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The splendours of Mount Fuji

The incredible city of Toyko

Spring Cherry Blossom

Adventures in Japan

 

High technology and archaic culture – travel to Japan and discover the amazing contrasts of this captivating country. Travel on a Japanese cultural adventure holiday through a rich and scenic tapestry, journeying from Tokyo to Kyoto, discovering mountains, forests and temples en route. 

Explore the world of colour and razzmatazz that is Tokyo, and scratch the surface to reveal a world of cultural mystery and intrigue. Get a real flavour of the orient by visiting traditional city markets, before heading to Hakone to explore the area's famous sulphur pools. 

Take the Bullet Train to Tsumago, nestled amidst the Japanese Alps and hike along stunning forested trails before speeding through the countryside via the medieval castle of Himeji to Hiroshima where you can visit the Peace Memorial Park and the A-bomb Museum.

Visit Kyoto, surrounded by tranquil waters and full of peaceful shrines, temples and gardens. Before heading once more to the hills of Mt. Koya to stay with monks, enjoy traditional food and learn about the region’s ancient culture at a special morning prayer ceremony. 

Japan holidays in the spring are famous for its cherry blossoms. Known locally as ‘sakura’ this is the national flower of Japan and its annual blooming brings with it an explosion of colour and festivities. Cherry blossom viewing and celebrations have been a custom in Japan since the 7th century when the aristocrats cultivated cherry blossom gardens; holiday in Japan in March for the best chance to see this natural wonder.

 

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Family Holidays in Japan

Family holidays to Japan are growing in popularity among those looking for active adventure in unique surroundings; what better family adventure holiday is there than sampling the wonders of the Orient? Small group organised tours really make a difference when travelling somewhere as diverse as Japan with your family, where the language, culture and even the alphabet are a world away from our own. Potential stresses and hassles are completely removed as your Group Leader looks after you every step of the way so you can all just sit back and enjoy the wonders of this remarkable country.

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