Japan small group tour

“A two week, small group tour, exploring the cultural wonders of Honshu Island, travelling by train and staying in locally owned hotels or traditional inns. With one day on Kyushu Island.”

Highlights

Tokyo | Odawara | Views of Mt. Fuji | Japanese Alps | Takayama | Kyoto | Hiroshima | Kyushu Island | Fukuoka

Description of Japan small group tour

This Japan small group tour takes you on a two week, carefully crafted itinerary of Honshu Island, Japanís main island, but with one final glorious stop on the southernmost, subtropical Kyushu Island. The tour introduces you to Japanís many cultural sides, from the urban highlights of Tokyo and the sacred spots of Kyoto to the peaceful and moving sites of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Explore the Japanese Alps too, the name given to three ranges that bisect the island, the most famous peak being Mount Fuji. Throughout the island you will discover ancient woodlands, tranquil lakes proffering temples and shrines as well as traditional inns.

Japan is a fascinating country to visit and no better way to explore it than with an expert guide, using contemporary chic bullet trains to get around and visiting ancient, traditional places en route. In a country that has gone through so many different historic upheavals, it never fails to astound our visitors just how traditional and culturally rich it is on one hand, and how modern and fast developing it is on the other.

The last stop on this trip before returning to Tokyo and after absorbing the history of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, their peace parks and memorials, is the island of Kyushu. This is Japanís southernmost main island, and a wonderful place to reflect upon all your experiences during this two week tour, before flying back to the capital.

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Environment

Throughout this tour, we use public trains. Not only are these trains the fastest and most convenient way of travelling through the country, they are also the most economical and responsible. The cost of the local and bullet trains are included in the price of the tour. On rare occasions, we use taxis and local transport run privately or by local businesses.

Community

Community - On our Japan Adventure Tours, we stay in locally owned, small hotels and where possible stay in traditional ryokan for an authentic experience. This encourages local communities to retain their heritage and preserves the local culture. The use of locally run hotels also invests money directly in to the local economy. Likewise, our Tour Leaders are all experienced in sourcing meals in small restaurants where travellers can experience traditional Japanese cooking.

Local customs - On arrival, at the pre-departure meeting which takes place on the first day of the tour, the Tour Leader will take great care explaining important Japanese customs so that the tour can be conducted in a respectful manner. The Tour Leader will cover tipping practises, table manners and threshholds. On some occasions, you may be required to remove your shoes and your Tour Leader will give you warning of this. There will be opportunities to bathe in traditional Japanese communal baths called onsens which many of the hotels we use have on site. These traditional baths are an excellent way of meeting local people.

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