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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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Charms of Hokkaido Tour

Furano - Biei - Sounkyo - Abashiri - Shiretoko - Kushiro - Shiraoi - Noboribetsu - Lake Toya - Otaru -Sapporo

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With so many seasonal attractions, natural marvels, and a unique local culture, any time can be the right time to experience the Charms of Hokkaido!

Hokkaido is one of Japan's most underrated tour destinations, next to the exciting Tokyo or historic Kyoto. But Japan's northern island offers travelers a unique appeal all its own through its magnificent wonders of nature, indigenous history and culture, fantastic local festivals, and fresh seafood. Hokkaido boasts different beauties in each season, whether its bright lavender flowers in summer or a winter snow festival; the earliest autumn leaves or the last cherry blossoms of springtime. ... View More

Hokkaido is one of Japan's most underrated tour destinations, next to the exciting Tokyo or historic Kyoto. But Japan's northern island offers travelers a unique appeal all its own through its magnificent wonders of nature, indigenous history and culture, fantastic local festivals, and fresh seafood. Hokkaido boasts different beauties in each season, whether its bright lavender flowers in summer or a winter snow festival; the earliest autumn leaves or the last cherry blossoms of springtime. We are confident you will find at least one itinerary among our selection with the charms of Hokkaido that appeal to you!

Hokkaido is probably most synonymous with winter fun, and some of our itineraries are geared toward helping you make the most out of a winter vacation. All our tours start in Sapporo, and the Sapporo Snow Festival is arguably Japan's most famous winter festival, although we take you to four incredible winter festivals. Hokkaido has many amusements that take full advantage of the season, including a cruise through drift ice off the coast of Abashiri, a tour of the Otokoyama Sake Brewery, or a walk through an Ice Pavilion at Kamikawa.

As the weather gets warmer, Hokkaido shows of a vibrant array of floral beauties, including fields of lavender flowers in Furano and Biei, tall sunflowers in Hokuryu Town, and of course, Japan's last cherry blossoms of spring, finally reaching Hokkaido in early May. Hokkaido has plenty of attractions to enjoy at this time of the year. Take a nature cruise in Shiretoko where bears roam free, or pick fresh seasonal fruit on a farm by Lake Toya, and much, much more. When autumn finally arrives, travelers can enjoy the changing autumn colors and the Salmon Run of Shiraoi.

We include experiences that allow our guests to explore the culture unique to Hokkaido. Learn about the indigenous Ainu people at the National Ainu Museum. Stroll the canals in Otaru, then explore the port city's glass-blowing industry. Explore the prison museum of Abashiri for a look into the life of prisoners during the Meiji era. Taste fresh live crab and sample the local brew on a tour of the Asahi Beer Brewery in Hokkaido's capital city - Sapporo.

We carefully plan our tours based on seasonal attractions with must see sites in every tour. Click on the tours below to learn more about our tours featuring cherry blossoms, lavenders, sunflowers, autumn leaves and Sapporo Snow Festival:

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Tour Highlights

  • Journey to Japan’s northernmost island, famous for its incredible scenery and wildlife.
  • See the Snow Festivals of Hokkaido, featuring towering snow buildings and intricate ice sculptures.
  • Avoid the seasonal crowds by booking a tour to see Hokkaido's cherry blossoms - the last sakura of the season!
  • Enjoy the enchanting flowers of the summer season - especially lavenders of Furano and Biei, and Hokuryu's sunflowers!
  • Explore the history of the Ainu at the National Ainu Museum at Shiraoi, and watch the Shiraoi Salmon Run in Autumn!
  • Explore the port city of Otaru, and see the famed Otaru Canals, Sakaimachi Street, and Otaru Sushi District!
  • Discover Hokkaido's capital city of Sapporo with sightseeing to Otaru Park, Nijo Market, and Susukino.
  • Two tours extend to the main island - one for Kawazu cherry trees and snow monkeys, the other for wisteria and shibazakura!
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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.

Charms of Hokkaido: Winter Special 2020 - 12/20

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $500

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $500

Charms of Hokkaido: Winter Special 2020 - 12/20
Charms of Hokkaido: Winter Special 2020 - 12/20

7 Days 6 Nights | from US $2298.00

Shiraoi / Noboribetsu / Sounkyo / Kamikawa / Asahikawa / Yoichi / Otaru / Sapporo
Our Winter Special itinerary delights travelers with 7-days of merriment on a refreshing tour through the incredible natural beauty, unique local culture, and mouthwatering seafood of Hokkaido.

