Rugby World cup tour following Scotland

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2019: 20 Sep

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Rugby World cup tour following Scotland


Wherever possible, we encourage using Japan's excellent public transport or shared transfers. There are no domestic flights for this itinerary; instead you will get around Japan by train or bus. This is a more leisurely way to travel and a great way to see some of Japan's spectacular scenery - particularly in the Japanese Alps.

In Takayama, clients are encouraged to join the included cycling tour - this is one of the best ways to explore the area and a fantastic sustainable option. This itinerary includes a lot of scope for time in the great outdoors; walking in the countryside around Takayama and Shirakawago, hiking up Mount Mizen and enjoying the tranquillity of Kenrokuen landscape garden in Kanazawa.

We have increased the amount of information we provide to travellers to help them make small changes to reduce their environmental impact whilst in Japan. Virtually all of the accommodation options we use encourage guests to reduce water and energy consumption by reusing their linen. Recycling is also widely promoted in Japan.


The company currently supports a large number of family run traditional ryokan which helps support local businesses and keeps Japanese hospitality traditions alive. This itinerary includes a ryokan stay in the Japanese Alps.

We have a huge selection of cultural experiences which help to keep the traditional arts alive and help our clients learn more about them. We book many of these experiences direct with the artisans and workshops themselves and failing that we tend to book with small locally run companies. Our destination guides are extremely good at promoting small independent restaurants and experiences and encouraging our clients to support the local economy. Whilst in Matsumoto, we recommend joining a soba noodle making class. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet the locals and learn about traditional practices. In Kyoto and Osaka, we use local private guides who have a more in-depth understanding of the area and the passion and knowledge to share some hidden gems and take customers a little off the beaten track.

On the evening before the first match, we will work with local businesses in Yokohama to organise an exclusive fan event, promoting the best food and drink the region has to offer.

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