Japan: Destination Asia


Destination Asia is the Far East’s leading Diversified Travel Organisation with 27 offices in 11 Asia countries.

Destination Asia was formed in 1996 when experienced travel executives and managers saw a niche market opportunity for a travel firm that, being owned by its staff, could provide travel services solely responsive to the needs of the client and not the whims of any international corporate conglomerate.

Destination Asia Thailand and Destination Asia Vietnam were the first units of the Destination Asia group to be formed. From these two initial successes Destination Asia Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Myanmar and Laos have evolved, further strengthening our association within the region. In 2010 we opened in Singapore & Malaysia and in 2011 we launched our Japan operation.

We offer specialist services for all areas of the corporate Incentive, Meeting and Exhibition business, with particular expertise in the UK markets. Destination Asia prides itself in creating unique and cost effective programs, with the highest levels of professional operation and delivery, which has resulted in the Company providing services to many of the Fortune 500 companies using incentive travel as a core sales motivation device.

Website: destination-asia.com

• DOWNLOAD Destination Asia Japan Brochure (pdf 4.8Mb)

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Key Contact
Jarrod Stenhouse, Executive Director

Japan - Destination Factfile

Flying Time from the UK London - Japan approx 12 hours

Main Airport Narita International Airport (Tokyo)

Transfers The airport is 60kms from central Tokyo, travel time is approx 90 minutes depending on traffic.

Immigration Visitors require a current passport valid for a minimum of 6 months. No visa or entry permit is required if you hold a British passport for a stay of up to 90 days.

For further advice contact the Japanese Embassy in the UK as follows:

djbrochure.jpgEmbassy of Japan
Consulate General
101-104 Piccadilly
London W1J 7JT

Tel: 020 7465 6565
Office Hours: 9:00am-16:30pm (Monday-Friday, except British and Japanese holidays)

Japanese Embassy (London)website

Official Currency JPY – Japan Dollar
Coins: 1, 5, 10, 50, 100, 500
Notes: 1000, 2000, 5000, 1000

Climate Japan has 4 distinct seasons.
Spring: March to May - warm days, but nights can be cool. Cherry blossoms bloom from the end of March to mid-April.
Summer: June to August - summer begins in June with a three to four week rainy season. It becomes seriously hot and humid from July onwards.
Autumn: September to November - warm days with plenty of sun, but nights can be cool.
Winter: December to February - the temperature rarely drops below 0°C in the plains along the Pacific coast during wintertime. It is also quite dry and very often sunny.

Local Time GMT + 9

Electricity 100V – Japanese/North American 2 blade sockets.

jpbrochure2.jpgOfficial Holidays
January 1 - New Year's Holiday
The 2nd Monday of January - Coming-of-Age Day
February 11 - National Foundation Day
March 20 - Vernal Equinox Day
April 29 - Showa Day
May 3 - Constitution Memorial Day
May 4 - Greenery Day
May 5 - Children's Day
The 3rd Monday of July - Maritime Day
The 3rd Monday of September - Respect for the Aged Day
September 23 - Autumnal Equinox Day
The 2nd Monday of October - Health and Sports Day
November 3 - Culture Day
November 23 - Labor Thanksgiving Day
December 23 - The Emperor's Birthday

Health Advice Upon arrival in Japan, automatic sensors will measure your temperature at the Japan International Airport and boundary control points, and if it is high, you will be required to have a quick health check.
There are no inoculations required for entering Japan from anywhere around the world.
Tap water is safe to drink anywhere in Japan. Mineral water including major imported brands is readily available from supermarkets and convenience stores.

Emergency Numbers: 110 for Police, 119 for Fire and Ambulance service.
03 3501 0110 is the English helpline for the Metropolitan Police in Tokyo (Business hours)

Mobile Networks: 3G UMTS 2100 MHz or 3G CDMA2000 800 MHz only. GSM only handsets do not work in Japan.

Dialing code from UK to Japan: 00 81

Taxes Consumption tax is 5% in Japan. Upscale hotels and restaurants charge a 10% service charge on room rates, food and beverage.

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