November 9, 2019

“Since learning about Japan at school, I have always wanted to visit. So when the opportunity arose I decided to up and go.

I looked at prices online and then spoke to Carly, who had been extremely helpful on a previous holiday. She then booked me a flight with British...

November 1, 2017

The Japanese have a word for it: 'hanami'.

It means looking at flowers, and it's a national pastime.

Starting in late January in the subtropical south, the cherry blossoms sweep across the country, reaching Tokyo and Kyoto in the first week of April, though this can vary...

September 15, 2016

We are sure, like us, many of you really enjoyed the first of ITV’s new series, Joanna Lumley’s Japan.  If you missed it or were otherwise engaged – put that right.

Occasionally a travel programme is put together and presented so well it brings to life a place that fasc...

September 11, 2016

Japan is like nowhere else.

It has one of the world’s most advanced economies, but it is the people's spirit (strong, warm, and incredibly welcoming) enabling the maintenance of a very traditional society. 

It has observed and refined the cultural treasures of Asia, to...

Please reload

A bribe for scribes: write about your adventures for us. If it's published, you get an exclusive reward! Click here to find out more or contact

Recent Posts

September 11, 2020

September 4, 2020

Please reload

Browse by Date
Please reload

Abbotts Travel
134 George Lane

South Woodford


E18 1BA


+44 (0) 20 8989 9445

  • Facebook - White Circle
  • Twitter - White Circle
  • Instagram - White Circle
  • LinkedIn - White Circle
  • YouTube - White Circle

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information, check

Subscribe for Updates & Offers

Website by