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Introducing Japan

Japan is a stunning destination where ancient traditions are fused with modern life. It is truly a country with endless discovery. The destination features Shinto Shrines, magnificent Buddhist temples, past trade footpaths, spectacular landscaped gardens, themed pet cafes, variety of art styles, and gastronomical delights. If you wish to explore a unique destination then Japan is the one for you. Much of its rich tradition is preserved well despite of its wars and natural devastation promising your tour to be a memorable adventure. The destination offers rich and awe-inspiring cultural heritage from ages ago.

 

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Best Time to Visit

Winter climate contrasts extremely, however, between the western Sea of Japan and the Pacific drifts, the previous enduring chilly breezes and overwhelming snow while the last tends towards dry, clear winter days. Normal substantial snowfalls in the mountains give perfect conditions to skiers. Fall in love with this beauty with our International tour packages. 

Spring is a obvious amongst the most charming occasions to visit Japan, when the climate reports outline the consistent advancement of the cherry bloom from warm Kyūshū in March to colder Hokkaidō around May. A rainy season (tsuyu) during June introduces the swamp like warmth of summer; in the event that you don't care for tropical conditions, set out toward the cooler slopes or the northern ranges of the nation. 

An episode of tropical storms and more rain in September go before pre-winter, which keeps going from October to late November; this is Japan's most astounding season, when the maple trees detonate into a scope of splendid hues. 

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History & Culture

The historical backdrop of Japan is long, remarkable, and cursed by numerous contentions. The precursors of the indigenous Ainu and Yamata individuals landed on the islands around 12,000 BC. The nation's first changeless capital, Nara, was built up in 710 AD, in the meantime as the rise of the present-day Imperial administration. Buddhism was presented from China in the mid-sixth century and the sanctuaries at Nara turned into a power in the land. 

By the sixteenth century, the nation was isolated into primitive fiefdoms, controlled by ground-breaking Daimyo families who were secured by their samurai warriors. Consistent clash and common war prospered since 1467, with Imperial Kyoto, the Japanese capital since 794 AD, the prize to be asserted. The distress impelled the ascent of another pioneer, Oda Nobunaga, who effectively entered Kyoto just to be compelled to submit custom suicide (seppuku). He was prevailing by a normal person, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, whose amazing arrangement for the nation's reunification was assumed control by Tokugawa Ieyasu on his passing. 

Present-day Japanese culture is an intriguing blend of custom and innovation as is seen in all parts of regular daily life. One constant idea is the "loss of face," a thought which exemplifies individual pride and peer status. Any conflicts, criticism, insults, or demand which can't be satisfied causes “loss of face”, and should be stayed away from no matter what. In the public society as a whole harmony is the chief philosophy, basic in both family and business. Youngsters are instructed to value harmony over their very own requirements, and are prepared to cooperate instead of to seek to be free. Japan truly has some different culture and its own traditions be a part of it with our Japan holiday packages. 

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Geography

Japan comprises of a few a huge number of islands, of which Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu and Shikoku are the four biggest. Japan's nearest neighbors are Korea, Russia and China. The Sea of Japan isolates the Asian landmass from the Japanese archipelago. 

Japan's zone is practically identical to that of Germany or California. Japan's northernmost islands are situated on a comparative land scope as Milan or Portland, while the southernmost islands are on a comparable scope as the Bahamas. Over half of the nation is uneven and secured by timberlands. Japan is politically organized into 8 areas and 47 prefectures.

The number of population in Japan is around 125,000,000, including roughly two million outside occupants. The greater part of the non Japanese populace is of Korean drop. 

