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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 Tohoku Tour

Aomori - Inakadate - Hirosaki - Kakunodate - Sakata - Mt Haguro - Mogami River Gorge - Yamadera - Matsushima - Nikko

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Discover the unique culture and incredible nature of Tohoku, on a tour featuring the rice paddy art of Inakadate and a Yamabushi mountain monk experience at Mount Haguro!

The beauties of Tohoku are often overlooked by the average Japan tourist crowds, and the northern region of the Japan mainland hides captivating natural splendor and cultural rarities not to be seen anywhere else! Between fields full of Rice Paddy Art, a temple hike with mountain monks, and a cruise around breathtaking Matsushima Bay, guests are sure to be fascinated and delighted by the Charms of Tohoku!

Start the tour with a ride on a bullet train up to Aomori, home of the Aomor... View More

The beauties of Tohoku are often overlooked by the average Japan tourist crowds, and the northern region of the Japan mainland hides captivating natural splendor and cultural rarities not to be seen anywhere else! Between fields full of Rice Paddy Art, a temple hike with mountain monks, and a cruise around breathtaking Matsushima Bay, guests are sure to be fascinated and delighted by the Charms of Tohoku!

Start the tour with a ride on a bullet train up to Aomori, home of the Aomori Nebuta Festival, and where visitors to the Nebuta Warasse can experience the festival atmosphere year round. Tour the rice paddies of Inakadate, where local farmers have turned Japan's signature crop into Rice Paddy Art, with pictures of famous people, landmarks, and other artworks displayed in the rice field by using a variety of rice types. Continuing through Hirosaki and Kakunodate, we will explore Hirosaki Castle, Fujita Memorial Garden, and a local samurai district for a deeper appreciation of local history. Local culture meets the traditions of old Kyoto at Somaro Tea House, where the Sakata Maiko (apprentice geisha) give an entertaining performance.

Then the tour takes a spiritually refreshing turn as you spend the day on Mount Haguro with the Yamabushi mountain monks of the Shugendo sect, to whom Japanese folk stories ascribe mystical properties. While here you can wear the traditional attire of a Yamabushi monk and enjoy a hike with monk guides up to Haguro- san Shrine, where you will enjoy a lunch of healthy vegetarian shojin ryori, or "monks' food". Experience more of the enchanting nature of the Tohoku region on a riverboat ride down the Mogami River - featuring the charming river songs sung by the boatmen, and a leisurely cruise around magnificent Matsushima Bay. Finally, admire the wonders of Nikko on a tour of Toshogu Shrine - resting place of the first Tokugawa shogun.

Browse our available itineraries below and plan a trip to discover the charms of Tohoku!

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Tour Highlights

  • Discover the rice paddy art of Inakadate, where pictures of famous people, monuments, and artworks are grown in the rice paddies.
  • Experience the life of a Yamabushi mountain monk of the Shugendo religious sect on Mount Haguro.
  • Enjoy lunch and a performance by the Sakata Maiko (apprentice geisha) at the Somaro Tea House.
  • Take a leisurely cruise around the pine-covered islets of spectacular Matsushima Bay.
  • Relax on a ride in a riverboat down the Mogami River as you are serenaded with river tunes by the boatmen.
  • Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the Aomori Nebuta Festival at the Nebuta Warasse Museum.
  • Explore the beauty and magnificence of Nikko at Toshogu Shrine, Kegon Falls, and Lake Chuzenji.
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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 Tohoku Autumn Tour: Rice Paddy Art 2021 - 9/12

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Charms of Tohoku Autumn Tour: Rice Paddy Art 2021 - 9/12
Charms of Tohoku Autumn Tour: Rice Paddy Art 2021 - 9/12

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3498.00

Aomori / Inakadate / Hirosaki / Kakunodate / Sakata / Mt Haguro / Mogami River Gorge / Yamadera / Matsushima / Nikko
Discover the natural wonders and cultural rarities of the Tohoku region, including fascinating rice paddy art, a day in the life of a mountain monk, a cruise around Matsushima Bay, Nikko's Toshogu Shrine, and much more!

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3498.00

Aomori / Inakadate / Hirosaki / Kakunodate / Sakata / Mt Haguro / Mogami River Gorge / Yamadera / Matsushima / Nikko
Discover the natural wonders and cultural rarities of the Tohoku region, including fascinating rice paddy art, a day in the life of a mountain monk, a cruise around Matsushima Bay, Nikko's Toshogu Shrine, and much more!
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Sun. Sep 12, 2021 Mon. Sep 20, 2021 US $3498.00 Tokyo Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Sep 11, 2022 Mon. Sep 19, 2022 US $3498.00 Tokyo Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  

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