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Japan is country where ancient tradition meets with the kind of modern exuberance little seen anywhere else on Earth. A long, highly volcanic archipelago, Japan is over two-thirds mountain range, with boiling geysers and hot springs galore.
The warmer summer months in this part of the world are ideal for outdoor pursuits such as cycling, and hiking through cedar groves and beautiful fields. If you’re feeling super adventurous, why not scale the heights of the epic foothills before taking in more ancient shrines than you can shake a stick at. In the winter, everywhere is blanketed in snow, especially over higher ground, and the skiing is top notch. Then down towards southernmost parts of Japan, you’ll find an array of tropical beaches ideal for swimming, snorkelling and topping up your tan all year round. There are also plenty of restaurants where you can sample some of the world-renowned cuisine too.
Then of course there’s the neon-lit streets of Japan's vibrant, packed cities such as Tokyo and Osaka, full of impressive skyscrapers, world-class hotels and cutting edge technology. With their young, demographic and energetic street life, 24-hour bars and pulsing nightclubs, you’ll soon be immersed in modern Japanese culture in a way that’s hard to imagine until you’re actually there. Japan really is the stuff that dreams are made of.
Here are five things you may not have known about Japan, which you’ll want to make note of before packing your bags:Time Difference: UTC +9 hoursCurrency: Japanese yenNative Language: JapaneseWeather: The weather in Japan is generally temperate, with four distinct seasons: Winter, from December to February, is quite dry and sunny along the Pacific coast and the temperatures rarely drop below 0°C. The temperatures drop as you move north, with the Central and Northern regions experiencing snowfall.Sales Tax: 8%
Here’s everything you’ll need to know about flying to Japan from Australia, including flight times and entry requirements.
Flights from Australia to Japan generally take around ten hours. You can fly direct from Sydney and Alice Springs.
Australian citizens travelling to Japan are not required to obtain a visa to enter Japan if the trip is for less than 90 days. You will require a valid passport.
The following airlines offer direct flights from Australia to Japan:
- All Nippon Airways
- Japan Airlines
If you’ve never visited Japan before and are wondering what the ‘must-see’ sights and attractions are, here are our top ten:
- Dotonbori, Osaka/Kyoto
- Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
- Kinkakuji Temple
- Ran Theatre Kyoto
- Koyasan Okunoin
- Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley
- Nishihama Beach
- Atomic Bomb Dome, Hiroshima
- Furuzamami Beach
- Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
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