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Things to Do in Japan

Japanese gardens are temporal in nature, unlike gardens elsewhere which wear the same look all through the year except for the blooming season. Japan’s gardens, much like their cultural traditions, festivals and even poetry, are designed to change in keeping with the four major seasons – spring, summer, fall and winter. Visit a garden in the island nation to see the careful selection of plants and how the planning embraces the transient nature of beauty. 
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The serene Arashiyama Bamboo Forest is a natural forest where towering bamboo groves reach for the sky, making for a picture-perfect backdrop. The path through the forest is open all day and is a short walk from Arashiyama’s train station. It is ideal to visit early in the morning to avoid crowds and bask in the sunlight as it illuminates the greens. The forest is particularly attractive during the fall and cherry blossom seasons. 
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There’s never a dull moment at a Japanese baseball game and while you may go deaf from the high decibel cheering, attending one game is still highly recommended. Despite being introduced to the Japanese by Americans, the sport in Japan is a lot more different in how it is played. Some teams have their own special cheering traditions – plastic baseball bats clap rhythmically and jet balloons are released – quite a spectacle to watch.  
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Driving across the Rainbow Bridge is the regular way of getting from Shibaura Pier to Odaiba waterfront in Minato, Tokyo, or vice versa. The traffic is generally heavy but there’s a dedicated a pedestrian walkway alongside the traffic lanes that you can traverse on foot. The time taken to go from one side to the other is about half hour while you are presented with stunning views of the city. 
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An Onsen is a communal, open air, natural hot spring bath which has a temperature of at least 25 degrees centigrade. The water is from thermal springs that are rich in minerals and are believed to have healing and revitalizing qualities. Much like the rest of the Japanese culture, strict rules of etiquette are expected to be followed when entering an onsen, which includes maintaining the tranquility of the area. 
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The Ginza is Tokyo's most popular area for its luxurious shopping, dining and entertainment offerings. It is replete with boutiques, massive department stores, art galleries, restaurants, clubs and cafes with every prominent brand name establishing its presence in this part of the city. From walking vigorously into flagship stores for retail therapy and then gorging on the best patisserie items – do it all in a day at Ginza.
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While the fast pace of Japanese cities can keep you on your toes because there’s a lot to do and see, you can also choose to slow down to find peace and tranquility. Some of Tokyo’s blissful, manicured gardens like Rikugien and Kyu Shiba Rikyu offer the perfect settings to unwind. With soothing elements like bamboo decorations, Buddha statues and quaint cafés, spending time here is a rewarding experience.
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Disney Sea is a one-of-a-kind theme park in Tokyo Disney Resort which is conceptualized based on the myths and legends of the sea, with seven themed ports. While there’s something for everyone here, it especially appeals to a more grown up crowd. So, head to the only DisneySea in the world and let the adrenaline rush. 
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Happy Travellers

It was really great experience!
It was really great experience!

It was really great experience!

My self  Mr Gordhanlal Patel travelled to Japan and Korea with my family and friends in April 2018 . We all senior citizen in group .It was really great experience. The way flamingo has organized Japan korea tour was fabulous . Japan is very much high – tech country with beauty and Korea has its own beauty. We heartfully thanking you for all good services. We never face any food problem anywhere. It says that in country like Japan –Korea there always a food problem. But we not at all face in whole tour. And special thanks to our tour manager Ms Nirvi Shah for taking such wonderful care of us. Overall tour was without any hassle and it was awesome trip. 
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Ahmedabad   Travelled in   April
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A well - Planned and Well - Designed Tour!
A well - Planned and Well - Designed Tour!

A well - Planned and Well - Designed Tour!

I am Mr Ramesh Parekh and travelled to China – Japan with my family and friends in May 2015. It was really great experience. A well-planned and well-designed tour. We heartfully thanking you for all good services. It says that in country like china japan there always a food problem, but frankly speaking we travelled from flamingo we never face such problems . We all are senior citizen group and big thank to our tour leader Ms Nirvi Shah for making our tour more wonderful .On the whole it was a fantastic journey and a trip we will never forget.
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Ahmedabad   Travelled in   May
Region: Asia   |   Tour Type: GIT   |   Theme: Group Tour     Read All

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