Comprising over 6800 islands spanning almost 378,000 square kilometers, Japan is a vast, varied and fascinating country. Home to a unique blend of modernity and tradition, wonderful natural scenery as well as warm and friendly people, it is no wonder many yearn to go to the Land of the Rising Sun.
The Japan tour starts in the vibrant and lively cosmopolitan capital, Tokyo. Experience and embrace a truly diverse city, from its cultures, temples, shrines, metropolitant feel and even some nature.
Speaking of nature, one of Japan's most iconic figures, Mt Fuji will also be focused on at the small mountainous town of Hakone. The town is famous for its onsen natural hot springs and has an abundance of soothing natural beauty. There will be ample time to soak it all in, whether by foot, cable car and by ship.
Hop onboard the world famous bullet train, zipping at up to 300 kilometers an hour to Takayama, winding through tall mountains and stunning gorges along the way. Sample some sake at a local brewery, visit the local market and indulge in the town's workshops in a unique and almost isolated town.
Another stunning train journey awaits alongside the Sea of Japan to Kanazawa. Bask in the tranquil and charming environment, perhaps the best-preserved major Edo-period city in the country.
The next scenic train ride takes you to Hiroshima. The city has risen from the tragic past to proudly boast wide boulevards, a laid back ambiance and friendly people. Soak in the history and character of the city, visiting museums, parks and the Floating Torii Gate.
Board the bullet train one last time to Kyoto, Japan's cultural capital. From castles to shrines and hands-on activities like Calligraphy or Origami experiences, Kyoto will surely leave a positive impression.
The final destination on this Japan tour is Nara, the former capital during the 8th century. Experience the city's main sites with the revered deer residents; believed to be the gods' messengers.