The qinghai-Tibet plateau is the highest, largest and youngest plateau in the world. Tibet, located in the eastern part of the qinghai-Tibet plateau, is called “the roof of the world” and “the third pole of the earth. In Tibet, you can learn about deep Tibet Buddhist culture through visiting many famous monasterie such as Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery and Tashilunpo Monastery etc. Besides, you can view the beauty natural landscape in Tibet such as view Mount Everest Peak, do Kaialsh kora and visit three holy lakes in Tibet. You will never want to miss a wonderful Tibet jounery in your lifetime.

From Japan to Tibet

When you plan to travel to Tibet from Janpan, you may ask how to get Tibet from Janpan? Here are some tips as below,

1The documents you need to enter Tibet

For Japanese tourists, you don’t need to get a Chinese visa in your home county for 15 days. But due to Tibet’s unique background, you need to get a Tibet Travel Permits to enter Tibet. Also, according to Tibet Tourism Bureau, all foreign tourists can not travel independently in Tibet. So first, you need to book a tour with a local travel agency, who can qualify for your Tibet Travel Permits from Tibet Tourism Bureau and arrange a Tibetan tour guide and travel-licensed vehicle for you. They need your passport copy to get your Tibet Travel Permits. During peak season from April to Oct, the travel agency can get your Tibet Travel Permits within 12 working days. During off season from Nov to Jan, the travel agency can get your Tibet Travel Permits within 4 working days. But if you want to travel in Mt.kailash area, the travel agency can get your Tibet Travel Permits above 30 working days. So you’re suggested book a Tibet Tour with a local travel agency above 30 days in advance. What’s more, the sooner you decide, the more discount will be offered.  There is a saying that early bird catches insects. : )

2 How to fly to Tibet from Janpan 

There is no direct flight from Japan to Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. You need to fly to a China city from Japan first, once in a China city like Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing etc. You choose to fly to Lhasa or take a train to Lhasa from that city.

As China and Japan have always had good relations and economic exchanges, flights from Japan to China are very frequent, and the best prices are available through many comparison sites. Japan has Tokyo Narita International Airport, Haneda International Airport, Osaka International Airport, Nagoya China-Japan International Airport and Fukuoka International Airport. Among them, there are many direct flights to a China city from Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka every day.