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13 nights | Secrets of Japan with Spring Takayama Festival


Discover Japan's contrasts, from sleek, modern cities to ancient towns and traditional customs. Wander Tokyo's energetic streets and hurtle along on the bullet train. Stay at a traditional inn near Mt Fuji at Hakone and then journey back in time to discover the Old Town of Takayama, where the colourful spring Takayama Festival will take place. Japan is a place where ancient traditions remain, while technology races into the future.

What's Included

12 Nights hotel accommodation
1 Night Ryokan accommodation
Breakfast daily, 1 lunch and 2 dinners
Day trains
Transport in air-conditioned vehicles
Small group touring and entrance fees
Luggage transport
English speaking tour leader
Return transfers (conditions apply).

Insider Experiences:
• Join a Japanese paper-making class in the historic town of Gokayama.
• Be transported back to the 17th century with a visit to the atmospheric Himeji Castle.
• Experience an important Japanese tradition by taking part in a tea ceremony in Kyoto.
• Soak up the old-world atmosphere of the Kiso Valley, wandering the charming villages of Magome and Tsumago.
• Enjoy an exclusive Maiko dinner and performance in Kyoto, and gain inside knowledge about the fascinating lives of the apprentice Geishas.
• Experience authentic Japanese accommodation with a stay in a tatami mat room at a traditional Japanese-style inn, dating from the 15th century.
• Venture through the streets of Tokyo like a local – take a train to Shibuya, discover the Tokyu food hall and join a Taiko drumming lesson.
• Discover numerous traditional crafts including pottery and silk dyeing as you explore Kanazawa.
• Take part in a sake tasting before visiting the famous rock garden of Ryoan-ji Temple in Kyoto to enjoy a tea ceremony.

Travel Date
10 April 2019

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*Conditions apply. Limited availability. Offer valid for sale until 31 March 2019 unless sold out prior.  Prices correct as at 26 October 2018 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Valid for travel 10 April 2019.  Saving is based on 18/19 Insider Journeys Asia Small Group Journeys brochure price - twin share booking. Agents may charge service fees, rates vary. Payments by credit card will incur a surcharge. Airfare not included. All savings and bonus nights are included in the advertised price. Visas, including transit visas, are the passenger’s own responsibility. Package cancellation fees apply. Offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers unless stated. Please check all prices, availability and other information before booking. Insider Journeys and Helloworld Travel booking terms and conditions apply, see in store for details. 

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