Luxury Japan vacation, tailor made

“Tailor made tour of Japan featuring guided sightseeing, authentic accommodation and extended stays in Tokyo and Kyoto as part of an exceptional 18 day itinerary.”

Highlights

Guided tour and 5 nights in Tokyo | Bullet train from Tokyo to Kanazawa | Guided walking tour of Takayama | 3 nights in Kyoto | Scenic train and cable car ride to Mt. Koya summit | Overnight in a Buddhist Temple lodge | Hike through the forest covered Kumano Kodo mountains | Day trip to Hiroshima from Kyoto |

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Luxury Japan vacation, tailor made

Carbon reduction

Your vacation will help support local people and conservation. We must also reduce CO2. Learn about the CO2 emissions of this vacation and how to reduce them.

Environment

Having travelled extensively ourselves and witnessed first-hand how tourism can have either positive or negative effects on local communities and the environment, we always endeavour to leave a positive mark on all places we send clients and promote awareness of the local environment.

Our Japan itinerary has been designed with the intention of showing our travelers the beauty and wonders of this spectacular part of the world. This tour combines seeing cities such as Kyoto and Tokyo, observing the history that each place has to offer as well as the traditions, culture and more. While in Japan we will be doing a lot of walking instead of driving around each place not only to experience the proper culture and traditions but to cut down the emissions we would otherwise use.

Where we stay: As a boutique travel company we strive to offer unique and authentic travel experiences in line with sustainable accommodation. Many of the resorts and operators we work with are eco-friendly and run their businesses in a more environmentally friendly manner. For instance, guests are offered free drinking water refills to minimise wastage of plastic bottles. While in remote areas, we carry rubbish with us and ensure we do not disturb anything in the natural environment.

While we are there: We ensure that our clients are given the correct guidance while visiting protected areas and/or heritage sites in order to minimise impacts on the environment and respect the natural wonders of the area. We collaborate with guides who are local to the area and have been trained, bettering their communities. Typically these areas also ask for a fee to appreciate the protected area. These fees go to conservation and infrastructure efforts directly supporting the reserve.

As a company: We strive to operate as a paperless company as far as possible, and recycle wherever facilities are available. We use toxic-free fair trade products whenever we can.

Community

Our tours are designed with the intention of maximising the benefits that our guests can have on the host community. This is the reason why we endeavour to follow responsible guidelines and teach guests about responsible tourism in order to encourage them to be mindful of the environment and respectful of local people and culture. With all our tailor-made trips we enjoy offering new routes and encourage travel to areas that are not on the main tourist trails and which further support smaller, local communities.

This tour will give you the chance to meet and engage with different communities all over Japan. It will take you to a completely new world full of cherry blossoms in April, traditional Japanese food and lots of history and culture.

We believe that getting to know the locals and their daily life can dramatically help us to become better travelers and more respectful people. This is why we included cultural exhibitions and city tours where you will have the possibility to better understand the background of this beautiful country. As an example you will head to Hiroshima to understand the history that happened in this part of Japan.

We believe in the importance of showing respect for local people and their customs and try to emphasis this in the way our tours are arranged. Where possible we aim to create a bond between staff and traveler so our clients gain insight into the real life of local communities. We endeavour to keep our groups small, minimising the environmental and social impact that the participants have on the destination. Through travel with us, we aim to help meet an important local need by contributing to the area's economy, creating jobs and by eating locally sourced food and using locally sourced products.

As a boutique travel company we search for authenticity and uniqueness from the local suppliers and whenever possible, encourage our travelers to stay in privately owned accommodation. We believe that working with hotel/accommodation owners who source staff, products, services and produce from within the community gives the local people an opportunity to gain from the increase in tourism to the area.

As previously mentioned, we work in partnership with locally employed guides who having been professionally trained, better their communities and provide insight into the local culture. We encourage interaction with local communities, however we keep our group sizes small and provide advice during the trip to ensure our impact on the indigenous way of life is minimised. Typically these areas also ask for a fee to appreciate the protected area, which go to aid conservation, employment and infrastructure efforts directly supporting the community and surroundings. We also encourage our clients to support the livelihood of the local community by purchasing locally produced crafts wherever possible.

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