7 Days 6 Nights | from US $2298.00

Shiraoi / Noboribetsu / Sounkyo / Kamikawa / Asahikawa / Yoichi / Otaru / Sapporo
Our Winter Special itinerary delights travelers with 7-days of merriment on a refreshing tour through the incredible natural beauty, unique local culture, and mouthwatering seafood of Hokkaido.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Sun. Dec 20, 2020 Sat. Dec 26, 2020 US $2298.00 Sapporo Sapporo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Mon. Dec 20, 2021 Sun. Dec 26, 2021 US $2298.00 Sapporo Sapporo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Tue. Dec 20, 2022 Mon. Dec 26, 2022 US $2298.00 Sapporo Sapporo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Charms of Hokkaido: Cherry Blossom Tour 2020 - 5/1

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Charms of Hokkaido: Cherry Blossom Tour 2020 - 5/1
Charms of Hokkaido: Cherry Blossom Tour 2020 - 5/1

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3398.00

Shiraoi / Noboribetsu / Lake Toya / Hakodate / Matsumae / Onuma Park / Niseko / Otaru / Asahikawa / Biei / Furano / Sapporo
Explore Southern & Central Hokkaido in spring while cherry blossoms are in full bloom.

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3398.00

Shiraoi / Noboribetsu / Lake Toya / Hakodate / Matsumae / Onuma Park / Niseko / Otaru / Asahikawa / Biei / Furano / Sapporo
Explore Southern & Central Hokkaido in spring while cherry blossoms are in full bloom.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Fri. May 1, 2020 Sat. May 9, 2020 US $3398.00 Sapporo Sapporo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sat. May 1, 2021 Sun. May 9, 2021 US $3398.00 Sapporo Sapporo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. May 1, 2022 Mon. May 9, 2022 US $3398.00 Sapporo Sapporo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Charms of Hokkaido Tour: Hokkaido Winter Festivals 
2021 - 2/7

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Charms of Hokkaido Tour: Hokkaido Winter Festivals 2021 - 2/7
Charms of Hokkaido Tour: Hokkaido Winter Festivals 2021 - 2/7

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3398.00

Chitose / Shiraoi / Lake Shikotsu / Sapporo / Otaru / Asahikawa / Sounkyo / Abashiri / Lake Tofutsu / Akan National Park / Kushiro
See the Sapporo Snow Festival, as well as three other main Winter Festivals in Hokkaido.

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3398.00

Chitose / Shiraoi / Lake Shikotsu / Sapporo / Otaru / Asahikawa / Sounkyo / Abashiri / Lake Tofutsu / Akan National Park / Kushiro
See the Sapporo Snow Festival, as well as three other main Winter Festivals in Hokkaido.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Sun. Feb 7, 2021 Mon. Feb 15, 2021 US $3398.00 Sapporo Kushiro Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Feb 6, 2022 Mon. Feb 14, 2022 US $3398.00 Sapporo Kushiro Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Charms of Hokkaido Tour: Summer Flowers in Hokkaido  
2020 - 7/15

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Charms of Hokkaido Tour: Summer Flowers in Hokkaido 2020 - 7/15
Charms of Hokkaido Tour: Summer Flowers in Hokkaido 2020 - 7/15

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3398.00

Furano / Biei / Sounkyo / Abashiri / Shiretoko / Kushiro / Biratori / Noboribetsu / Lake Toya / Otaru / Sapporo
Explore Hokkaido in summer flower season; featuring Natural World Heritage sites, nature, gourmet, culture, and rural villages.

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3398.00

Furano / Biei / Sounkyo / Abashiri / Shiretoko / Kushiro / Biratori / Noboribetsu / Lake Toya / Otaru / Sapporo
Explore Hokkaido in summer flower season; featuring Natural World Heritage sites, nature, gourmet, culture, and rural villages.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Wed. Jul 15, 2020 Thu. Jul 23, 2020 US $3398.00 Sapporo Sapporo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Charms of Hokkaido: Lavenders & Summer Flowers 2021 - 
7/18

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Charms of Hokkaido: Lavenders & Summer Flowers 2021 - 7/18
Charms of Hokkaido: Lavenders & Summer Flowers 2021 - 7/18

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3398.00

Lake Onuma / Shikabe-cho / Nanae / Hakodate / Lake Toya / Noboribetsu / Shiraoi / Furano / Biei / Yoichi / Otaru / Sapporo
This delightful summer itinerary offers our guests the Charms of Hokkaido, featuring idyllic Furano and Biei, where the landscape is covered in a wavy sea of lavenders and other aromatic flowers.

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3398.00

Lake Onuma / Shikabe-cho / Nanae / Hakodate / Lake Toya / Noboribetsu / Shiraoi / Furano / Biei / Yoichi / Otaru / Sapporo
This delightful summer itinerary offers our guests the Charms of Hokkaido, featuring idyllic Furano and Biei, where the landscape is covered in a wavy sea of lavenders and other aromatic flowers.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Sun. Jul 18, 2021 Mon. Jul 26, 2021 US $3398.00 Sapporo Sapporo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Jul 17, 2022 Mon. Jul 25, 2022 US $3398.00 Sapporo Sapporo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Charms of Hokkaido: Sunflowers & Summer Flowers 2021 - 
8/15

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Charms of Hokkaido: Sunflowers & Summer Flowers 2021 - 8/15
Charms of Hokkaido: Sunflowers & Summer Flowers 2021 - 8/15

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3398.00

Sapporo / Otaru / Furano / Biei / Asahikawa / Sounkyo / Abashiri / Shiretoko / Shari / Lake Mashu / Lake Akan / Kushiro
This delightful itinerary brings our guests through fields of cheerful sunflowers to explore the incredible nature of Shiretoko and Kushiro on this relaxing Charms of Hokkaido summer tour.

