Destinations | Travelista

The inside track on Japanese culture

Exploring Japan’s geisha culture in the hands of an expert

The inside track on Japanese culture

January 02 2012
Sophy Roberts

The inherent paradox of the “global travel specialist” is being redressed by a rising trend, with the big boys hiring experts to lead highly focused group trips. Among them is Abercrombie & Kent (, which has just launched a series of new tours for 2012. They include a September trip to Japan (from £4,195 per person) exploring Kyoto’s geisha culture with Michael Jay, the only Westerner to hold a samurai rank since William Adams in 1600.

See also

Japan, Tours, Guides