All eyes are on Japan right now with the Rugby World Cup and upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics. This is an amazing country and on many a bucket list. Japan is somewhere we want to luxuriate as it offers the best of everything including food, culture, cherry blossoms and so much more. Japan needs a carefully planned itinerary to make the most of your time there.
As well as luxury cruises, Scenic also offer award-winning, all-inclusive escorted tours that take you to many of the world’s most fascinating destinations. Discover the wonders of Japan with a Scenic escorted tour on this brand new 19-day Essential Japan tour with departures from 14 October 2019 through to 25 May 2020.
The tour departs from London Heathrow or Manchester and takes you to Tokyo, Hakone, Fuji Five Lakes, Takayama, Nagoya, Kyoto, Nara, Hiroshima, Miyajima Island and Himeji before coming to an end in Osaka. Most of the journey between destinations is by first class rail on one of the best, fastest and most efficient rail systems on earth.
From £10,695 per person, its important to note this is really completely all inclusive including flights with options to upgrade to business class at a discounted rate. You can sit back and relax as transfers, luxury hotels, tips, 43 exceptional wining and dining experiences, 5 once-in-a-lifetime Scenic Enrich experiences and 13 flexible Scenic Freechoice excursions are all included. With the Freechoice trips, you can choose from a number of different types of trips depending on how active you feel.
All 16 nights will be in luxurious 5 star hotels including 4 Scenic Special Stays. Special Stays give you the opportunity to stay in some of Japan’s most unique hotels and iconic properties renowned for their heritage, character and extraordinary location. For example, when you reach Hakone, you will stay at the Fuji View Hotel which has a 100,000m² garden and its own onsen hot spring baths.
Highlights of the trip include:
*3 days discovering the sights and sounds of Tokyo and the surrounding area.
*A yakatabune experience (traditional houseboat) for an evening dinner cruise admiring the bright lights of Tokyo
*An interactive Taiko drumming lesson with a Taiko master
*A sushi cooking lesson hosted by a local chef in Hakone
*A walk around the hot springs at the summit of the Owakudani geothermal area in Fuji Five Lakes
*A Japanese tea ceremony whilst dressed in a traditional kimono
*A visit to Kinkaku-ji (The Golden Pavilion) and the classical Zen garden at Ryoan-ji Temple in Kyoto
*An excursion to Nara to visit Todai-ji Temple and Nara Park
*A visit to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum before visiting Orizuru Tower to create a special origami donation
*A visit to a traditional house with pieces of architecture that date back to the Edo Period
If you want to take to the waters, Scenic Luxury Cruises also offer all-inclusive, five-star river cruises in Europe, South East Asia, Russia and Egypt on its 15 Space-Ships. In August 2019, Scenic introduced the world’s first Discovery Yacht, the 228-guest Scenic Eclipse, and a sister ship to launch in 2020.
For more information or to book, call 0808 271 6331, visit www.scenic.co.uk, or contact your local travel agent.