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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.

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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.

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Explore the must-see sights and enjoy the hassle-free trip to Japan at an affordable price. Our most cost-effective way to see the highlights of Japan while staying in budget-friendly accommodations. If you would like to have a quick stop to sample the must-see sights of Japan, or plan to explore Japan on your own but would like to take a short trip to learn about Japan before your self-guided journeys. These are the tours for you.

Active Small Group Tours

Travel Japan more flexibly in groups of 6 to 13 people using public transportation.

Explore Japan off the beaten path via Japanese public transportation, walking, hiking, cycling and more. Take more time to enjoy local experiences and picturesque landscape. Our Active Small Group Tours combine the best of cultural destinations with off-the-beaten-path via Japanese public transportation, Discover the country of Japan the way the locals do and see Japan from a different angle. A focus on getting away from the crowds and into the real Japan, see the diversity of Japan’s countryside unfold before your eyes.

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Charms of Tohoku Tour

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

8 Nights | From US$3498.00

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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... 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.

Budget Group Tours

Our Budget Tours are designed for our guests who are on a limited budget.

Explore the must-see sights and enjoy the hassle-free trip to Japan at an affordable price. Our most cost-effective way to see the highlights of Japan while staying in budget-friendly accommodations. If you would like to have a quick stop to sample the must-see sights of Japan, or plan to explore Japan on your own but would like to take a short trip to learn about Japan before your self-guided journeys. These are the tours for you.

Active Small Group Tours

Travel Japan more flexibly in groups of 6 to 13 people using public transportation.

Explore Japan off the beaten path via Japanese public transportation, walking, hiking, cycling and more. Take more time to enjoy local experiences and picturesque landscape. Our Active Small Group Tours combine the best of cultural destinations with off-the-beaten-path via Japanese public transportation, Discover the country of Japan the way the locals do and see Japan from a different angle. A focus on getting away from the crowds and into the real Japan, see the diversity of Japan’s countryside unfold before your eyes.

Charms of Tohoku Autumn Tour: Rice Paddy Art

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Charms of Tohoku Autumn Tour: Rice Paddy Art
Charms of Tohoku Autumn Tour: Rice Paddy Art

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3598.00

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 $3598.00

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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