Luxury Japan Holidays 2014, 2015

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Highlights of Japan

Highlights of Japan highlights * Coulourful temples and shrines * Mount Fuji * Travel by Shinkansen (bullet train) Read more ...


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Classic Japan from £3,250

Classic Japan highlights * Hiroshima Peace Park * Mount Fuji and the Japanese Alps * Spectular Kyoto and Tokyo Read more ...


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Small Luxury Group Journeys - Classic Japan from £5,995

Arrive in Tokyo, Japan’s dazzling capital. Your hotel is located in the upscale Ginza district. Read more ...



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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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tokyo_japan_A   HIGHLIGHTS OF JAPAN
   9 DAYS FROM £2,590

   * Featuring Tokyo and Kyoto
   * Colourful temples and shrines
   * Travel by Shinkansen (bullet train)

giesha2_japan_A   CLASSIC JAPAN
   13 DAYS FROM £3,250

   * Tokyo, Hakone, Takayama, Hiroshima and Kyoto
   * Geisha walk in Gion, Kyoto
   * Hot spring bathing in Hakone

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT JAPAN
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.

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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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Suggested Japan Accommodation Offers

Hakone Ginyu Ryokan

Japan

Hakone Ginyu is set amidst the mountain scenery, away from the bustle of Tokyo, yet not too far from the capital, Hakone. This luxurious property is in traditional Japanese style.


Conrad Tokyo

Japan

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 Conrad leans towards being a boutique hotel...


Hyatt Regency Kyoto 

Japan 

The Hyatt Regency is the newest luxury hotel in Kyoto, located in the Higashiyama Shichijo district - the traditional and cultural heart of Kyoto.


Iwaso Miyajima

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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...


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 windows at...



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Guest Testimonial

Thank you to you (Debbie Rawnsley) and all your marvellous colleagues in Japan who ‘blew us away’ with their attention to detail, their friendliness and dazzling courtesy.

- ST, Surrey


A&K Philanthropy

Tree Planting

Tree Planting Initiative

At Sanctuary Olonana invites guests to plant an indigenous tree within the Olonana Tree Nursery as a way to personally aid in reforestation efforts in the Masai Mara.



Spring Escapes

Winter Solstice

Spring escapes with Abercrombie & Kent

The notion of a peak season is usually a function of weather and school holidays, often meaning an increase in hotel rates and airfares. However, at A&K we are big fans of the so-called 'shoulder' season. Here are a few great reasons to get packing this Spring.


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