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Japon

COUNTRY OF JAPANESE CULTURE

Japan gently displays its many wooden temples, elegantly capped with their unmistakable golden roofs. Refined gardens sprout with the same muted abundance throughout the entire country. Shinto sanctuaries and Buddhist temples hide in rural havens or invest cities without ever competing. In Japan religions and sacred sites cohabit with no rivalry, impressing a stamp of unequalled elegance.

The essential

ENJOY A CHANGE OF SCENERY WITH A TRIP TO Japan

Japan elegantly exhibits a singular cultural palette - influenced both by ancient traditions and contemporary lifestyles - that took millennia to be perfected. The country is synonymous of refinement, distinctive culinary artistry, Asian exoticism and natural wonders. From the snowcapped Japan Alps to the quaint cobblestone alleys of Kyoto, the land of the rising sun sways between tradition and innovation. Tokyo is a wonderful illustration of Japanese modernity and it’s propensity towards futuristic concepts. You will be dazzled by Japan’s unique charm, an exotic alchemy made of Kabuki (classical theater), Hanami (blossoming cherry trees), Ryokan (traditional inns) and Onsen (hot springs). Discover this extraordinary country by booking a flight to Tokyo or a flight to Osaka.

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Inescapables

Inescapables

Japan, a land of contrasts
From the extent of its varied landscapes…
Explore the Land of the Rising Sun and you will find it a country of striking contrasts, both natural and historical. Freshly landed from your direct flight to Japan, you’ll hop on board the Shinkansen, the famous bullet train which snakes from north to south. Whether you’re a snow sports fan or prefer to relax in the sun, by train you can reach both the beaches of Miyakojima and the ski resorts of Niseko. Raise your eyes to the heavens and you’ll spot the venerable Mount Fuji: standing at 3,776m it’s Japan’s highest point. Its pale pink peak matches the delicate cherry blossom on the nearby riverbanks.
…to the height of its imposing cities
Beautiful but capricious, the natural wonders of Japan have been tamed, megacities springing up in which futuristic skyscrapers stand next to ancient buildings. Book your plane ticket to Japan and stroll along Hanami-kôji street in Kyoto: where costumed geisha wander among machiya, traditional wooden houses. In Osaka, weave among the skyscrapers to find the 6th century temple of Shi Tennô-Ji, said to be the oldest in the country. Or snap up your Japan airfare deal and pay a visit to Hiroshima. Alongside modern constructions, old buildings still bear the scars of history. The Memorial Park, rich in symbols, is a place for reflection.
An inner, spiritual journey
A spiritual land, Japan has many sanctuaries and sacred places which invite introspection. At Mount Koya, screens and speakers now guide pilgrims, while in Nara Park, the sacred deer welcome visitors for a spiritual retreat among the trees. An architectural masterpiece built on the side of a mountain, the temple of Kiyomizu-dera is one of the most important religious centres in Japan. Booking plane tickets to Japan is a chance to take yourself on a spiritual journey through zen gardens and tranquil temples.
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Festivals
Tourism
07/10/2019
to 09/10/2019
Festival Kunchi
Nagasaki
Festivals
Tourism
07/10/2019
to 09/10/2019
Festival Kunchi
Nagasaki
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Each year, the Kunchi festival brings together the different districts, or Odori-cho, of Nagasaki. Each joins in the competition, presenting traditional dances. In parallel, a parade of giant floats resembling large barges or Chinese boats, drifts across the city. Carried at arm's length by the dancers, in traditional dress, the floats are cheered on by the public, as the bearers struggle onwards. Follow the parade and you will pass all the main sites in the city, in particular the impressive Yasaka shrine.
From Monday 7 to Wednesday 9 October 2019 :
- From Monday to Wednesday from 10:00 to 18:00

