Essential Japan

  • 18 Days

  • JPES

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The essence of Japan

This distillation of all things Japanese is designed to provide you with a truly unforgettable travel experience.
In the shadow of Mt Fuji, Hakone presents you with the opportunity to see the nearby Owakudani geysers and the unusual Hakone Open Air Museum. Partake in Japanese culture – try your hand at creating washi paper, copperware, your own chopsticks and origami, dress in kimonos, dine with a Geiko and Maiko and play Taiko drums. From the large neon-filled, modern cities of Tokyo and Osaka to the historic villages of Ichinomiya, Gokayama, Takayama and Tsumago Juku, you will see all aspects of Japanese culture and lifestyle during your journey. Enjoy the very best the ‘land of the rising sun’ has to offer, from feudal castles to traditional gardens, sporting traditions to tea ceremonies, from sake to sushi, and everything quintessentially Japanese in-between.
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Every detail of your all-inclusive journey has been carefully considered to create a truly carefree experience and memories to last a lifetime.
Create your own souvenirs at traditional copper/tin, goldcraft and washi paper making workshops
Fully escorted small group land journey
A personal origami crane offering in Peace Park
5 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
Private sumo wrestler demonstration
Your choice of 9 Scenic Freechoice activities and dining
Private group dinner hosted by a Geisha and Maiko
3 memorable Scenic Special Stays
Visit Asuka – the cradle of Japanese civilization
44 meals – 17 breakfasts (B), 16 lunches (L) and 11 dinners (D)
Partake in a Japanese tea ceremony while dressed in a kimono
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Play the Taiko drums in an interactive, private group demonstration and lesson
All internal transport
Visit Inuyama and Himeji Castles, two of the five castles designated as national treasures
Return airport transfers
Visit the Kirin brewery for lunch and a factory tour

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