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If you get the chance to get dressed up as a geisha and walk the streets....do it. It was an interesting and unforgettable experience! Well worth the money. If you can go in cherry blossom season then that is the time to go as it is seriously beautiful and amazing and all the gardens look stunning. The golden temple is also truely beautiful and a must see!
Sharon, 31 Mar, 2013 Raw Japan
MICHELLE, 9 Dec, 2012 Raw Japan
Japan is so much more than the land of karaoke, Hello Kitty, Manga and Harajuku style.
Travel to Japan and you’ll soon see that it’s also home to outlandish game shows, bizarre vending machines, old school sake breweries, and a population of faultlessly considerate people. Oh… and there’s a whole load of ancient temples, castles and shrines, too.
Join a Geckos tour to ride through the Japanese countryside at warp speed aboard a bullet train, visit sumo stables in Tokyo, see Geishas in Kyoto, sip sake in Takayama, and get amongst the legendary Osaka eating scene.
Travelling in Japan is guaranteed to produce more mind-blowing moments per minute than almost anywhere else in the world. From riding the ruthlessly efficient subway system to using musical public toilets, a trip to Japan is worth it for the shock value alone.
And the sushi. All of the sushi.
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If the yak is your spirit animal and vodka is your drink of choice, then hurry up and make Central Asia your next adventure.
Whether you wanna spend the night in a Mongolian ger, wine and dine at a Japanese robot café or walk China’s Great Wall, this jaw-dropping region is bound to awaken your wanderlust.
So jump on a Geckos Central Asia trip and play cards in St Petersburg, wander the majestic Gobi Desert, chill out by Lake Baikal, eat all the dumplings, see all the cherry blossoms and make good with the steppe.View all North & Central Asia trips
Some of us are adventurous eaters, and some of us are wimps. Whatever side of the fence you sit on, we won't judge you. In fact, when it comes to Asia, we're pretty sure there are more than two sides to the fence anyway. There's probably like, seven ... Read more on the blog
While Osaka may not have Niseko’s slopes, Tokyo’s scale or Kyoto’s heritage, Osaka has much to bring to the table ... Read more on the blog