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Internationale groepsreis Ancient & Modern Japan

Explore Zen gardens, temples and the most iconic sights of Japan
14 dagen vanaf € 5.599,- (excl. vlucht)

Food

  • 3 breakfasts and 3 dinners are included.Japanese cuisine is usually one of the main highlights of any trip to Japan. It is based on rice with miso soup and other dishes which are usually prepared with seasonal ingredients. Seafood is very is common, and it usually comes grilled or deep fried. Sushi and sashimi aside, other staple dishes include Soba or Udon noodles, Sukiyaki (meat, fish and vegetables cooked in broth) and Yakiniku (grilled meat).The included dinners are usually taken at traditional guesthouses which will serve a kaiseki style dinner, a multi-course meal including a dozen of tiny dishes prepared with locally-sourced seasonal ingredients. When food is not included, your leader will always be on hand to recommend the best local eateries and arrange some group meals for a full immersion in Japan's varied and excellent cuisine. Please note that in Japan the availability of certain specialised products for restricted diets, e.g. gluten-free, strict vegetarian (no fish/seafood) or vegan is minimal or non-existent. The group meals arranged by the tour leader will be in traditional eateries where the choices of vegan dishes may be limited to simple salads or boiled rice. However in Kyoto and Tokyo a number of vegan restaurants are available.  It may also be a good idea to bring with you some foodstuffs that you normally consume, or to supplement meals with snacks purchased in the local convenience stores.Please advise us at time of booking you have any specific dietary requirements.

Activities

  • Culture
  • Cultural Wonders
  • Natural Wonders
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14 dagen vanaf € 5.599,-

Route 14 daagse groepsrondreis Ancient & Modern Japan

Ancient wooden temples, raked-pebble Zen gardens and chanting Buddhist monks juxtaposed with space-age towers, neon lights and bullet trains; Japan’s captivating blend of old and new is legendary. As we explore the southern and western stretches of Honshu, Japan's largest island, we discover the country's unique culture amongst the serene shrines and gardens of Nara and Kyoto and the rarely visited mountainous heartland of castles and spas. Our last stop is the vast and futuristic capital city of Tokyo: sprawling, inimitably busy, welcoming and extraordinary.

  1. Dag 1 - Start Kyoto
  2. Dag 2 - Visit Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion), Ryoanji temple and Nijo castle; followed by Nishiki Market and historic Gion
  3. Dag 3 - Day trip to Nara, ancient capital of Japan. Visit impressive UNESCO temples including Toda-ji, housing the world's largest bronze statue of the Buddha
  4. Dag 4 - Free day in Kyoto; relax in one of the many zen gardens, walk the popular Philosopher Path or experience a traditional tea ceremony
  5. Dag 5 - Day trip to Hiroshima; visit Peace Memorial Park and the pretty island of Miyajima
  6. Dag 6 - Travel from Kyoto to Takayama, a traditional old town set amid the 'Japanese Alps'; visit the Hida Folk Village 
  7. Dag 7 - Orientation tour in Takayama and free day to explore its peaceful shrines and temples
  8. Dag 8 - On to the mediaeval village of Tsumago; short leisurely walk on the Nakasendo trail; train to Matsumoto
  9. Dag 9 - Visit the famous Matsumoto Castle and travel by train to spa town of Yudanaka; soak in a hot spring
  10. Dag 10 - See the famous Snow Monkeys before travelling by train to Tokyo; evening orientation tour
  11. Dag 11 - Optional trip to Hakone and Mount Fuji or to the lovely seaside town of Kamakura
  12. Dag 12 - A full day city tour of Tokyo including the Senso-ji Temple
  13. Dag 13 - Free day for further exploration; optional karaoke farewell night
  14. Dag 14 - End Tokyo
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