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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.

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Signature: Essence of Japan

Tokyo - Hakone - Mt Fuji - Matsumoto - Takayama - Shirakawa-go - Kanazawa - Osaka - Nara - Kyoto

9 Nights | From US$6098.00

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Enjoy an enriched journey to Japan combining cultural activities, the country’s most scenic destinations, and famous landmarks.

See Japan's top attractions, explore the country's rural areas, and indulge in cultural experiences to make your trip truly memorable.

Tour through the busiest city in Japan, Tokyo, where our private guides and drivers will help you navigate through the city’s top attractions. Visit Tokyo’s historical monuments, fashionable neighborhoods, and diverse shopping districts. Then, head to Hakone and check out its open air museum before boarding a pirate ship cruise around L... View More

See Japan's top attractions, explore the country's rural areas, and indulge in cultural experiences to make your trip truly memorable.

Tour through the busiest city in Japan, Tokyo, where our private guides and drivers will help you navigate through the city’s top attractions. Visit Tokyo’s historical monuments, fashionable neighborhoods, and diverse shopping districts. Then, head to Hakone and check out its open air museum before boarding a pirate ship cruise around Lake Ashi. Then see the nearby Itchiku Kubota museum, which displays Kubota's unfinished silk masterpiece - the Symphony of Light.

Take in the gorgeous natural vista of Lake Kawaguchi and Oishi Park, which includes, on a clear day, a magnificent view of Mount Fuji. Then travel through the ever- changing scenery to Matsumoto where you will see the original Matsumoto Castle. Spend a morning at market in Takayama and browse between the outdoor stalls of local handicraft for an quality souvenir. Next, travel to the UNESCO-inscribed village of Shirakawa-go, famous for its charming gassho-zukuri architecture. Head to Kanazawa and stroll through Kenrokuen Garden, one of Japan’s top three gardens. Then take an afternoon to explore your choice local attractions, including a gold leaf workshop, a museum dedicated to Zen scholar DT Suzuki, and a Kutani-ware Ceramics Kiln.

Take an express train to Osaka for a class in Taiko Drums. Behold Todaiji Temple in the city of Nara, home to a towering Buddha statue, while nearby, in Nara Park, you can mingle in company of over a thousand adorable, friendly Sika deer. Spend three nights in Kyoto, where you will get to visit the city’s top temples and shrines, including the Golden Pavilion, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kodaiji Temple, and Kiyomizu Temple. Take the chance to learn Japanese calligraphy and Ikebana flower-arranging in a traditional wooden townhouse. Sip delicious matcha at a green tea ceremony and meditate like a Zen Buddhist monk at Kodaiji Temple. Enjoy an evening of non-verbal storytelling watching a performance at the GEAR Theatre, and the next night savoring elegant Kyoto cuisine with traditional entertainment by an apprentice geisha (maiko).

This 10-day tour package combines the historical sights, unique cultural experiences, and natural wonder to bring you the Essence of Japan Tours. This itinerary includes seasonal varieties, including cherry blossom tours, autumn leaves tours, wisteria tours, Takayama Spring and Autumn festival tours, and more.

We plan our tours based on seasonal attractions, with must see sites in every tour. Below are our Essence of Japan tour itineraries with seasonal changes:

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Tour Highlights

  • Travel to Japan’s must-see attractions in Tokyo, Kyoto, and Nara, as well as lesser known regions.
  • Immerse yourself in authentic Japanese culture through lessons in traditional arts, including calligraphy, ikebana, and taiko drums.
  • Explore UNESCO Heritage village of Shirakawa-go, admired for it's gassho-zukuri farmhouses.
  • Savor delicious Kyoto cuisine while being entertained by an apprentice geisha (maiko).
  • Enjoy Kenrokuen - one of Japan's Great Gardens, and an old samurai district.
  • Take free time to explore a range of sightseeing options in Kanazawa.
  • Select itineraries focus on cherry blossoms, wisteria, spring festivals, and autumn leaves.
  • Tour variations including cherry blossoms, autumn leaves, Takayama Spring and Autumn festivals, and more.
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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.

Signature: Essence of Japan Autumn Tour

Group Tour | Deluxe-Plus Style          Book Now & Save $200

Group Tour | Deluxe-Plus Style    Book Now & Save $200

Signature: Essence of Japan Autumn Tour
Signature: Essence of Japan Autumn Tour

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $6298.00 (Limit to 14 guests)

Tokyo / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto
See Japan's top attractions, and indulge in cultural experiences with a maximum group size 14 guests.

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $6298.00 (Limit to 14 guests)

Tokyo / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto
See Japan's top attractions, and indulge in cultural experiences with a maximum group size 14 guests.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Mon. Sep 4, 2023 Wed. Sep 13, 2023 US $6298.00

Small Group Limited to 14 passengers

Tokyo Osaka Deluxe-Plus Style Save this tour Book Now  
Mon. Sep 2, 2024 Wed. Sep 11, 2024 US $6298.00

Small Group Limited to 14 passengers

Tokyo Osaka Deluxe-Plus Style Save this tour Book Now  
Signature: Essence of Japan - Wisteria & Fuji 
Shibazakura 
Festival

Group Tour | Deluxe-Plus Style          Book Now & Save $200

Group Tour | Deluxe-Plus Style    Book Now & Save $200

Signature: Essence of Japan - Wisteria & Fuji Shibazakura Festival
Signature: Essence of Japan - Wisteria & Fuji Shibazakura Festival

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $6498.00 (Limit to 14 guests)

Tokyo / Ashikaga / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto
Travel to Japan's main cities and rural regions with a chance to see the Great Wisteria Tree and captivating Shibazakura with a maximum group size 14 guests.

