APT has introduced two new experiences to its Best of Japan Luxury Tour for 2020: the chance to meet a sumo wrestler and a culinary masterclass.

The Luxury Tour also includes more time in Kyoto and Hiroshima, as well as a night in Hakone.

The Signature Experience in Tokyo offers guests the chance to meet a retired sumo wrestler and watch a demonstration.

Willing volunteers will also have the opportunity to try their hand at Japan’s national sport for themselves.

The second new experience is in Kyoto, where guests will have the chance to create a bowl of ramen in a cooking lesson.

The 2020 itinerary also includes a night in Hakone, a city renowned for its natural beauty, and the chance to see Mount Fuji.

APT is offering free flights on bookings made by August 31 2019.

Prices for the Best of Japan Luxury Tour start from £8,495 per person on a twin-share basis, departing on May 29, 2020.

• APT has extended its Best of China itinerary for 2020, adding visits to a panda centre, VIP access to the Forbidden City in Beijing and an acrobatic show.

In the first of three new Signature Experiences, guests can visit the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding to see pandas.

The second addition offers VIP access to a section of the Forbidden City that is usually closed to the public – the living quarters of the Emperor Qianlong.

The third new experience is front-row seats at an acrobatic show in Shanghai.

APT is currently offering free flights on bookings made by August 31 2019.

Prices for the Best of China Luxury Tour start from £5,895 per person departing May 27 2020.