Tokyo Holidays - Holidays to Japan
- By Greg Rose -
- May 25, 2009
Tokyo can dazzle the visitor with its hectic rhythms of life and flashing neon signs. However, alongside the traditional politeness of Japanese culture, the clean and punctual subways , exists a sub-culture of trendy teens and hi-tech vending machines. While staying in Tokyo, be sure to dine in the mouth-watering sushi and noodle bars, check out a live sumo match and go to the futuristic Mecca of Tokyo Bay.
Flight details: Virgin Atlantic flies to Tokyo every day from London Heathrow, with a flight time of around 12 hours. Premium Economy upgrades can be obtained by paying a £325 supplement per person each way, or an Upper Class upgrade can be bought in the same way, costing from £1,125.
Travellers taking a trip to Japan will need to set their watches forward nine hours from GMT. UK citizens will be pleased to note that they do not need to get a visa in order to travel to Japan.
What To Do
Tokyo’s best-known landmarks include the temples of Asakusa, the Meiji Shrine and the gardens of the Imperial Palace. For stunning views over the city, try the World Trade Center; a boat ride on the lake in Inokashira Park would be a great way to relax on your Virgin break.
Where To Eat
Try kaiten-sushi, where diners serve themselves by picking dishes from a conveyor belt. For a more upmarket meal, splurge on lunch at Ginza Shiseido Parlour – founded in 1902, it is one of the most prestigious restaurants in Tokyo.
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