Modern, ancient, supersonic and super-relaxing, Japan is Asia’s number one destination for sushi, sake, shopping and more recently, skiing.
From ancient shrines to modern metropolises, Japan’s cities will send your senses into overdrive, while its tranquil countryside is guaranteed to soothe them right back down again.
The bustling streets of Tokyo are your answer to retail therapy; or if you want to just experience the heady mix of neon lights and eyebrow-raising dressing, this is it. Yet this city offers up peacefulness in its many shrines, lush gardens and dainty ryokans.
No one can deny the charm of beautiful Kyoto as the epitome of traditional Japan: ornate temples, cherry blossomed courtyards and immaculate geishas dashing between teahouses. This is where you truly delve in and dive deep to Japan’s cultural heart.
Travel to Osaka and view a 17th-century castle, or go further afield and explore Hiroshima, where you ferry to tranquil Miyajima Island and overnight in one of the country’s finest ryokans.
Japan is also one of the hottest (or should that be coolest) skiing destinations in the world. We can recommend some of the lesser-known boutique ski chalets in Hokkaido and the best spots for skidooing and powder skiing in Niseko. Even more exclusive, the Hakuba Valley, in the heart of the Japanese Alps, has abundant snow and stunning vistas with 3,000-metre-high mountain peaks. Slice through crisp, white snow, fortify yourself with sushi an sake, and wind down with a relaxing hot spring spa in an area still relatively undiscovered by the West.
We do love our powder and have skied Niseko frequently to suss out the restaurants serving up the freshest seafood and steamiest hotpots. Most importantly we have seen the best chalets and apartments, perfect for a big ski trip together with family and friends.
When booking your trip with us you are guaranteed expert, impartial advice on the best accommodation for your needs, and a concierge style service to tailor your holiday through Japan.