15 Life-Changing Trips
Marco Garcia/Butterfield & Robinson
Cultural Odyssey: Japan
The Operator: Butterfield & Robinson (8 days)
The Trip: Bike rural Japan and meet bonsai tenders and kimono makers.
Highlights: Drink with a tea master and relax in an onsen. 866/551-9090; butterfield.com; May 12–19, May 26–June 2, and Sept. 30–Oct. 7, 2010; $9,459 per person.