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Try a host of different activities in glorious Turkish surroundings.
This is a small group adult holiday. The group is usually between 4 and 16 in size, with an average of 12 like-minded clients booking individually, in a couple or as friends together.
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We loved this tour! We had wanted to visit Japan for years, and this was everything we'd hoped for. Loved the Japanese design ethos, which permeated everything. The contrast between rural Japan and Tokyo was huge, yet the underlying culture was a stratum running through it all. Touring round Tokyo by train and metro may look off-putting at first (the crowds!!!) but it's actually quite easy once you get the hang of it. We thought this trip would be a once-in-a-lifetime event: I can now say with confidence that it will not be!
We went for the cherry blossom - and it was at its most beautiful in the little town of Takayama.
Good, but I think it was his first time with Exodus and he hadn't quite expected the independence of his group.
Go! and then go again.
Not nearly as pricy as we'd expected. And great food - even though I really don't do fish, and certainly not raw fish (as in sushi).
An absolutely brilliant introduction to Japan: Plenty of time to see Kyoto and Tokyo as well as sampling the delights of the Japanese alps in Spring. And, of course, the cherry blossom. We went in April and hit it just right.
We experienced ancient Japanese culture with an array of stunning temples and modern Japan where the simple phrase "Shopping" cannot do justice to the experience that is the Ginza (and other parts of Tokyo) on a Saturday. Nearly all the travelling on this trip is by train - which I thought was fantastic. Bullet trains and little narrow gauge jobs up in the mountains - and ALL of them we spot on time.
Staying in Royokans was interesting - if a little challenging to my aging joints - and pretty basic but it's worth the effort for the experience and the hot tubs.
The free day in Takayama. Ancient village atmosphere, Cheery trees full of blossom cascading down over babbling brooks right through town. Just delightful - and the best burger lunch in Japan.
This visit to Hiroshima museum was pretty sobering but if you have spent your life post 1945 then it is well worth the effort.
Good English and plenty of energy - perhaps a bit too much at times. He managed to herd our group around - on and off trains , metros etc without any mishap. BUT it was his first trip and he gave one bit of bad advice about using our JR passes on our spare day - which cost us ! Be careful.
Restaurants can be very challenging with not a word of English in sight.
MY advice - head for the multi-story shopping malls. The all seem to have BIG food courts on the top floors - - that stay open long after the store have closed. Nothing like you'd find at Bluewater but really very good restaurants - lots of them so plenty of choice - and most had English menus. Head upwards to eat -at least in the cities. Overall it was a great food experience.
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Its best to take luggage that you can carry easily on this trip because you will be need to be able to carry it on and off trains quickly. A rucksack or soft hold all would be ideal for this trip.
Dan Cockburn - Product Manager
If you get a chance to make it to a sumo match, take it - it's usually the highlight of a lot of peoples trips! Also, when at the ryokan, don't be shy about the communal baths!
Brendan Phelan - Customer Operations
Japan is famous for its cuisine, in fact they now have more Michelin stars than France! There is such a variety when it comes to food, your leader will make sure you try as much as possible, from simple noodle dishes, to delicate dumplings, colourful sushi and tempura, to the more obscure seafood dishes that Japan produces.
Rebecca Caldicott - Japan Operations
It’s best to take Yen with you, which you can either get before you travel or at the airport. I would avoid taking travelers cheques as they are often difficult to change in Japan. Japan is very much a cash based society, so its best to take as much money in cash as possible. There are a few ATM machines that will accept western cards.
Rebecca Caldicott - Japan Operations
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