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Himeji Castle

The most impressive of Japan’s scant dozen original castles, Himeji-jo is also known as the “white egret castle” or the “white heron castle” for its stately white walls. The main tower is particularly interesting, but the grounds are worth exploring in their entirety. The castle buildings were renovated recently and were re-opened in March 2015…

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Luxury Japan Spring 2018

This 15 day tour includes the best of everything Japan has to offer. It is designed for newcomers to Japan who want first class hotels and follows a leisurely pace without one night stays.

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Mount Yoshino

Located in the Yoshino-Kumano National Park at the center of Nara Prefecture along the Yoshino river, Mount Yoshino is considered to be the best cherry blossom viewing spot in Japan. The whole of Mount Yoshino is registered as a World Heritage site. There are around 30 thousand cherry trees in the area, which is divided…

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The Philosopher’s Path

Roughly 3km in length, the Philosopher’s Path is one of Kyoto’s classic strolling routes and is named after a Kyoto University Professor of Philosophy who would meditate as he strolled along the path on his way to work each day. The route follows a cherry tree lined canal and passes a number of interesting temples…

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Tokyo

Japan’s capital city is a truly mesmerising place. A myriad of stimuli competing for your attention and a constant buzz of jingles, neon, giant TV screens, and pop music help to make Tokyo one of the most thrilling and futuristic places on earth. A vast and complicated sprawl when you look at the rail map,…

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Ueno Park

Ueno Park, best known for its popularity as a cherry viewing spot, is in a way the cultural heart of Tokyo – nowhere else can rival the sheer number of museums. Ueno’s gems are the Tokyo National Museum, the National Science Museum, the National Museum of Western Art, the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, and the…

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