Turning Japanese

In the words of the New Wave band The Vapors… I really think so.

The Olympics in Tokyo will take place one year from today while the Rugby World Cup is just 58 days away.

Of course you’ll have already made your plans for the Rugby World Cup but the concentration on the pagodas, the sushi, the sumo and the geishas will raise your interest further in the Land of the Rising Sun.

And it may well prompt you into making 2020 the year to finally take that trip of a lifetime.

Eastern promise. Photo by Satoshi Hirayama on Pexels.com

Japanese culture is still fairly exotic too us as we haven’t all had first-hand experience of it.

I am fortunate enough that one of my closest friends married a Japanese lady and I became immersed in their culture…. the saki, the kimonos, the nod to their forefathers in a humanist/buddhist service on the Scottish island of Islay.

You’ll love it…. and you’ll love this Wendy Wu Tours’ 2020 Early Bird Saver Group Tour with a discount of €200pp.

Hello petal. Photo by John-Mark Smith on Pexels.com

Wendy has a 13 days Discover Japan Twin Share fully-inclusive tour from €7,090pp. You’ll visit Tokyo, Kofu/Sawa, Takayama, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Nara, Koya – Osaka.

So let’s look in more detail:

Neon city. Photo by Aleksandar Pasaric on Pexels.com

A Tokyo city tour: You’ll start on the observation deck of the 634m Skytree, the world’s tallest tower before visiting the city’s oldest temple, the Buddhist Sensoji Temple. You’ll sample the Imperial Palace Plaza and the Hamarikyu Garden before finishing your evening with a dinner cruise on Tokyo Bay.

Among the other highlights is a visit on the bullet train (a real treat if you take Dublin’s outdated and unpredictable DART service) to Odawara and cruise on Lake Ashi before taking the Komagatake cable car for views of the lake before. Then if the weather holds (a wee prayer to a Buddha here) it’s up to Mt Fuji’s 5th Station to enjoy the views, Continue to Yatsugatake for an overnight stay.

Food for thought. Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

Because we want to leave you to be surprised yourself we’ll leave you to find out the rest for yourself.

Visit www.wendywutours.ie or call (00353) 14854159.

Published by funtime65

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