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Highlights of Japan

Tokyo – Hakone –Takayama – Kyoto

Duration:  10 Days/9 Nights

Group Size: 16 (maximum)

Experience the world of sumo as you join sumo wrestlers for a delectable ‘chanko’ sumo lunch, while learning about their unique traditions. Step into the shoes of a sumo wrestler by trying on a sumo suit and testing your skills against a professional. Explore the enchanting bamboo groves of Arashiyama, near Kyoto, as you wander along meandering paths amidst towering bamboo stalks. Indulge in a traditional kaiseki meal in Kyoto, accompanied by the captivating entertainment of a Maiko. Seize the opportunity to gain insider knowledge about the intriguing life of an apprentice Geisha, adding an extra layer of fascination to your journey.

Includes:

  • 7 Day Rail Pass

  • 8 nights hotel accommodation

  • 1 night Ryokan accommodation

  • High-speed trains

  • Transport in air-conditioned vehicles

  • Small group touring

  • Entrance fees

  • Luggage transport

  • English-speaking Tour Leader

  • Tipping (Tour Leader/drivers)

  • Return transfers (conditions apply)

  • Meals as indicated (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)

Splendours of Japan

Tokyo – Kanazawa – Kyoto – Okayama – Osaka

Duration:  13 Days/12 Nights 

Group Size: 16 (maximum)

Indulge in a moment of tranquillity at Hamarikyu Garden while savouring the flavours of matcha (green tea) and traditional Japanese sweets. Immerse yourself in the captivating world of bonsai as you stroll through the enchanting Omiya Bonsai Village, home to numerous nurseries and private gardens. Discover the profound Zen culture and exquisite architecture at the Daitokuji Temple complex. Delve into the historic charm of Kurashiki, where former rice storehouses have been transformed into captivating museums and charming cafés.

Includes:

  • 12 nights in described Hotel or similar

  • Daily Breakfast for 2 Persons

  • 1 local lunch

  • 1 farewell dinner

  • Transport in air-conditioned vehicles

  • Small group touring

  • All Entrance fees

  • English speaking tour leader

  • All Tipping

  • Arrival and departure transfers

Secrets of Japan

Tokyo – Hakone – Takayama – Osaka – Hiroshima – Kyoto

Duration:  14 Days/13 Nights 

Group Size: 16 (maximum)

Explore the vibrant streets of Kappabashi Dori, a haven for culinary enthusiasts. Discover a multitude of shops offering an extensive range of kitchenware, from pots and pans to utensils and furniture for restaurant owners. Don’t miss the intriguing stores selling lifelike food samples for display purposes. Immerse yourself in the world of textiles at Nippori Fabric Town, where a plethora of fabric stores await. From traditional silks to contemporary printed cotton, you’ll find a treasure trove of fabrics. Experience the charming ambiance of Yanaka Old Town, known for its distinct “shitamachi” or downtown atmosphere. Delight in the stark contrast to Tokyo’s modernity as you wander through this nostalgic neighbourhood.

Includes:

  • 13 nights in described Hotel or similar

  • Daily Breakfast for 2 Persons

  • 1 local lunch

  • 2 local dinners

  • 14 Day Rail Pass

  • All high-speed trains travel as specified in the itinerary

  • Transport in air-conditioned vehicles

  • Small group touring

  • All Entrance fees

  • English speaking tour leader

  • All Tipping

  • Arrival and departure transfers

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