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ATJ Travel Expert Rebecca Mazzaro's

5 Favorite Japanese Ryokans

ATJ Travel Expert

Rebecca Mazzaro's

5 Favorite Japanese Ryokans

Hakone Ginyu, Hakone

Tucked away in a lush mountain valley outside Hakone, this contemporary spa resort takes its inspiration from the simplicity and tranquility of traditional ryokan design

Kai Hakone, Hakone

This simple ryokan provides Japanese and Western style rooms that open onto a picturesque riverside setting.

Kayotei Ryokan, Yamanaka

Set in a delightful mountain village, seemingly frozen in time, but just 30 minutes from Kanazawa, this ryokan is nothing short of magical.

Kurayado Iroha, Miyajima Island

This authentic ryokan located on Japan's quaint Miyajima Island offers gorgeous views of the iconic torii gate

Wanosato Ryokan, Takayama

This special retreat located outside of the town of Takayama is housed in hundred-plus-year-old buildings of the local Gifu vernacular style.

  • "All the guides were phenomenal!
    Very impressed with everyone's
    knowledge and passion."

     

    —Christina L.
    India Custom Traveler, 2017
  • "Our guide is Bali was delightful
    and knowledgeable. He gave
    suggestions but then also followed
    our lead in terms of interests."

    —Linda B.
    Indonesia Custom Traveler, 2017
  • "High energy, high intellect,
    very personable, fluent in English,
    complete knowledge of their
    territory. Among the best we have
    experienced in 85 countries on
    seven continents."

    — Walter R.
    Japan Custom Traveler, 2017
  • “The most memorable moment—
    walking into Southern Ocean
    Lodge and seeing that view!”

    — Michele and Adam B.
    Australia Custom Traveler, 2015
  • “All of Sri Lanka far exceeded my
    expectations. The beauty of it all,
    the awesome accommodations,  
    the animals as well as the people
    made it a magical experience.”

    — Lee G.
    Sri Lanka Custom Traveler, 2015
August 2017
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SRI LANKA

Exuberant. Proud. Enduring.

An emerging destination in world travel, the small island country of Sri Lanka offers an amazing variety of experiences in close proximity. Explore ancient Buddhist archaeological sites, colonial tea plantations, wildlife sanctuaries and age-old cities. Throughout this lush land elephants roam freely, birding is a national pastime and an awareness of our place in the environment pervades all aspects of life.

Upcoming Asia Travel

GROUP TRIPS

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  • SACRED MOUNTAIN KINGDOMS

    Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan—standing literally and figuratively above the rest—are repositories of stunning cultural wealth, visionary cultures and fiercely guarded traditions. Traveling alongside an expert Tour Leader fosters an understanding of the commonalities and distinct differences in the culture and history of each anachronistic nation.

    Next Departure: September 12, 2017

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  • WILD INDONESIA

    This trip captures the essence of this diverse land in an artful synthesis of cultural and wildlife experiences, born of a deep love for these islands and more than two decades traveling throughout their outer reaches.

    Next Departure: August 11, 2017

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  • CHINA - BEYOND THE WALL

    This signature trip to China is a pioneering mix of the classic and the unusual, blending iconic cultural destinations with uncommon experiences, fully captures China in all its complexity.

    Next Departure: September 6, 2017

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  • TREASURES OF INDIA - PUSHKAR CAMEL FAIR

    This signature trip to India explores the colorful State of Rajasthan, as well as the country’s diverse religious traditions, sacred temples and rituals, the iconic Taj Mahal and the exotic Pushkar Camel Fair.

    Next Departure: October 20, 2017

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  • MYANMAR - LAND OF THE GOLDEN PAGODA

    This signature trip to Myanmar is an in-depth immersion into a remote and exotic land. It melds the classic sights and experiences with seldom-seen destinations.

    Next Departure: October 19, 2017

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  • PAPUA NEW GUINEA MT. HAGAN SING-SING

    This Papua New Guinea tour features remote tribal villages, birding, wildlife, tribal art, river cruising, untouristed coastal areas,
    and the renowned Mt. Hagen Sing-Sing.

    Next Departure: August 17, 2017

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