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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 Southern Japan Tour

Himeji - Kurashiki - Takamatsu - Shimanami Kaido - Hiroshima - Kitsuki - Beppu - Takachiho - Nagasaki

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Seeking an adventure to Southern Japan? Experience its beautiful countryside, ancient landmarks, and much more.

The Charms of Southern Japan tour is designed for travelers to discover must-see sites, beautiful landscapes, and cultural experiences of Southern Japan.

Arrive in Osaka, then journey to visit the original standing Himeji Castle, also known as “White Heron Castle” for its opulent white exterior. Afterwards, enjoy a scenic tour through Kurashiki, a nostalgic canal town that once thrived in rice trade. Cross the Seto Inland Sea on the Great Seto Ohashi Bridge where you will ... View More

The Charms of Southern Japan tour is designed for travelers to discover must-see sites, beautiful landscapes, and cultural experiences of Southern Japan.

Arrive in Osaka, then journey to visit the original standing Himeji Castle, also known as “White Heron Castle” for its opulent white exterior. Afterwards, enjoy a scenic tour through Kurashiki, a nostalgic canal town that once thrived in rice trade. Cross the Seto Inland Sea on the Great Seto Ohashi Bridge where you will pass five small islands. Take a peaceful stroll through Ritsurin Park, a masterpiece in a Japanese landscape. Complete your evening by relaxing at a spa hotel and savoring a traditional Japanese Kaiseki banquet dinner.

Enjoy a scenic drive through the Shimanami Kaido, a beautiful toll road that connects the Shikoku Island to the Honshu Island. Take in views from the Kirosan Observatory, where you will see the Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge and small islands scattered across the sea. Then, visit Hiroshima to see the historic Peace Memorial Park and A-Bomb Dome. Afterwards, enjoy a short ferry ride to the charming Miyajima Island to see the famous vermillion torii gate of Itsukushima Shrine.

Board the high-speed Shinkansen bullet train, visit the Kitsuki Samurai District, and marvel at the steamy “Hells of Beppu” hot springs. Next, meet the monkeys of Takasaki Monkey Park. Afterwards, enjoy a trip to the mythological town of Takachiho. This is the supposed site where legendary Sun Goddess, Amaterasu, hid in a cave after falling victim to her brother’s cruel pranks. Here, we will enjoy a special Yokagura Dance Performance, which supposedly succeeded in making Amaterasu leave the cave, bringing the light back into the world.

Visit Dejima in Nagasaki. Dejima holds 400 years of history in Dutch trade. Make your way to an open air museum, Glover Garden, to see mansions of former Western residents. Conclude your visit in Nagasaki with Gunkajima Island, a small abandoned island that was once the most densely populated place in the world. Our evening ends in Fukuoka, where we will relish in the famed Wagyu beef.

This tour has dates in spring, summer, and autumn. There are also reverse tours available, where you will travel from Fukuoka to Osaka instead. We offer a tour version that includes Koyasan as well.

The tour that includes Koyasan will consist of an extra day visiting the most sacred sites in Koyasan, which is the center of Shingon Buddhism. This includes Okunoin Temple, the site where Kobo Daishi, the founder of Shingon Buddhism, was laid to rest. We will also visit two other monumental sites of Mount Koya, the Kongobuji Temple, and the Danjo Garan.

The Charms of Southern Japan itinerary is meant for travelers searching for a deeper look into rural parts of Japan while also visiting must-see sites in Southern Japan.

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Tour Highlights

  • Explore the southern cities of Japan and enjoy its countryside and unique culture.
  • Visit historical sites in Himeji, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and Takachiho, a place of myths and legends.
  • Experience a traditional Japanese onsen ryokan (inn) and unwind in a natural spa bath.
  • Ride a high-speed shinkansen bullet train and try world- famous Wagyu beef.
  • Select itineraries include one night at a temple lodging in Koyasan for first-hand experience of a monk lifestyle.
  • Opportunities to see cherry blossoms or autumn leaves.
  • All entrance fees included with private coach transfers.
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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 Southern Japan Tour Spring (Reverse): 2020 
- 4/13, 4/20

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

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Charms of Southern Japan Tour Spring (Reverse): 2020 - 4/13, 4/20
Charms of Southern Japan Tour Spring (Reverse): 2020 - 4/13, 4/20
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8 Days 7 Nights | from US $2998.00

Nagasaki / Takachiho / Beppu / Kitsuki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Kurashiki / Himeji / Kobe
Discover the culture, national parks, countrysides, gardens and "must see" sights of Southern Japan.

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $2998.00

Nagasaki / Takachiho / Beppu / Kitsuki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Kurashiki / Himeji / Kobe
Discover the culture, national parks, countrysides, gardens and "must see" sights of Southern Japan.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Mon. April 13, 2020 Mon. April 20, 2020 US $2998.00 Fukuoka Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Mon. Apr 20, 2020 Mon. Apr 27, 2020 US $2998.00 Fukuoka Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Mon. Apr 12, 2021 Mon. Apr 19, 2021 US $2998.00 Fukuoka Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Tue. Apr 20, 2021 Tue. Apr 27, 2021 US $2998.00 Fukuoka Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Charms of Southern Japan Tour Spring: 2020 - 5/17

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Charms of Southern Japan Tour Spring: 2020 - 5/17
Charms of Southern Japan Tour Spring: 2020 - 5/17
11 reviews
11 reviews

