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16 DAY JAPAN AUTUMN DREAMS 2017 Dep. 19 Oct, 5 Nov 2017
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Enjoy the cool Autumn ambiance of Japan. Walk through rustic villages, majestic castles and beautiful temples. Experience the majesty of Mt.
Fuji; visit Hiroshima & Miyajima floating shrine; experience the tranquillity of Kyoto and the excitement of Tokyo. See traditional handicrafts
made. Stroll through exotic locations in Kyoto including the famous Gion Geisha district. Amble through inspiring bamboo forests and visit
famous gardens to enjoy the seasonal beauty of Japan and get a feel for the real Japan by staying in an historic Onsen (hot spring) village
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21 DAY JAPAN-ALL-OVER 2017 Dep. 09 Sept 2017
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A KALEIDOSCOPE OF EXPERIENCES.
Famous destinations, from the Northern island of Hokkaido to the secluded Southern island paradise of Okinawa (once a separate
kingdom)· See Japan up close -The beauty and tranquillity of Hokkaido and its fascinating Ainu (Japanese aboriginal) culture; the
rustic charm of Tohoku in Northern Honshu and a stay in a Japanese room and in an old samurai town; the bustle and excitement
of vibrant Tokyo and the cultured charm of the traditional capital Kyoto · Wander through ancient streets, little changed over
hundreds of years and then speed between cities on the world famous Bullet Train.
16 DAY JAPAN GOURMET & AUTUMN TOUR - PLATINUM 2017
Dep. 03 Nov 2017
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Travel in style • Savour the luxury, culture and sophistication that only Japan can offer • Walk through World Heritage Sites, rustic
villages, majestic castles and beautiful temples • Wander along ancient streets and lanes to discover the real Japan and hurtle between
cities on the famous Bullet train • Experience the grandeur of the famous Mt. Fuji, the tradition, beauty and charm of Kyoto and the thrill
of vibrant Tokyo • Visit poignant Hiroshima and beautiful Miyajima Island • Stay in Luxury 5 star hotels, savour dining experiences you
will remember forever, from Iron Chef and Michelin class fine dining to local restaurants, including cocktails overlooking the Imperial
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PLATINUM - 11 DAY JAPAN NORTHERN ISLAND & JAPAN ALPS
FEATURING AINU MARIMO FESTIVAL Dep. 07 Oct 2017
From $7,880 PER PERSON/ TWIN SHARE/ LAND ONLY
Designed for experienced visitors to learn about the hidden culture of Japan’s “Ainu” aboriginal people. Tour coincides with the spectacular
and evocative Ainu Marimo festival in Hokkaido. Experience the wonderful wild nature of the unspoiled Northern Mountains, sea and
rivers. Discover a side of Japan seldom seen by Western tourists and explore small towns and parks. Complete the tour with a visit to an
exclusive scenic resort, Kamikochi in Nagano, nestled in a glacial valley. Explore the pleasant walking trails through vast virgin forests of
birch and Japanese larch trees or perhaps simply kick back and relax at the Alpine resort.
8/5/17 1:18 pm
BY DIANE RYAN
Bhutan is a Buddhist country with
many stunning monasteries and
temples. The people are respectful of
all living things; dogs and cows wander
freely along the roads and footpaths.
AN UPHILL JOURNEY.
On our second day we head up to
the Tango Monastery, which sits
at an altitude of 2,800 metres.
We walk for 55 minutes along a
comfortable footpath of smooth
cement and the occasional stone
They are several storeys high with
intricate designs on the windows and
beautiful roofs that curve outward.
They are absolutely striking.
I see many local people wearing
what I am later told is the traditional
dress. For men, it is called ‘go’: a
knee-length coat with long sleeves and
broad white cuffs, and shoes worn with
knee-length black socks. Women wear
a long straight skirt and a short jacket
with long sleeves. A white shawl is
worn to enter important buildings.
I am told Bhutan is a monarchy with
an elected government. The current
king took the throne after his father
abdicated. But the country also has
a democratically elected government.
Bhutan’s constitution is based
on the concept of Gross National
Happiness, which spell out the
principles of free education, free
healthcare and the protection
of the natural environment.
Weapproach Paro, Bhutan,
through the Himalayas. Our
plane makes a sharp turn
before beginning its descent. We can’t
spot the runway until 15 seconds
before touchdown. As our flight
descends, the magnificent mountains
are visible on both sides of the aircraft.
Paro sits in a narrow valley. A river,
the Pa Chu, rushes along its floor,
the water’s surface broken by white-
capped waves. A covered bridge offers
locals a comfortable place to sit and
spin their prayer wheels.
When I step off the plane I feel the
crisp, clean air on my skin. We are
2,250 metres above sea level now.
The weather is sunny with
temperatures in the low 20s.
A UNIQUE CULTURE.
One of the first things I notice as I
wander through the town is that the
local buildings are made of dark wood.
Diane Ryan, from the Ladies’ Probus Club of New Lambton, shares the unforgettable
moments she spent travelling through the magical mountains of Bhutan.
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