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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 Northern Japan Tour

Sapporo - Otaru - Shiraoi - Noboribetsu - Lake Toya - Hakodate - Seikan Tunnel - Aomori - Towada - Morioka - Hiraizumi - Matsushima - Nikko

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Take the off-beaten path and explore the gems of Northern Japan, including one of Japan’s most beautiful waterfalls.

For travelers wishing to go beyond the typical Japan itinerary, and for those interested in seeing this country as some of its natives do, a trip to Hokkaido and Tohoku is in order.

This tour begins in Hokkaido, where we will visit Otaru, Sapporo, Shiraoi, Noboribetsu, Lake Toya, Onuma Park, and Hakodate. Then we will proceed to Aomori by crossing the Tsugaru Channel between the islands of Hokkaido and Honshu via the undersea train tunnel.

On the island of Honshu, we wi... View More

For travelers wishing to go beyond the typical Japan itinerary, and for those interested in seeing this country as some of its natives do, a trip to Hokkaido and Tohoku is in order.

This tour begins in Hokkaido, where we will visit Otaru, Sapporo, Shiraoi, Noboribetsu, Lake Toya, Onuma Park, and Hakodate. Then we will proceed to Aomori by crossing the Tsugaru Channel between the islands of Hokkaido and Honshu via the undersea train tunnel.

On the island of Honshu, we will visit the Nebuta Warasse, a superb museum about the Nebuta Matsuri (festival) in Aomori. Then, proceed to Lake Towada, Japan's third deepest lake. View a volcanic crater lake around 44km in circumference and take a nature walk along the creek through Oirase Gorge. From there we head to Morioka and Hiraizumi for a cultural interlude and to stroll around the magnificent Japanese cedar trees and photogenic buildings at Chusonji Temple. After that we will visit Matsushima, a picturesque bay full of pine tree covered small islands, where we explore ancient caves once frequented by meditating monks. Matsushima is also famous for being one of the Three Most Beautiful Natural Sights in Japan. On the last day of the tour, explore the wonderfully ornate temples and shrines in Nikko, which have been designated as World Heritage sites. Next, proceed to Kegon Waterfall situated in Lake Chuzenji, which is one of Japan's three most beautiful waterfalls. At the end of the tour, we will head to Tokyo for a night stay before your return flight the following day.

These tours also available in reverse versions (travel from Tokyo to Sapporo) depending on the selected itinerary.

We plan our tours based on seasonal attractions with must see sites in every tour. Click on the tours below to learn more about this itinerary and its seasonal changes:

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Tour Highlights

  • Visit scenic locations and landmarks of northern Japan, including Nikko and Matsushima.
  • Designed for travelers who want to explore beyond the typical Japan sites and see more nature.
  • Travel to the must-see sites of Hokkaido and Tohoku.
  • Take an undersea train tunnel to cross the Tsugaru Channel between the islands of Hokkaido and Honshu.
  • Chances to see cherry blossoms, autumn leaves, wisteria, baby blue eye flowers, and Tohoku’s 3 Great Summer Festivals.
  • Departure dates into spring, summer, and fall with reverse versions available.
  • Travel by private coach between destinations.
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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 Northern Japan Tour (Reverse): Cherry 
Blossoms & Wisteria 2020 - 4/26

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Charms of Northern Japan Tour (Reverse): Cherry Blossoms & Wisteria 2020 - 4/26
Charms of Northern Japan Tour (Reverse): Cherry Blossoms & Wisteria 2020 - 4/26

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3398.00

Ashikaga / Nikko / Matsushima / Hiraizumi / Kitakami / Morioka / Seikan Tunnel / Hakodate / Shikabecho / Lake Toya / Noboribetsu / Biratori / Otaru / Sapporo
The must see sights of Tohoku & Hokkaido...plus cherry blossoms & wisteria in Spring.

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3398.00

Ashikaga / Nikko / Matsushima / Hiraizumi / Kitakami / Morioka / Seikan Tunnel / Hakodate / Shikabecho / Lake Toya / Noboribetsu / Biratori / Otaru / Sapporo
The must see sights of Tohoku & Hokkaido...plus cherry blossoms & wisteria in Spring.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Sun. Apr 26, 2020 Mon. May 4, 2020 US $3398.00 Tokyo Sapporo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Apr 25, 2021 Mon. May 3, 2021 US $3398.00 Tokyo Sapporo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Charms of Northern Japan: Cherry Blossoms & Baby 
Blue Eyes Flowers 2020 - 5/3

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Charms of Northern Japan: Cherry Blossoms & Baby Blue Eyes Flowers 2020 - 5/3
Charms of Northern Japan: Cherry Blossoms & Baby Blue Eyes Flowers 2020 - 5/3

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3398.00

Sapporo / Otaru / Biratori / Noboribetsu / Lake Toya / Shikabecho / Hakodate / Seikan Tunnel / Morioka / Hiraizumi / Matsushima / Nikko / Hitachi Seaside Park
The must see sights of Hokkaido & Tohoku with spring cherry blossoms and baby blue eye flowers at Hitachi Seaside Park.