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $2998.00

Himeji / Kurashiki / Takamatsu / Shimanami Kaido / Hiroshima / Kitsuki / Beppu / Takachiho / Nagasaki
Discover the culture, national parks, countrysides, gardens and "must see" sights of Southern Japan

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $2998.00

Himeji / Kurashiki / Takamatsu / Shimanami Kaido / Hiroshima / Kitsuki / Beppu / Takachiho / Nagasaki
Discover the culture, national parks, countrysides, gardens and "must see" sights of Southern Japan
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Sun. May 17, 2020 Sun. May 24, 2020 US $2998.00 Osaka Fukuoka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Mon. May 17, 2021 Mon. May 24, 2021 US $2998.00 Osaka Fukuoka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Charms of Southern Japan Tour Autumn (Reverse): 2019 
- 9/30

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Charms of Southern Japan Tour Autumn (Reverse): 2019 - 9/30
Charms of Southern Japan Tour Autumn (Reverse): 2019 - 9/30
11 reviews
11 reviews

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $2998.00

Nagasaki / Takachiho / Beppu / Kitsuki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Kurashiki / Himeji / Kobe
Discover the culture, national parks, countrysides, gardens and "must see" sights of Southern Japan.

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $2998.00

Nagasaki / Takachiho / Beppu / Kitsuki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Kurashiki / Himeji / Kobe
Discover the culture, national parks, countrysides, gardens and "must see" sights of Southern Japan.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Mon. Sep 30, 2019 Mon. Oct 7, 2019 US $2998.00 Fukuoka Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Wed. Sep 30, 2020 Wed. Oct 7, 2020 US $2998.00 Fukuoka Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Thu. Sep 30, 2021 Thu. Oct 7, 2021 US $2998.00 Fukuoka Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Charms of Southern Japan: Autumn Leaves Tour 2019 - 
11/16

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Charms of Southern Japan: Autumn Leaves Tour 2019 - 11/16
Charms of Southern Japan: Autumn Leaves Tour 2019 - 11/16
11 reviews
11 reviews

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $3098.00

Himeji / Kurashiki / Takamatsu / Shimanami Kaido / Hiroshima / Kitsuki / Beppu / Takachiho / Nagasaki
Discover the culture, national parks, countrysides, gardens and "must see" sights of Southern Japan in autumn leaves season.

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $3098.00

Himeji / Kurashiki / Takamatsu / Shimanami Kaido / Hiroshima / Kitsuki / Beppu / Takachiho / Nagasaki
Discover the culture, national parks, countrysides, gardens and "must see" sights of Southern Japan in autumn leaves season.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Sat. Nov 16, 2019 Sat. Nov 23, 2019 US $3098.00 Osaka Fukuoka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sat. Nov 21, 2020 Sat. Nov 28, 2020 US $3098.00 Osaka Fukuoka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sat. Nov 20, 2021 Sat. Nov 27, 2021 US $3098.00 Osaka Fukuoka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Charms of Southern Japan (Reverse): Cherry Blossom 
Tour 2020 - 3/26, 4/5

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

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Charms of Southern Japan (Reverse): Cherry Blossom Tour 2020 - 3/26, 4/5
Charms of Southern Japan (Reverse): Cherry Blossom Tour 2020 - 3/26, 4/5
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8 Days 7 Nights | from US $3198.00

Saga / Nagasaki / Takachiho / Beppu / Kitsuki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Kurashiki / Himeji / Kobe
Explore a little deeper into the rural, "must see" sights of Southern Japan and admire the season's renowned cherry trees.

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $3198.00

Saga / Nagasaki / Takachiho / Beppu / Kitsuki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Kurashiki / Himeji / Kobe
Explore a little deeper into the rural, "must see" sights of Southern Japan and admire the season's renowned cherry trees.
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Thu. Mar 26, 2020 Thu. Apr 2, 2020 US $3198.00 Fukuoka Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Apr 5, 2020 Sun. Apr 12, 2020 US $3198.00 Fukuoka Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. Mar 26, 2021 Fri. Apr 2, 2021 US $3198.00 Fukuoka Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Mon. Apr 5, 2021 Mon. Apr 12, 2021 US $3198.00 Fukuoka Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Charms of Southern Japan Tour Autumn (Reverse) with 
Koyasan 2019 - 10/14

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Charms of Southern Japan Tour Autumn (Reverse) with Koyasan 2019 - 10/14
Charms of Southern Japan Tour Autumn (Reverse) with Koyasan 2019 - 10/14
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9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3298.00

Nagasaki / Kumamoto / Takachiho / Beppu / Usa / Hiroshima / Shimanamo Kaido / Takamatsu / Tokushima / Mt Koya
Discover the culture, national parks, countrysides, gardens and "must see" sights of Southern Japan.

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3298.00

Nagasaki / Kumamoto / Takachiho / Beppu / Usa / Hiroshima / Shimanamo Kaido / Takamatsu / Tokushima / Mt Koya
Discover the culture, national parks, countrysides, gardens and "must see" sights of Southern Japan.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Mon. Oct 14, 2019 Tue. Oct 22, 2019 US $3298.00 Fukuoka Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Mon. Oct 19, 2020 Tue. Oct 27, 2020 US $3298.00 Fukuoka Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Mon. Oct 18, 2021 Tue. Oct 26, 2021 US $3298.00 Fukuoka Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  

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