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Visiting Japan has never been easier thanks to Thomas Cook’s Japan holidays. Thomas Cook provides you with a range of Japan tour packages customized to suit your every need. Choose from Thomas Cook’s range of Japan holiday packages ranging from a time-efficient 6 nights and 7 days to a more elaborate, immersive 12 nights and 13 days. Each of these vacations to Japan is available on the Thomas Cook website starting from a budget of INR 1,61,100 to a splurge-worthy INR 4,10,721. Booking your Japan trip couldn’t be easier and Thomas Cook wants it that way. Why worry about the nitty-gritty of booking, planning and searching for deals, let Thomas Cook handle the hard parts of your Japan tour, all you need to do is pack and show up on time.
All Japan tour packages from Thomas Cook are meticulously planned and curated by our team of travel experts whose mission is to ensure your Japan holiday is as memorable as possible. With comfortable accommodations, expert guides and scrumptious meals Thomas Cook strives to make vacations great again. Thomas Cook also provides the best offers for your Japan trip to discover more than anyone else such as the "Get Upto INR 45,000 off Early Bird Discount per family*"! Don’t forget to add excursions to your selected Japan packages.
With Japan holiday packages available from all major cities such as Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi and Ahmedabad getting to Japan with Thomas Cook is convenient and comfortable.
|Japan Tour Packages||No. of Nigts / Days||Price*|
|Cherry Blossom In Osaka Out Narita||7 Nights/ 8 Days||Rs. 2 78 510|
|Cherry Blossom In Narita Out Osaka||8 Nights/ 9 Days||Rs. 2 80 180|
|Cherry Blossom In Osaka Out Narita||8 Nights/ 9 Days||Rs. 2 82 900|
|Cherry Blossom Korea With Japan Out Osaka||12 Nights/ 13 Days||Rs. 4 01 270|
|Cherry Blossom Japan with Korea Out Osaka||12 Nights/ 13 Days||Rs. 4 03 400|
Cherry blossoms, tea ceremonies, calligraphy and poetry mingle to create an unrivalled experience on your Japan tour. Despite its comparatively tiny size, there’s so much to discover in East Asia’s cultural gem. Japan tour packages offer a variety of experiences for travellers who want to delve into the country's culture and traditions. If you're looking for a fully organised Japan trip, the Japan tour packages from Thomas Cook might be the way to go. Japan is a study of dichotomy and cultural coexistence between traditional belief systems and values and an ultramodern way of life. Days are marked by quiet disciplined dedication to work that is the hallmark of life in Japan and evenings bring out the raw, energetic playful side of Japan awash in a sea of neon and sake. Like the Taoist principle of ‘Yin’ and ‘Yang’, prevalent in China, Japanese culture has ‘In’ and ‘Yo’, a belief in opposing cosmic forces coexisting in perfect harmony. If you want an example of a country that works extra hard, and plays even harder, look no further than Japan. This is primarily why Japan is seen as a benchmark for a modern culture that many others aspire to.
Organised chaos is the name of the game in Japan. To the casual observer on a Japanese holiday, Japan may appear hectic, crowded and unorganised even, but this is far from the truth. Japan is like a giant jigsaw puzzle where thousands of pieces fit perfectly without any dissonance. Japan tourism is one of these pieces and it manages to fit right in among the many other facets, making a visit to Japan feel alien and homely at the same time. The birthplace of Sushi, the playground of technology, the land from which sleek skyscrapers rise and Anime characters come to life, wouldn’t you like to experience this all? Japan tours are designed to allow you to experience the best of this dichotomy, whether you're interested in visiting ancient temples and experiencing traditional tea ceremonies, or exploring the bright lights and cutting-edge technology of Tokyo. Mountains, volcanoes, forests and sand dunes, let Japan’s natural marvels pull you further and further in on your Japanese holiday with a variety of Japan tour packages from Thomas Cook!
Come sun, rain or snow, Japan shines bright. An all year-round wonder, travellers can enjoy a multitude of unique experiences across its wonderfully diverse cities. Whether you make a trip in summer, spring or winter, you will be in for a major surprise.So, the best time to visit Japan will depend on what you’d like to see.