Admission prices :
- Free
Adress
18-15 Kaminishiyama
850-0000
Nagasaki
Sporting Events
Mechanical Sports
13/10/2019
to 13/10/2019
Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix
Suzuka
Sporting Events
Mechanical Sports
13/10/2019
to 13/10/2019
Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix
Suzuka
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More than 30 years after the first <B>Japanese Grand Prix</B> (1987) was held on the <B>Suzuka international track</B>, this is set once again to be a major international event. You will find the best and fastest cars out there gathered on the tarmac for this thrilling <B>Formula 1</B> race.<br/>This is the 17th stage of the Formula 1 World Championship, and the pressure will already be on for the leaders, just four races from the last stage in Abu Dhabi, on the Yas Marina circuit.<br/>Requiring the highest level of technical prowess, this circuit is one of the most challenging in the world. Last year, British racing driver <B>Lewis Hamilton</B> triumphed here. Who will win this year? Perhaps five-times world champion <B>Bottas</B>, or even Frenchman <B>Charles Leclerc</B>?<br/>
On Sunday 13 October 2019 :
- Sunday from 14:10 to 16:10

Admission prices :
- Price category 9 (full price) : 84 €
http://www.formula1.com
Adress
Suzuka Circuit
395-0084
Suzuka
website
http://www.suzukacircuit.com
Festivals & Carnivals
Feast
14/10/2019
to 15/10/2019
Nada no Kenka Fighting Festival
Himeji
Festivals & Carnivals
Feast
14/10/2019
to 15/10/2019
Nada no Kenka Fighting Festival
Himeji
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The Nada no Kenka festival in Shirahama district, Himeji, is not just a procession. For once, warrior costumes are used for their original purpose: prepare for the fight! However it is not a samurai fight but a flight between mikoshi, these portable shrines carried on men's shoulders. Three teams battle it out: one of men over 35 years (white bands), one of men from 26 to 35 years (yellow bands) and one of men under 26 years (equipped with large bamboos). When a shrine passes over the top of the other, it's a victory! This is a fight that is non-violent, but it's a spectacular and exciting sight to behold.<br/>
From Monday 14 to Tuesday 15 October 2019 :
- On Monday and the Tuesday from 10:00 to 18:00

Admission prices :
- Free
Adress
672-8023 Hyogo
670-0000
Himeji
Sporting Events
Team Ball Games
20/09/2019
to 02/11/2019
2019 Rugby World Cup
Tokyo
Sporting Events
Team Ball Games
20/09/2019
to 02/11/2019
2019 Rugby World Cup
Tokyo
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It's a great moment for rugby fans around the world. After a four year wait, the best rugby teams on the planet will gather for the Rugby World Cup.
This prestigious competition will no doubt deliver its fair share of fantastic sporting moments and closely fought matches. All spectators will be riveted!
For the first time in its history the tournament will be hosted on the Asian continent. Japan will be celebrating this world first with panache, hosting matches in a dozen Japanese cities. It's sure to be a sporting event to remember!
https://www.rugbyworldcup.com/
Adress
10-2, Kasumigaokamachi
106-0032
Tokyo
Exhibitions and Tours
Tourism
03/11/2019
to 03/11/2019
Bunka No Hi, culture day
Tokyo
Exhibitions and Tours
Tourism
03/11/2019
to 03/11/2019
Bunka No Hi, culture day
Tokyo
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Bunka No Hi, or Culture Day is first and foremost an anniversary. It's the anniversary of the birth of Emperor Meiji, who was born on 3 November 1852, and whose life was to change Japan's history. According to tradition, each year the Emperor awards the prestigious Order of Culture to the most eminent people at a ceremony held at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. But it's not just about pomp and ceremony. On Culture Day, entry to museums is free, and numerous events are organised by the Association of Japanese Mangaka who take part in this day, thus affirming their importance within Japanese culture.
On Sunday 3 November 2019 :
- Sunday 24/7

