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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 has everything you want from both tradition to a splash of Western wonder with plenty to explore. Check out our Japan travel inspiration below.

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)

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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Tokyo

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Kyoto

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Osaka

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Hiroshima

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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Japan Highlights

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Ski Japan

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Japan Accommodation

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Adventure tours

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Tailor Made

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Need a little more inspiration? Check out the STA Travel blog!

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