Spring is known for its iconic cherry blossoms and pleasant days spent ambling around the cities or cycling around rural Japan. Summer is all about the Alpine flowers and autumn infuses the landscapes with red-gold foliage. Winter, on the other hand, is a snowy wonderland where you can soak in one of Japan’s many geothermal hot springs or spend time in a traditional bathhouse with its wooden hot tubs. You can easily find Japan tour packages scheduled for any of these seasons on our website.
Japan has many festivals to mark the changing seasons, depending upon the festivals you wish to partake in and the sights you wish to drink in, your choice of travel will vary. Note - Thomas Cook has special Japan tour packages and itineraries for those wishing to partake in the splendour of the cherry blossoms.
The fastest and most efficient way of reaching Japan is via flight. Narita Airport, Osaka International Airport, Kansai Airport and Haneda Airport make up the prime international airports in Japan, offering connectivity to all major Indian cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai. Individuals may select from the following carriers to make the trip - Jet Airways, Air India, Korean Air, Singapore Airlines, Emirates, Jet Star, Cathay Pacific and China Airlines. With Thomas Cook’s Japan tour packages, getting to Japan is the easy part, leaving Japan after a mind-blowing Japanese trip is the hard part. Most popular Japan tour packages offered on our page feature the choice of included and optional flights.
There’s also the scenic route for all those traveling from Korea, China, Taiwan and Russia, who can reach Japan via ferry. Get more details on how to reach Japan.
Tokyo is one of the 47 prefectures in Japan and has served as its capital since 1869. It is a must visit Tokyo in Japan on every Japanese tour as it encapsulates what Japan stands for, an ultramodern metropolis with traditional values. It is also a global capital when it comes to culture, fashion and gastronomy. Anime fans will jump at the opportunity to visit the Studio Ghibli museum in Mitaka. Devotees of the art of Japanese cuisine will jump at the chance to savour delicacies like ramen, sushi and tempura at one of Japan’s many Michelin-starred restaurants. Party animals can hit up karaoke bars at Shinjuku or nearby Kabuki Cho where the party never stops. Tokyo is often seen as the starting point in the itinerary of most Japan tour packages.
Though their names have the same letters, Tokyo and Kyoto are the opposites of each other. Here you will find Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines, minimal Zen gardens, imperial palaces and traditional Japanese wooden houses. Kyoto in Japan is also the setting for the film Memoirs of a Geisha and taking a tour of the filming locations will invariably take you to some of Kyoto’s most famous landmarks such as the Fushimi Inari Shrine and Kiyomizu temple. Kyoto is also the home of Kaiseki cuisine, a style of traditional Japanese cuisine renowned for its simplicity, intricate presentation and subtle flavour. Just like Tokyo, you can easily find Japan tour packages that include a visit to Kyoto.
The ancient city of Nara in Japan is famous for its ancient temples and is steeped in history. Visit the Todai-ji temple with its 15m tall bronze Buddha called Daibutsu. There’s also the Nara park attached to this temple where you can watch cute Japanese deer roam freely. Established in the year 710, Nara is home to Naramachi a former market district that is lined with old Japanese houses some of which are over a century old. For a taste of Japan’s medieval history visit Heijo Palace which was an imperial palace and the seat of the emperor back when Nara was the capital of Japan. Explore the ancient beauty of Nara and other Japanese cities with the Japan holiday packages offered on our website.
This is Japan’s second largest island after the mainland, Honshu. Hokkaido is sandwiched between snowy alps and the sea, making its diverse geography a must see on your Japan tour. This is a land of lakes and parks. Visit Daisetsuzan National Park with its geothermal hot springs and steaming, volcanic mount Asahi, from where the famous Japanese beer Asahi gets its name. There’s also Shikotsu-Toya National Park with its lakes formed from volcanic caldera and Mount Yotei, Mount Fuji’s twin peak. The ski towns of Rusutsu, Niseko and Furano are an Asian Alpine paradise where you can ski, snowboard or make snow angels. Experience your dream vacation with affordable Japan packages available on our page.
