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Japan

Japan

Holidays in Japan promise a unique and dynamic culture that effortlessly combines ultra-modern with deep tradition.

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Martins World Travel has teamed up with the number one Japanese holiday specialists Wendy Wu Tours and company owner Wendy Wu is meticulous in the research and planning of her companies products.

On the streets of innovative, futuristic cities glass towers and tranquil temples stand side by side, whilst picturesque old towns, and gorgeous landscapes are an easy bullet train ride away. Mix these spectacular sights with welcoming people, delicious cuisine, and rich culture and you've got yourself a holiday to remember.

The country's historic isolation has produced a unique culture that flourishes to this day. Distinctive traditions are still honoured from the reflective beauty of intricate tea ceremonies and zen garden design to the raucous spectacle of sumo wrestling. Grand castles are spectacular reminders of the country’s feudal past and ancient temples also bear witness to Japan’s deep spiritual connections.

Tours, Tailor Made, and much more. We offer a unique selection of wonderful tours covering the very best of Japan.

Solo Holiday itineraries for the single traveller often without any single room supplements. A choice of carefully selected itineraries showing the best of Japan.

Tailor-made options to meet your exact holiday requirements where you decide on the destinations, accommodations, and experiences to suit your own requirements. Japan’s superbly efficient, fast, and comfortable rail network links all the major cities and attractions. A great way to explore this amazing destination. Personal guides are an option too.

Sights include:
Mount Fuji…The iconic image of Japan and captured in numerous works of art and poetry, the perfectly symmetrical cone of Mount Fuji has been admired and revered for centuries by the Japanese and visitors alike. At 3,776 metres in height, it is Japan’s tallest mountain, and an active volcano (the last eruption was 1707), set amongst the beautiful panoramas of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, as well as one of Japan’s three holy mountains. Made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2013, Fuji is notorious for having its peak in the clouds but on a clear day, you can admire its inspiring peak all the way from Tokyo!


Osaka Castle.. At the time of its construction in the late 1500s by shogun Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Osaka Castle was the largest and most magnificent castle that Japan had ever seen. A turbulent history of siege and destruction led to a 1930s reconstruction that recaptures all of the castle’s original glory which, very luckily, managed to escape damage during World War II. The castle is still wonderfully formidable, with a moat and towering ramparts, all set in a lovely park. Five stories from the outside but 8 stories within, the interior of the castle is now a museum dedicated to the original founder, Toyotomi Hideyoshi with artefacts including art and armour.


Kinkakuji Temple .. Built in the 14th century as a residence for a retired shogun, Kinkakuji is one of Japan’s best known and most admired buildings. Turned into a Zen Temple on the shogun’s death, the temple became a place of peace and tranquillity in a quiet corner of Kyoto – its main hall covered in layers of gold leaf, its beauty captured in the rippling waters of a reflecting pool. Set in lovely gardens, the temple is unmissable in any season – be it snowy in the winter, amongst the cherry blossom or red and orange leaves in spring and autumn, or backed by lush greenery in the summer. Kinkakuji is one of the 17 sites and monuments that are UNESCO World Heritage-listed in Kyoto.

Visit the Japanese Alps and see the Snow Monkeys.. Travel deeper into the Japanese Alps to see the Japanese macaques (snow monkeys) bathe and play in their hot spring pool at the Jigokudani Monkey Park.

Cherry Blossom Time.. (generally mid March to early May) The appreciation of ‘sakura’ to the Japanese, and cherry blossom to us, is a phenomenon that began in the 8th century and has spawned poetry and art. Japan is a wonderfully philosophical and traditional nation with deep rooted beliefs and a great appreciation for the natural world. The cherry blossoms perfectly symbolise the beauty and fleeting nature of life, and also new beginnings – blooming in most spectacular fashion for a week before giving way to fresh, green buds that bring Spring proper. Awash with all manner of shades of pink, it’s no wonder Japan’s cherry blossom season is the most awaited and anticipated time of year both for tourists and locals.

Japan offers the most amazing quality experience and with Wendy Wu we will ensure you enjoy the perfect holiday and itinerary, whatever season you choose.

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