Explore Japan in style with excellent, unique hotels and real cultural experiences. Take guided tours of Tokyo and Kyoto; be entertained at a private Geisha party and receive a blessing from a Shinto priest. Discover the stunning Fuji-Hakone National Park area and stay in a ryokan in the side of a mountain.
Be taken by private car to your hotel, the Mandarin Oriental. Dine on the 38th floor of your hotel at K’Shiki and try a selection of delicious dishes. Go on a tour of Tokyo with a private car and guide. Visit Meiji Jingu, Tokyo’s most famous shrine, and receive a blessing from a Shinto Priest. Leave the bustle of Tokyo for the quiet seaside town of Kamakura.
Continue on to beautiful Hakone and the Ginyu ryokan, built into the side of a mountain. Indulge Japanese style in a kaiseki in your room, a beautifully presented meal consisting of many small courses.
Tour the national park which offers great views of Mt. Fuji. Board a spacious first class carriage on the Japanese bullet train for a journey to stunning Kyoto and explore the city by private car. Enjoy a ‘France-Kaiseki’ experience at a restaurant in the Geisha district of Pontoncho. Visit Nijo Castle, famous for its ‘chirping’ nightingale floors, and see the Golden Pavilion, Kinkakuji, constructed as a retirement villa for the Shogun.
Then drive to Nara, the capital of Japan in the 8th century. Enjoy a special evening where you’ll be entertained by a Maiko (apprentice Geisha) for two and a half hours; there’ll be plenty of photo opportunities during this unique cultural experience.