Japan is a country that has everything imaginable and much that has to be seen to be believed: ancient temples and palaces against the backdrop of futuristic skyscrapers, Western-style spa-centres on the same street as traditional ofuro bathhouses. On top of that, the best theme parks in the world, haiku-inspiring nature and ski, thermal and beach resorts, as well as martial arts and calligraphy schools. Practically every Japanese village has its own ancient temple or a delightful Japanese garden. Neighbourhood streets are a sight in themselves and are worth seeing: quiet, noisy, with sweet old men or insanely dressed hip youth, with cosy little houses or high-tech office buildings. If you want to find yourself on another planet without leaving the Earth, you should head to the Land of the Rising Sun.
There are many ways to get to Japan, though it’s fastest to fly. Aeroflot operates direct Moscow-Tokyo flights. The flight takes about 9.5 hours and lands at Narita International Airport, located 75 km from the city centre. The best way to save is to buy round-trip tickets to Japan. Please note that the most affordable fares sell out quickly, so we recommend booking in advance.