Insider Journeys has launched the fourth of its Private Travel collection brochures designed for independent travellers, dedicated to Japan.
The 32-page brochure offers a selection of new expertly designed private travel packages with personal guides and exclusive concierge services in Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka. The guide also outlines a range of fascinating ½ day and day touring options in Tokyo and Kyoto, as well as accommodation options such as the new stand out property for this year, the 5 star Aman Tokyo.
General Manager, Customer Experience and Marketing, Emily Hill, says Japan has become an increasingly popular destination for Australians as traveller numbers continue to increase year on year.
“This latest brochure in our Private Travel collection brings to life this diverse destination that fascinates so many Australians,” says Hill.
“Japan is a land of contrasts that offers a compelling culture, abundant natural beauty and many unique experiences, from the neon-lit streets of Tokyo to old world villages.
“The brochure is designed to assist travel agents and travellers alike to customise a Japan holiday, and provides little touches like the inclusion of PASMO cards to be used for transport, restaurants and shops for tours that start in Tokyo to help make the experience as seamless as possible.
Tours of note within the brochure include:
– An 8 day Japan Highlights itinerary that includes some of Japan’s best-loved cities – Tokyo, Hakone with its quintessential view of Mount Fuji and Kyoto. The tour provides a range of options of activities in Tokyo from which to choose, whether its visiting the Hama Rikyu Garden and a Sumida river cruise, a walking tour of Shinjuku, Harajuku and Shibuya, a customised tour of Tokyo’s best art galleries or seeing the best of the manga and anime sights throughout the city. Trip highlights include staying in a Ryokan (a traditional Japanese inn) set in the wooded forests of Hakone and visiting the revered Golden Pavilion – a spectacular Buddhist temple in Kyoto that is covered with pure gold leaf. From $4,750 per person twin share.
– A self-guided 9 day Hokkaido Nature Discovery adventure discovers a unique island that is more than just a popular ski destination; home to onsen villages, volcanoes, hiking trails and a dynamic food and drink scene, Hokkaido has a great deal to offer. The May – October only tour starts in Sapporo, before heading via hire car to Sounkyo Gorge with its stunning waterfalls and the World Heritage Shiretoko. Next is a scenic boat cruise before driving to Akan National Park, with its crater lakes and sand baths, and witnessing Japanese cranes. Including six nights’ hotel accommodation and 2 nights’ ryokan, car hire, join in cruise and breakfast daily, the package starts from $2,945 per person twin share.
– A very special 2 night stay on Naoshima Island, set amongst the 3,000 islands that pepper the Seto Inland Sea. This art lover’s package includes the unforgettable and highly unique Benesse House which is both a museum and hotel, blending architecture and art in a beautiful natural setting, and the chance to discover the island’s outstanding galleries, museums and fascinating architecture. From $1,556 per person twin share.