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Japan Deluxe Tours

Visit the must see sites of Japan with group sizes ranging from 12 to 35 people.

These tours are great for first time visitors to Japan looking for comfortable accommodation with all entrance fees and most meals included. Our Japan Deluxe Tours are accomodated with professional tour guides, fluent in both Japanese and English, to ensure an educational and valuable visit. Air-conditoned, private coaches are also included, so you can enjoy a comfortable and hassle-free time in Japan. Our tours range from 7 to 21 days, to various regions of Japan.

Deluxe-Plus Small Group Tours

Experience the culture of Japan at a slower pace with groups of 10 to 18 people.
(Smaller group departure available)

These tours combine enrichment, enjoyment, and education with time to truly absorb and appreciate your surroundings. Our Deluxe-Plus small group tours are created to cater to those who are interested in having a deeper understanding of Japan's culture. You will have the opportunity to participate in culturally rich activities and visit destinations only locals may know. Experience luxurious hotels and travel at a leisurely pace when you book a Deluxe-Plus small group tour.

Ultra-Deluxe Small Group Tours

Tour Japan with the finest accommodations and experiences in groups of 2 to 6 people.

Enjoy more than just sightseeing. These tours will allow you to eat in small local restaurants, visit hidden gems, stay at hotels with limited occupancy, take part in activities available only to small groups, and enjoy more interaction with your tour guides. Ultra-Deluxe small group tours are the ultimate way to visit Japan with hand-picked, top hotels and ryokans (traditional inns) to relax in. Select from a unique range of luxurious cultural experiences that are limited to smaller groups, which is why the maximum group size is 6 guests.

Japan Walking Tours

Travel Japan more flexibly in groups of 10 to 16 people using public transportation.

These tours allow you to enjoy Japanese culture firsthand in the intimacy of a small group. The maximum group size is 12 guests, which enables you to travel by public transportation, such as by train, subway, taxi, ferry or local bus. Walking the streets and taking the local trains will allow you to interact more with the locals and appreciate what everyday life in Japan is like. Each city will feature an expert local guide who will be able to share in-depth information on the featured attractions and sites, and provide assistance or recommendations if needed prior to your free time.

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Best of Central Japan

Tokyo - Kyoto - Nara - Hakone - Tokyo

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Visit Japan's most popular sites, travel like the locals on public transportation while still having some downtime.

Tour the must-see sights of Tokyo & Kyoto, enjoy cultural activities, and enjoy downtime to yourself, all while traveling on local transportation!

If you're looking to tour a few of Japan's most popular sites, travel like the locals on public transportation while still having some downtime, we recommend our "Best of Central Japan" itinerary. This tour will give you cultural insight as you learn about the history of some of Japan's most famous and popular sites. Private guides will h... View More

Tour the must-see sights of Tokyo & Kyoto, enjoy cultural activities, and enjoy downtime to yourself, all while traveling on local transportation!

If you're looking to tour a few of Japan's most popular sites, travel like the locals on public transportation while still having some downtime, we recommend our "Best of Central Japan" itinerary. This tour will give you cultural insight as you learn about the history of some of Japan's most famous and popular sites. Private guides will help you navigate Tokyo's cultural landmarks, fashionable neighborhoods, and diverse shopping districts. Explore world famous attractions like Asakusa Sensoji Temple, Tsukiji Market, and Harajuku.

From Tokyo, transfer by bullet train to the ancient city of Kyoto. You will have exclusive access to the city's gardens, temples, shrines, and specialty shops. You will visit several gardens and temples across the city that have been carefully selected for your enjoyment. Visit Arashiyama, located on the outskirts of Kyoto, famous for its bamboo forest and traditional Zen landscape garden at Tenryuji Temple. You will also have the opportunity to experience a green tea ceremony with an apprentice geisha (maiko), try on a kimono, and taste sake. You will then have a free day to traverse on your own. With this flexibility you might choose to spend more time in Kyoto or use your included JR pass to explore the nearby cities. Enjoy street food in Osaka; savor the world famous Kobe beef in Kobe; visit the famous Himeji Castle. You can even take the bullet train down to Hiroshima where you can visit the Peace Memorial Park and Museum or the nearby island of Miyajima.

In Nara, be inspired by the intricate architecture of Japan's oldest wooden building and the towering Great Buddha statue. You'll also visit the Nara Deer Park, where more than 1,000 deer roam free. After your journey through Kyoto, transfer to Hakone, where you will spend a day taking in the sights of Mt. Fuji. There you'll stay at an onsen hotel (Japanese style room), where you can unwind in the hot springs (onsen) and dine on gourmet kaiseki cuisine.

End your tour by traveling back to Tokyo, where you will continue sighseeing historical sites and places of interest.

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the top sites of Tokyo and Kyoto, perfect for first time visitors to Japan.
  • Unwind at a Japanese hot springs (onsen) hotel and dine on gourmet kaiseki cuisine.
  • Experience a traditional green tea ceremony hosted by an apprentice geisha (maiko).
  • Opportunities to see cherry blossoms and autumn leaves .
  • Travel like the locals on public transportation.
  • Free day for you to traverse on your own. With this flexibility you might choose to spend more time in Kyoto or use your included JR pass to explore the nearby cities.
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Japan Deluxe Tours

Visit the must see sites of Japan with group sizes ranging from 12 to 35 people.

These tours are great for first time visitors to Japan looking for comfortable accommodation with all entrance fees and most meals included. Our Japan Deluxe Tours are accomodated with professional tour guides, fluent in both Japanese and English, to ensure an educational and valuable visit. Air-conditoned, private coaches are also included, so you can enjoy a comfortable and hassle-free time in Japan. Our tours range from 7 to 21 days, to various regions of Japan.

