Autumn in Japan

A 'Secret Women's Series' journey escorted by Jemma Wilson of Mai Journeys

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Japan is a land of vast cultural diversity with ultra-modern cities, Buddhist mountain sanctuaries, hidden hot springs and cultural arts. It will mesmerise you with its culture, age-old traditions and elegant sophistication.

Escorted by leading lady Jemma Wilson, this boutique Secret Women's Series journey explores Japanese art, food, history and culture in its most iconic cities. Beginning in Tokyo, we’ll visit unforgettable sites such as the Meiji Shrine and the colorful shopping streets of Harajuku, before traveling on bullet trains to our next stop. We take in Kanazawa, Takayama and Kyoto. You will meet Geishas; visit the famous *Tsukiji Fish Market; be involved in a Tea Ceremony and enjoy sake tasting. And there is of course, the exquisite cuisine.

Ancient townships, majestic temples, art galleries and royal gardens are all part of this fantastic journey through Japanese culture and heritage. Architecture, fashion, and design are also on the agenda.

You will stay in a traditional ryokan (Japanese Inn) guesthouse, dine on world-renowned kaiseki cuisine and be mesemerised by Japans harmonious mix of ancient and hyper-modern.

This is an enchanting journey that immerses you into the culture, the art and the cuisine of Japan - a perplexing but fascinating country.

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Why we like it

Travelling with likeminded women
Ancient culture and modern cities
Bullet trains, fish markets, Geishas and sake
The culture lover's delight

At a Glance

Tokyo, one of the world’s most exciting cities
Tour Tokyo by night with an expert guide
Traveling on the Shinkansen (the bullet train)
Temple & Castle visits throughout the tour
Visit amazing Gardens
A Tea Ceremony in Kyoto
Sample exotic, fresh fish at the world’s largest fish market - Tokyo's Tsukiji Fish market
Visit Tokyo’s most unique districts ie Roppongi, Harajuku & Ginza
Glimpse into the fascinating Samurai culture in Kanazawa
Kyoto, the ancient capital and home to world-class UNESCO sites
Explore Shirakawa-go Historic Village
Onsen in Takayama
Private tour of Kyoto’s Gion geisha district
Once-in-a-lifetime experience with a Geisha/Maiko Dinner
Bike ride through Arashiyama's Bamboo Forest
Traditional Ryokan stay & Kaiseke dinner
Culinary experiences including private sake tasting, traditional cooking class & kaiseki dining

Key facts

14 day escorted journey
Hosted by Jemma Wilson
Departs Tokyo, ends Osaka
Minimum 8 | Maximum 12 travellers
For a detailed itinerary, inclusions and exclusions please contact us
Note: This itinerary has now travelled and every one of our journeys is a bespoke, one-off departure. If you would be interested in similar future journeys please contact us to register your interest or to have your perfect itinerary tailor made.

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