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3398.00

Sapporo / Otaru / Biratori / Noboribetsu / Lake Toya / Shikabecho / Hakodate / Seikan Tunnel / Morioka / Hiraizumi / Matsushima / Nikko / Hitachi Seaside Park
The must see sights of Hokkaido & Tohoku with spring cherry blossoms and baby blue eye flowers at Hitachi Seaside Park.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Sun. May 3, 2020 Mon. May 11, 2020 US $3398.00 Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Mon. May 3, 2021 Tue. May 11, 2021 US $3398.00 Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Charms of Northern Japan (Reverse): Autumn Leaves 
Tour 2019 - 10/13

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Charms of Northern Japan (Reverse): Autumn Leaves Tour 2019 - 10/13
Charms of Northern Japan (Reverse): Autumn Leaves Tour 2019 - 10/13

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3398.00

Nikko / Matsushima / Hiraizumi / Morioka / Towada / Aomori / Seikan Tunnel / Hakodate / Lake Toya / Noboribetsu / Biratori / Otaru / Sapporo
The must see sights of Tohoku & Hokkaido...plus fall foliage in Autumn.

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3398.00

Nikko / Matsushima / Hiraizumi / Morioka / Towada / Aomori / Seikan Tunnel / Hakodate / Lake Toya / Noboribetsu / Biratori / Otaru / Sapporo
The must see sights of Tohoku & Hokkaido...plus fall foliage in Autumn.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Sun. Oct 13, 2019 Mon. Oct 21, 2019 US $3398.00 Tokyo Sapporo Deluxe Save this tour Sold Out
Tue. Oct 13, 2020 Wed. Oct 21, 2020 US $3398.00 Tokyo Sapporo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Wed. Oct 13, 2021 Thu. Oct 21, 2021 US $3398.00 Tokyo Sapporo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Charms of Northern Japan (Reverse): Cherry 
Blossom Tour 2020 - 4/18

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Charms of Northern Japan (Reverse): Cherry Blossom Tour 2020 - 4/18
Charms of Northern Japan (Reverse): Cherry Blossom Tour 2020 - 4/18

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3398.00

Omiya / Nikko / Matsushima / Hiraizumi / Kitakami / Morioka / Seikan Tunnel / Hakodate / Shikabecho / Lake Toya / Noboribetsu / Biratori / Otaru / Sapporo
The must see sights of Tohoku & Hokkaido...plus cherry blossom in Spring.

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3398.00

Omiya / Nikko / Matsushima / Hiraizumi / Kitakami / Morioka / Seikan Tunnel / Hakodate / Shikabecho / Lake Toya / Noboribetsu / Biratori / Otaru / Sapporo
The must see sights of Tohoku & Hokkaido...plus cherry blossom in Spring.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Sat. Apr 18, 2020 Sun. Apr 26, 2020 US $3398.00 Tokyo Sapporo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Apr 18, 2021 Mon. Apr 26, 2021 US $3398.00 Tokyo Sapporo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Charms of Northern Japan: Autumn Leaves Tour 2019 - 
11/2

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Charms of Northern Japan: Autumn Leaves Tour 2019 - 11/2
Charms of Northern Japan: Autumn Leaves Tour 2019 - 11/2

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3398.00

Sapporo / Otaru / Biratori / Noboribetsu / Lake Toya / Hakodate / Seikan Tunnel / Aomori / Towada / Morioka / Hiraizumi / Matsushima / Nikko
The must see sights of Hokkaido &Tohoku...plus fall foliage in Autumn.

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3398.00

Sapporo / Otaru / Biratori / Noboribetsu / Lake Toya / Hakodate / Seikan Tunnel / Aomori / Towada / Morioka / Hiraizumi / Matsushima / Nikko
The must see sights of Hokkaido &Tohoku...plus fall foliage in Autumn.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Sat. Nov 2, 2019 Sun. Nov 10, 2019 US $3398.00 Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sat. Nov 7, 2020 Sun. Nov 15, 2020 US $3398.00 Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sat. Nov 6, 2021 Sun. Nov 14, 2021 US $3398.00 Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Charms of Northern Japan Tour: Tohoku 3 Great Summer 
Festivals 2021 - 7/29

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Charms of Northern Japan Tour: Tohoku 3 Great Summer Festivals 2021 - 7/29
Charms of Northern Japan Tour: Tohoku 3 Great Summer Festivals 2021 - 7/29

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $4398.00

Furano / Biei / Otaru / Sapporo / Biratori / Noboribetsu / Lake Toya / Hakodate / Seikan Tunnel / Aomori / Akita / Kakunodate / Hiraizumi / Sendai / Matsushima / Urabandai / Aizu Wakamatsu / Nikko
The must see sights of Hokkaido & Tohoku...plus Tohoku 3 Great Summer Festivals.

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $4398.00

Furano / Biei / Otaru / Sapporo / Biratori / Noboribetsu / Lake Toya / Hakodate / Seikan Tunnel / Aomori / Akita / Kakunodate / Hiraizumi / Sendai / Matsushima / Urabandai / Aizu Wakamatsu / Nikko
The must see sights of Hokkaido & Tohoku...plus Tohoku 3 Great Summer Festivals.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Thu. Jul 29, 2021 Mon. Aug 9, 2021 US $4398.00 Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  

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