Multi-faceted and endlessly compelling, Japan is a country like no other. From bullet trains scything past Mt Fuji to the neon-lit intersections of Tokyo, images of its modern face are familiar the world over - as are visions of its more traditional past, whether the face of a rose-lipped geisha or glint of a samurai sword. Both reflect the great technological skill and cultural refinement that have always underpinned Japanese civilization, and which continue to inform every aspect of life, from the subtleties of the country’s cuisine to the seductive savoir vivre of its temple architecture, Zen gardens and thermal spas.
Having garnered rave reviews from our clients for more than 15 years, it comes as no surprise to us that Japan these days consistently tops polls as ‘the world’s best destination’. The secret of its success: a unique blend of cutting-edge modernity and deep-rooted tradition that make it both a profoundly exotic place to visit, and one offering the highest standards of service, efficiency and luxury.
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As the epicentre of the world’s largest and most cutting-edge conurbation, Tokyo is where the nation’s heart beats fastest. If there’s a new gadget or fashion accessory out, you’ll see it at Hachiko crossing in Shibuya first. Being squashe...
Rising from the Pacific coast of central Honshu, Mount Fuji is Japan’s iconic sacred mountain – an active volcano whose elegantly sloping flanks have inspired painters, printers, poets and Shinto mystics for many centuries. A well-known s...
Hakone and Lake Ashi
A popular retreat for over a thousand years, this thermal resort to the west of Tokyo serves as a springboard for the popular Hakone National Park, whose natural wonders include Mount Fuji and shimmering Lake Ashi. In clear weather, specta...
Stay in a Ryokan
One of the highlights of traveling in Japan is the chance to experience the traditional hospitality of a Ryokan. These quintessentially Japanese inns have no real equivalent in the West, their old-world atmosphere being little changed sinc...
Physically remote from the rest of Japan, the thatched villages of Shirakawa-go survived for many centuries from cultivating mulberry trees and spinning fine silk. Known as gassho-zukuri (‘Hands in Prayer’), their distinctive A-frame style...
All but one of the country’s 30 highest peaks fall within the Japanese Alps of Central Honshu. The name was coined by an English engineer and archaeologist named William Gowland in the 19th century. Gowland was the first foreigner to explo...
Snow Monkeys of Jigokudani
It was in the early 1960s that the Japanese macaques of upper Yokoyu Valley first discovered the joys of basking in thermal pools to alleviate the rigours of winter. Alas, their droppings did little for business, so the local hoteliers bui...
Temple Stay at Mount Koya
Nestled in the spiritual heartland of Japan and abode of the gods, Mount Koya is a pilgrimage destination and you can follow the pilgrims footsteps in staying at one of the many temples on site. It is said to be one of the most rewarding e...
Kyoto is the Japan of the imagination – a city of cherry trees, pagoda-roofed temples, geishas and tea ceremonies, all set against a backdrop of lush green hills and fine traditional architecture. The country’s capital for more than a thou...
Suggested tours to Japan
Tailor-made Tour 13 days from £4360 per person
This focussed, 13-day tour ticks off the great sights of central Honshu, beginning with three nights of acclimatisation and sightseeing in the capital. From Tokyo, you’ll take a short train ride to Hakone to savour the mesmerising views of Mt Fuji a...
Tailor-made Tour 14 days from £4700 per person
Emphasizing the twin facets of Japan, the pivotal points on this 2-week trip are stays in ‘modern’ Tokyo and ‘traditional’ Kyoto. As a stepping stone between the two, you’ll spend the night in the idyllic rural village of Tsumago, famed for its Edo-...
Tailor-made Tour 20 days from £6500 per person
Three weeks allows for a more in-depth and satisfying tour of Japan, giving scope to venture a little off track to regions such as the cedar-cloaked slopes of Mt Koya, with its centuries-old pilgrims’ paths and beautiful Shinto forest shrines. The s...
Tailor-made Tour 15 days from £5600 per person
Spend a fortnight luxuriating with a loved one amid picture-book Japanese landscapes, ranging from snow-capped Mt Fuji to the dazzling turquoise bays of the Okinawa Islands – the Far East’s own Hawaii. Your first landfall will be at one of our favou...
Tailor-made Tour 7 days from £2985 per person
Even today Japan symbolises the exotic, the unknown and the unfathomable, and exudes a sense of complete ‘otherness’ that draws visitors to its fascinating, volcanic shores. A wealth of World Heritage shrines, temples and gardens as well as modern J...
Group Tour 12 days from £2398 per person
Starting in Tokyo our Japan Experience tour takes in some of the best that Japan has to offer. After a day’s sightseeing of the old and new of Tokyo, venture out of the city to the shrines of Nikko and Mount Fuji. Spend two days immersed in the tim...
Japan: Southern Explorer
Tailor-made Tour 18 days from £6100 per person
Experience the dramatic landscapes and charismatic coastal cities of southern Japan on this varied 18-day tour. After landing in Kyushu’s largest city (famed for its delicious noodle soup – ‘ramen’) you’ll explore the awesome volcanic uplands of the...
Mountains and Valleys
Tailor-made Tour 15 days from £5900 per person
For those wanting to experience Japan's stunning natural beauty as well as spend some time away from the 'golden routes'. After a brief stop soaking up the excitement of Tokyo you travel out towards the Japanese Alps, via the castle city of Matsumot...
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