I am hoping to go to Japan next year when I will be 67. As no friends or family wish to visit Japan I will be travelling alone: therefore I am thinking about joining a group or tour. Does anyone have experience of such a holiday?
My interests are history and culture, architecture and countryside. I would particularly like to go when the Cherry blossom is out and also would like to visit temples and traditional Japanese gardens.
I am thinking of a two week visit but since this will probably be my one and only visit, should I allow longer or can I get a real flavour of the country in this time?
My budget is about £4,000 max but I would prefer to spend less, only I have heard that Japan is an expensive country to visit.
One worry which probably sounds trivial, is that although I would like to attend a Tea Ceremony and stay in a Ryokan I have dodgy knees which makes sitting and kneeling on the floor very difficult: any suggestions for an old crock? Many thanks:)