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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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Japan Birding & Wildlife Tours

(Mt Fuji - Matsumoto - Obuse - Yudanaka Onsen) - Tsurui - Lake Kussharo - Mt. Iou - Notsuke Peninsula - Rausu - Aidomari - Nemuro - Lake Furen - Kiritappu Wetland

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Join one of our Japan birding and wildlife winter photography tours to discover the beautiful nature and fascinating wildlife of Hokkaido and Honshu.

Explore the wonderful nature of Japan on one of AJT's special Japan Birding and Wildlife Tours. Despite being such a small island, Japan has a broad diversity of wild animals and birds, and the stars of our tour are some of the country's most famous creatures. These itineraries are perfect for birding enthusiasts, wildlife photographers, and nature-loving travelers who are interested in a wildlife tour of one of Hokkaido, with an option to add must-see destinations in Honshu. On these Japan ... View More

Explore the wonderful nature of Japan on one of AJT's special Japan Birding and Wildlife Tours. Despite being such a small island, Japan has a broad diversity of wild animals and birds, and the stars of our tour are some of the country's most famous creatures. These itineraries are perfect for birding enthusiasts, wildlife photographers, and nature-loving travelers who are interested in a wildlife tour of one of Hokkaido, with an option to add must-see destinations in Honshu. On these Japan nature trips you will be able to see rare and incredible creatures native to Japan as part of a small travel group of only 10 people at most.

The first tour is our Charms of Hokkaido Birding and Wildlife Photography Tour - a 9-day Hokkaido trip carefully crafted to contain the most famous of this beautiful island's wild birds and animals. The tour begins in Tsurui - a town in the Kushiro region known as the top spot for viewing the Tancho Red-crowned crane. Find that perfect picture of this elegant and iconic bird in feeding or roosting grounds at Tsurumidai, the Ito Tancho Crane Sanctuary, and Otawa Bridge. The tour continues to Lake Kussharo: a large lake in the Akan-Mashu National Park where the gorgeous white Whooper swan can be seen roosting near a local open-air hot spring. We explore around Mount Iou - a local active volcano - before proceeding to the Notsuke Peninsula to search for the Ezo Deer and Hokkaido Fox. Next, in Rausu on the Shiretoko Peninsula, we look for Blakiston's Fish Owl, one of the largest owls in the world and a sacred bird to the indigenous Ainu people. We also take a nature cruise to view the assorted variety of sea birds that can be seen off the coast of the peninsula. In Aidomari, which is the furthest point up Shiretoko you can travel by car, we can see the colorful Harlequin Duck among other sea birds of the region. We take cruise off the coast of Nemuro for more opportunities to see the countless native birds of the area. Over Lake Furen we can find the enormous Steller's Sea Eagle and White- Tailed Eagle in large groups around the brackish lake. After, we explore the Kiritappu Wetland - a Ramsar Site that hosts cranes, ducks, swans, and other local birds in winter.

The second tour, our Hokkaido and Beyond - Birding and Wildlife Winter Photography Tour is a 13-day itinerary that adds an extension into Honshu to the Charms of Hokkaido travel package. During the first five days of this excellent Japan winter photography tour, we travel to Mount Fuji for photo opportunities in the picturesque Fuji Five Lakes region, which offers some splendid views of the iconic mountain and other beautiful nature scenes. After, we travel to Yudanaka Onsen in Nagano, stopping over at Matsumoto to see the imposing Matsumoto Castle, and again at Obuse, which preserves the woodblock print artworks of the Edo-era artist Hokusuai at the Hokusai museum. Finally, at Yudanaka Onsen, we visit the Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park. The snow monkey is also known as the Japanese macaque and can be photographed bathing in a natural hot spring. We take time to capture on film the antics of these curious monkeys before the tour continues to the Hokkaido portion of the tour.

Choose one of our professionally crafted Japan Birding and Wildlife Winter Photography Tours, and explore the incredible natural splendor and fascinating wildlife of Japan. Our tours include comfortable transportation on one of our private coaches and the assistance of an expert Japan birding guide. Please browse our itineraries for more information.

