Japan holidays & tours
Beautiful, surreal and incredibly welcoming, Japan offers a taste of the old, new and exotic all in one go. Highly futuristic and yet intensely traditional, this far-flung, Far Eastern land offers up a dizzying mix of experiences and sights that will leave you inspired and intrigued.
Our Japan tours concentrate on all the best bits of this enigmatic nation, giving you a delicious taste of its culture, cities, landscapes and history. Cue ultra-modern cities, extravagant pagodas and wooden teahouses, all set against a romantic backdrop of snow-capped mountains, forested valleys and in spring, clouds of pink cherry blossom.
Highlights of our Japan tours
We’ve handpicked the locations and attractions on our escorted tours in Japan to include its must-see capital, Tokyo. Home to more than 8 million people, a stay in this frenetic metropolis is an electrifying experience. Cue everything from space-age skyscrapers, neon-lit shopping malls and buzzing sushi bars to a string of historic monuments including the magnificent Meiji Shrine, gilded 7th century Asakuso Kannon temple and the fine, moated Imperial Palace.
Other highlights come thick and fast on our Japan tours. Wonder at serene Lake Chuzenji and the rushing Kegon Waterfall, journey through the majestic Japanese Alps and inspect the delightful gassho-zukuri thatched farmhouses of the remote Shirakawa region – these surreal-looking structures look like they’ve come from an alternate universe. You’ll also visit Hiroshima, rebuilt after the devastation of the 1945 atomic bomb, and home to a haunting A-Bomb museum. And spend time in the historic former capital of Kyoto, admiring its many painted temples and palaces and attending a traditional Japanese tea ceremony.
Naturally, our escorted tours of Japan wouldn’t be complete without viewing 3776-metre-high Mount Fuji – the snow-tipped volcano once considered sacred by Japan’s people. You’ll also get to ride on the country’s famous, high-speed Bullet train. Take a seat and watch spellbound through the window as this legendary train whisks you past blurred low-lying plains and the fascinating mountain-and-river scenery between Hiroshima and Kyoto.
Find out more about the unforgettable discoveries offered on our Japan holidays here.
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Journey through Japan + Traditonal Japan
+ 2 extra nights from £656 per person
Staying at Wakamatsu Honten
Why not extend your holiday with a stay in a traditional Japanese Ryokan? Ryokans have been part of Japanese culture for centuries and were primarily built to welcome weary samurais and traders who needed rest before continuing on their journey. We have selected accommodation in the Narita region for its beautiful scenery and Naritasan Shinshoji Temple.