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It takes a lifetime to become an expert on Japan and none of us would claim that distinction. On the other hand, between Paul and Charlie we have explored most of the islands and Paul, in his singular way, has ventured into some more unusual areas. They have sampled all kinds of transport, accommodation and food and can create simple or highly complex holidays to Japan to suit all your requirements.
It is frequently quoted that Japan is very similar to Britain. An island race, slightly odd idiosyncratic tendencies, very reserved and never been conquered (well at least for a thousand years). Perhaps that is why we find the country so interesting and appreciate its values? And there is of course the cherry blossom in spring, delicious food and a politeness that is at times difficult to comprehend.
It is a strange and somewhat disconcerting feeling being in a country where you do not understand either the language, the alphabet or indeed the nuances of anything that is going on around you. Fortunately our guides are well versed in this dilemma and will steer you through the formalities and customs that form such an important part of Japanese everyday life.
The transport system is a joy. Spotlessly clean and unbelievably efficient and will move you effortlessly from the crowds and neon of the new world to the calm serenity of the old. Be warned that Japan can be expensive – although with the current exchange rate there has rarely been a better time to go.
Stay at Kifu no sato, a wonderful traditional ryokan, and experience their samurai cultural tour.
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WHEN TO GO
Japan Less Explored - Tokyo, Kyoto & Shikoku
Highlights of Japan
Japanese Alps by Train
Kifu no Sato Ryokan