|Above, a view of Kyoto from Kiyamizu-dera. The tour begins in Kyoto on May 9. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Numerous ways of seeing Japan have been posted on this blog over the past seven years, but a bus tour of Japan has (I think) not been one of them.
Rocket News 24 has an article on a 22-day bus tour of Japan, including Okinawa.
They begin with:
One of the hardest parts about visiting Japan is deciding where to go, especially if you have only a limited time. Obviously, everyone wants to hit up Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto, but that often means missing out on places like Nara and Aomori. If only there were a way you could get on a bus and just let someone take to every prefecture in the country…
Well, if you have about US$5,000 and 22 days, pack your bags, because that’s exactly what Club Tourism is offering this year!
Exactly 22 days on a bus might sound like hell–and as someone who’s taken Greyhound from LA to Atlanta and from Miami to Colorado, I can say that it most definitely has the potential to be just that–but it looks like Club Tourism might have a way to make this work.
To begin with, the bus looks quite a bit nicer than your average Greyhound bus–or even the regular night buses in Japan. For one thing, the bathroom even has flowers in it!The tour will take visitors to every prefecture in Japan and it also include hotel rooms. And, the bus has a toilet.
To read more, go here.