Home to sumo wrestling, sake, geishas, karaoke and traditional onsens, Japan is an extraordinary land. Here you can expect a frenetic pace one day and a tranquil experience the next. Take in the neon nightlife of Tokyo, relax in the manicured gardens of Nikko and discover thousands of years of culture and history in Kyoto. From world-class sushi to legendary samurai, this enigmatic nation is a traveller’s delight. Get back to basics and see the best of Japan without busting your budget.

Highlights

Experience a mix of Japan's most famous sites along with some great off the beaten track gems

If you're the independent type, this is the trip for you. While we'll get you from A to B and show you around, you'll have plenty of free time to do exactly what you like

Stay in a traditional Japanese ryokan, sleeping on the floor beside a cosy hearth after a nightly soak in shared baths

Dine with friends or dine alone. There are no meal inclusions on this trip, which means you're free to customise your own foodie adventure in one of the world's most acclaimed culinary destinations

Japan's famous railway system is clean, efficient and a great way to mingle with the locals. You'll even get to ride some of the country's bullet trains, which are among the fastest trains on earth