Admission prices :
- Free
Adress
Sakura Dori Street
106-0032
Tokyo
Festivals & Carnivals
Feast
03/11/2019
to 03/11/2019
Feudal Lord's Procession
Yumoto Onsen
Festivals & Carnivals
Feast
03/11/2019
to 03/11/2019
Feudal Lord's Procession
Yumoto Onsen
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Join the crowds and marvel as the samurai and geisha go by: every year, in Yumoto Onsen, a procession invades the streets. More than a hundred people dressed in traditional costumes announce the arrival of the feudal lord. At the end of the procession, you can attend the geigi, a special dance specific to onsen resort towns. After the parade, the clanking of armour gives way to the sound of water... it's time to enjoy the relaxing pleasures of the onsen, the traditional Japanese baths.<br/>
Adress
256-1 Yumoto, Hakone, Ashigarashimo District
670-0000
Yumoto Onsen
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Place of character Hot spot
Mount Fuji
Tokyo
Place of character Hot spot
Mount Fuji
Tokyo
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Japan's highest peak (reaching 3,776 metres above sea level), the iconic Mount Fuji has become a well-known symbol throughout the world. Its pure lines and perfect symmetry have inspired many a photographer and artist, including the famous painter Hokusai who made 36 engravings featuring the mountain.
Visible from Tokyo, the magnificent Mount Fuji rises from within a nature park characterised by immense landscapes. At the foot of the mountain lies Lake Kawaguchiko. Boats set off across the lake, taking keen walkers towards the banks which are strewn with pink cherry blossom in spring.
Splendour and purity: it's the essence of Japan.
All year long :
    Every day, 24/7
Adress
Kitayama, Fujinomiya, Shizuoka 418-0112
106-0032
Tokyo
Hot spot Tourist destination
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
Hiroshima
Hot spot Tourist destination
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
Hiroshima
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The name Hiroshima evokes the tragic historical events of August 1945. In memory of this terrible event, the city opened a park. The greenery seems to symbolise a renewal, the circle of life. Just as symbolic is the flame which has been burning here since 1964, its form echoed by the arched cenotaph which shelters the names of the victims. "Rest in peace", proclaims an inscription, "because we will never make the same mistake again".
A moving and necessary visit.
From Tuesday 1 January to Tuesday 31 December 2019 :
    Every day, 24/7

