Anyone who’s ever eaten sushi, read manga, or sipped sake may feel they know something about this slinky archipelago of some 6800 volcanic islands. And yet, from the moment of arrival in Japan, it’s almost as if you’ve touched down on another planet. Prepare to be pleasantly disorientated as you negotiate this fascinating land where ancient gods, customs and craftsmanship are mixed up with cutting edge modern technology, futuristic fashions and up-to-the-second style.

Intrepid - Classic Japan

12 days from $6.255

Peregrine - Explore Japan

12 days from $7.250

Highlights of Japan - Private Tour

8 nights from $7.650

Cultural Japan

10 days from $9.685