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Cheap Flights to Japan

Japan, known as the "Land of the Rising Sun", offers a wide array of sights that will suit every type of traveller. The country is an eclectic mix of the new and the old with its historical temples and futuristic attractions.

When planning a holiday in Japan, visitors are definitely spoilt for choice on which cities to visit and tourist sights to see. Here are just a few of the most popular cities in Japan to add to the itinerary:

Tokyo – Officially named as the Tokyo Metropolis, Tokyo is the capital of Japan as well as the largest city in the country. The city is bustling and crowded compared to the other cities in Japan but it offers a great mix of old-world charm and high-speed modernity. Travellers to Japan visit the city for its numerous cultural offerings from Japanese pop culture districts such as Shibuya and Harajuku to museums housing national treasures such as the Tokyo National Museum. The city also boasts of an active nightlife and scrumptious cuisine.

Kyoto – Once the capital of Japan, Kyoto is considered to be the most beautiful city in the country. Thanks to its historical significance, the city of Kyoto is rich in cultural heritage with a number of palaces, temples and shrines spread out through the different districts. Some of the more popular tourist attractions in Kyoto include the Nijō Castle in the Nakagyo Ward, the Fushimi Inari-taisha in the Fushimi Ward, the gilded pavilion of Kinkaku-ji in the Kita Ward and the Kiyomizu-dera temple in the Higashiyama Ward.

Osaka – The central metropolis of the Kansai Region, Osaka is also the third largest city in Japan. Often overlooked by tourists, Osaka definitely has a lot to offer visitors to their fair city. It has the uniqueness of having the appeal of a big city at the same time exuding small-town charm. Some of the more popular tourist spots in Osaka include the should-not-be-missed Osaka Castle, the Shitennoji temple in the Tennoji Ward and the Umeda Sky Building. For some family-friendly fun, visit the Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan in the Minato Ward and the Universal Studios Japan.

January is the best time to visit the country, as the weather is usually sunny and dry, and most of the tourist spots are not crowded. However, weather patterns can differ dramatically between regions as its 377,873 square kilometer land area covers a large north to south extension.

Japanese is the official language spoken in the country. However, many locals are able to understand the English language to a certain extent because English is a mandatory class in many schools in the country. A number of countries have reciprocal visa exemption arrangements with Japan where nationals of these countries can visit the country without a visa. Philippine passport holders, however, need to apply for a tourist visa (good for 90-day visit) to be able to enter the country.

Japan Airlines, the country's major carrier, offers flights from Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 to Narita International Airport in Tokyo. Philippines' leading budget carrier, Cebu Pacific, has scheduled flights from Manila to Osaka. On the other hand, Philippine Airlines offers flights to both Tokyo and Osaka from Manila.

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