You may remember Mt. Fuji in Japan from the Godzilla movies, or any other film set in Japan for that matter. Mt. Fuji features prominently in any mention of Japan and occupies a place of pride in the Japanese mind who lovingly call it ‘Fuji-san’ as they would a friend or acquaintance. It is one of the three most sacred mountains in Japan and has been a pilgrimage site since the 3rd century. Hiking to the summit of this active volcano is one of the most popular activities you can undertake, passing through forests, past Sinto and Buddhist shrines and an ethereal beauty with a subtle muted colour palette featuring nature and the elements that is the hallmark of Japan. Consider looking for Japan tour packages from India that feature a day trip to Mt. Fuji.
Hiroshima has entered the history books for all the wrong reasons. It was the site of one of the worst acts of war during World War 2. It has since bounced back and now stands as a proud reminder of the resilience of the Japanese people. Hiroshima in Japan is now a modern city and a centre of trade and commerce with its own unique microculture and nightlife. A must visit on your Japan tour while you’re in Hiroshima is the A-Bomb dome, the only structure left standing after the city was destroyed and the Peace Memorial Park where the Flame of Peace, a fire that burns and will continue to burn until global nuclear disarmament is achieved, can be found. You can effortlessly find Hiroshima in the trip itinerary of many Japan tour packages from India.
Ishigaki is the most popular island in the Yaeyama Islands in Japan’s Okinawa prefecture. It is a tropical paradise known for beaches and sites for snorkelling, diving and surfing as well as the commercial hub of the Yaeyama Islands. Within Ishigaki’s Iriomote-Ishigaki National Park lies the Shiraho Reef's rare blue coral. This is an example of the geographical diversity of Japan and is a must visit on your Japan tour. So, make sure to look for Japan packages that include a visit to Ishigaki.
Osaka in Japan is a large port city and commercial centre on the island of Honshu. It's known for its modern architecture, nightlife and lip-smacking street food such as yakitori and teriyaki. It is also the location of the 16th-century Osaka Castle, its main historical landmark which is surrounded by a moat and park with plum, peach and cherry-blossom trees making it a must visit during your vacation in Japan. Sumiyoshi-taisha is among Japan’s oldest Shinto shrines and one of Osaka’s most visited tourist landmarks where you can spend a peaceful day after a night out in Osaka. So, if you are interested in experiencing everything Osaka has to offer, look for Japan trip packages that include this port city in its itinerary.
Yakushima is an island in the Kagoshima Prefecture of Japan. It is famous for its cedar forests which contain some of Japan’s oldest trees. The beaches here are also famous for being seasonal nesting grounds for loggerhead turtles. Nature lovers and budding naturalists are known to throng to these beaches during hatching season to watch tiny turtle hatchlings take their first steps towards the sea. Spend your dream vacation with your loved one in Yakushima by going for the professionally created Japan trip packages by Thomas Cook.
Hakuba, a common inclusion in many Japan trip packages, is a village in the Japanese Alps, just outside the city of Nagano, which was host of the 1998 Winter Olympics. A winter sports hub, Hakuba is dotted with mountain resorts and mountainous terrain perfect for skiing, snowboarding and hiking. The Hakuba Ski Jumping Stadium, built for the 1998 games, at the base of the Happo-one resort is where you can watch daredevil skiers speed down the slopes before leaping off the ramp at the end. Hakuba village also offers grades of skiing for novices and experts alike and hot springs for you to beat the cold after a long day carving up the slopes.
Inspired by exotic regional produce and fresh seasonal ingredients, Japan creates gastronomical delights that continue to take the world by the storm. Some of its best and most traditional dishes include sushi (raw fish in fermented rice rolls), sashimi (thinly sliced raw fish), tempura (battered seafood/vegetables), yakitori (chicken skewers), tsukemono (pickles), udon (noodles) and sukiyaki (beef). Historically influenced by the Chinese, today Japanese cuisine has opened itself up to the influences of western cuisines. So, even when browsing through available Japan travel packages that include meals, make sure to do your own research on the local cuisine to get the best out of your trip.
