Japan

Tailor Made Holidays & Honeymoons to Japan

Japan is a country like nothing else on earth!  With a completely baffling language, very complex social etiquette and bizarre buildings and food, it certainly offers holidays outside of the normal Asia experience! Watch Joanna Lumley’s Japan on ITV in September 2016 for a wonderful insight to Japan and it’s crazy culture, exotic wildlife and unusual food experiences! 

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Tomitsuyo – the Maiko met by both Joanna Lumley and our Mags!

Mags has been to Japan and fallen in love with this beautiful country so give her a call to chat through your requirements for your own tailor made holiday to Japan!  Take a read of the travel blogs below and see testimonials for more feedback from our clients who have been to Japan.  She even had the pleasure of meeting the same Maiko as Joanna Lumley – we have the contacts! 

01728 748209, use the live chat or send an enquiry. 

Sitting in the Sea of Japan, east of Russia and South Korea, Japan is made up of a series of islands, Tokyo the capital sitting in the middle of Honshu island. It is stunningly beautiful with volcanic mountains, temples and gardens all surrounded by colourful people and culture. Each part of Japan has it’s own attractions, heritage sites and culinary delights.  We will arrange for you to hire a local guide for a good insight to the culture and history of the country.

Tokyo is an energetic city with business districts and exclusive boutiques, sushi bars around Niohnbashi and plenty of shrines and temples within easy day trips.  The centre of Japan around Honshu is the best place to head for outdoor sightseeing and hiking around the Japanese Alps. This region is the real rural Japan and a great cultural experience, offering you chance to meet the people  and enjoy delicious food at the mountain inns.  There are pretty traditional towns here such as Kamikochi and world heritage farmhouses and gardens. Cherry Blossom season is peak travel time in Japan but some say that the Autumn is even more spectacular with the carpets of reds and oranges across the hills and mountains as the gardens all turn to gold! See a special offer for Autumn 2016 or we can tailor make anything similar. 

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Kyoto and Kansai regions are the historic and cultural centres of Japan, both having World Heritage status with hundreds of gardens, temples and shrines. In Kyoto joing a community project and learn origami, calligraphy or home cooking.   The Kii Peninsula is a good example of rural Japan meeting the Pacific Ocean with beautiful hot spring resorts and wellness spas to relax body and mind. This is a bit of an off the beaten track part of Japan so it’s a great place to meet people and explore.

To the south the Okinawa Islands stretch to Taiwan with a sub tropical climate and a slow pace of life. There are sandy beaches, coral reefs and clear water attracting divers and beach lovers.  There are areas of jungle where you can find unusual wildlife and areas of the coast to whale watch.

For wildlife enthusiasts the Japanese Macaque (or Snow Monkey) is the highlight of a holiday to Japan.  The best time to see them is in the middle of winter, January and February, so wrap up warm! The second half of February is also a good time to see the fabulous Red-crowned Cranes displaying.  The Macaques are found a few hours by road from Tokyo in the snowy mountains of the north Nagano region.  At Jigokudani hot springs you can find these snow monkeys warming themselves in the water of 50C.  Temperatures outside often reach as low as -15C, so they are very happy wallowing in their hot bath!

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Ask us to tailor make a holiday to Japan, there are plenty of good escorted tours and several adventure groups we can recommend, or we can tailor a private holiday to include exactly what you want for the length of time you want.

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As always you did everything to such a high standard (We wouldn't expect anything else from you though!!) Where in the world can you visit a zen garden in the morning and meet with the head resident priest for a chat, see a very large cat being walked on a collar and lead through the bamboo groves and see the craziness of a robot cabaret........... that would be Japan!!!! A massive thank you to Jules and Mags for yet another fabulously arranged holiday. If you're thinking of going to Japan then book with Travel with Jules, the organisation is excellent, the information you receive is comprehensive and very detailed, you can't go wrong.
Sarah & Jeremy – Japan (April 2016)
May 30, 2016

We had a thoroughly wonderful time and experienced a lot of 'once in a life time' moments which I cannot thank you enough for organising for us. If I hear of anyone planning on going on any big holiday like we did I will most definitely be recommending they contact you!
Louise & Lili – China and Japan (June 2015)
July 9, 2015

Just back from our amazing Far East Adventure to Japan, Hong Kong and Bali! Thank you so much to Mags and Jules for all your help – we had the most fabulous time, everything was so well organised.
Georgie & Robert – Japan, Hong Kong & Bali (March 2015)
April 14, 2015

Just a quick note to say a massive thank you for organising such an amazing Honeymoon to Japan (and administering the ‘gift voucher’ scheme from our wedding guests). We couldn’t have had a better time and are already planning a return trip! We booked a Small Group Tour for the first two weeks and it […]
Sarah & Steve Pearsons – Japan (March 2014)
April 29, 2014

One of the things I have come to love about you, Jules, is that you listen and take on board what makes me tick, and then tailor the holiday to fit me, not just try to convince me to fit a holiday in a brochure!
Ian Furbank
June 30, 2011

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December 27, 2016

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