Classic Japan - A Luxury Small Group Journey

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Delightful in both spring and autumn, Japan is as impressive in the season of cherry blossom as it is when the blazing autumnal foliage appears. Marvel at some of the country’s most impressive gardens and magnificent mountain landscapes.
2019 Small Group Journeys

Journey Overview

Delightful in both spring and autumn, Japan is as impressive in the season of cherry blossom as it is when the blazing autumnal foliage appears. On this journey, marvel at some of the country’s most impressive gardens and glimpse magnificent mountain landscapes as you travel by bullet train. Be introduced to the ancient Samurai traditions and visit sacred Shinto shrines. Take the opportunity to appreciate Japan’s myriad arts and crafts, and meet a local artist and collector, and savour its extraordinary cuisine in local eateries, fine restaurants and street food stalls. Be amazed at a sumo wrestling bout, find respite in a classic onsen and rest up in a traditional ryokan – just a handful of Japan’s cultural highlights.

Journey Highlights

  • Experience the distinctive culture and history of Japan, from fast-paced, neon-lit Tokyo to serene, traditional Kyoto
  • View the exalted flowering cherry trees, or sakura, which bloom every spring; or the red leaves of autumn
  • Ride Like a Local on a bullet train along the classic stretch past majestic Mount Fuji
  • Be among the few to stay at Gôra Kadan, one of the country’s most exclusive ryokans (traditional inns), with access made possible by A&K’s hallmark small group size.
  • Capture the spirit of Japan with the art of the tea ceremony Savour Kyoto’s unique cuisine and traditions during an exclusive Shabushabu dinner, with entertainment by a geiko (a geisha from Kyoto) and a maiko (apprentice geisha)
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