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Japan Old and New

Designed by our specialists from first-hand experience

There are few places in the world as fascinatingly foreign as Japan. This is an unforgettable tour of contrasting images, in a country where ancient and modern, natural and man-made, merge like nowhere else on earth.

Depart Days Price from Dossier
Sunday 12 March 2017 FULL 16 £6,695pp Download (PDF 4MB)
Monday 27 March 2017 FULL 16 £6,995pp Download (PDF 4MB)
Sunday 15 October 2017 FULL 16 £6,795pp Download (PDF 4MB)
Sunday 11 March 2018 17 £7,495pp Download (PDF 4MB)
Tuesday 16 October 2018 FULL 17 £7,890pp Download (PDF 3MB)
Saturday 10 November 2018 FULL 17 £7,745pp Download (PDF 3MB)

Prices are per person using economy class flights based on two people travelling together and sharing a room.

Tour Highlights

  • Learn about Geisha culture in Kyoto.
  • Taste delicious, authentic sushi.
  • Travel on the Bullet Train.

For convenience and comfort the group will travel by a mixture of private coach and also use Japan's ultra-modern transport system: speeding between cities on the famous 'shinkansen' bullet and limited express trains. Whilst the aim is to explore all sides of the paradox - from the towering skyscrapers of Tokyo, to the secluded temples and shrines of Kyoto and Kamakura - the focus is on Japan's traditional past. You will experience the refined world of Kanazawa's gardens and museums, linger in the shadow of the great torii gate on picturesque Miyajima island and visit a UNESCO World Heritage site at Shirakawago.

Accommodation will be mainly in excellent international style hotels, but we also take the opportunity to try a more traditional style of accommodation along the way, including hot spring baths and Japanese cuisine.

Please note that in the majority of cases we will book you a twin room unless you specifically request a double room. Twin rooms are far more common in Japanese hotels and also tend to be larger. Single rooms are generally very small in Japan.

What makes an Audley Group Tour?

We design each of our group tours with the same philosophy as our tailor-made journeys - trips that allow you to explore the highlights of a country, while getting beneath the surface to discover the real people, places and cultures.