Join Globus for an enthralling journey through Japan, home to a fusion of dazzling modernity and time-honoured traditions. In this culture-crammed country, you’ll discover rich heritage, picture-perfect landscapes, and incredible cuisine from neon-lit Tokyo to historic Kyoto. A hands-on calligraphy class, a special kimono fitting, an interactive cooking demonstration, a ride on the thrilling bullet train, and a gold-leaf design class – where you’ll make your own keepsake bento box – are all part of the fun.
Kenroku-en is one of Japan's three great gardens and dates from the 1670s. Translated to English the name means "Garden of Six Qualities", referring to the six essential attributes that make up a perfect garden: spaciousness, tranquillity, artifice, antiquity, water, and magnificent views.
Travel to Nara Park, one of the largest in Japan, and famous for its free-roaming deer amid its shrines and temples. Kasuga Shrine, the most celebrated in Nara, is a Shinto shrine with some 3,000 stone and bronze lanterns. On the opposite end of the park is Todaiji Temple, one of Japan’s most significant temples.
Japan is known for its cuisine, which is deeply engrained into the culture. Participate in a special cooking class in Kyoto where, under the instruction of a local chef, you will learn how to make miso soup, teriyaki chicken, and makizushi, more commonly known as a sushi roll.