Solos Holidays Presents Exclusive Japan Tour: “Land of the Rising Sun”

Following the resounding success of its previous Japan tours and a recent feature on the hit TV show ‘Race Around the World’, Solos Holidays proudly announces the launch of a brand-new itinerary designed exclusively for solo travelers eager to experience the wonders of Japan. The 13-day journey, “Japan – Land of the Rising Sun”, promises an immersive exploration of Japan’s rich culture, breathtaking scenery, and vibrant traditions.

From 6 May to 19 May 2025 or 4 November to 7 November 2025, solo travelers can catch an overnight flight from the UK to embark on an unforgettable ‘Land of the Rising Sun Tour’ through Japan, led by Solos Tour Leader as well as experienced guides and immersed in the country’s captivating charm. The tour includes visits to iconic landmarks in Tokyo, serene vistas of Mount Fuji, and hidden gems like Shirakawago Village and the Higashi Chaya district. Participants will indulge in unique experiences such as traditional tea ceremonies and exhilarating bullet train rides, offering a blend of ancient traditions and modern marvels.

Highlights of the Itinerary Include:

– Tokyo: Explore the historic Sensoji Temple, stroll through the serene Hama-rikyu Gardens, and experience the vibrant atmosphere of Ginza.

– Tokyo Imperial Palace & Harajuku: Discover the grandeur of the Imperial Palace, delve into the unique culture of Harajuku, and witness the bustling energy of Shibuya district.

– Mt. Fuji & Hakone: Ascend to the 5th station of Mount Fuji, marvel at the volcanic wonders of Owakudani valley, and cruise across scenic Lake Ashi.

– Kanazawa & Shirakawago: Immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere of Kanazawa’s Omicho Market, explore the historic Nomura Samurai House, and wander through the charming Higashi Chaya district. Visit the picturesque Kenrokuen Garden, try your hand at a Gold Leaf Workshop, and experience the timeless beauty of Shirakawago Village.

– Kyoto & Nara: Navigate the bustling Nishiki Ichiba Market, admire the architectural marvels of Kiyomizu Temple, and participate in a traditional Sa-do tea ceremony. Explore the iconic Fushimi Inari shrine, stroll through Nara Park, and encounter friendly deer.

– Arashiyama & Gion: Lose yourself in the tranquility of the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest and experience the allure of the historic Gion district.

– Hiroshima & Miyajima: Pay homage at the solemn Peace Memorial Museum and Park, and marvel at the beauty of Miyajima Island.

– Himeji & Kobe: Visit the majestic Himeji Castle and admire the futuristic architecture of Kobe Port Tower.

– Osaka: Explore the historic Osaka Castle and enjoy panoramic views from the Umeda Skybuilding.

With every element of the holiday meticulously planned and managed by Solos Holidays, travelers can focus on soaking in the sights and sounds of Japan without worrying about logistics. An accompanying Tour Leader will be with the group throughout the journey, ensuring a seamless experience, while experienced local guides will navigate language barriers and provide insights into Japan’s diverse culture.

Solos Holidays offers two departures for the Japan tour in 2025, providing flexibility for travellers. Whether joining the May expedition or the November adventure, participants will have the opportunity to delve into Japan’s enchanting landscapes and vibrant traditions. Those opting for the November trip will witness Japan’s breathtaking “Koyo” (Autumn Colours/Fall Foliage), adding an extra layer of beauty to their journey.

Travellers can secure their place on this adventure with a deposit of just £200 and enjoy the convenience of spreading the total cost with manageable monthly payments. With a maximum group size of 24, participants can look forward to an intimate and enriching travel experience, forging connections with fellow adventurers along the way.

The 12-night Japan Tour leaving 6 May 2025 costs £5,595 pp (no single supplement) and includes return flights and transfers, airport taxes and charges, coach and bullet train transfers, double/twin room for sole use, breakfast daily and four dinners, tickets to public attractions/ experiences/workshops, Local Tour Guides and an accompanying Solos Tour Leader.

Solos (020 8951 2900,www.solosholidays.co.uk)