Deluxe-Plus Small Group Tours

Experience the culture of Japan at a slower pace with groups of 10 to 18 people.
(Smaller group departure available)

These tours combine enrichment, enjoyment, and education with time to truly absorb and appreciate your surroundings. Our Deluxe-Plus small group tours are created to cater to those who are interested in having a deeper understanding of Japan's culture. You will have the opportunity to participate in culturally rich activities and visit destinations only locals may know. Experience luxurious hotels and travel at a leisurely pace when you book a Deluxe-Plus small group tour.

Ultra-Deluxe Small Group Tours

Tour Japan with the finest accommodations and experiences in groups of 2 to 6 people.

Enjoy more than just sightseeing. These tours will allow you to eat in small local restaurants, visit hidden gems, stay at hotels with limited occupancy, take part in activities available only to small groups, and enjoy more interaction with your tour guides. Ultra-Deluxe small group tours are the ultimate way to visit Japan with hand-picked, top hotels and ryokans (traditional inns) to relax in. Select from a unique range of luxurious cultural experiences that are limited to smaller groups, which is why the maximum group size is 6 guests.

Japan Walking Tours

Travel Japan more flexibly in groups of 10 to 16 people using public transportation.

These tours allow you to enjoy Japanese culture firsthand in the intimacy of a small group. The maximum group size is 12 guests, which enables you to travel by public transportation, such as by train, subway, taxi, ferry or local bus. Walking the streets and taking the local trains will allow you to interact more with the locals and appreciate what everyday life in Japan is like. Each city will feature an expert local guide who will be able to share in-depth information on the featured attractions and sites, and provide assistance or recommendations if needed prior to your free time.

Best of Central Japan Spring Tour 2020 - 5/17

Group Tour | Classic          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Classic    Book Now & Save $100

Best of Central Japan Spring Tour 2020 - 5/17
Best of Central Japan Spring Tour 2020 - 5/17

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $3998.00

Tokyo / Kyoto / Nara / Hakone / Tokyo
Visit Japan's most popular sites, travel like the locals on public transportation while still having some downtime.

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $3998.00

Tokyo / Kyoto / Nara / Hakone / Tokyo
Visit Japan's most popular sites, travel like the locals on public transportation while still having some downtime.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Sun. May 17, 2020 Tue. May 26, 2020 US $3998.00

Small Group Limited to 8 passengers

Tokyo Tokyo Classic Save this tour Sold Out
Sun. May 16, 2021 Tue. May 25, 2021 US $3998.00

Small Group Limited to 8 passengers

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Best of Central Japan Summer Tour 2020 - 6/21

Group Tour | Classic          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Classic    Book Now & Save $100

Best of Central Japan Summer Tour 2020 - 6/21
Best of Central Japan Summer Tour 2020 - 6/21

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $3998.00

Tokyo / Kyoto / Nara / Hakone / Tokyo
Visit Japan's most popular sites, travel like the locals on public transportation while still having some downtime.

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $3998.00

Tokyo / Kyoto / Nara / Hakone / Tokyo
Visit Japan's most popular sites, travel like the locals on public transportation while still having some downtime.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Sun. Jun 21, 2020 Tue. Jun 30, 2020 US $3998.00

Small Group Limited to 8 passengers

Tokyo Tokyo Classic Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Jun 20, 2021 Tue. Jun 29, 2021 US $3998.00

Small Group Limited to 8 passengers

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Sun. Jul 25, 2021 Tue. Aug 3, 2021 US $3998.00

Small Group Limited to 8 passengers

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Best of Central Japan Autumn Tour 2020 - 10/18

Group Tour | Classic          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Classic    Book Now & Save $100

Best of Central Japan Autumn Tour 2020 - 10/18
Best of Central Japan Autumn Tour 2020 - 10/18

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $3998.00

Tokyo / Kyoto / Nara / Hakone / Tokyo
Visit Japan's most popular sites, travel like the locals on public transportation while still having some downtime.

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $3998.00

Tokyo / Kyoto / Nara / Hakone / Tokyo
Visit Japan's most popular sites, travel like the locals on public transportation while still having some downtime.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Sun. Oct 18, 2020 Tue. Oct 27, 2020 US $3998.00

Small Group Limited to 8 passengers

Tokyo Tokyo Classic Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Oct 17, 2021 Tue. Oct 26, 2021 US $3998.00

Small Group Limited to 8 passengers

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Best of Central Japan Cherry Blossom Tour 2020 - 3/29, 
4/5

Group Tour | Classic          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Classic    Book Now & Save $100

Best of Central Japan Cherry Blossom Tour 2020 - 3/29, 4/5
Best of Central Japan Cherry Blossom Tour 2020 - 3/29, 4/5

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $4198.00

Tokyo / Kyoto / Nara / Hakone / Tokyo
Visit Japan's most popular sites, travel like the locals on public transportation while still having some downtime.

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $4198.00

Tokyo / Kyoto / Nara / Hakone / Tokyo
Visit Japan's most popular sites, travel like the locals on public transportation while still having some downtime.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Sun. Mar 29, 2020 Tue. Apr 7, 2020 US $4198.00

Small Group Limited to 8 passengers

Tokyo Tokyo Classic Save this tour Sold Out
Sun. Apr 5, 2020 Tue. Apr 14, 2020 US $4198.00

Small Group Limited to 8 passengers

Tokyo Tokyo Classic Save this tour Sold Out
Sun. Mar 28, 2021 Tue. Apr 6, 2021 US $4198.00

Small Group Limited to 8 passengers

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Sun. Apr 4, 2021 Tue. Apr 13, 2021 US $4198.00

Small Group Limited to 8 passengers

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