Japan: Festivals & Culture - An A&K Hosted Journey (2018)

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2018 Departures: Apr & Sep
Hosted Small Group Journeys

  • The Orient, Japan
  • 13 days, from AU$14,495
  • 14,495pts
  • 18 Guests

Journey Highlights

Travelling in Japan is a truly wonderful experience. Our expert A&K local host will introduce you to the country’s history and heritage from the modern era back through the feudal period of warlords and shogun. You’ll experience some of the country’s most fascinating customs from a traditional tea ceremony to a kaiseki ryori dinner with a traditional maiko (apprentice geisha). You’ll walk the scenic Philosopher’s Path in Kyoto, visit the atelier of Tokyo’s most famous swordsmith family and see some of the country’s most important Shinto shrines. Journeys depart spring and early autumn with visits to stunning gardens, ancient samurai villas, charming mountain villages and there are two days of celebration at the Takayama Festival.

Journey Highlights

  • An intimate group size of no more than 18 guests 
  • Tokyo – old and new 
  • An exclusive visit to the atelier of Tokyo’s most famous swordsmith family 
  • Understand the revered customs of the traditional Tea Ceremony 
  • A traditional Japanese Drum performance 
  • Interact with traditional maiko at an exclusive performance and kaiseki ryori dinner 
  • Walk the scenic Philosopher’s Path in Kyoto 
  • Kanazawa - Japan’s emerging arts and culture capital 
  • The traditional farm houses of Shirakawago 
  • Celebrate Takayama’s famous festival
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