Local Japanese gardener with a visitor teaching them some local skills

Our meaningful trips in Japan

Throughout our trips, we try to offer meaningful experiences you’ll remember long after your return home. Whilst in Kyoto you’ll explore the backstreets with a local guide, showing you a side of the city most travellers won’t ever see. What’s more if you head to the quaint town of Takayama, you can learn all about the traditional art of Japanese gardening, with a local gardener.

View our Takayama Trip
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Meet our Japan Travel Specialists

Our Travel Specialists know and love all things Japanese. They’ve eaten the food (from sushi to ramen and all the unusual delicacies in between), rode on the world-famous bullet trains and sung karaoke in the late night bars (trust us, we’ve seen the pictures!). They’re super passionate about Japan and nothing pleases them more than helping travellers create their perfect trip. Find out all about our Japan team and their handy tips.

Meet our Japan Team
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Our Local Japanese Project

In all our destinations we like to support a local project to give something back. In Japan we are proud supporters of Mirai No Mori. This is an organisation that supports abused, neglected and orphaned children in Japan. They run a number of summer and winter camps, packed with activities and useful classes that help children grow into happy and successful adults.

Learn more about Mirai No Mori

Meaningful Travel

How To Travel With Meaning - Ethically, Sustainably & Responsibly

22nd February 2017 by Jennifer

We often talk about travelling with meaning, but what do we mean by that? Watch Jennifer's talk from The Holiday and Travel Show - Destinations Show.

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Six Ethical and Sustainable Companies we Love

7th August 2017 by James

We admire sustainable companies making a positive impact, from ethically-sourced travel bags employing local craftspeople to, er, toilet paper.

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