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Wayfairer Travel designs luxury experiences, which aim to maximise the benefits to communities and conservation. Their dedicated specialists provide a tailor-made service to create personalised travel experiences for discerning travellers. All trips are custom-made and are designed around the traveller, allowing them to travel when convenient, explore sites they choose and stay in accommodation suiting their style and budget.

Key information

Destinations Destinations Japan
Activity Activity Luxury, Family, Nature & Wildlife, Culture, Culinary, Responsible Travel
Tour Type Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private tour

Testimonials

What people are saying about Wayfairer

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Elena Makarova
12/11/2019

Perfect planning, perfect execution of our vacation, can absolutely recommend this agency to others!

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Elaine Kottler
09/10/2019

Superbly arranged holiday by Wayfairer Travel. Their knowledge and experience meant they picked superb and very different locations for us, all of which complimented each other but gave vastly different experiences. By booking through Wayfairer it meant we never had to think about any travel arrangements outside getting to our local airport! Would recommend anyone booking this type of holiday to book through them.

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Jackie James
01/12/2019

Wayfairer were given a huge challenge to arrange a 5 week holiday for us with some very specific places we wanted to visit. They were prepared to listen to our demands and also to advise on many things that we were unsure about. We stayed in 14 different places all together and the accommodation arranged for us was perfect. The car hire was also arranged for us and our itinerary planned in detail with maps and detailed driving instructions given.

Essentially, for a long complicated holiday we did not experience any problems and Wayfairer obviously played a key role in this with their prior arrangements. This allowed us to focus on enjoying the whole holiday, which is one of the best we have ever had!

Wayfairer tours

Japan food and art trail

Japanese culture in depth

15 days From £3,900 Customisable
Destinations Destinations Tokyo, Kyoto, Takayama, Matsumoto, Takamatsu, Osaka
Activity Activity Luxury, Culture, Culinary
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Japan’s cities and countryside

Temples, teahouses and Tokyo

14 days From £4,000 Customisable Editor's Pick
Destinations Destinations Tokyo, Kyoto, Takayama, Hakone, Himeji, Kanazawa
Activity Activity Luxury, Nature & Wildlife, Culture
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Cities of Japan

Tokyo, Osaka, Hiroshima and beyond

14 days From £4,800 Customisable
Destinations Destinations Tokyo, Kyoto, Hakone, Kinosaki, Osaka, Hiroshima
Activity Activity Luxury, Nature & Wildlife, Culture
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Rural Japan route

Go beyond the big cities into the heart of Japan

15 days From £3,800 Customisable
Destinations Destinations Kyoto, Himeji, Takamatsu, Osaka, Hiroshima, Iya Valley
Activity Activity Luxury, Nature & Wildlife, Culture
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Preferred hotels

A small selection of Wayfairer's carefully-selected hotels. All hotels can be changed to suit your requirements and budget

Classic

Iwaso Ryokan

Located on the small island of Miyajima in the tranquil Seto Inland Sea, Iwaso is a luxury ryokan offering Japanese-style rooms, hot-spring baths and traditional kaiseki-style meals.

Deluxe

Hyatt Regency

The Hyatt Regency Kyoto is a luxury hotel tucked away in the east of Kyoto, in the quiet and green district of Higashiyama Shichijo. This area was once home to the ancient capital’s imperial court, but today it’s a great base for sightseeing.

Décor is contemporary and chic with traditional details, such as antique kimono wall hangings and headboards, as well as the gentle glow from paper lamps.

Superior

The Gate Hotel Kaminarimon

The Gate Hotel Kaminarimon (also called The Gate Hotel Asakusa Kaminarimon by Hulic) is located in the heart of Tokyo, directly opposite the dramatic Kaminarimon Gate (Thunder Gate) at the entrance of Sensoji Temple - the city’s oldest temple and one of Asakusa’s most famous landmarks.

This modern and sleek hotel, set in a 14-storey former office block, has 136 rooms all of which offer incredible views of either Sensoji Temple or Tokyo Skytree.

What's included

All trips with Wayfairer include the following services. Get in touch to find out more.

Included Accommodation

Selected nights in carefully-chosen, quality assured lodges and hotels, including unique, independently-owned boutiques.

Included Ground transfers

All airport collections in private cars and comfortable minivans.

Included Guided excursions

Selected trips and excursions accompanied by expert, bi-lingual guides to give you an insider’s view of Japan.

Included Some meals

Meals and drinks included will vary depending on chosen tour. The team will happily advise on recommended local restaurants for evening meals.

Why Horizon Guides?

Impartial guidebooks

Impartial guidebooks

Our travel guides are written by the leading experts in their destinations. We never take payment for positive coverage so you can count on us for impartial travel advice.

Expert itineraries

Expert itineraries

Suggested itineraries and routes to help you scratch beneath the surface, avoid the tourist traps, and plan an authentic, responsible and enjoyable journey.

Specialist advice

Specialist advice

Get friendly, expert travel advice and custom itineraries from some of the world’s best tour operators, with no spam, pressure or commitment to book.

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