Essential Japan

Japan is a destination that is simply enthralling, offering an entrancing mix of ancient tradition and the ultra-modern.

  • Asia, Japan
  • 12 days from AU$25,015pp (low season)
  • Private

Journey Overview

Few places in the world blend ancient rituals with trailblazing modernity quite like Japan. Tea ceremonies, tatami mats, monks, Samurai and time-honoured geisha traditions co-exist with an infectious pop culture, minimalistic smart homes, eclectic nightlife and glittering skyscrapers. From Shinto Shrines and Buddhist temples to space-age technology and cutting-edge art galleries, there is something to captivate every traveller. Add in the natural beauty of Mt Fuji, poignant Hiroshima and Osaka’s vibrant culinary scene and you have a destination that is simply enthralling.

Journey Highlights

  • Go behind the ring of Japan’s national sport in a leading Tokyo sumo stable
  • Admire venerated Shinto shrines, Zen temples and perfectly manicured gardens
  • Take part in a traditional taiko drumming class
  • Appreciate Japan’s rich culinary heritage with authentic kaiseki dining, street food staples, ocean-fresh sushi and traditional sweet treats
  • Ride like a local on high-speed bullet trains and rickshaws
  • Pay your respects at Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park