Enjoy the relaxed pace as you travel through rural Japan to experience Japanese living first hand. Stay in a lovely country home built in traditional architecture away from the big cities. Visit 700-year-old temples and walk along the back streets of Kyoto to buy antique kimonos where the local people shop. Visit acclaimed pottery workshops and try your hand at pottery making and indigo batik dyeing.
Recapture the magic of historic sights and remote temples throughout central Japan and still have time to relax at a local hot spring, enjoy a leisurely stroll or bicycle along hidden country lanes all the while sampling delicious healthy Japanese cuisine! Visit a quilt museum and be transported to the days of feudal lords and pirates while staying in a fisherman’s house.
In less visited Matsue, explore a castle preserved in its original state. Visit the famous Himeji with its excellent pottery and breathtaking castle. Walk along the quiet streets of a lovely onsen town to rejuvenate in its therapeutic waters. You will return with a better understanding of Japan’s rich cultural heritage and true essence of eastern hospitality.
FESTIVALS: Join a village hanami party in spring to celebrate the cherry blossom season. The fall trip is set against Japan’s blazing fall foliage and includes an energetic folklore festival and samurai parade.
Osaka * Fisherman's Village * Matsue (Himeji) * Kinosaki * Kyoto
Offered year-round - Call for custom dates & prices
2019 Land: TBA
2019 Single Supplement: TBA
Easy / moderate. Suitable for families. Special local festival
Japan National Tourism Organization
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