Railbookers has introduced a new selection of train holidays to Japan. From the ultramodern, neon-lit skyscrapers of Tokyo to the tranquil temples, cherry blossoms (March to May) and historic geisha district in Kyoto, to Hiroshima’s historic sights and thriving food scene, these train holidays have great stories behind them.
The three new itineraries are dubbed The Golden Route of Japan, Scenic Japan, and Best of Japan.
“Japan is revered for many things: amazing cultural experiences, delicious cuisine, beautiful temples and rich history,” says Narelle Ross, Head of Sales & Marketing for Railbookers. “When explored by train, its destinations offer travellers an entirely new perspective on the Land of the Rising Sun. We are very excited to introduce these new itineraries to our collection of train holidays around the world.”
The trips not only give travellers the opportunity to explore in and around these major cities, but many of the outlying regions as well. They can sample excellent seafood and centuries-old artisan traditions in Kanazawa, experience the lush, forested landscapes of the Japan Alps and learn how to make soba noodles by hand in Matsumoto. Discover ancient shrines in Takayama, see the Great Buddha in Nara and marvel at breathtaking views of Mt Fuji in Hakone.
Japan is one of the world’s fastest-growing destinations for travellers. This year, it will also be hosting the Rugby World Cup, and hot on its heels is the summer Olympics in 2020.
The country’s star attractions can be visited year-round, and the train journeys on board the famous Shinkansen bullet train, Limited Express “Wide View Hida” (most scenic route offering panoramic views of the countryside) and the Romancecar are just as memorable as the destinations themselves.
With the ability to customise each itinerary, travellers can make their train holiday uniquely their own. The best time to visit depends entirely on what travellers want to experience when they arrive, though there really isn’t a bad time to visit the Land of the Rising Sun.