- Explore a plethora of UNESCO World Heritage sites, from the monuments of eighth-century Nara to the “floating” red gate of Itsukushima Shrine.
- Navigate the bustling stalls of a Tokyo fish market and create artful dishes at a sushi-making class.
- Pay your respects to the victims of the Hiroshima bombings on a visit to the Peace Memorial Park and Museum.
- Practice Zen meditation with a Buddhist monk in Kyoto, and learn samurai swordplay with a kembu master.
In Japan, tradition and modernity are celebrated side-by-side in ways that often appear contradictory. Immerse yourself in this intriguing culture, beginning in sprawling Tokyo, one of the world’s most innovative cities. Then head by rail into the countryside to visit traditional villages and tranquil shrines. Explore quaint geisha districts and inspiring gardens; savour the fresh flavours of Japanese cuisine; and get a glimpse of the ancient soul of this fascinating, futuristic country.
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