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Reasons to fly to Japan


Silk art, bonsai and Sony – all common items found in most American households; all from Japan. Look around and you’re bound to find more of today’s must-haves around the house, in the yard, in the car or at the office. Japan is known for many things, most of all its innovative technology and futuristic ideas. But before sushi was a staple in American diets and animes were part of every teenager’s computer games, Japan fought its way into the history books determined to be an independent country. Book airline tickets to Japan to be in the hub of innovation. 

If you’re expecting to see geishas and rickshaws as soon as you get off your flight to Japan, think again. It’s more likely your flight to Japan lands you in the middle of modern culture and technology at its best. Look carefully -- you're catching a glimpse of the future featuring everything from new pop music to new technology. If authentic history is what you booked cheap flights to Japan for, don’t despair. There are plenty of temples, shrines, and museums to explore filled with Japan’s history and culture. Go shopping at the Kyoto Handicraft Center and take a tour of Ryoanji Temple, which houses one of the most famous Zen gardens. Head to Gion and watch the famous geishas stroll by before taking part in a tradition tea ceremony. Take a trip to Hiroshima and visit the Peace Memorial Park, the memorial area that pays tribute to the day in 1945 when Hiroshima became the first city shattered by an atomic bomb. 

Whatever the reason for your flight to Japan, there is something for everyone. Japan’s cars, computers and electronics production make it one of the most innovative countries in the world. The bonsai, geisha and western art make Japan one of the most cultural countries in the world. 

Book flights to Japan to find harmony in this peaceful nation.

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Melisse Hinkle
A New England native but explorer at heart, Melisse has lived in four U.S. cities, spent a summer in Hawaii, made her way through wine-producing regions in Australia and New Zealand, and traveled around Europe while studying abroad in London. She is the Content Manager for the U.S. and Canada at Cheapflights.
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    In-flight reading

    The Roads to Sata

    Alan BoothBooth, an Englishman who is married to a Japanese woman and speaks Japanese, walks 2,000 miles through rural Japan and recounts his encounters and impressions of the local people.

    Appreciations of Japanese Culture

    Donald KeeneA collection of essays written by Keene, a renowned scholar of Japanese culture, considered an excellent introduction to the culture and aesthetics of Japan.

    The Silent Cry

    Kenzaburo OeWritten in the 1960s, a novel that deals with people’s relationships in the confusing world of post-war Japan, the knowledge, passions, dreams, ambitions, and search for truth.

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    Sujata MasseyThe sixth in a series with the main character Rei Shimura caught up in mystery, mayhem, ethics, and responsibility in Tokyo and San Francisco.

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    Haruki MurakamiMurakami is one of Japan's most popular novelists. This is his most successful book, which won him the Yomiuri prize.