Getting to Japan

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Japan: Modernistic Tokyo Meets Ancestral Kyoto on the Web

Japan is often thought of as the most modern country in the world, and in many ways it is. Yet behind the glitz and glamour of the neon lights and robot dogs, you’ll find a deeply traditional culture that changes at a glacial speed. This guide features the best Web sites to aid you in planning and implementing your trip to Japan, including resources to introduce you to Japanese culture and sightseeing, tools for finding and booking transportation and accommodation, advice to help you stay safe and healthy overseas, and blogs and forums to put you in touch with other travelers.

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Getting to Japan

A highly developed country, Japan is easily accessible to travelers worldwide. Use the sites below to get there by sea or air.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • Most international flights to Japan land at one of the following airports: Narita International Airport just outside of Tokyo, Kansai International Airport in Osaka, or Central Japan International Airport near Nagoya. Look for these when booking your flight.
  • Many Asian airlines, including Japan Airlines (JAL) and All Nippon Airways (ANA), are widely regarded by experienced travelers as luxurious when compared with their western counterparts. Traveling to Asia on an Asian airline also allows you to begin the experience the moment you lift off, with flight attendants, entertainment, and food from your point of destination.
  • For more information on making travel arrangements no matter where you’re headed, including links to and advice for using flight search engines, see the findingDulcinea Travel Web Guide.

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Japan Hotels

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Getting Around Japan

For such a far-flung country, Japan is surprisingly easy to navigate. It boasts the most advanced ... read more »

Japan Travel Blogs and Forums

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