November 27, 2017 | TravelLocal
TravelLocal puts independent travellers in direct contact with tried-and-trusted travel companies in 40+ destinations around the world – now including Japan. Not only does this enable travellers to directly access on-the-ground expertise from regional experts and ensure a much fairer deal for local suppliers, but it also opens up little-known places to clients, via local knowledge.
TravelLocal is launching with seven sample itineraries to Japan – each of which can be tailored in any way to suit individual interests and budgets, and at an active or relaxed pace to suit the traveller. These suggested itineraries include some of the most well-loved destinations in Japan, where you can explore animated, intoxicating cities, visit temples which cling to the sides of mountains, stay with monks at atmospheric Mount Koya, immerse yourself in steaming hot springs, and gaze at soaring snow-capped peaks.
To truly get off the beaten path, use TravelLocal’s local knowledge to discover Japan’s hidden gems, taking in the perfectly preserved Edo-period post towns of the Kiso Valley, beautiful sub-tropical island hideaways off the Japanese coast, ancient capitals and pilgrimage routes of bygone eras, and stay at quaint, traditional ryokans far from the tourist trail.
Sample itinerary: An eight-day Classic Japan trip, with time in Tokyo, Kamakura, Kyoto, Hiroshima and Nara, costs from £1,620 pp (based on two sharing). This includes B&B accommodation and a Japan Rail Pass (includes bullet trains). External flights not included.