Essence of Japan
14 days from £4,899 per person
£195 deposit per person
Marvelling at the harmonious contrast of Japan’s old and new. Enjoying three exhilarating rides on the modern marvel that is the bullet train. Experiencing a traditional Japanese tea ceremony in Kyoto, the country’s ancient capital (and birthplace of this refined ritual).
17 excursions & visits
Group size up to 30
Ancient and ultra-modern sit shoulder to shoulder in Japan. On this Japan itinerary, we’ll experience both over two weeks, exploring high-paced cities, hushed shrines and temples, and serene gardens. We’ll attend a traditional tea ceremony, learn a little about geisha and samurai culture, catch a glimpse of Mount Fuji and whizz between cities on the sleek, slick Shinkansen (bullet train). Our Japan tours travel in spring, when cherry blossoms and hydrangea bloom; in summer, when you can time your tour with the fascinating Gion Festival; and in autumn, when maple trees are a blaze of fiery red and orange. In April and October, some dates coincide with the colourful Takayama Festival, and May and September also offer opportunities to experience a Sumo wrestling tournament. Which will you choose?
12 breakfasts (days 3-14)
1 lunch (day 4)
International flights. Prices are based on return flights with British Airways or Japan Airlines from London Heathrow.
12 nights in hotels and 1 in flight
Travel in destination by coach
17 excursions & visits
City tours of Tokyo, Kanazawa (including Kenroku-en Garden), and Kyoto
Mount Fuji Visitor Centre
Visits to Matsumoto Castle, Shirakawago Village, Miyajima Island and Nara (including Todaiji Temple and Nara Park)
Sake tasting at a traditional brewery
Walking tours of Takayama and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
Three journeys on the bullet train
Traditional tea ceremony
Lake Ashi cruise
Cable car to the Owakudani Valley and hot springs
Perfect moments with Titan Travel
Titan's VIP door-to-door travel service
Titan tour manager and local guide
Headset system on excursions
"The holiday was great fun, discovering the beautiful sights and amazing history and customs of this fascinating country with like-minded travellers and new friends."
Barry - Customer
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