Tailor-made Japan Tours
Samurai warriors and sumo wrestlers. Geishas and master sushi chefs. Anime and manga and master gamers. Japan captivates the imagination like no other country. Where bowing is still alive and well, yet Kentucky Fried Chicken is one of the country’s most popular Christmas Eve restaurants. Where the work ethic requires complete commitment to your employer, yet the government has created out of thin air five ‘Happy Monday’ holidays to provide a respite. Where fax machines still screech in offices, yet the country is the world leader in robotics and jinkou chihou (artificial intelligence). Travellers are transfixed by the island nation’s people and places. In the northern reaches, Hokkaido provides powdery slopes for avid skiers and snowboarders, fields of wildflowers in the spring and enough beer and ramen to please anyone with loose inhibitions. The largest island, Honshu, is home to Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka, but also lesser-known wonders of Kanazawa, Matsomoto, Nagano and Nikko. The two southern islands, Shikoku and Kyushu, are rarely on tourist radars and lightly populated, making them ideal for getting off the beaten track. As soon as the tyres depart the tarmac, Japan lingers on the mind like a vivid dream, beckoning travellers to return to its charismatic embrace.