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Japan: Single Friendly Vacations


  • Sake tasting is a great way for solo travelers to make friends on the road

Why is Japan a good single friendly destination?

A Japan vacation one of the top picks for solo travel in Asia. Japan may be relatively small  compared to some of its neighbours but it is also one of the world's most densely populated countries. This means that single travellers will have no problem making new friends.  

The Japanese are famously polite and this makes them very accommodating to foreigners travelling on their own. There are many  accommodation options, such as pod hotels, that cater specifically to solo travellers. Hungry? Restaurants such as sushi and ramen bars are often made to accommodate single patrons.

What kind of activities can you do on your own in Japan?

You’ll find no lack of activities to do on your own within the cities, from visiting popular temples and landmarks, to getting lost in bustling side streets or malls. Japan also offers a lot of contemplative, quiet time for those solo travelers looking to recharge. In centres such as Kyoto, you can explore Zen gardens or follow a trail alongside a stream into the forest. If you find yourself at a bar or club, you may end up meeting new friends as locals can grow fairly sociable on nights out.

Single Friendly

  • Essential Japan Coach Tour

    Experience the essential highlights of Japan on this tour across the main island. Starting in Tokyo and ending in Kyoto, you’ll see the neon lights of Shinjuku, explore wooden villages and spot snow monkeys in the Japanese Alps, tour classic temples and shrines, and experience first-hand the cultural power of this Asian nation.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,253
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Single Friendly
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  • Explore Japan

    Experience authentic Japan on this intimate small-group guided tour to four distinctive regions over twelve days, exploring extensively on foot and travelling by bullet train, regional train and bus
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,800
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Escorted Coach Touring, Single Friendly, Small Group Touring
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  • Japan: Land of the Rising Sun

    Experience the traditional and contemporary on this journey through Japan. From the excitement of Tokyo to serenity of Nikko; from the moving Hiroshima to the beauty of Hakone.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,925
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Single Friendly, Small Group Touring
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  • Koyasan Monastery Retreat

    This retreat to spiritual Mount Koya (Koyasan) is the perfect way to delve into the quiet mysticism of Japanese Buddhism. Explore Koyasan with an expert guide, then join the monks for a stay at a traditional shukubo temple lodge.
    Duration:
    2 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 537
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Single Friendly, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Japan See Trip Details
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