TTC Tour Brands Japanese Routes Sell Out After Japan Reopening Announcement
Tour operators Trafalgar, Contiki and TTC Tour Brands’ Luxury Gold have sold some of their Japan itineraries following Japanese Prime Minister Kishida’s recent announcement that the country will reopen to visa-free international travel on October 11, 2022.
All three brands offer different types of guided adventures, from Contiki’s three young-adult-focused Japanese itineraries, some of which are already sold out, to Luxury Gold’s 11-day Majestic Japan itinerary.
Contiki’s itineraries range from a week-long adventure through the country’s biggest cities to a whirlwind trip with the Japan In A Week Tour to the Japan Unrivaled Tour, which is a 13-day itinerary visiting Tokyo, Hiroshima, Osaka and Kyoto, as well as a stay in a traditional Buddhist guest house. Another itinerary offers the best of Japan’s winter activities: the Japan Winter Wonder itinerary includes a ski trip to Hakuba Ski Resort.
Trafalgar offers two routes for 2023. The Splendors of Japan route is a 9-day trip visiting Tokyo and Kyoto, as well as small villages where they can experience traditional crafts, such as making their own washi paper. The Classic Japan trip visits four different cities over 10 days, including visits to several UNESCO World Heritage-listed shrines and temples, as well as a tea plantation.
Luxury Gold offers luxury travel, Majestic Japan. This 11-day trip visits Osaka, Hiroshima, Tokyo, Kyoto, Sendai, Oirase Gorge and more. Travelers can meet a survivor of the Hiroshima bombing, take part in a sake tasting with a master brewer, explore Osaka Castle and more.
“Our guests are eager to return to Japan and we are delighted to take them there. We have seen a rush in bookings with many of our itineraries selling out quickly for 2022 and 2023,” says Melissa DaSilva, President of TTC Tour Brands North America. “It’s encouraging to see another much sought-after location once again become accessible to travellers. Guests hoping to visit Japan soon can still do so on Luxury Gold’s Majestic Japan this coming spring and on Trafalgar’s Splendors of Japan and Contiki’s Japan Unrivaled, Japan in A Week and more in 2023.”
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