G Adventures is relaunching its small-group adventures in the Land of the Rising Sun next month.
With entry restrictions being relaxed in recent weeks, the adventure operator will reintroduce 12 tours from October 2022, offering travellers the opportunity to explore the big cities of Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka as well as lesser-visited regions, with an emphasis on meaningful local experiences.
Sample package: G Adventures’ 11-day Back Roads of Japan tour includes two nights in Kyoto with a visit to the Fushimi Inari Shrine and starts from £2,849pp. Home to over 2,000 temples, Kyoto is the perfect place to take in the magical colours of Japan’s autumn leaves. A visit to the Fushimi Inari shrine just outside Kyoto allows travellers to walk under the iconic torii gates, featured in the film Memoirs of a Geisha.
“October is a fantastic time for us to restart our trips, with ‘Aki’ (Autumn) being one of the most beautiful times to visit with temperatures ideal for exploring,” said Julie FitzGerald, General Manager for Asia at G Adventures.
“While Japan is often celebrated for cherry blossoms and buzzing cities, G Adventures will include popular highlights as well as lesser-seen local experiences, whether that’s training with a samurai master, learning to quieten the mind with zen meditation or staying with a rural farming community far off the tourist trail.”