Designed for independent travellers, Insider Journeys’ just released 36-page Japan brochure includes an 11-day West Japan Experience, a 6-day Okinawa Islands Escape and a new 20-day Japan Encompassed adventure across Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Nagano and Ryokan.
The brochure also showcases a range of fascinating 1/2 day and full day touring options in Tokyo, Hakone and Kyoto, as well as accommodation options such as the luxury 5 star Aman in Tokyo, and the regional centre of Shima.
Each private travel package includes personal guides, and exclusive concierge services in Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka.
Insider Journeys Managing Director, Tony Mayell, says Japan continues to be an increasingly popular destination for Australians as traveller numbers continue to increase year on year.
“Japan is a land of contrasts that offers a compelling culture, abundant natural beauty and many unique experiences, from the neon-lit streets of Tokyo to old world villages. This brochure is designed to assist travel agents and travellers alike to customise a Japan holiday and also provides little touches like the inclusion of PASMO cards to be used for transport, restaurants and shops for tours that start in Tokyo – to help make the experience as seamless as possible.”
- An 11 day West Japan Experience itinerary from the laneways of cultural Tokyo to the tranquil island of Miyajima, take in some of Japan’s iconic sites and unique, remote experiences including a temple stay in Mt Koya. Highlights of the tour include dining on famous oysters and a glass of chilled white wine on the tranquil island of Miyajima, learn about a monk’s lifestyle with a stay in a Shukubo temple lodge and wander the pathways through the Fushimi Inari, a shrine dedicated to the gods of rice and sake by the Hata family. From $4,510 per person twin share.
- A new 20 day Japan Encompassed adventure, experience Japan’s urban, cultural and natural sites on a journey spanning its must-sees and hidden gems. Get to know the captivating cities of Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka, enjoy unique experiences ranging from encounters with snow monkeys in the mountainous northern Nagano region and Ryokan stays. Discover Naoshima’s sandy beaches, relaxed atmosphere and modern art which is dotted around the island. The package starts from $10,601 per person twin share.
- The subtropical islands of Okinawa, which lie to the southwest of the Japanese archipelago, are the birthplace
of one of the world’s most popular martial arts: Karate. In recognition of this heritage, March 2017 saw the opening of a new Karate Museum on the chain’s largest island. The 6 day Okinawa Island Escape includes all the main sites and an overnight journey on Aka Island, staying in a Minshuku with a local family. From $2,650 per person twin share.