Highly commended by Lonely Planet in their annual ‘Best in Travel’ guide and following a recent poll by Wendy Wu Tours of its customers and enquirers which saw Japan top of the list on the ‘must-see’ places to experience, Japan is proving to be a runaway success for 2021.
In response to the exceptional demand for travel to Japan in 2021, Wendy Wu Tours has launched a new collection of specialist holidays to the land of the rising sun.
Commenting on Japan’s success, Wendy Wu, founder and CEO at Wendy Wu Tours said: “For the last consecutive four months running, Japan has been the most in-demand destination for both 2021 and 2022. With its ‘air bridge’ status and backing of the WHO, there is a confidence in travel for Japan that is unlike any other destination. Japan has seen massive investment in infrastructure, services and accommodation over the last few years, in the run-up to the 2021 Olympic Games. With this now completed and available to visitors, the next two years are the perfect time to visit and to benefit from these new and impressive facilities.”
“Demand from solo travellers has risen exponentially which is why our new Japan collection features no single supplements across all departures as well as a series of unique, dedicated solo group tours on our flagship holidays which all benefit from smaller group sizes, a VIP airport chauffeur service and lounge access as well as a VIP welcome drinks reception on arrival,” she added.
21-day ‘Japan by Rail’
See the length and breadth of Kyushu, Honshu and Hokkaido. Billed as the ultimate Japan rail adventure, this holiday is a journey through Japan’s iconic and breathtaking interior and coastline. Everything from the vibrant and cosmopolitan Tokyo, the serenity and grandeur of Kyoto’s temples, to the snow-capped mountains of Sapporo and the snow monkeys in the North, and of course Mount Fuji, is included. Travel is on the world-famous bullet trains as well as the traditional express train, all including the most scenic train journeys in Japan.
11-day ‘Experience Japan’
For first-time visitors, this is the perfect holiday to this fascinating country, all within a very comfortable and easily manageable 11-day timeframe. In addition to all of the ‘must-see’ sights such as Osaka, Nara, Kyoto, Mount Fuji and Tokyo, this holiday includes a range of fully immersive experiences, all set against a backdrop of Japan’s breathtaking natural scenery, including a lake cruise overlooking Mount Fuji, a spiritual walk through the Arashiyama bamboo forest and of course, time with the captivating snow monkeys in Nagano.
17-day ‘Japan Uncovered’
Covering the length and breadth of Honshu, iconic sights and experiences abound as this holiday takes you on tour from the vibrant Osaka, Japan’s second-largest metropolitan area after Tokyo, to Hiroshima and bullet train to Kyoto. The tour unfolds as you head North to Takayama via Kanazawa before heading into the Japanese Alps to witness the Snow Monkeys and onto Mount Fuji and the scenic wonders of the Fuji Five Lakes area. Last stop is Tokyo, the ultimate 24-hour city. May departures include the spectacular Shibazakura Festival which sees the base of Mount Fuji transformed into a wash of pink as more than 800,000 moss phlox bloom. Selected May and September departures include entrance to a traditional sumo wrestling tournament.
11-day ‘Jewels of Japan’
This best-selling tour is the quintessential classic Japan tour. In Kyoto, experience the timeless traditions of ancient Japan in the geisha district of Gion before taking a bullet train to Hiroshima and the emotive Peace Memorial Park and Museum. A boat trip to the symbolic island of Miyajima and the iconic Itsukushima Shrine is just one of the many iconic sights on this tour.
If none of the tours appealed to you, Wendy Wu Tours also offer the following
Solo Collection – dedicated solo departures available on all flagship Japan tours, including the 8-day ‘Week in Japan’ (from GBP5,190), 11-day ‘Jewels of Japan’ (from GBP6,790), 13-day ‘Discover Japan’ (from GBP7,390) and 17-day ‘Japan Uncovered’ (from GBP8,990). All include private room, VIP airport chauffeur transfers and lounge access, VIP welcome drinks reception on arrival plus smaller group sizes (18 maximum) to make it easier to get to know fellow travellers.
Tailormade Japan – specialist tailormade team on hand to create your own, personal, bespoke Japan holiday, all designed to your individual requirements.
Extensions and stopovers – extend your holiday with one of Wendy Wu’s many extensions and stopovers such as the 5-day ‘Classic South Korea’ (from GBP1,490pp), 3-day ‘Great Wall Hike’ (from GBP590pp) or 3-day ‘Essential Dubai’ (from GBP430pp).