This superb journey unlocks the door to Japan’s fabulous cultural wealth, with visits to the ancient temples and shrines of Kyoto and Nara to the modern art and architecture of Naoshima. Also visit Himeji, one of Japan’s original castles; Hiroshima’s Peace Park, the beautiful island of Miyajima; as well as Kurashiki and Takamatsu with its magnificent garden. In-between, stay in a ryokan (traditional inn) and sample delicious Japanese cuisine.