This itinerary shows the visitor to Japan a more cultural and historic side to the country, which is often overlooked among the tourist rush from city to city. Clients will have the chance to get out into the countryside and experience older, more traditional towns, and the itinerary has a strong emphasis on experiencing and enjoying cultural pastimes which are becoming less and less subscribed among today's youth and are in danger of disappearing.
Starting and ending with the two most famous cities in Japan, the central part of the itinerary is entirely based in the mountainous scenery of the country's interior, visiting well-preserved historic towns and allowing an insight into the Buddhist religion on which Japan's seemingly arreligious culture rests.
Accommodation will be in small local hotels and traditional inns, helping to support local communities and allowing you to try the famous Japanese hospitality and local food, and at Mount Koya you will also be invited to join in the prayer rituals at your temple lodgings. Travel will be by local public transport throughout.
The directors of this company went to university together and met up again when they were travelling. They started doing tours to Vietnam in 1996 and were so successful that they expanded to many other destinations. Their company now employs 170 well-travelled staff who can advise customers on how to put together the perfect itinerary. They share the same no-nonsense, honest approach and ensure anyone who travels makes the best use of their time and budget. The amount of research that goes into these trips means you get to see the slightly quirkier places and can travel at your own pace.
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