Travel from super-modern Tokyo to villages, castles and temples that remain unchanged from the times of the Shogun and Samurai. Stay in a Buddhist temple and a family-run ryokan, meet snow monkeys and tame deer, and experience the modern and the ancient in this invigorating country.
DAY 1 - Join trip in Tokyo DAY 2 - Experience the spectacular Fire Ceremony and discover Tokyo’s temples and frenetic city streets DAY 3 - Explore Tokyo with the option to visit Hakone National Park for views of Mount Fuji DAY 4 - Travel by train to Matsumoto and discover the impressive Crow Castle DAY 5 - Meet the snow monkeys of Jigokudani and spend the night in Zenkoji Temple DAY 6 - Join the monks for morning prayers and explore the samurai district of Kanazawa DAY 7 - Free time in Kanazawa to try sushi at the Omichi Fish Market or discover the 'Ninja Temple' DAY 8 - Try sake in the old town of Takayama and stay in a family-run ryokan DAY 9 - Travel by train to Hiroshima and experience the poignant Peace Park and Peace Museum DAY 10 - Take the ferry to Miyajima Island, meet the tame deer and see the floating torii gate DAY 11 - Take the Bullet train to Kyoto and explore Nijo Castle DAY 12 - Free time to explore the Zen gardens, temples and geisha district of Kyoto DAY 13 - Continue discovering Kyoto before travelling to Osaka for a final night amongst the neon lights DAY 14 - Trip ends in Osaka
Tour Leader, transport, 11 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast, 1 night in a monastery and a night in a ryokan.
Traveling In February 2024, based on a twin share. Other dates available for a supplement, flights can be added on for a supplement. The offer is subject to availability and change and can be withdrawn by the supplier at any time.
Call, message, email or DM for more information, shorter 11 day tours to Japan also available from £1574pp based on twin share.