Discover cosmopolitan Tokyo, explore the cultural heart of Kyoto, and enjoy local insider experiences in Japan's rural villages. Appreciate the natural beauty of Mt Fuji and Oirase Gorge, enjoy a traditional tea ceremony, and see skyscrapers and zen gardens coexisting in chaotic serenity. Experience the bullet trains on a rail journey or explore this country of contrasts on a small group or escorted coach tour of Japan.
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Must do experiences and highlights when you tour Japan
Be Moved in Hiroshima
Visit the Peace Memorial Park and Museum to gain insight into the city’s dark times. Meet a survivor whose narrative will bring that era to life.
One of the many monuments that make Kyoto so special, this shrine is embellished by over 5000 vermilion torii gates decorating the forest trails.
Explore the bustling cityscape of Tokyo, including busy Shibuya crossing which sees roughly 2,500 people cross in unison at the change of lights.
A Traditional Ryokan Stay
Immerse yourself in Japanese culture, don a robe, sip green tea on tatami mats, soak in an onsen, and rest your head on traditional bedding laid out for you as your ryokan transforms in the evening.
Cherry Blossom Season
If you want to see Japan dusted with delicate blooms, then plan to visit in springtime. The cherry blossom season usually peaks between late March and mid-April depending on the weather.
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“Great way to see the highlights of Japan”
Jemma at Global Journeys provided another smooth booking and this was my first tour with Collette. I was glad to be on a tour in view of the language barrier and also to learn about day to day life and background info which I otherwise wouldn't have known. Our tour guide Tomoe went beyond her call of duty to provide maps and info and suggestions when asked. The accommodation was excellent; rooms were larger than expected for a solo traveller and the hotels had great locations. Being vegetarian ...read more was challenging but this was expected. All in all, there was a great balance of free time and designated sights and a good group of 32. This tour gave a great overview of Japan.
Japan was certainly very busy so it was great to be staying in top quality accommodation and being escorted to various destinations. The tour went to all the iconic Japanese cultural and geographic spots. It was a good balance of organised activity and free time. Only issue was not enough time in Hiroshima visiting the Peace Museum.
“Wonderful springtime tour of Japan”
All aspects, from the booking of this trip with Hannah at Global Journeys to the trip itself, went problem free. Our Trafalgar tour director, Nana, was very knowledgeable of Japanese history and her culture and took great care to ensure everyone in our small group was having a good time. Nana was an absolute joy and her spoken English, excellent. We stayed in first class hotels in central areas, ate at excellent eateries and travelled in large, comfortable coaches so people could spread out ...read more if desired. I loved Japan, the people are so friendly and polite. Their cities/towns, public transport and public toilets are extremely clean. Loved seeing the cherry blossom trees in all their beauty and the “old” Japan. One special memory for me was when one late afternoon we viewed Mt. Fuji draped in sunshine after an overcast morning and the next morning awoke to a winter wonderland. It had started snowing overnight and continued snowing lightly well into the morning. I highly commend Global Journeys and Trafalgar Tours.
“Great rail journey through Japan.”
Japan was not as expensive as I thought it would be. Great rail service and I'd recommend this to trip to others considering travelling to Japan for a couple of weeks. Highly recommend Explore! (Review provided by Explore Worldwide.)
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