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Attracted by the mystery and charm of Japanese culture?
Board an Alitalia flight for Japan and spend your vacation in the most splendid country in Asia, offering a perfect blend of thousand-year-old traditions and futurism.
Did you know that Japan includes four main islands (Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku and Hokkaido) and numerous groups of adjacent islands (Sado, Awaji, Amakusa and the Ryu Kyu archipelagos, including the Okinawa group)?
All you need to do is book your air ticket on alitalia.com to fly to the Land of the Rising Sun: enter the name of your departure and arrival airports, your travel dates, the number of passengers and cabin class and in a few easy steps you can print out your electronic ticket directly from your home or office.
The range of tourist attractions is wide and the facets of this spectacular country infinite: from hills shrouded in mist to geishas wearing seductive and brightly colored kimonos, and from towering mountains to coastlines of all kinds. Japan can also be a spiritual experience, allowing you to find or rediscover yourself by retracing the steps of great Japanese writers from Yukio Mishima to Banana Yoshimoto.
Some of the towns that you absolutely must see: Tokyo, Kansai with Kyoto and Nara, Nagoya, Osaka, Nikko, Mito, Yokohama, Kamakura, Narita, Takayama and the sites of Shirakawa-go (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Kanazawa and Nagoya, Hiroshima and Nagasaki; some of the country’s many natural beauties include: the coral reef of Okinawa, the snowy peaks of the Japanese Alps, the Onsen (volcanic thermal springs), the Fuji Go-Ko region, Hakone, Mount Fuji, the Daisetsuzan National Park and Izu-Shoto.
In terms of Japanese cuisine, in addition to the classic rice, you will discover surprising flavors from sushi and sashimi to tempura and ramen noodles, tofu and various types of onigiri.
Unmissable events: the Doll Festival, the Flower Festival celebrating the birth of Buddha, the Kite Battle, the Great Festival of the Toshogu Sanctuary in Nikko, the Sanja Matsuri Festival, the first Sumo tournament in mid-January and the Snow Festival.
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