Best of: Japan in Spring

Jess has recently returned from leading her group in Japan; Temples Geishas & Cherry Blossoms and shares some of her favourite photos below. The group enjoyed experiencing the contrast of tradition and modern Japan, the bustling neon lit streets of Tokyo, the peacefulness of soaking in an onsen during snow fall in Hakone and the elegance of the Maiko and Geiko in Kyoto. Jess ended her time in Japan with another trip to Okinawa to snorkel in the beautiful turquoise waters with some curious clown fish.

Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto

Ginkaku-ji Silver Pavilion, Kyoto

A Bomb Dome, Hiroshima

“Sakura” cherry blossoms in Osaka

Kiyomizu-dera, Kyoto


Fuji Hakone Guesthouse, Hakone

Himeji Castle, Himeji

Ryoanji Temple, Kyoto

“Sakura” cherry blossoms, Himeji

Gate to Hiroshima Castle, Hiroshima

Gate to Hiroshima Castle, Hiroshima

Ginkaku-ji Silver Pavilion, Kyoto

Snow Monkey, Nagano

"Daibutsu" Great Buddha, Kamakura

“Daibutsu” Great Buddha, Kamakura

Itsukishima Shrine, Miyajima Island

“Sakura” cherry blossoms, Tokyo

Kinkaku-ji Golden Pavilion, Kyoto

Mt Yoshino, Nara

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Kamakura

Hamarikyu Gardens, Tokyo

Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, Kyoto

“Sakura” cherry blossoms, Osaka

Geiko in Kyoto. Photo by Wendy Smith

Clownfish, Zamami Island, Okinawa

Tokashiki Island, Okinawa

Japan trips we love

Peregrine Explore Japan

 Intrepid Land of the Rising Sun

 Intrepid Cycle Japan

For more information on our Japan trips please contact Jess: