I’ve been on two Cosmos European tours and have enjoyed both immensely, so imagine my excitement when I found out that their parent company, Globus, has a Discover Japan tour! Since my London trip has been postponed, I’m really hoping I can go to Japan next year.
Besides shopping in Tokyo, one of the Japanese things I’ve always wanted to do was to stay at a ryokan—a traditional Japanese inn. That chance is offered on the Kyoto part of the tour. Unfortunately, it’s an additional $439 (for 3 nights, I think), so I’m not sure if that dream is gonna come true…
According to the tour page:
Immerse yourself in the Japanese culture and hospitality in a ryokan (Japanese inn) on Day 7 in Kyoto. Your ryokan features traditional touches—tatami mat floors, a thin sleeping mattress on the floor, and the chance to experience a Japanese-style bath—as well as the modern convenience of a private bathroom. Includes: Transfers to/from ryokan from/to hotel in Kyoto; traditional Japanese dinner and breakfast.
If the above is what a traditional Japanese breakfast is, I’m in! I wonder what a traditional dinner looks like…
I really need to save up for this one, since I want to enjoy it to the fullest. It’s not every year I can go to Japan. Fingers crossed!
If you had all the money, where would you go? And, what would you do?