It was wonderful!

Karin and Sergio Orduña with a small group in Japan

Konnichiwa Japan

Japan is a heart's desire for many, perhaps for you too? Thanks to great demand, we are repeating this year's exciting and varied trip - a perfect mix of culture and nature. Here you can read about everything we experienced: From sushi to wagyu, from traditional values to anime, from tiny houses to skyscrapers - that's Japan. However, the land of the rising sun is also strongly characterized by the friendliness of its people.


In the fascinating metropolis of Tokyo, we experienced old and new, tradition and modernity and got to know many exciting districts such as Daikanyama, Ebisu, Shibuya, Asakusa, Akihabara, Shinjuku, Ginza, Odaiba, Ueno, Meguro etc. etc. All foreign words for you? Then it's high time to take part in the next Polyglott small group tour at the end of October 2024. If you are interested, please send an e-mail to: or make an appointment for a consultation.


After the days in Tokyo, the journey continued to Kamakura and along the Pacific coast to Hakone. There we enjoyed our first bath in the onsen - a great and very healthy experience! We saw Mount Fuji - affectionately called Fuji-san by the Japanese - from all sides, especially from Lake Kawaguchiko. The journey continued via smaller villages to Matusomoto, where the castle of the same name and a delicious soba dinner awaited us. Naraj-juko, Magome, Gero Onsen, Hida Takayama, Shirakawa-go and Kanazawa are some of the destinations we visited and other highlights of the trip. All this in fantastic autumn weather, temperatures of around 25 degrees and beautiful forest colors. An absolute dream! Whether Japanese gardens, old teahouse districts, fish markets etc., the mix of sightseeing was brilliant - these are the words of one travel participant.


We took the train from the Japanese Alps to Kyoto. Kyoto is the place in the world with the most Unesco World Heritage Sites - no fewer than 22! But not only the temples and shrines are fascinating, the bamboo forest, the Nishiki market with its extensive range of products, the Gion quarter or the Maiko Show (=Geisha in training) are also fascinating and give a deep insight into the culture. The sushi restaurant was a fun place to visit, where you order via a tablet and the delivery comes directly to your table on a conveyor belt (almost as fast as a Shinkansen).


Before we started our return journey to Tokyo on the high-speed train, a visit to Osaka was on the agenda! Colorful, loud, creative and a little crazy with countless street food stalls and the most restaurants in the country, we immersed ourselves in the Namba and Shinsekai districts. Everything is a little different here in Osaka, people stand on the right instead of the left on the escalators, thank you is not called arigato gozaimasu but Ookini and the city is already gearing up for the World Expo in 2025!


If you want to experience Japan with all your senses, get in touch as soon as possible to get one of the coveted places on the next Polyglott small group tour! Your heart's desires should be fulfilled!


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