A dazzling metropolis that has a stoically traditional vein through under its ultra-modern facade, a Tokyo tour is a juxtaposition in itself. Straight out of a sci-fi film, modern Tokyo pushes the boundaries of what’s believable, even in this day and age – and yet the Imperial past is always close by. No matter how brief your trip to Japan is, it is a must that you visit Tokyo.
Japan is a year round destination with something in store for every season: cherry blossoms in spring, stunning leaves in autumn and snow and ice in winter..
This trip is a great balance of included activities in each destination and plenty of free time for other optional fun, all backed by a helpful leader to steer you in the right direction of the best experiences..
The town of Hakone is one of our favourite destinations.
Japan is full of the contrasts of ultra modern (robot restaurant anyone?) and ancient tradition (just step into any of Kyoto’s stunning temples).
With a leader to show you around, a new group of friends to explore with and plenty of free time to do exactly what interests you most about the country, you will definitely be able to make the most of each day on this trip..
The little town of Nikko is one of our favourite destinations, packed with World Heritage listed temples, picture perfect hiking trails, and one of the best places to experience an onsen – hot springs bath..
“The most memorable part of our trip was walking in the countryside - seeing parts of Japan that I would never have discovered on my own and being guided by a reliable expert.Asuka, Dorogawa and the Mitarai Gorge were particularly memorable. Also - wonderful exotic food, charming ryokans and soothing onsens. (And the company of like-minded fellow travellers). We stayed at family-run ryokans and experienced genuine locally sourced food, which was fresh, delicious and exquisitely prepared. This was an excellent trip. The tour guide, Alena, was an expert on Japan and made our trip very enjoyable and stress-free.”
“The trip seems expensive, but is actually quite good value as so much is included - travel, entry to museums etc.
We loved the way the route was based on the James Clavell book, Shogun. One of the scrolls in the Hirado museum tracked it exactly. And it was perfect ending with a view of the tombstone of William Adams, the Navigator the story is based on.”