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Classic Japan

From £3060 for 12 days
Trip Overview
Steeped in centuries of culinary tradition, Japan is nothing less than a treasure trove of exotic cuisine, potent sake and sweet delights. From Kyoto to Tokyo, our adventure takes us into the heart of Japan, enjoying a smorgasbord of treats in a variety of settings. To complete the recipe, we mix in plenty of culture and top it off with some of Japan's best attractions. Be tempted by tempura, savour your sushi and tickle your tastebuds, as we discover the endless variety of Japan and its cuisine.
Essential Info
Starts: Kyoto
Ends: Tokyo
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Discovery
Trip Code: ICJKJ
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Japan
What's Included


11 Breakfasts included
2 Dinners included


Public Bus,Subway,Bullet Train,Train,Boat


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

Dates & Availability
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Departing: 20th Oct 2019
Returning: 31st Oct 2019
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Departing: 27th Oct 2019
Returning: 7th Nov 2019
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Returning: 14th Nov 2019
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3 spaces
Departing: 10th Nov 2019
Returning: 21st Nov 2019
Availability: Good
Departing: 1st Mar 2020
Returning: 12th Mar 2020
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Departing: 8th Mar 2020
Returning: 19th Mar 2020
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Departing: 15th Mar 2020
Returning: 26th Mar 2020
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Returning: 2nd Apr 2020
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Departing: 29th Mar 2020
Returning: 9th Apr 2020
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Itinerary & Notes
Konnichiwa! Welcome to Kyoto, Japan. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm today. We'll be collecting your insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting, so please ensure you have all these details to provide to your leader. 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 794, Kyoto had its golden age during the imperial court's heyday from 794 to 1185. Kyoto was the capital of Japan for over 1,000 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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