Japan Tailor-made Holidays
Journey to Japan in 2018
Japan's distinct character sets it apart from the rest of Asia, with a long list of highlights that include Tokyo, historic Kyoto, chic Osaka, Hiroshima, picturesque Miyajima Island and of course, iconic Mount Fuji. A high speed rail journey out of the city reveals another side of Japan, one that is often missed by those passing briefly through. Beyond the city lights spectacular scenery abound, be it the stunning Japanese Alps, coral reefs of Okinawa or the forested mountains of Kyoto. A year-round destination, the changing seasons and Japan's colour festivals bring their own unique reasons to visit, whatever the weather. For that special trip - simply let us know what you want to see and the sort of experiences that interested you and we'll do the rest. Make 2018 your year for that special tailor-made holiday to Japan!
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When planning your holiday we go a step beyond and include some special and unique experiences.Read more about our approach to designing your tailor-made holiday.
From Tokyo to Kyoto - our top picks for a tailormade holiday to Japan
Japan offers ancient tradition and modern culture in equal measure and here's a selection of charming rural towns and pulsating metropolises to get you started with your holiday planning with a few natural wonders thrown in for good measure.
Japan tailor-made holiday inspirations
Don't visit Japan without trying these unique experiences to get under the skin of Japanese culture and ensure an unforgettable holiday.
Relax in an onsen
Thanks to its geographical location, Japan is riddled with natural hot springs and an onsen (public bath) is the best place to enjoy a dip in these therapeutic waters and simply relax.
See a tea ceremony
A tea ceremony is a ritualistic way of preparing and drinking tea heavily influenced by Zen Buddhism, and Kyoto is one of the best places to enjoy one in Japan.
Watch a sumo match
The ancient sport of sumo wrestling is Japan's national sport and championships are held throughout the year in the major cities of Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya.
Try the local cuisine
Japanese food is popular around the world and there's plenty of regional delights to discover from okonomiyaki - a savoury pancake, to ramen - a noodle soup.
Suggested Tailor-made Holiday itineraries for Japan
With an excellent transport system it's easy to see a lot of Japan in a short period of time and with 8 days you can visit modern Tokyo, historic Kyoto and Hakone National Park for a glimpse of Mt. Fuji, as well as temple-filled Nara or peaceful Mt. Koya. With an extra week you can also squeeze in Takayama and Hiroshima. Scroll down to our interactive map if there's somewhere in Japan you particularly want to see.