¥200.

Meals

The cost of a meal in Japan can range from ¥800 – ¥3000, with a bowl of ramen costing around ¥500. Top tip: if you're looking for a quick and inexpensive meal such as soba and domburi, keep your eyes peeled around large train stations.

Taxi Ride

Looking to catch a cab? a normal taxi tariff starts at ¥300 depending on where you're going.

Transport

One of the best things about Japan is its transportation, with the cost of an adult 1-day subway ticket costing around ¥800.

Hostels

Looking for a hostel in Japan? the average cost per night is around ¥3000.

Hotels

Japan has a range of accommodation to choose from, including both traditional rooms and Western style hotels, with the average cost of a night being around ¥2000.

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