Ramen, known worldwide as an instant convenience food, is an artform in Japan. Witch types and styles of ramen that vary from prefecture to prefecture, taking a ramen tour of Japan makes perfect sense for the gastronomically inclined. Slurp ramen with miso, corn and plump scallops from Hokkaido, or try the shoyu ramen in Tokyo, with its light flavourful broth. Purists can try the tonkatsu ramen at Yokohama’s Chinatown, where this hearty dish was born on their Japan tour.
Tokyo’s Tomioka Hachiman Shrine is the birthplace of sumo wrestling. Your Japan tour must include a pitstop at this temple to check out the temple and the neighbouring Ryogoku district where you will find dohyo’s or dojo’s or schools where sumo wrestlers live and train. Watch these gentle giants in action as they push, pull and throw each other around. Some dojos will allow you to partake in the action with a one-day sumo training course after which you can sit down to a hearty meal of Chankonabe, a specialty soup eaten by sumo wrestlers.
Mount Fuji, affectionately called Fujisan by the Japanese is an active volcano and Japan’s most iconic geographical landmark. It lies to the south west of Japan’s capital- Tokyo. One of the adventurous things to do in Japan is to climb the popular Mount Fuji in the months of July and August. Visitors can even enjoy the breath-taking views from either of these places- the Shin-Fuji station, from the top of the Chureito pagoda or any of the five lakes that surround the mountain. Experience Mount Fuji and various other Japanese wonders with the Japan travel packages by Thomas Cook.
The Cherry Blossom festival is Japan tourism’s biggest draw. People flock to gardens all over Japan to enjoy an evening of food, drinks, and music under the newly blossomed cherry trees and celebrate the view of the delicate pink sakura and ume flowers. Being in the Honshu region of Japan during the months of March and April is one of the best things to do in Japan.
But when is the best time to visit? How to celebrate the cherry blossom festival? Read on to get answers to all your questions about the Japan cherry blossom.
You can witness the beautiful colors of the cherry blossom season from April to May. However, the exact time depends on the location and weather conditions.
The blooming period lasts two weeks on average. And the flowers remain in full bloom for a few days. That's why you must plan carefully if you want to catch the beauty of the cherry blossom season in Japan.
The blossoms start from north to south. That means the Kanto and Kansai regions will be the earliest to witness the flowers. And the Tohoku region would witness it latest.
You can enjoy the beauty of cherry blossoms in many places in Japan. There are many parks and gardens where the cherry trees are in full bloom during spring.
Tokyo, Kyoto, Hokkaido, and Osaka are the favorites of tourists for enjoying the beautiful blooming flowers. Tokyo has several large parks and gardens where you can see the flowers and have picnics with your friends and family.
Here are some of the top places to enjoy the Japan cherry blossom season –
The Japanese appreciate the beauty of cherry blossoms. The celebrations' main goal is to recognize life's transient nature. Just like the beautiful flowers, nothing is permanent in life.
They call their celebrations Hanami. It means flower viewing. Families gather outdoors and have picnics and parties while admiring the flowers.
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People from across the globe visit Japan during the cherry blossom season. So, you have to plan in advance if you want to make the most of your visit.
Shinjuku district in Tokyo is undoubtedly Tokyo’s party capital. Dotted with sake bars, karaoke clubs, video game arcade and the world-famous Robot Restaurant in Kabuki Cho which is a surreal look into a possible future for humanity. You needn’t worry while partying because Japanese culture dictates hospitality towards guests and visitors which means you can party without a care in the world. Worried about getting back home? You can ask a friendly Japanese policeman for a ride and they will ensure you are dropped off home safe and sound, a unique experience on your Japan tour for sure.
Japan is the only country in the history of the world to have been attacked with an atomic weapon. The tragic day of August 9, 1945 is still remembered all over the world. To honour those who lost their lives in the incident and the efforts of the Japanese Government to spread awareness about the repercussions of the weapon used in the regions of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, led to the establishment of the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum. Visiting this museum on your Japan trip is a sobering reminder of the horrors of war.
