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'The Land of the Rising Sun' is a classic
in-depth journey around Japan especially designed for the independently- minded
traveller. As well as visiting the Geisha districts
of Kyoto and the bright lights of Tokyo, highlights include
magical night on the enchanted island of Miyajima and a
day amidst the volcanoes and spas of Beppu.
Elsewhere we explore the old capital at Nara and the
delightful gardens of Okayama
and Kumamoto as well as spending time in the beautiful
harbour town of Nagasaki. Travelling on Japan's
excellent train system the group (maximum size 12) is escorted throughout by an
expert Japanese-speaking leader from the UK. The Oriental Caravan has
been organising escorted tours to Japan since 1997 and is
your perfect guide to unravelling
the mysteries of this fascinating land...
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||Introductory sightseeing tour of
at leisure to further explore Kyoto's exquisite temples
and gardens. (Kyoto)
morning walking tour of Nara including a visit to the Giant Buddha at Todaiji Temple and a stroll among the shrines and woodlands of Nara's ancient Deer Park. (Kyoto)
‘Bullet Train’ to Hiroshima. En route we visit Korakuen garden in Okayama and the Peace Museum in Hiroshima before
arriving at the magical island of Miyajima. Spend the night on the island. (Miyajima)
to explore Miyajima island and take in great views
of the Inland Sea from the summit of the enchanting Mt. Misen before continuing to Beppu with its geothermal wonders.
day to soak up the exhilarating atmosphere of this remarkable town. Hot baths, sand baths, mud baths and beautiful tropical gardens - we stay in one of the
most unusual hotels in the world with great hiking
possibilities nearby. (Beppu)
by train to the volcanic peaks and rural
hamlets of Mt. Aso. Ascend to the crater rim of Mt. Nakedake once
used as a set in the James Bond film 'You Only Live
Kumamoto's Suizenji Garden to
the cosmopolitan and friendly harbour town of Nagasaki. (Nagasaki)
day to explore this vibrant town with its fascinating historical links
to the West. Of particular interest are the charming hillside Glover Garden
Park, Chinatown and a cruise along the harbour. (Nagasaki)
||Via Fukuoka we speed our way by ‘Bullet Train’ to Tokyo, on the
way passing Japan's best preserved castle, Himeiji, and her finest landmark,
Mount Fuji. (Tokyo)
full day sightseeing tour of Tokyo including the lively Senso Ji temple, a boat cruise on the Sumida River, a
stroll through Hama Rikyu Garden and a performance
of Kabuki theatre. (Tokyo)
free day for shopping or individual sightseeing.
Farewell meal. (Tokyo)
Oriental Caravan heads home...
1st April 2016
14th April 2016
Kyoto, Beppu, Nagasaki and Tokyo we stay
in comfortable, tourist class hotels. In
stay in a traditional, family run minshuku and
on Miyajima island we stay in a
characterful ryokan/guesthouse with
availability of Japanese style
accommodation. Twin share basis. A single supplement is available at a cost
One dinner and one breakfast
are included in Miyaji. A 'farewell' meal
is also included in Tokyo. Elsewhere, for
reasons of convenience, choice and
flexibility, food is not included in the
price. For most meals the tour leader will be on hand to suggest
restaurants and, if necessary, help
with ordering meals. Although it is possible
to eat more cheaply, and certainly possible
to eat more expensively, most people find
that around £15-25 a day is more than enough.
|Mode of travel
full use of Japan’s highly efficient rail system using both both
'bullet' and local trains. Also bus, taxi, boat and (optional) cable car .
of Japanese-speaking leader from the UK or English-speaking leader from
Japan plus local guides where applicable.
6 - Maximum 12
information on insurance and flights please contact The Oriental Caravan.