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Luxury Japan Holidays 2015, 2016

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The letters from A&K travellers returning from Japan make it as clear as a Mount Fuji stream: Japan seduces and confuses - often at the same time. Along with serene landscapes and the intoxicating juxtaposition of ancient traditions and modern technology, it's the country's trump card. We've heard stories of following onsen etiquette - yes, you really do wear a towel on your head - accidentally dipping food in sake, thinking it was sauce, and eating in a fashionable Tokyo café, only to later discover it was someone's private house. If the best holidays start with stepping outside daily life, then Japan delivers. In every possible way.

Without slicing a slither of excitement off this unique adventure, our highly qualified team in Japan will help you decipher and understand an exotic, mesmerising, often alien culture. A&K has been taking travellers to Japan for three decades, and has highly knowledgeable guides fluent in English.

We can arrange exclusive experiences completely off the tourist radar, including attending a Noh Theatre performance with an acclaimed expert, and joining a Kaiseki banquet cooked by one of the country's many Michelin starred chefs.

Travel to Japan with A&K and you could take part in a traditional tea ceremony at Tokyo's Happo-en Garden or visit Harajuku's cutting-edge fashion boutiques, before bullet training it to Osaka for fine dining in 'the nation's kitchen' and Kyoto for geisha, palaces, shrines and the I.M. Pei's exquisite Miho Museum. Alternatively slow down with a pilgrimage walk on Mount Fuji, recent recipient of UNESCO status; a sobering visit to Hiroshima; or take a relaxing break in the Okinawa archipelago, home to the most beautiful of Japan's 6,800 islands.

A&K can show you the extraordinary ice carvings at the Sapporo snow festival in February or Spring's explosion of cherry blossom. It's all possible, and all amazing. Just ask returning traveller, Guy Canning. After attending a sumo bout, he literally bumped into one of the rikishi wrestlers in a restaurant, who happily agreed to have Guy's wife photographed on his giant knee. It was a perfect simile for our Japanese holidays: highly unusual, incredibly hospitable and absolutely unforgettable.


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Wonders of Japan

Wonders of Japan

Save from £1,670 per person
Book the Wonders of Japan before the 31st August 2015 from £9,710 a saving of £1,670 per person. Valid for travel from the 13th - 26th May 2016. Excluding international flights. Terms and conditions apply.

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Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:

Quintessential Japan

Nights: 12 | from £3,645

Discover the best of Japan with visits to pavilions, colourful gardens, a traditional Ryokan and the exciting cities of Tokyo, Hiroshima and Kyoto. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Highlights of Japan

Nights: 8 | from £2,695

Spend 9 days exploring two of Japan's most important cities, Kyoto and Tokyo with expert guides that will introduce you to this fascinating culture. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Sushi and Sashimi

Nights: 11 | from £3,090

This 11 night culinary adventure to Japan delves into the history, flavours and methods of Japan's cuisine making it a delight for foodies and connoisseurs. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Luxury Small Group Journeys - Classic Japan Escorted Journey

Nights: 10 | from £6,369

Immerse yourself in Japanese culture on this 10 night journey where you'll experience religious rituals, sample Kyoto's cuisine and learn the art of Zen meditation. Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

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Wonders of Japan

Nights: 13 | from £11,380

Discover hidden Japan aboard the luxury vessel Le Soleal and enjoy rarely seen areas of natural beauty, fascinating lectures and enriching experiences. Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

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Tokyo's Conrad Hotel is one of Japan's best, with impeccable service, incredible views, and irresistibly luxurious rooms. Of Tokyo's luxury hotels, the... Find out more

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Hyatt Regency Kyoto

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The Hyatt Regency is located in Higashiyama Shichijo, the traditional and cultural heart of Kyoto city. The 189 rooms and suites of varying sizes have... Find out more

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Iwaso Miyajima

Hiroshima

Rooms are in the traditional Japanese style, emphasising clean lines and a sense of space. There tend to be few furnishings and soft Japanese futon mattresses... Find out more

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Mandarin Oriental

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Speed up to the 38th floor where you will alight at the lobby of the Mandarin Oriental and are met by panoramic views of the city with ceiling to floor... Find out more

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Wonders of Japan

Japan

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Book the Wonders of Japan before the 31st August 2015 from £9,710 a saving of £1,670 per person. Valid for travel from the 13th - 26th May 2016. Excluding international flights. Terms and conditions apply.

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Annie, Brandon, Debbie, Margaret, Vicky Hamlin, Vicky Smith and Rachel - are experts in designing travel experiences across the region to suit your personal needs, interests and budget. Their intimate knowledge of every hotel and resort featured in our Orient, India, Australasia and Indian Ocean portfolio, together with our own network of offices throughout these areas, allows us to offer unique in-depth knowledge, unparalleled insider access and the VIP service for which Abercrombie & Kent is renowned.

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A winner will be selected at random at the end of each month. The winner will be notified within 10 days of being selected using the contact details supplied on the enquiry form. The winner will receive a £500 holiday voucher to use against travel with Abercrombie & Kent Limited in the UK. The voucher will be valid for 6 months from the date of issue. Entries are limited to one per household, not per enquiry. Prizes must not be sold or auctioned. Prizes are non-transferable and no substitutions or cash equivalents are permitted. The voucher can only be used against a new booking and cannot be used to amend or book additional tours or excursions on current bookings. Entrants must be aged 18 years or over. Prize winners are responsible for paying the outstanding amount of the booking within the usual booking terms and conditions. Abercrombie & Kent Limited reserve the right to withdraw or otherwise amend this promotion at our discretion.

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Guest Testimonial

While planning our trip to Japan I dealt with two Vickys (Smith and Hamlin). They were both delightful - being articulate, helpful and most efficient. Their knowledge about Japan was very much appreciated. The few changes we requested to the first suggested itinerary were carried out quickly and to our complete satisfaction. You have two highly talented ladies who obviously love their job and are a great credit to A&K. We are most grateful.

- PD, London


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Best time to be there

Spring (late March to April) for cherry blossom, early summer (May to early June) for warm sunshine, autumn (October to November) for sunny weather and spectacular colours.

Fly to

Osaka/ Tokyo Narita and Haneda (Japan Airlines, British Airways)

flying time

12 hours 30 minutes from London

time difference

GMT +9 hours

Visas

Not required for UK passport holders

Health Requirements

No vaccinations required

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