Start your journey of discovery in Japan in Tokyo – a mix of eclectic modern interspersed with centuries of tradition that have sculpted the people and culture into a unique fabric.
As you make your way throughout the land, stories of Emperors, Shoguns and Samurai keep you on the edge of your seat. Battles and warriors, success and triumph, innovation and isolation punctuate the fascinating story of this multi-faceted country. An epic story unfolds and complements beautiful landscapes, quaint villages and innovative cities.
The cities of Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima and Osaka personify this unique Japanese blend. Ultra-modern skyscrapers sit side by side with ancient temples. In the busy streets you’ll find an astounding mix of people from high end business people to youths dressed in wild outfits exemplifying their unique sense of fashion.
We ensure you get a taste of the variety on offer with visits to both modern and heritage sights. Visit the modern Roppongi Hills Observation Deck in Tokyo or Umeda Sky Building in Osaka. Then see iconic and traditional places such as Asakusa, housing Tokyo’s oldest temple, Shirakawa-go UNESCO World Heritage Village, Nijo Castle in Kyoto and the poignant sights of Peace Memorial Park and Miyajima Island with the floating Torii Gate in Hiroshima.
Japan’s countryside is breathtaking and travelling between cities gives you the chance to experience some of the spectacular scenery and quaint villages. You cannot go past the jewel in the crown, Mount Fuji. This famous snow capped volcano sits just west of Hakone, and we spend the day here to give you good opportunities to see this beauty.