The best way to describe Japan is by using its most well-known cuisine, sushi. Imagine yourself at a sushi counter, watching dish after dish float past, a plate piled high with neon-lit skyscrapers, followed by a traditional soup bowl of communal hot spring baths.
Each dish is quintessentially Japanese, whilst the flavours are rich, diverse and often unexpected.
Japan has so much to offer, with a history and culture so far removed from the West, you won’t believe you’re still on the same planet.
Japan’s landscapes range from sparkling cityscapes to snow-capped mountain territories, to tranquil gardens of cherry blossoms and koi carp.
The country’s history features ancient feudal castles, Hiroshima and Miyajima, and centuries-old traditions of geisha and samurai; the modern devastation of World War II and a contemporary rebirth into the land of rising technological advances.
Equally, as contrasting and paradoxical, the Japanese are suited businessmen playing arcade games in Tokyo’s Akihabara, monks meditating in the hills of Koya-san, young girls in the mad-genius fashions of Harajuku and the hospitable ryokan hosts of rural onsen towns.
Therefore, the task of putting together a Japan holiday itinerary, that best showcases the multi-sided dice of the Japanese experience, is not easy.
Wayfairer's trip itineraries to Japan are designed to get you started (and, of course, our Japan travel specialists are able to create bespoke tours of Japan upon request).
Journey through Japan on an adventure holiday, with all our luxury Japan tours packed with unique encounters with nature and local communities.
Highlights include afternoon tea ceremonies with a maiko (apprentice geisha) in Kyoto; a helicopter tour of Tokyo after dark; samurai sword dancing lessons; foodie experiences such as sake tasting sessions, bento making classes and a street food safari in Osaka; as well as an indulgent dip in the volcanic waters of a mountain onsen hot spring.
Our Luxury Travel Specialists listen to your specific requirements and requests, creating a tailor-made private tour catered to you and your partner, friends or a family adventure.
Start curating your luxury holiday in Japan today by contacting our knowledgeable team of Japan travel experts and discover what Japan can offer you.