Japan Links' 'Essential Japan' is a 9-day escorted tour taking you on a fascinating journey through Japan discovering its rich history, cultural experiences and scenic locations.
Places of interest include the vibrant cities of Tokyo and Osaka, iconic Mt. Fuji, picturesque Hakone and Miyajima, moving Hiroshima, and historic and traditional Nara and Kyoto. The May 2017 departure (08/05/17-16/05/17) is priced at just £2,899. Alternatively, take the 9-days self-guided 'Classic Japan' tour takes in 4 days in Tokyo before heading to Mt. Fuji/Hakone, Kyoto and Nara with daily departures from £2,300. You can also extend your tour with 3 or 4 nights on the stunning subtropical island of Okinawa, where you can relax and enjoy the beautiful beaches and crystal blue sea. Finally, for off the beaten track Japan, take the unusual 11-day 'Hokuriku Tour' to north Japan's undiscovered destinations. Places of interest include the snow monkeys in Yudanaka and the stunning original Matsumoto Castle, the traditional city of Takayama, the village of Shirakawago, and the authentic castle town of Kanazawa, as well as two onsen towsns before finshing up with a full-day whistlestop tour of Kyoto. Guide prices: departures in 2016 were priced at £2,997 including or £2,247 excluding flights. Call 020 8543 8133 or visit
japanlinkstravel.co.uk for more information.