Places Visited: Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto, Koyasan, Hiroshima, Osaka, Kanazawa, Takayama, Tsumago, Obuse
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 sacred mountain features after 3 nights in Kyoto, and before that, stopovers in Hakone, near Mt Fuji, and Tokyo. In the course of this itinerary you’ll also have a taste of big city life in Osaka and Hiroshima, and the opportunity to experience the cream of Japan’s traditional architecture of Takayama and Tsumago. A couple of nights in the Japan Alps, and a visit to the snow monkeys of Jigokudani, rounds off the tour before your final night in Tokyo.