Admission prices :
    Free
Adress
1-2 Nakajima-cho, Naka-ku
7300000
Hiroshima
Phone
0081 822 427 798
Place of character Classic Spiritual
Kiyomizu-Dera Temple
Kyoto
Place of character Classic Spiritual
Kiyomizu-Dera Temple
Kyoto
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Visiting Kiyomizu-Dera Temple is both a physical and a spiritual journey of discovery. At one time, this temple was an extremely popular site among pilgrims.
As well as being architecturally interesting as it is built on the side of a mountain, the temple is notable for the importance of its waters which the faithful flock to drink, hoping it will bring them health or success.
The temple's appearance changes with the seasons, whether it is scattered with pink cherry blossom in springtime, or set off by the flame red maple leaves in autumn.
http://www.kiyomizudera.or.jp
Adress
1-294 Kiyomizu Higashiyama-ku
601-8128
Kyoto
Phone
0081 75 551 1234
website
http://www.kiyomizudera.or.jp
Major event Exotic
Nikko National Park
Nikko
Major event Exotic
Nikko National Park
Nikko
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All the beauty and splendour of natural Japanese landscapes is condensed into the 115,000 hectares of the Nikkô National Park. The park dates from 1934, and since then, walkers have been marvelling at the many natural wonders here, from the immense Kegon waterfall (97m high) to Mount Nantai which for the Japanese is sacred.
Overlooking gorgeous valleys which can be explored by walkers of all levels, the active volcano Mount Nasu emits a permanent plume of smoke, contradicting its tranquil appearance.
With water, lush greenery and mountains, Nikkô National Park has all the natural wonders you could wish for.
All year long :
    Every day, 24/7
Adress
Tochigi 321-1662
21-1272
Nikko
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Luxury Cosy Gourmet spot
Kitcho Arashiyama
Kyoto
Luxury Cosy Gourmet spot
Kitcho Arashiyama
Kyoto
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Gastronomically speaking, Japan now has the highest number of starred restaurants in the world. One of the most sparkling of this foodie constellation is Kitcho Arashiyama. This restaurant appears regularly on the world's best restaurant rankings.
Launched as a small family establishment, it has the appearance of a traditional teahouse with minimalist decor. The incredibly high standards of the food has led to glowing accolades from numerous guides. This also justifies the prices which are high by any standards. Such is the price of the sophistication and excellence of the chef's creations. Exquisitely beautiful and delicious, each dish is a marvel in itself.
Phone
0081 75 881 1101
Adress
58, Susukinobaba-cho, Saga Tenryuji, Ukyo-ku
601-8128
Kyoto
All year long :
    From Thursday to Tuesday from 11:30 to 15:00
    From Thursday to Tuesday from 17:00 to 21:00
website
http://kyoto-kitcho.com
Place of character Luxury Trendy
Lamp Bar
Nara
Place of character Luxury Trendy
Lamp Bar
Nara
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Nara is known for its sacred deer, its temples... and its bars! As well as being a place of reflection and peace, the town is beginning to build a reputation for great nights out. One of the main venues for this nocturnal renaissance is Michito Kaneko's Lamp Bar. Crowned "world's best barman in 2015", this cocktail maestro invites you to discover his bar. The atmosphere is jazzy, intimate and the focus of the room is on the imposing wooden bar. Here you come to watch the master mixologist at work, mixing tailor-made cocktails for his customers. His cocktail recipes are unique, and their composition is a secret... can you guess what's in your delicious drink?
Phone
0081 742 24 2200
Adress
1F Iseya building, 26 Tsunofuricho
630-8122
Nara
All year long :
    Every day, from 17:00 to 02:00
website
http://www.facebook.com/LAMP-BAR?????--149989381773580/
Classic Unusual
Shooting Bar M4
Kyoto
Classic Unusual
Shooting Bar M4
Kyoto
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Japan is a land of many eccentricities. Among the numerous quirky spots worth discovering is the unique Shooting Bar M4. Both a bar and a shooting range, you can enjoy a beer while challenging your friends to a shooting contest, aiming at various targets. You can try your hand at firing anything from a Colt to an AK 47... of course, the guns are replicas which shoot pellets rather than bullets, and security is rigorous. The Shooting Bar M4 is an interesting concept and it's a sure-fire hit if you're looking for a fun night out among friends.
Phone
0081 80 5350 0556
Adress
452 Matsugaecho, Nakagyo-ku
601-8128
Kyoto
All year long :
    From Monday to Friday from 17:00 to 23:30
    Saturday, Sunday from 16:00 to 00:00
website
http://m4-kyoto.jimdo.com
Gourmet spot
Tooth Tooth
Kobe
Gourmet spot
Tooth Tooth
Kobe
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Indulge in a little taste of sweet perfection à la française in Kobe. Pâtisserie Tooth Tooth is a French patisserie, cafe and shop with a mouth-watering display of beautiful traditional French desserts, cakes and sweet treats. You will find exquisite individual cakes and pretty fruit tarts, creations made with indulgent cream, custard or chocolate, and also some treats made using local flavours. Everything looks almost too good to eat.
The place is decorated in classic French style and there are cast iron chairs on the terrace so you can sit in the sunshine and enjoy your cakes with a cup of tea or coffee. A delicious French treat in Japan.
email
sns@patisserie-toothtooth.com
Phone
0081 78 332 1515
Adress
15 Naniwamachi, Chuo-ku, Chuo
6540000
Kobe
All year long :
    Every day, from 11:00 to 23:00
website
http://www.toothtooth.com