2009 Secrets of Japan:15 day Japanese Holiday Tour

2009 Secrets of Japan - 15 days

From an imperial past to unprecedented modernity, discover the 'Land of the Rising Sun'.

On this 15-day journey you will discover the contrasts of Japan as we travel from the bright lights of Tokyo, through traditional towns and serene rural landscapes to the gardens and geishas of Kyoto. Let us uncover some of the secrets of this intriguing country for you – take part in a tea ceremony in Toyko, see the Toyota manufacturing plant in Nagoya, wander through old-world villages in the beguiling Kiso Valley and ride a train in the bamboo forests near Kyoto. You’ll also experience the neon-lit streets and shopping malls of Tokyo, the memorials and museums of Hiroshima and the temples of Nara.

Tokyo, Hakone, Nagoya, Kiso, Takayama, Kanazawa, Nara, Hiroshima, Kyoto.

Trip grading: EASY Suitable for travellers with an average level of fitness and independent mobility. Expect a fair amount of walking and you may need to carry your bags from time to time. We take the Shinkansen (bullet) train or an air-conditioned vehicle between major destinations. Use of an overnight bag may be required.

What's included: 14 nights hotel accommodation, train travel as specified, all road transport by air-conditioned vehicles, all sightseeing as specified, Western tour leader (7 or more travellers) and local Englishspeaking guides throughout, arrival and departure transfers (on first and last day of tour only), breakfast daily and 1 dinner.

Maximum group size: 15 


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WHAT OUR TR AVELLER S SAY “The insight I gained into Japan and Japanese people on this trip has totally changed my perceptions of both. The walks and restaurants John took us to were great and his suggestions for activities on the free days were very welcome. I will recommend this tour to our friends. Thank you.”
David Tulip, Australia

Responsible Travel:
This journey has been carefully crafted to give you a balanced introduction to Japan’s culture and history. Experience traditional customs such as paper-making and a tea ceremony, as well as visits to contemporary sites such as the Toyota Motor Plant and Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Museum

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Departure dates

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  • 28/02/2009 | Available
  • 21/03/2009 | Available
  • 11/04/2009 | Available
  • 16/05/2009 | Available
  • 06/06/2009 | Available
  • 11/07/2009 | Available
  • 22/08/2009 | Available
  • 12/09/2009 | Available


  • Days 1 to 4        - Tokyo & Hakone
  • Days 5 to 8        - Nagoya & Takayama
  • Days 9 to11       - Kanazawa, Nara & Hiroshima
  • Days 12 to 15    - Kyoto