In this channel you will find some fantastic Japan holiday ideas for creating your perfect trip. Ancient mountain top temples; beautiful shrines and gardens; dramatic volcanic landscapes; national parks of outstanding natural beauty; wild bears and monkeys; massive neon-lit cities buzzing with energy; bubbling hot spring baths; soaring mountain peaks; and of course, fantastic food. Japan has it all!
Holidays in Japan have something for everyone, whatever their interests. Working closely with you, we will help make your dream Japan holiday become a reality. We can cater for almost any budget, from backpack to the heights of five-star luxury and for a wide range of special interests. Our services cover the whole country so if itís the wilds of the North, or perhaps the tropical paradise of the Okinawan islands that most appeal to you, no problem
A Myriad of Experiences Await You
Whatever your budget and whatever your interests we'll help you plan a fantastic custom trip to Japan. Click on 'View All Experiences and Holiday Ideas' to view some of the many different experiences and activites that we can incoporate into your fully tailored trip. We have divided them into different categories to make them easy to explore.
Honeymoons in Japan
Looking for honeymoon ideas? Look no further! Japan has everything to make the perfect honeymoon so why not have a read of our special Japan honeymoon pages to find out more about how we can assist you with this very special trip of a life time!
NEW! Diving in Japan
Japan offers some of the best diving anywhere in the world including the unique Yonaguni ruins. Visit our new min-channel for information about diving in Japan and our new dive services - for a true 'beneath the surface' experience! Get in touch and we'll create the perfect custom Japan diving trip for you.
Accommodation in Japan
Japan offers a wide range of accommodation. Read all about on the different types of accommodation in Japan on our accommodation pages:
- Business Hotels
- Tourist & Luxury Hotels
- Ryokan & Minshuku (traditional inns)
- Apartments & Houses
- Capsule Hotels
- Love Hotels
Drinks with a Maiko
A geisha with her elaborate kimono and ghost white make-up, is one of the most enduring images of Japan. Our unique 'drinks with a maiko experience' is a not to be missed opportunity to spend some time with a Kyoto maiko. In the early evening you will join a fascinating walking lecture of the geisha area covering the famous district of Gion and its lesser-known neighbour, Miyagawa-cho. You will learn all about the geisha way of life as well having the chance to see the maiko and geisha as the hurry between appointments.
You will then move on to Hanagumo, a traditional Japanese bar located in Miyagawa-cho in a beautiful old Japanese house. Here you will be entertained in private by a maiko for around ninety minutes. Your host for the evening will be Peter Macintosh, long term Kyoto resident and a renowned expert on geisha. He will translate for you over drinks and snacks allowing you a chance to gain a real insight into this mysterious world. It is also a lot of fun! There will be a chance to watch a performance of traditional dance and of course, you can ask any questions you like during the evening.
This is a fantastic opportunity to experience a highly exclusive service that is usually only available through a personal introduction.
This service is available all year round. However, if you are planning to include this in your trip then you should keep in mind the peak seasons of April and November. At these times the maiko and geisha are extremely busy and it can be hard for Peter to book an appointment. If you are interested just let us know and we can include this as part of any Self-Guided Adventure or Fully Tailored Trip.
Drinks with a maiko takes place at Hanagumo in the Miyagawa-cho district of Kyoto, just a short walk from the Minamiza Theatre. This can be reached from central Kyoto in 5-15 minutes on foot. From the station area a taxi takes just 7 minutes and is very inexpensive at around 1000 yen.
Plan your trip
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There are many things to consider when planning your Japan trip: time of year you wish to travel; how long you have available; where in Japan you want to go; the things you wish to experience; what budget you have available to name but a few.
Our Tailored Trip Enquiry Form is designed so we can get as clear an idea as possible as to what will make the perfect Japan trip for you.
After we have received your enquiry, one of our Japan-expert travel consultants will get in touch to discuss your trip in more detail so as we can out together a proposal for you. We donít ask for any money upfront to put together a quote and most importantly, every quote we do is 100% tailored for you.
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