Tour Highlights

  • Capture the natural splendor of Japan on film at beautiful locations in Hokkaido and Honshu.
  • Spot the famous Red-crowned crane in at the Ito Tancho Crane Sanctuary in Tsurui.
  • Enjoy a cruise off the coast of the UNESCO Heritage Shiretoko Peninsula to look for sea birds.
  • Take pictures of the adorable Snow Monkeys as they bathe in a natural hot spring.
  • Explore the breathtaking Fuji Five Lakes region, which offers incredible views of sacred Mount Fuji.
  • Study the artistic legacy of Hokusai, one of the most famous woodblock print artists of the Edo period.
  • View Steller's Sea Eagles and White-Tailed Eagles over Lake Furen.
  • Stroll the Notsuke Peninsula and find Hokkaido Foxes and Ezo Deer.
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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 Hokkaido: Birding & Wildlife Winter Photography 
Tour

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Charms of Hokkaido: Birding & Wildlife Winter Photography Tour
Charms of Hokkaido: Birding & Wildlife Winter Photography Tour
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9 Days 8 Nights | from US $4898.00 (Limit to 10 guests)

Tsurui - Lake Kussharo - Mt. Iou - Notsuke Peninsula - Rausu - Aidomari - Nemuro - Lake Furen - Kiritappu Wetland
Discover the incredible nature and rare wildlife of Hokkaido with a tour some of the island's most beautiful nature destinations, including Kushiro, Lake Kussharo, and the Shiretoko Peninsula. Capture memorable pictures of the red- crowned crane, Blakiston's Fish Owl, Steller's Sea Eagle,

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $4898.00 (Limit to 10 guests)

Tsurui - Lake Kussharo - Mt. Iou - Notsuke Peninsula - Rausu - Aidomari - Nemuro - Lake Furen - Kiritappu Wetland
Discover the incredible nature and rare wildlife of Hokkaido with a tour some of the island's most beautiful nature destinations, including Kushiro, Lake Kussharo, and the Shiretoko Peninsula. Capture memorable pictures of the red- crowned crane, Blakiston's Fish Owl, Steller's Sea Eagle,
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Tue. Feb 21, 2023 Wed. Mar 1, 2023 US $4898.00

Small Group Limited to 10 passengers

Kushiro Kushiro Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Feb 11, 2024 Mon. Feb 19, 2024 US $4898.00

Small Group Limited to 10 passengers

Kushiro Kushiro Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Hokkaido & Beyond: Birding & Wildlife Winter Photography 
Tour

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Hokkaido & Beyond: Birding & Wildlife Winter Photography Tour
Hokkaido & Beyond: Birding & Wildlife Winter Photography Tour

13 Days 12 Nights | from US $7398.00 (Limit to 10 guests)

Mt Fuji - Matsumoto - Obuse - Yudanaka Onsen - Tsurui - Lake Kussharo - Mt. Iou - Notsuke Peninsula - Rausu - Aidomari - Nemuro - Lake Furen - Kiritappu Wetland
Discover the stunning birds and wildlife of Fuji Five Lakes, Yudanaka Onsen, Kushiro, Lake Kussharo, and the Shiretoko Peninsula, and view snow monkeys, red-crowned cranes, Blakiston's Fish Owls, and many more.

13 Days 12 Nights | from US $7398.00 (Limit to 10 guests)

Mt Fuji - Matsumoto - Obuse - Yudanaka Onsen - Tsurui - Lake Kussharo - Mt. Iou - Notsuke Peninsula - Rausu - Aidomari - Nemuro - Lake Furen - Kiritappu Wetland
Discover the stunning birds and wildlife of Fuji Five Lakes, Yudanaka Onsen, Kushiro, Lake Kussharo, and the Shiretoko Peninsula, and view snow monkeys, red-crowned cranes, Blakiston's Fish Owls, and many more.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Fri. Feb 17, 2023 Wed. Mar 1, 2023 US $7398.00

Small Group Limited to 10 passengers

Tokyo Kushiro Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Wed. Feb 7, 2024 Mon. Feb 19, 2024 US $7398.00

Small Group Limited to 10 passengers

Tokyo Kushiro Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  

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