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Suggested Itineraries

The following itinerary suggestions will hopefully provide a starting point. An idea or two about what your holiday could potentially include. But do consider them to be inspiration only, as each trip is created uniquely for you. We believe that no two itineraries will ever be exactly alike, and nor should they be.

We will listen intently to you, asking plenty of questions. We will add some honest advice and make impactful suggestions. The 'first-draft' itinerary is then designed around your requirements, your quirks, your preferences. We can then further refine the arrangements until you’re satisfied with every detail, at which point we manage all your reservations and logistics so that you’re taken care of from the moment you step off the plane until your return. With no set departures or fixed dates each of these suggested itineraries can be extended, or curtailed, to suit your available dates and match your budget.

Bygone Japan - Itinerary
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Bygone Japan

Focussing on traditional Japan – geisha districts, shrines, ryokans & ancient pilgrimage route...

15 days
Tokyo - Yudanaka Onsen - Kanazawa – Takayama – Matsumoto – Kiso Valley – Kyoto
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The Japan Itinerary - Itinerary
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The Japan Itinerary

Our variation of the ‘classic’ Japan itinerary – upgraded, enriched, and avoiding the clichéd.

2 weeks
Tokyo – Hakone – Takayama – Kyoto - Hiroshima & Miyajima - Osaka
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An Active Autumn - Itinerary
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An Active Autumn

An itinerary which does linger too long in the cities and instead gets you out to the Fall colours.

15 days
Kyoto – Mount Koya - Kumano Kodo –Takayama – Tokyo (& Nikko)
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A Northern Odyssey - Itinerary
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A Northern Odyssey

Get off-the-beaten-path in Northern Japan, deep in to the pristine countryside.

15 days
Hirosaki - Hachinohe - Nyuto Onsen (Lake Tazawa) - Nikko - Tokyo
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A Family Adventure - Itinerary
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A Family Adventure

Let the generations explore a ‘cooler’ side of the country with fewer bases and more interaction.

2 weeks
Tokyo – Hiroshima & Miyajima – Kurashiki - Kyoto
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Secret Japan - Itinerary
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Secret Japan

Shikoku Island & Western Honshu is the canvas, and modern & ancient history the themes.

17 days
Hiroshima & Miyajiima – Shikoku Island – Kurashiki – Kinosaki Onsen – Ine – Kyoto - Tokyo
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Onsen, Beach & Culture - Itinerary
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Onsen, Beach & Culture

A honeymoon…or simply the most indulgent, relaxing and enthralling holiday possible?

2 weeks
Kinosaki Onsen – Kyoto – Taketomi Island (Okinawa) – Tokyo
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A Sakura Adventure - Itinerary
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A Sakura Adventure

A Spring journey through Japan, in pursuit of cherry blossoms though eschewing the crowds.

2 weeks
Kyoto - Kanazawa - Lake Kawaguchiko - Tokyo - Hirosaki
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A Japanese Trilogy - Itinerary
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A Japanese Trilogy

‘Must-see’ Japan in ten could be Aman properties all the way if you have the budget.

10 days
Kyoto – Hakone or Amanemu – Tokyo
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The Japan Ski Safari - Itinerary
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The Japan Ski Safari

The best ski holiday ever? Two ski resorts, Tokyo & Kyoto, bullet-trains and snow monkeys.

15 days
Niseko – Kyoto – Nozawa Onsen – Tokyo
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How to book

It's pretty straight forward. You simply need to take the first step by getting in contact with us...


Give us a call, or fill in the enquiry form, or send us an email. We’ll listen, give advice and make suggestions.


We create a tailor-made itinerary proposal and email this to you. Together, we then refine it until it is just as you want.


A 20% deposit secures the booking. The balance payment is not due until 10 weeks before departure.


We post out your comprehensive travel pack, and then you travel in Japan under the care of our various local partners.