Japan unmasked tour, 14 days

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19 Feb 2018
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05 Mar 2018
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30 Apr 2018
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14 May 2018
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28 May 2018
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11 Jun 2018
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02 Jul 2018
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20 Aug 2018
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03 Sep 2018
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21 Sep 2018
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01 Oct 2018
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15 Oct 2018
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29 Oct 2018
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12 Nov 2018
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26 Nov 2018
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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Japan unmasked tour, 14 days

Environment

This tour makes maximum use of public transport, so we minimise the need for car and private travel. From trains and trams to ferries and buses, you can travel Japan knowing you are helping the environment AND seeing Japan as the locals do.

Cycling is an optional excursion in Kurashiki, and comes highly recommended. This is a great way to understand more about rural ways of life in Japan. Japan’s big cities may grab the headlines, but large numbers of people live in small towns, villages and rural areas. And with a huge population to feed, Japan’s farmland is under a lot of pressure to deliver! Your time in the Japan Alps also allows you to understand more about Japan’s geography and ecology, and how Japan must protect its natural resources.

Your tour leader will make sure they help you do your bit at every turn, whether it be pointing out recycling bins, prompting hotel staff not to replace towels every day, or providing reusable chopsticks at mealtimes.

Community

The Japan Unmasked tour includes two highlight stays in traditional Japanese accommodation. In Nagano we’ll stay in a shukubo, simple lodgings that were built for pilgrim’s visiting Zenko-ji Temple. As part of our stay we will be taken on a tour around Zenko-ji with an English speaking local guide who will explain the temple’s history stretching back to the 7th Century. The shukubo is just a stone’s throw from the temple which makes it easy for us to join the hall for the monks’ morning prayer service featuring chanting and meditation. Breakfast is shojin ryori – austere Buddhist fare that is strictly vegetarian.

In Takayama we stay in a minshuku, another traditional inn where we will again sleep on futon bedding on tatami mat floors. The rooms are not en-suite, instead we’ll bathe Japanese style in the communal hot spring baths (men and women separately). Dinner is included on the first night: a seasonal, locally grown, homecooked feast!

These inns offer a real insight into Japanese life helping us to better understand the communities we are travelling through.

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