One of the first thing that travellers notice about Japan is its appreciation of beauty, quality, and attention to detail. This is particularly evident at hotels and restaurants, and it is interesting to note that Tokyo has more Michelin star restaurants than any other city in the world. They believe that food tastes better when it is attractive, and we think they are right. Also, when you buy items at a store, you will be amazed at how beautifully your purchases are wrapped. Great care is given to even the simplest of things.
Our tour of Japan starts out in vibrant, ultra-modern Tokyo, Famous for its cutting edge, neon-lit landscape and towering skyscrapers. Yet, we will also show you that this is a city of contrasts, and ancient temples and beautiful parkland do a certain dance with its towering buildings and modern infrastructure.
In, Kyoto, there is still this old world feel, and at times it is easy to imagine oneself in the movie, “Memoirs of a Geisha”. It is a very traditional city, and it is common to see many women dressed in kimonos. It is a must-do for any traveler to Japan, and it is a place that many come back to time and again.
Mount Koya is a small, secluded Buddhist temple town, first settled in 816. Koyasan is one of the best places in the world to experience an overnight stay at a temple where you can experience a monk’s lifestyle, eating vegetarian monk’s cuisine and attending the morning prayers. If you like experiential travel that immerses you in local custom and history, this may be one of the most interesting and rewarding places you have ever visited.
The people of Japan tend to be a little more formal, until you have a couple glasses of sake with them. In general, they are incredibly kind, friendly, and full of surprises. The same shy person you meet earlier in the day may be later seen entertaining friends with funny stories or dancing the night away at a local club.
Price From : $9227 per person
Duration : 10 days
Dates : 02 Jun 2017 – 11 Jun 2017
If you’ve always wanted to get married somewhere historic then look no further than the city of Kyoto in Japan. You’ll be furnished with traditional kimono wedding attire, a customized floral bouquet with that special touch of Japanese elegance, and the mystique of exchanging vows at a historical Japanese temple – it will be the most memorable and romantic day of your lives together as you make the symbolic gesture at Shunkoin Temple which is Japan’s first place to allow same-sex weddings.
Price From : $3083 per person
Duration : 4 days
Japan is culturally rich and its traditions and customs vary greatly from the West. With this itinerary you’ll get under the skin of the country, exploring both cities and rural life. Starting in Tokyo you’ll enjoy the best the city has to offer before heading to beautiful Hakone where you’ll glimpse Mount Fuji. Staying in ryokan you’ll bathe in hot springs and stay in traditional Japanese accommodation.
Take the famous bullet train to rural Japan and sample sake at a traditional farmhouse as you experience Japanese family life. Onwards to Kanazawa and Hiroshima where you’ll have the chance to remember those affected by the events of 1945.
The itinerary ends in the former imperial capital of Kyoto where you’ll explore the city and, if you like, have a chance to meditate.
Price From : $3203 per person
Duration : 14 days
Japanese cuisine is renowned worldwide and as such there’s no better place to experience it than in the heart of the country. This itinerary is culinary heavy allowing you to not only try an authentic cooking class but to also explore where locals go for their food.
Take the famous bullet train to rural Japan and sample the most extraordinary views on your journey.
Price From : $3815 per person
Duration : 12 days
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