Uncover Hidden Japan with Remote Lands
Japan's cultural icons - geishas, sushi, sumo wrestlers, Mount Fuji, Tsukiji fish market et al - draw in millions of tourists every year, and rightly so. Japan's culture is truly one of a kind, making it a dazzling, disorientating place to visit. But beyond the must-sees, there is another Japan - gentle, natural, wild, beautiful. And it is this other Japan we are focusing on in our latest newsletter, as we take you to little-known Chugoku, cycling around beauiful Kyushu, going underwater in Okinawa, and going back in time on the Noto Peninsula.
Planning a Japan trip independently can be challenging indeed, so why not relax and let us do the work? We will discuss your needs and then come up with the perfect itinerary for you, whether it is your first trip to the country's famous sites, or if it's a repeat visit in greater depth. Email us on i[email protected] to take your first step towards Japan.
The Unique Beauty of Okinawa
Okinawa's inhabitants live longer than anywhere else on Earth - find out why when you experience the wonders of Japan's southernmost point. Meet hammerhead sharks as you dive into the amazing underwater Stone Monuments of Yonaguni; dance the night away in the vibrant city of Naha; and wander along some of the country's best beaches and cuisine, on this exhilarating 7-day itinerary. Read more...
Art & Culture in Chugoku
Chugoku, the mountainous region on the west of the island of Honshu, has a myriad of experiences for travellers, and this 6-day itinerary features some of the best - including the moving Peace Park in Hiroshima, sampling sake at a traditional brewery, visiting the ancient wooden houses of Kurashiki, and marvelling at the modern art mecca of Naoshima. Read more...
Cycling Kyushu's Hot Springs
Kyushu's rolling hills, quiet roads and stunning scenery are perfect for a cycling holiday, and this 7-day itinerary is perfect for all fitness levels. As well as spectacular natural sites such as Takachiho Ravine and the Manainotaki waterfalls, you will stay in beautiful traditional ryokans, visit ancient castles and soothe your soul - and your aching limbs - at the hedonistic hot springs. Read more...
Takayama & the Noto Peninsula
For travellers looking to explore Japan's history and ancient handicrafts, this 4-day trip around central Japan is the perfect experience. Learn about traditional Japanese crafts such as weaving, pottery and basket-making; explore the historic wooden houses of Takayama, scenically located in the "Japanese Alps"; and wander around the awe-inspiring Kenroku-en Gardens. Read more...
Private jet holidays
If you’re short of time and don’t want to waste time waiting around for scheduled flights, why not look at chartering a private jet for your next vacation? We specialize in private jet charters throughout Asia, for both personal and corporate purposes.
Amongst the destinations that are ideal for a private jet vacation are the cities of Rajasthan in northern India, Thailand and the countries of Indochina (Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos), the islands of Indonesia, and China. A two-week holiday for two in Rajasthan or Thailand/Indochina, for example, can be as little as $80,000 on a King Air. Citations, Hawkers, Challengers, Falcons, Gulfstreams and other light to heavy jets are also available in Asia. Please call for further details.
Remote Lands is an ultra-luxe private tour operator focused exclusively on Asia. We create bespoke journeys tailor-made to your highly discriminating tastes, optionally by private jet and yacht. We specialize in unique experiences that are difficult to arrange and require extraordinary insider connections with remarkable local people - and open the door to authentic ways of life and deeper insight into the soul of Asian cultures.
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