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The Land of the Rising Sun, isolated for centuries from the rest of the world, is a place like no other.

See it in a small group with John Shors Travel.

Having lived in Japan for three years, John created a remarkable itinerary highlighted by visits to multiple UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Kinkaku-ji Temple, Nijo Castle, Kiyomizu Temple, and Todai-ji Temple. Tour participants will enjoy everything from a rickshaw ride to a tea ceremony to journeying down a mountain river in a traditional, wooden boat. This small group will travel from city to city by Bullet Train, and will enjoy Japan’s modern-day wonders as well as its ancient ones. Additional highlights will include watching whale sharks at Osaka Aquarium, dining on sushi and traditional Japanese countryside food, and visiting the world’s most famous shopping district. Cities visited will include Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara, and Osaka. For tour dates, and to see a complete itinerary, please contact John.

From our adventures in Japan:

Here are a few memories that guests of John Shors Travel made while in Japan.

What our guests say...

“Reading John Shors’ books, and then traveling with him to the places he writes about, brought his stories to life as he shared his insights, knowledge, and passions. It was a life-affirming and exhilarating experience to hear him describe and explain, share and enjoy, his many inspirations. Traveling with him was an adventure and a one-of-a-kind vacation. The variety of activities and the personalized touches John added, as we journeyed together, created memories that I’ll cherish for the rest of my life.”

Roberta Knox

“Traveling with John Shors—who is the most considerate and detail-oriented guide ever—created the most personal, effortless, and worry-free travel experience that I could have asked for. Each day as I enjoyed the land and people around us, I never worried about questions like ‘What will we do tomorrow?’ or ‘Where will we go, or what will we eat, or will we be safe?’ because John had taken care of everything. His knowledge and thoroughness allowed me to appreciate each setting in all of its beauty, and I felt like I was walking through his novels, which added a new and unique dimension to my journey. His presence gave our trip an extra, special meaning that would have been impossible to experience without his guidance.”

Frits Huijskens

“Despite having a well-organized and planned itinerary, John was willing to make several adjustments to accommodate individual requests made by members of our group. He also gave us a nice mix of options and was quite flexible with his plans.”

Dennis Farrell
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