Disney Sea in Tokyo is one of Disney’s most famous amusement parks worldwide. Thomas Cook’s Japan tours give you the option to visit this magical place where you can spend the day taking exciting rides and having fun with a host of cartoon characters from your childhood.
If like us you’re a fan of KitKat, the KitKat Chocolatery Museum in Tokyo is a must visit. Here you can find delicious flavours such as strawberry cheesecake, matcha (green tea) and almond cranberry. You can explore the processes behind the manufacture of these tasty treats and even customize your own with a wide assortment of ingredients. This is sure to add magic to your Japan tour.
Indian nationals planning their foreign trip to Japan should know that they are required to have a Japan visa in order to gain entry into the country. To do so offline, individuals will need to apply for it at the Japanese embassy or consulate in India (Mumbai, New Delhi and Kolkata). On the other hand, they can also apply for a Japan visa online. Some Japan tour packages include visas as a part of the package. The validity period of a Japan tourist visa is up to three months after its issuance. This type of visa is a single-entry visa that allows a stay of up to 90 days. Individuals are required to submit all the necessary documents and pay the visa fees when applying for this visa. Even though Indian tourists will need to get a tourist visa prior to their arrival in Japan, it is suggested not to apply for it earlier than 45 days from the planned date of travel. In general, the essential documents that Indian citizens are required to produce when applying for a Japan tourist visa include a valid passport, fully filled and signed visa application form, an original passport, accommodation proof, flight ticket details, a couple of recent photographs, financial statements, etc.
For your visa-related requirements, consider checking out the online visa services offered by Thomas Cook. To book your Japan tourist visa online, just head over to the online visa page, enter the necessary details (such as destination country, visa type, preferred branch, etc.), provide your contact information and submit it to get a quote. After that, provide the additional details, pay online, submit the necessary documents online or at a nearby offline branch and receive your visa in just a few days.
A trip to Japan is incomplete without trying out at least a handful of the most popular local dishes. Here are some of the best local dishes in Japan that you must try;
Sushi is among the most famous Japanese dishes and needs no new introduction. It is a type of dish made using vinegar sushi rice, and a number of other ingredients, especially raw fish and other seafood. Served in small finger-sized bites, sushi both looks and tastes great and is available all across the country. The best way to eat sushi is by dipping it in wasabi mixed soy sauce. The most common types of Sushi you can try in Japan include kabura sushi, inari sushi, maki sushi and nigiri sushi.
Ramen is yet another widely popular local dish you must try during your Japan trip. It is basically a type of noodle soup that contains four main components, wheat noodles, broth, kaeshi or tare (seasoning) and various toppings. The four main types of ramen are shoyu, shio, miso and tonkotsu. It is a very delicious local Japanese food enjoyed by both locals and tourists and is available across thousands of eateries and restaurants in the country. So, when looking for Japan travel packages, research the best places to grab this dish during your visit.
Miso soup is a well-known local dish you can try after finishing a hearty Japanese meal. This dish is not just extremely delicious but is also quite nutritious. A traditional miso soup in Japan is made using miso paste, dashi and other ingredients, including fish, deep-fried tofu, vegetables, etc. Some people even prefer miso soup over any kind of dessert after concluding their meal.
Alongside Ramen, Udon is a well-known local noodle dish you can try during your Japan tour. It is a thick and chewy traditional Japanese wheat noodle dish that is topped using ingredients like fish cakes (Kamaboko), tempura, abura-age, chopped scallions, etc. Unlike Ramen, Udon is more favoured for its noodles and not broth. During your Japan tour, make sure to try a distinct style of Udon from Nagoya called Kishimen.
During your Japan tour, make sure to try Sukiyaki in a social dining setting to get a clearer picture of Japanese cuisine, culture and tradition. Sukiyaki is a local hot pot dish containing a variety of thinly sliced vegetables, raw beef, noodles, etc., cooked together in a small pot with boiling broth, usually at the centre of the table. It is a hearty, mouthwatering dish you simply can’t miss out on.
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