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Japan: Land of the Rising Sun

From £2985 for 13 days
Trip Overview
Ever-welcoming and always fascinating, Japan is a land of ancient cultures, austere traditions and groundbreaking technology. Experience the best that this diverse country has to offer from the excitement of lively Tokyo to the sacred resting places of shoguns at Nikko. Feast on local delights at a Takayama market, make a sobering visit to the Hiroshima Peace Park and explore magnificent Kyoto temples. Discover ancient castles, lush countryside and fascinating feudal history on this authentic travel adventure. If you pack a good sense of humour and leave all inhibitions behind, the Land of the Rising Sun rarely disappoints.
Essential Info
Starts: Tokyo
Ends: Kyoto
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Discovery
Trip Code: ICJST
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Japan
What's Included

Meals

2 Breakfasts included
2 Dinners included

Transport

Boat,Public Bus,Cable Car,Ferry,Metro,Bullet Train,Train

Accommodation

Hotel (1 nt),Ryokan (11 nts)

Trip Highlights

•   What better way to see Japan than by the country's famous railway system? It's clean, efficient and we include a 14-day Japan Rail Pass in the trip price

•   This trip affords you a good balance of included activities and free time, with plenty of optional activities to keep you busy and a helpful leader to steer you in the right direction

•   Most of the accommodation is in the style of a traditional Japanese Ryokan. Sleep on the floor on a tatami mat, keep warm beside an irori hearth and bath in an onsen

•   This 14-day adventure zips you through the highlights of Japan, so you'll get a comprehensive introduction to this amazing country

Dates & Availability
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Departing: 23rd Feb 2020
Returning: 6th Mar 2020
£2,985pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 1st Mar 2020
Returning: 13th Mar 2020
£2,985pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 8th Mar 2020
Returning: 20th Mar 2020
£2,985pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 15th Mar 2020
Returning: 27th Mar 2020
£3,285pp
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Limited Availability
3 spaces
Departing: 17th Mar 2020
Returning: 29th Mar 2020
£3,190pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 19th Mar 2020
Returning: 31st Mar 2020
£3,190pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 22nd Mar 2020
Returning: 3rd Apr 2020
£3,410pp
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Limited Availability
1 space
Departing: 24th Mar 2020
Returning: 5th Apr 2020
£3,285pp
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Limited Availability
4 spaces
Departing: 29th Mar 2020
Returning: 10th Apr 2020
£3,475pp
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Limited Availability
1 space
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Itinerary & Notes
Konnichiwa! Welcome to Japan. Bursting with contemporary urban culture, there are many sides of Tokyo to explore, from fascinating museums and world-class shopping, to neighbourhood backstreets lined with hole in the wall eateries and bars. Your adventure begins with a Welcome Meeting at 6pm tonight. You can arrive at any time during the day, as there are no activities planned until this important meeting. Please check with hotel reception or look on the reception noticeboard for where and when the meeting will take place. Have your insurance and next of kin details on hand as we'll be checking them at this meeting. Afterwards, join your new travel companions for an optional dinner at a local restaurant.
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Reviews
       
I thoroughly enjoyed this new destination, travelling by train, staying in traditional Japanese Guest Houses and all with a small international group of travellers and an exceptional tour leader.
She made everything work beautifully, was totally organised and
clearly enjoyed her job. We covered a lot of ground, the pace was busy and we had lots of opportunity to experience the excellent array of food Japan has to offer
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