Japan- Land of the Rising Sun

Japan - an ancient culture of emperors, fierce shoguns, samurais and brutal martial arts. Yet it’s also a place of gentle geishas, colourful kimonos, exquisite garden design and Zen Buddhism. How did a country so deeply rooted in such diverse heritage become one of the most modern and advanced economies on the planet? Pondering such questions is what makes a trip to Japan so incredibly rewarding. Having travelled there once, you’ll feel almost hypnotically drawn back to this truly enigmatic country.

Holiday Highlights

  • See the famous sights of Tokyo - the Meiji shrine, Omotesando Street, fashion-setting Harajuku and the Akihabara electronic town
  • Visit the stunning Nikko National Park, with its outstanding Shogun-era architecture and a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Take a scenic boat trip from Tokyo’s traditional Asakusa district to the luxury shops of Ginza
  • Enjoy astonishing views of Mt. Fuji from Lake Kawaguchi and the hot-spring mountain spa resort of Hakone
  • See the volcanic Owakudani 'Boiling Valley' by aerial gondola
  • Travel at 189 mph on the incomparable bullet trains Reflect on the horrors of war at Hiroshima's Peace Park and museum
  • Experience the spectacular 300-foot Kegon Falls and Lake Chuzenji, stunning examples of Japan’s world-renowned natural beauty
  • Tour Kyoto, former Imperial capital and essence of traditional Japan with wooden houses, geishas, stunning temples and Zen gardens
  • Guided tour of Nara, Japan’s first capital with its huge bronze Buddha
  • Opportunity to stay the night in a ‘Ryokan’, a traditional Japanese Inn
  • Opportunity to learn origami, traditional flower arranging or Japanese cooking

What's Included

  • Return direct flights from London Heathrow
  • Stay in hand-picked four-star hotels, with daily breakfast and three meals
  • Escorted by our experienced tour manager

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