Japan works in a unique way and despite Japan’s ‘closed’ period having ending in 1868, this endlessly interesting country still remains an enigma to many travelers, even after several visits. The language, the customs, the etiquette – even just for partaking of a meal – often prove so foreign to visitors that they can feel overwhelmed by the country and disconnected from the people. Therefore, planning a visit from visiting sumo stables in Tokyo, seeing Geishas in Kyoto, sipping sake in Kanazawa, and experiencing the legendary Osaka eating scene requires a certain degree of expertise in the quirks of the local system, and with our Japan Travel specialists' in-depth local knowledge, you can vastly simplify the process. Their valuable advice on the most convenient ways to get around, the best guides to use and the best places to stay will make Japan is much more friendly than people give it credit for.
These itineraries are carefully designed to give you some suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Japan, and they showcase some of the routes that we’ve found work particularly well. Treat them simply as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely for you by one of our specialists based on your particular tastes and interests.
Stay in a ryokan - sample Japanese hospitality, bathing in natural hot springs and sleeping on a futon
Explore Edo-era heritage buildings in Shikoku village, the museums of Naoshima and the castle town of Takamatsu
Explore the unique island of Naoshima, transformed from a sleepy fishing community into a world class art destination, with sleek and stylish museums and artworks that sit in harmony with the landscape
Venture into the thick and mysterious cedar forests on Yakushima, relax at the seaside onsen or see giant turtles lay eggs in the night in the summer months
Feel like Indiana Jones as you cross the kazurabashi (vine bridges) of the hidden Iya Valley, a remote retreat of deep gorges and lush mountains on Shikoku island
At Asia Senses Travel we’re adventurers at heart. Our journeys are all about discovering new places and cultures while creating unforgettable memories through physical activity and breathtaking scenery.