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $6498.00 (Limit to 14 guests)

Tokyo / Ashikaga / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto
Travel to Japan's main cities and rural regions with a chance to see the Great Wisteria Tree and captivating Shibazakura with a maximum group size 14 guests.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Sun. May 7, 2023 Tue. May 16, 2023 US $6498.00

Small Group Limited to 14 passengers

Tokyo Osaka Deluxe-Plus Style Save this tour Book Now  
Mon. May 6, 2024 Wed. May 15, 2024 US $6498.00

Small Group Limited to 14 passengers

Tokyo Osaka Deluxe-Plus Style Save this tour Book Now  
Signature: Essence of Japan - Takayama Autumn 
Festival Tour

Group Tour | Deluxe-Plus Style          Book Now & Save $200

Group Tour | Deluxe-Plus Style    Book Now & Save $200

Signature: Essence of Japan - Takayama Autumn Festival Tour
Signature: Essence of Japan - Takayama Autumn Festival Tour

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $6698.00 (Limit to 14 guests)

Tokyo / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto
See Japan's top attractions, and indulge in cultural experiences with a maximum group size 14 guests.

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $6698.00 (Limit to 14 guests)

Tokyo / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto
See Japan's top attractions, and indulge in cultural experiences with a maximum group size 14 guests.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Thu. Oct 6, 2022 Sat. Oct 15, 2022 US $6698.00

Small Group Limited to 14 passengers

Tokyo Osaka Deluxe-Plus Style Save this tour Sold Out
Fri. Oct 6, 2023 Sun. Oct 15, 2023 US $6698.00

Small Group Limited to 14 passengers

Tokyo Osaka Deluxe-Plus Style Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Oct 6, 2024 Tue. Oct 15, 2024 US $6698.00

Small Group Limited to 14 passengers

Tokyo Osaka Deluxe-Plus Style Save this tour Book Now  
Signature: Essence of Japan Autumn Leaves Tour

Group Tour | Deluxe-Plus Style          Book Now & Save $200

Group Tour | Deluxe-Plus Style    Book Now & Save $200

Signature: Essence of Japan Autumn Leaves Tour
Signature: Essence of Japan Autumn Leaves Tour

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $6698.00 (Limit to 14 guests)

Tokyo / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto
See Japan's top attractions, and indulge in cultural experiences with a maximum group size 14 guests.

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $6698.00 (Limit to 14 guests)

Tokyo / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto
See Japan's top attractions, and indulge in cultural experiences with a maximum group size 14 guests.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Mon. Oct 31, 2022 Wed. Nov 9, 2022 US $6698.00

Small Group Limited to 14 passengers

Tokyo Osaka Deluxe-Plus Style Save this tour Sold Out
Mon. Oct 30, 2023 Wed. Nov 8, 2023 US $6698.00

Small Group Limited to 14 passengers

Tokyo Osaka Deluxe-Plus Style Save this tour Book Now  
Mon. Nov 4, 2024 Wed. Nov 13, 2024 US $6698.00

Small Group Limited to 14 passengers

Tokyo Osaka Deluxe-Plus Style Save this tour Book Now  
Signature: Essence of Japan Cherry Blossom Tour

Group Tour | Deluxe-Plus Style          Book Now & Save $200

Group Tour | Deluxe-Plus Style    Book Now & Save $200

Signature: Essence of Japan Cherry Blossom Tour
Signature: Essence of Japan Cherry Blossom Tour

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $6698.00 (Limit to 14 guests)

Tokyo / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto
See Japan's top attractions, and indulge in cultural experiences with a maximum group size 14 guests.

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $6698.00 (Limit to 14 guests)

Tokyo / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto
See Japan's top attractions, and indulge in cultural experiences with a maximum group size 14 guests.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Mon. Mar 27, 2023 Wed. Apr 5, 2023 US $6698.00

Small Group Limited to 14 passengers

Tokyo Osaka Deluxe-Plus Style Save this tour Book Now  
Mon. Apr 1, 2024 Wed. Apr 10, 2024 US $6698.00

Small Group Limited to 14 passengers

Tokyo Osaka Deluxe-Plus Style Save this tour Book Now  
Signature: Essence of Japan - Takayama Spring Festival 
& 
Cherry Blossom Tour

Group Tour | Deluxe-Plus Style          Book Now & Save $200

Group Tour | Deluxe-Plus Style    Book Now & Save $200

Signature: Essence of Japan - Takayama Spring Festival & Cherry Blossom Tour
Signature: Essence of Japan - Takayama Spring Festival & Cherry Blossom Tour

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $6698.00 (Limit to 14 guests)

Tokyo / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto
Attend the beautiful Takayama Spring Festival, visit the best spots to see cherry blossoms, and indulge in cultural experiences with a maximum group size 14 guests.

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $6698.00 (Limit to 14 guests)

Tokyo / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto
Attend the beautiful Takayama Spring Festival, visit the best spots to see cherry blossoms, and indulge in cultural experiences with a maximum group size 14 guests.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Mon. Apr 10, 2023 Wed. Apr 19, 2023 US $6698.00

Small Group Limited to 14 passengers

Tokyo Osaka Deluxe-Plus Style Save this tour Inquiry  
Wed. Apr 10, 2024 Fri. Apr 19, 2024 US $6698.00

Small Group Limited to 14 passengers

Tokyo Osaka Deluxe-Plus Style Save this tour Book Now  

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