Full of Eastern Promise, Japan is a country of fascinating contrasts, where you can travel from futuristic cityscapes to tranquil landscapes, and immerse yourself in tradition while seeing some of the most exciting new technology and fashion. And you can experience it all for yourself with a stay in one of our cheap hotels in Japan.
Natural beauty is something that Japan understands well, with one of the nation’s biggest holidays being based around the flowering of the cherry blossom trees that flourish around the country. One of the very best spots to see these remarkable springtime displays is the Kema Sakuranomiya Park in Osaka, where more than 5000 trees line a beautiful riverside promenade. Or for a more spectacular sight that can be seen at any time of year book in for a trip to Mount Fuji, where you’ll be able to scale a Japanese icon, and explore fascinating temples constructed on the side of the volcano.
Japan’s metropolises are incredibly designed, being full of neon lights and contemporary skyscrapers, and many Japan hotels are found in similarly modern and impressive surroundings, helping you to find some peace and tranquillity among the excitement of the city. If you’re planning a trip to Tokyo, be sure to check out the Shinjuku district, one of the most iconic shopping destinations on earth, where you’ll be able to see the forward-thinking fashions that the locals are trying out and browse local and favourite brands in the stores. While in the area, grab something to eat at the Isetan Department Store, as this historic shop is famous for its exquisite food court.
If the hustle and bustle of the city gets a bit too much during your stay in one of our hotels in Japan, hop on the bullet train and speed your way to a slower paced way of life. The old capital of Kyoto is a particularly inspirational place, where you’ll find temples and shrines devoted to many ancient deities – the vast Fushimi Inari Shrine, which is made up of thousands of wooden gates is a must-see. While you’re in town, why not take part in a traditional tea ceremony in the district of Gion, known for its historic community of Geishas? Or if you fancy an even more unique way of taking tea, you could visit one of the country’s famous themed cafes, where you’ll be able to enjoy a drink with anything from attentive maids to cuddly creatures. We’re particularly taken with Tokyo’s Temari no Ouchi, where a collection of cats scamper around fairy-tale inspired surroundings.