A gracious and hospitable country, Japan is an astonishing blend of the modern and the traditional, of futuristic cities, snow-capped mountains, excellent food, bullet trains, manicured gardens and ancient temples. Tokyo is one of the most dazzling modern cities on earth and, day or night, hums with a vibrancy that is contagious whilst the backdrop of nearby Mount Fuji is almost surreal. Kyoto is another modern city but also defines ‘Old Japan’. The ancient capital for over a thousand years it harbours a wealth of history with over 2,000 temples and shrines, palaces and museums. In the charming towns of Takayama and Matsumoto stay in a ryokan and explore the Japanese Alps, travel south to Kanazawa, Osaka and Hiroshima or head north to the hot springs and volcanic landscapes of Hokkaido. We have over 25 years’ experience planning tailor-made holidays and tours to Japan.