Sample Japan's eccentric side Tokyo, Japan
Prepare to have all your preconceptions about Japan’s quirky side confirmed on this eccentric, off-the-beaten-path adventure. Begin in Tokyo, with a leisurely day strolling through its art-filled neighbourhoods. Then it’s all aboard a train travelling to a traditional onsen in the alps where you’ll soak and spy snow monkeys bathing in hot pools, before uncovering a secret underground bunker complex in Nagano.
In Osaka, come face to face with the most unlikely of monuments – the world’s largest garbage incinerator – and try your hand at driving a simulated shinkansen at Nagoya’s Japan Railway Museum. At the Site of Reversible Destiny you’ll traverse a bizarre landscape of thought-provoking art, before you settle in for a stay at a centuries-old former brothel. This is the Japan you’ll be raving about long after you’ve returned home.
- This really is unlike any small-group tour you’ve ever been on, led by Professor Tanaka and his side kick Aspro Boy
- All the accommodation and dinner venues are chosen for their charm, history, kookiness and value
- There is plenty of art, both strange and fascinating, along the way
- You’ll get to see snow monkeys taking a dip
- If you’re not blessed with a sense of humour, you might want to find something a bit more straight-laced
Join LoBrow Tours’ 14-day Monkey See Monkey Do expedition for US$3,750, which includes accommodation, transport (except international flights and rail pass), breakfasts and dinners and admissions.