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Perhaps you’ve been to Japan before, but you’re keen to witness more than just the well-trodden route again? Or maybe you prefer to steer away from the crowds in general, discover the places that other travellers might not have time to visit? Our ‘alternative’ route though Japan will give you all the things you dream of – big neon-lit cities, well-preserved old towns, comfortable ryokan inns, delicious local cuisine – but we are skipping out the ‘essential’ stops on this occasion.
None of these places are secrets, or completely hidden gems – they’re the destinations that don’t usually make the cut in a typical fortnight’s holiday to Japan. We always think that’s a shame, so here’s our perfect remedy. Wander the quiet geisha neighbourhoods of Kanazawa as opposed to tackling crowds in Kyoto. Learn about the tragedy of the atom bomb in Nagasaki instead of Hiroshima – and discover a city that has an unbreakable spirit. Soak in the hot onsen waters of Fujinomiya, rather than Hakone, and try to spot Mount Fuji through the clouds. Some of our favourite destinations in Japan are included on this itinerary – visit them for yourself to find out why.
1 night flying – 2 nights Tokyo – 1 night Fujinomiya – 2 nights Kanazawa – 2 nights Kobe – 2 nights Kurashiki – 2 nights Nagasaki – 1 night Fukuoka