Discover Japan

12 Nights, Available between March and December
Return Flights from London Heathrow
            o Alternative departure airports available
Includes return airport coach transfers, bullet train and coach transport throughout.
Split between 6 x hotels of a 3* and 4* standard
12 x Breakfasts, 3 x Lunches and 2 x Dinners
8 included experiences
Local English-speaking guides



Japan is a captivating and diverse country that offers a plethora of reasons to visit. Here are some compelling reasons to plan a trip to Japan:

1. Rich Cultural Heritage: Japan has a rich and ancient cultural heritage that is deeply ingrained in everyday life. Visitors can explore traditional temples, shrines, and historic castles, such as Kyoto's Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion), Nara's Todai-ji with its giant Buddha statue, and Himeji Castle. Experiencing tea ceremonies, watching traditional theatre performances like kabuki or Noh, and witnessing festivals like Kyoto's Gion Matsuri are immersive ways to appreciate Japan's cultural traditions.

2. Modern Technology and Innovation: Japan is renowned for its cutting-edge technology and innovation. From futuristic cities like Tokyo with its neon-lit streets and high-tech gadgets to the bullet train (Shinkansen) that travels at high speeds, Japan showcases advancements that are both functional and impressive. Exploring Akihabara, Tokyo's electric district, and visiting technology-focused museums and exhibitions provide insights into Japan's technological prowess.

3. Scenic Landscapes and Gardens: Japan is blessed with diverse and picturesque landscapes. Visitors can enjoy the serene beauty of traditional Japanese gardens, such as Kenroku-en in Kanazawa or Katsura Imperial Villa in Kyoto. Cherry blossom season (sakura) in spring is a particularly enchanting time to witness stunning landscapes filled with pink blooms. Japan's countryside also offers opportunities for hiking, exploring volcanic hot springs (onsen), and admiring scenic mountain ranges like the Japanese Alps.

4. Culinary Delights: Japanese cuisine is renowned worldwide for its exquisite flavours, precision, and artistry. From sushi and sashimi to ramen, tempura, and kaiseki multi-course meals, Japan offers a culinary adventure for food enthusiasts. Each region has its local specialities, and exploring food markets, street stalls, and traditional restaurants provides a chance to savour the diverse and delicious offerings.

5. Quaint Traditional Towns: Japan is dotted with picturesque traditional towns that offer a glimpse into the country's past. Places like Takayama, Kanazawa, and Shirakawa-go in the Japanese Alps, and the historic streets of Kyoto's Gion district, transport visitors to a bygone era. These towns are characterized by well-preserved wooden houses, narrow streets, and a slower pace of life.

6. Onsen (Hot Springs) Culture: Japan is famous for its natural hot springs, known as onsen. Relaxing in these mineral-rich hot baths is not only soothing but also an integral part of Japanese culture. Destinations like Hakone, Beppu, and Kusatsu are known for their onsen resorts and offer a chance to experience the therapeutic benefits of these traditional baths.

7. Anime and Pop Culture: Japan is the birthplace of anime, manga, and various elements of pop culture that have gained global popularity. Visiting Tokyo's Akihabara district, exploring themed cafes, attending anime conventions, and browsing the vibrant shops filled with manga and collectables provide an immersive experience for anime and pop culture enthusiasts.

8. Hospitality and Politeness: Japanese hospitality, known as omotenashi, is world-renowned. Visitors are often impressed by the polite and attentive service provided in hotels, restaurants, and throughout their travels. Experiencing this warm hospitality enhances the overall travel experience in Japan. Japan's unique blend of ancient traditions, modern technology, scenic landscapes, culinary delights, and warm hospitality makes it a fascinating destination for travellers seeking a diverse and immersive cultural experience.

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