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3398.00

Sapporo / Otaru / Furano / Biei / Asahikawa / Sounkyo / Abashiri / Shiretoko / Shari / Lake Mashu / Lake Akan / Kushiro
This delightful itinerary brings our guests through fields of cheerful sunflowers to explore the incredible nature of Shiretoko and Kushiro on this relaxing Charms of Hokkaido summer tour.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Sun. Aug 15, 2021 Mon. Aug 23, 2021 US $3398.00 Sapporo Kushiro Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Aug 14, 2022 Mon. Aug 22, 2022 US $3398.00 Sapporo Kushiro Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Charms of Hokkaido: Autumn Leaves & Salmon Run 2021 - 
10/3

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Charms of Hokkaido: Autumn Leaves & Salmon Run 2021 - 10/3
Charms of Hokkaido: Autumn Leaves & Salmon Run 2021 - 10/3

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3398.00

Chitose / Shiraoi / Sapporo / Otaru / Asahikawa / Sounkyo / Kitami / Abashiri / Shiretoko / Shari / Lake Mashu / Lake Akan / Kushiro
Visit Hokkaido during the vibrant autumn season in time to see the annual Salmon Run, and enjoy the changing fall foliage as you discover the unique cultural charms of Hokkaido.

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3398.00

Chitose / Shiraoi / Sapporo / Otaru / Asahikawa / Sounkyo / Kitami / Abashiri / Shiretoko / Shari / Lake Mashu / Lake Akan / Kushiro
Visit Hokkaido during the vibrant autumn season in time to see the annual Salmon Run, and enjoy the changing fall foliage as you discover the unique cultural charms of Hokkaido.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Sun. Oct 3, 2021 Mon. Oct 11, 2021 US $3398.00 Sapporo Kushiro Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Oct 2, 2022 Mon. Oct 10, 2022 US $3398.00 Sapporo Kushiro Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Charms of Hokkaido: Cherry Blossoms, Baby Blue Eyes, 
Wisteria & Fuji Shibazakura 2021 - 5/1

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Charms of Hokkaido: Cherry Blossoms, Baby Blue Eyes, Wisteria & Fuji Shibazakura 2021 - 5/1
Charms of Hokkaido: Cherry Blossoms, Baby Blue Eyes, Wisteria & Fuji Shibazakura 2021 - 5/1

13 Days 12 Nights | from US $4798.00

Shiraoi / Noboribetsu / Lake Toya / Hakodate / Matsumae / Onuma Park / Niseko / Otaru / Asahikawa / Biei / Furano / Sapporo / Hitachinaka / Mito / Ashikaga / Karuizawa / Matsumoto / Mt Fuji
Discover Hokkaido's most beautiful cherry blossom viewing spots, then explore beyond Tokyo to find wisteria, baby blue eyes, shibazakura, and more!

13 Days 12 Nights | from US $4798.00

Shiraoi / Noboribetsu / Lake Toya / Hakodate / Matsumae / Onuma Park / Niseko / Otaru / Asahikawa / Biei / Furano / Sapporo / Hitachinaka / Mito / Ashikaga / Karuizawa / Matsumoto / Mt Fuji
Discover Hokkaido's most beautiful cherry blossom viewing spots, then explore beyond Tokyo to find wisteria, baby blue eyes, shibazakura, and more!
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Sat. May 1, 2021 Thu. May 13, 2021 US $4798.00 Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. May 1, 2022 Fri. May 13, 2022 US $4798.00 Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Charms of Hokkaido: Winter Festivals, Kawazu Cherry 
Blossoms & Snow Monkeys 2021 - 2/7

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Charms of Hokkaido: Winter Festivals, Kawazu Cherry Blossoms & Snow Monkeys 2021 - 2/7
Charms of Hokkaido: Winter Festivals, Kawazu Cherry Blossoms & Snow Monkeys 2021 - 2/7

13 Days 12 Nights | from US $4798.00

Chitose / Shiraoi / Lake Shikotsu / Sapporo / Otaru / Asahikawa / Sounkyo / Abashiri / Lake Tofutsu / Akan National Park / Kushiro / Yokohama / Kawazu / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Yudanaka / Obuse / Nagano
Experience the incredible Snow Festival of Hokkaido, followed by an extension which includes Kawazu Cherry Blossoms and adorable snow monkeys!

13 Days 12 Nights | from US $4798.00

Chitose / Shiraoi / Lake Shikotsu / Sapporo / Otaru / Asahikawa / Sounkyo / Abashiri / Lake Tofutsu / Akan National Park / Kushiro / Yokohama / Kawazu / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Yudanaka / Obuse / Nagano
Experience the incredible Snow Festival of Hokkaido, followed by an extension which includes Kawazu Cherry Blossoms and adorable snow monkeys!
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Sun. Feb 7, 2021 Fri. Feb 19, 2021 US $4798.00 Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Feb 6, 2022 Fri. Feb 18, 2022 US $4798.00 Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  

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