Getaway to Japan
There is nowhere else in the world where past and present co-exist in such close proximity than in Japan. This beautiful land of contrasts is where you will discover traditional culture colliding with the energetic pace of the modern, advanced neon-lit cities.
From beautiful cherry blossoms and fields of powder snow to the high tech gadget, electronic metropolis and bright city lights that is Tokyo. From Geisha tea parties to Buddhist temples, sushi and martial arts to colourful cocktail bars and designer concept stores.
The land of the rising sun will captivate you and indulge all your senses, come and discover Japan today.
Qantas operates daily flights to Tokyo from Sydney. In addition, flights operated by Jetstar to Tokyo from Cairns and the Gold Coast can be booked on qantas.com. Flights to Osaka from Sydney, the Gold Coast and Cairns (operated by Jetstar) can also be booked at qantas.com.
Japan is located just nine hours' flight north of Australia with a two-hour time difference.
Book at qantas.com today and you'll enjoy.
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Qantas Frequent Flyers can earn 1000 points ^ on international partner hotels booked at qantas.com.
Check out our guide to the best hotel stays in Tokyo.
Great Cities of Japan Guide
Japan's capital city, Tokyo is a heady mix of neon city skyscrapers and large shopping complexes mixed in with historical shrines and tradition temples. The sights are endless in this frenetic city is a buzz of excitement and activity. There are countless bars and clubs, museums, fun parks, public bathhouses and guest houses.
Only in Tokyo for a day? See our guide on how to make the most of your 24 hours.
Top things to do in Tokyo
- Experience Disney Sea and Disney Land in Tokyo
- Sing yourself silly in a Karaoke bar
- Explore a Buddhist temple
- Try your hand at sushi making
- Visit a sumo stable and see sumo wrestlers up close
- Onsen - relax and unwind in a traditional Japanese bathhouse
- Visit the Tsukiji fish market - one of the world's largest fish markets
- Catch the bullet train to Kofu Yaminashi. Each July and August, thousands of Japanese and international visitors alike make the climb to the top of Mt. Fuji. Mt Fuji is Japan's tallest and most sacred mountain
View more Activies in Tokyo.
Featuring more than 2000 temples, gardens and shrines, Kyoto has a picture post-card view around every corner.
Head to Gion, the famed Geisha district to observe the traditional tea houses and catch a glimpse of the elusive kimono-clad residents.
Kyoto is renown for fine dining and high end shopping and is must see on your trip to Japan.
Read our guide to 5 days in Kyoto.
Yokohama is less than an hour from Tokyo by train and is Japan's second largest city.
There is so much to see and do in this bustling city. Check out Chinatown, visit the zoo (Zooasia) and spend a lazy afternoon in the exquisite Sankeien Garden.
View more information on Yokohama.
Hakone is one beautiful and scenic city. This mountainous area has some fantastic walks, including the old Tokaido Highway.
Hit the waters of Lake Ahino-ko on a boat trip and view the breathtaking scenery to Mount Fuji and stunning cherry blossoms from a cable car ride.
Visit the open air museum and one of the 17 hot springs that dot the area.
View more information on Hakone.
Osaka is Japan's third largest city and an economic powerhouse.
This vibrant city offers many attractions, including the Osaka Castle and Universal Studios and is famous for its local dishes and mouth-watering cuisine.
View more information on Osaka.
The city of Nikko is part of the Nikko national park which is dominated by magnificent cedar trees.
Stroll through magical forests that conceal Nikko is also famous for its architecture and elaborate temples. Explore Lake Chuzenji and the Toshogu Shrine.
View more information on Nikko.
Nara is filled with historic treasures and beautiful temples and is situated less than hour travel time from Osaka and Kyoto.
Visit the Todaiji Temple, Isuien Garden and the National Museum.
View more information on Nara.
Kamakura is a very popular tourist destination as it is home to great beaches and only one hour from Tokyo.
Take the time the explore the many shrines and temples such as the Great Buddha and the Hasedera Temple.
View more information on Kamakura.
It's not difficult to see why ski and snowboard junkies head to Japan for their annual ski fix. Japan offers incredible skiing, with mountain upon mountain of powder snow and over 600 ski resorts. The best resorts can be found in the Hokkaido and Nagano region.
No trip is complete without travel insurance.
QBE Insurance (Australia) Limited offers a range of travel insurance policies to suit different requirements.
Qantas Frequent Flyers can earn I point per A$1 spent on insurance policies.^^
Did you know that Qantas Frequent Flyers can now use their points to pay for travel insurance? Find out more.
^^Product disclosure statements are available at qantas.com/travelinsurance. Policies are only valid upon acceptance of payment by the insurer. The insurer is QBE Insurance (Australia) Limited ABN 78 003 191 035 of 82 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000. Qantas Airways Limited ABN 16 009 661 901 is its authorised representative and receives a commission for policies sold. To earn points on insurance, Qantas Frequent Flyers must provide their membership number to QBE when purchasing a policy. Membership and points are subject to the terms and conditions of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program. Qantas Frequent Flyers cannot earn points on Australian Cancellation and Baggage insurance.