Want to learn more about Japan?

Monday 23 November 2015

Join Saga’s fascinating 12-night Land of the Rising Sun escorted tour

Want to learn more about Japan?

• Discover the bright lights of Tokyo
• Take the bullet train to Hiroshima
• Enjoy an authentic teahouse visit
• Cruise on beautiful Lake Ashinoko
• Visit Kyoto, Japan’s cultural heart
• Choice of regional flights from UK

Discover the unique culture of Japan on Saga’s 12-night escorted tour ‘Japan: Land of the Rising Sun’ with convenient regional airport departures from Birmingham, Bristol, London Heathrow and Norwich.

From the dazzling lights of hi-tech Tokyo to the historic living museum of Kyoto, Saga passengers can get to the heart of Japan with expert guides leading an in-depth itinerary.

Saga guests spend two nights in Tokyo to see Akihabara Electric Town and the contrasting temple town of Asakusa before driving to Kamakura and Hakone for a cruise on Lake Ashinoko to enjoy views of Mount Fuji.

After an overnight stay in Hakone the itinerary takes in Matsumoto and its Matsumoto Castle while in Takayama a walking tour passes the morning market, Kami Sannomachi Town, Takayama Jinya and the Festival Floats Exhibition Hall. In Shirakawago guests visit a historic UNESCO-protected village and travel to Kanazawa to see the Kenroku-en Garden, a private garden that was created by the Maeda Clan between the 17th and 19th centuries.

A train journey takes guests to Kyoto, founded in the year 794 and widely considered Japan's cultural heart, it is now a living museum of artistic and historic heritage. A four-night stay offers time to explore the town and tour the Kiyomizu and Kinkakuji Temples, Nijo Castle and watching a kimono show. An excursion by bullet train to Hiroshima is also an option.

Further options include discovering the ancient political centre of Nara, Kasuga Shrine, Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum and the Todaiji Temple. Guests can also enjoy a traditional tea ceremony at an authentic teahouse and on the last night of the tour a farewell dinner at a local restaurant includes a performance by an apprentice geisha.

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For details call free on 0800 414 383 or visit saga.co.uk/japan

12 nights (including 1 night aboard aircraft) from £2,999 departing from Bristol, Birmingham, London Heathrow and Norwich. Departures available between April to June and September to November 2016. Price includes VIP door-to-door chauffeur service, return flights, airport taxes, accommodation, all breakfasts and three dinners, 4Q hotel stays and one 3Q hotel, tour manager, optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights or a discount of £40 if passenger has own insurance.

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