Southern Japan Experience

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Run by: Intrepid

Reference number: CJSO

From: £3300.00

One of Japan’s greatest attractions is its ability to offer up both the modern and traditional versions of itself. Alongside future-focused cities like Osaka and Nagasaki, there are places that have kept to its traditions for hundreds of years, often to stunning effect. Set off on a journey of discovery into the Japan that lies south west of Osaka, a ‘lost Japan’. Travel also to Takamatsu and Naoshima Islands and be amazed at the contrast between the traditional beauty of the Ritsurin garden and the local avant-garde art exhibits. Highlights/r/n
  • Explore the unique island of Naoshima, transformed from a sleepy fishing community into a world class art destination, with sleek and stylish museums and artworks that sit in harmony with the landscape
  • Join locals hiking along trails to hidden temples, being awed at some of the country's impressive castles or in one of Japan's oldest hot spring baths - Dogo Onsen.
  • Feel like Indiana Jones as you cross the kazurabashi (vine bridges) of the hidden Iya Valley, a remote retreat of deep gorges and lush mountains on Shikoku island.
  • Uncover the different characters of the cities of Nagasaki and Osaka, from the former’s thought-provoking Peace Park and Museum to the latter’s busy streets where the motto is ‘eat until you drop’
  • Venture into the thick and mysterious cedar forests on Yakushima, relax at the seaside onsen or see giant turtles lay eggs in the night in the summer months

Departures

Departure Date Return Date Availability Price
29/03/2019 09/04/2019 7 £3465.00
05/04/2019 16/04/2019 1 £3565.00
17/05/2019 28/05/2019 2 £3565.00
14/06/2019 25/06/2019 12 £3300.00
09/08/2019 20/08/2019 12 £3300.00
06/09/2019 17/09/2019 12 £3300.00
13/09/2019 24/09/2019 12 £3300.00
04/10/2019 15/10/2019 10 £3300.00
11/10/2019 22/10/2019 12 £3300.00
01/11/2019 12/11/2019 12 £3300.00

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