Everything we do is tailor-made; our itineraries are just suggestions to give you an idea of what is possible. Please contact us so we can tailor the perfect holiday exclusively for you.
If you are blessed with 3 or more weeks to see Japan, we’re extremely jealous – but we have expertly planned out this itinerary to start you off. Any of our prospective holidays can be slowed down, with extra nights added in the stops along the way, allowing you to delve deeper into those particular destinations. This trip – by contrast – is a fast-paced, box-ticking, see-all-you-can kind of affair. Luckily, it won’t feel that way, as some of the places included are perfect for you to pause, relax, and appreciate that Japan isn’t as non-stop as you might believe.
Enjoy a mix of the essential big cities – Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Hiroshima – and some of our favourite towns and islands – Kanazawa, Naoshima, Takayama, Miyajima. You will ride shinkansen bullet trains, get confounded by vending machines, sip refreshing green tea and attempt origami for yourself. You will soak in relaxing onsen (hot springs), chow down with businessmen in izakaya (Japanese pubs) and spend nights in hospitable ryokan (traditional Japanese-style inns) being treated like royalty. When your holiday is sadly over, you will have a heart full of unforgettable experiences and a new Zen outlook on the world around you.
This suggested route is an excellent taste of the country, magical throughout the year. So whether you prefer to breathe in cool mountain air, or savour warm sea breezes, we can help you design your own perfect journey to Japan in any season.
1 night flying – 3 nights Tokyo – 2 nights Kanazawa – 2 nights Takayama – 2 nights Osaka – 2 nights Okayama/Naoshima – 2 nights Hiroshima – 4 nights Kyoto – 1 night Hakone – 1 night Tokyo