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Classic Japan

From £3835 for 12 days
Trip Overview
Steeped in centuries of tradition and full of culinary prowess, Japan is awash with sights to see and histories to uncover. From Kyoto to Tokyo, spend 12 days exploring the heart of Japan, with memories of the Edo era, sobering warfare sites, lush natural landscapes and eclectic neighbourhoods to discover. Be tempted by tempura, savour your sushi and sip some sochu as you discover the endless variety and diversity of Japan with your small group, all headed by a local leader who knows all of the best places to go. What’s stopping you embarking on a cultural escapade to the home of geisha, torii, sake and nori?
Essential Info
Starts: Kyoto
Ends: Tokyo
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Discovery
Trip Code: ICJKJ
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Japan
What's Included

Meals

11 Breakfasts included
2 Dinners included

Transport

Public Bus,Subway,Bullet Train,Train,Boat

Accommodation

Hotel/Ryokan (10 nights),Temple Stay (1 night)

Trip Highlights

•   A seven-day rail pass is included in the price of this trip, so there's no need to worry about the logistics or costs of transport between cities. All you need to worry about is whether to choose ramen or yakitori for dinner

•   Spend the night in a traditional Japanese ryokan, sleeping on an authentic tatami mat. These Edo period inns are a true travel experience

•   Surrounded by monks and tranquil scenery, an overnight temple stay in Koya-san is as peaceful and unique as it sounds

•   During the course of the trip, you'll have plenty of free time to explore and get to know Japan in your own way

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Departing: 21st Mar 2021
Returning: 1st Apr 2021
£3,990pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 28th Mar 2021
Returning: 8th Apr 2021
£4,390pp
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Limited Availability
3 spaces
Departing: 2nd Apr 2021
Returning: 13th Apr 2021
£4,180pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 4th Apr 2021
Returning: 15th Apr 2021
£4,265pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 11th Apr 2021
Returning: 22nd Apr 2021
£4,140pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 14th Apr 2021
Returning: 25th Apr 2021
£4,140pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 18th Apr 2021
Returning: 29th Apr 2021
£3,990pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 9th May 2021
Returning: 20th May 2021
£3,990pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 19th May 2021
Returning: 30th May 2021
£3,990pp
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Availability: Good
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Itinerary & Notes
Konnichiwa! Welcome to Kyoto, Japan. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm today. If you have some free time, step out onto the streets for your first taste of this beautiful city. Originally founded as Heian-kyo (literally 'tranquillity and peace capital') by Emperor Kammu in AD794, Kyoto had its golden age during the imperial court's heyday from 794 to 1185. Kyoto was the capital of Japan for over 1000 years (the name means 'Capital City') but the emperor and government are now located in Tokyo. After the meeting tonight, perhaps head out for your first taste of traditional Japanese food. As the millennium-long home of the imperial kitchen, Kyoto is known as the centre of Japanese culinary tradition, so you’re sure to begin this trip with a delicious meal.
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