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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 Garden Tours

Himeji - Matsue - Izumo - Takamatsu - (Naoshima) - Awaji Island - Kobe - (Koyasan) - Osaka - Nara - Kyoto - Mt Fuji - Hakone - Tokyo

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Visit the very best gardens of Japan with a garden specialist guide and have the exclusive opportunity to visit a private garden, as well as meet a professional Japanese garden builder and designer for extensive insight

Tour the Gardens of Japan to see some of the most peaceful, heavenly, and meticulous landscapes that have ever been cultivated. Centuries of landscaping philosophy and respect for nature give Japan's various gardens a deep and spiritual atmosphere, at once lovely, subtle, and poetic in every glimpse. If viewing such nature scenes is a meaningful, enjoyable, or spiritual experience for you, a tour of Japan's gardens is an absolute must. These itineraries have been specially geared to take adv... View More

Tour the Gardens of Japan to see some of the most peaceful, heavenly, and meticulous landscapes that have ever been cultivated. Centuries of landscaping philosophy and respect for nature give Japan's various gardens a deep and spiritual atmosphere, at once lovely, subtle, and poetic in every glimpse. If viewing such nature scenes is a meaningful, enjoyable, or spiritual experience for you, a tour of Japan's gardens is an absolute must. These itineraries have been specially geared to take advantage of Japan's most vibrant seasonal events: spring cherry blossoms and autumn colored leaves.

Your journey through Japan's best garden spots will be facilitated by an English-speaking, government certified guide with over 10 years of experience. Having studied under the NHK Kyoto garden program, your knowledgeable and friendly guide will bring a specialized expertise to your tour. Additionally, the tour includes meeting an insightful tour with a professional Japanese garden builder and designer in Kyoto, who will be available to answer your questions about Japanese landscape gardening and maintenance, as well as take you to some of the city's finest gardens.

Walk in tranquil wonder through Japan's top gardens while you travel from Osaka, down into Shikoku, and back up to Tokyo in the garden tour of a lifetime. Other destinations on the tour include Himeji, Matsue, Awaji Island, Izumo, Takamatsu, Kobe, Kyoto, Nara, and Tokyo. The parks and gardens that await your discovery include temple gardens in Kyoto and Nara, Kokoen garden near Himeji Castle, Ritsurin Garden, Isuien Garden, Yushien Garden, as well as some private gardens off the beaten path.

During the spring tour, travel to see the delicate beauty of Japanese cherry blossoms, and stay to witness the art museums and projects at Naoshima Art Island. In autumn, travel to a Koyasan temple complex radiant in colorful autumn leaves, where guests are treated to a stay at a temple, a dinner of monks' food, and all the must-sees of the Koyasan Temple complex, such as Kongobuji Temple and Okunoin Cemetery.

Browse the itineraries below for more detailed information on our Japan Garden Tours.

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Tour Highlights

  • Focus your Japan trip on visiting the country’s most beautiful gardens.
  • Meet a professional Japanese garden builder and designer for exclusive insight.
  • Visit a private garden in Kyoto for a unique view that is unopen to the public.
  • Try on a kimono and stay overnight at a traditional Japanese inn.
  • Experience Zazen meditation and a tea ceremony.
  • Enjoy dinner with an apprentice geisha.
  • Experience the real life of a Shingon Buddhist monk at Mount Koyasan, including a healthy vegetarian meal of monks’ food.
  • Enjoy relaxing evenings at hand-picked accommodations and transit between sites using our comfortable private coaches.
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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.

Japan Garden Tour: Autumn Leaves 2020 - 10/25

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

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

Japan Garden Tour: Autumn Leaves 2020 - 10/25
Japan Garden Tour: Autumn Leaves 2020 - 10/25

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $7998.00

Himeji / Matsue / Izumo / Takamatsu / Awaji Island / Kobe / Osaka / Koyasan / Nara / Kyoto / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Tokyo
This 14-day tour takes you to some of the best gardens in Japan, plus delicious cuisine, ancient temples, with other local experiences in Kyoto, Nara, Mount Fuji, Koyasan, and more.

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $7998.00

Himeji / Matsue / Izumo / Takamatsu / Awaji Island / Kobe / Osaka / Koyasan / Nara / Kyoto / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Tokyo
This 14-day tour takes you to some of the best gardens in Japan, plus delicious cuisine, ancient temples, with other local experiences in Kyoto, Nara, Mount Fuji, Koyasan, and more.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Sun. Oct 25, 2020 Sat. Nov 7, 2020 US $7998.00

Small Group Limited to 12 passengers

Osaka Tokyo Deluxe-Plus Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Oct 24, 2021 Sat. Nov 6, 2021 US $7998.00

Small Group Limited to 12 passengers

Osaka Tokyo Deluxe-Plus Save this tour Book Now  
Japan Art & Garden Tour: Cherry Blossoms 2021 - 3/24

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

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

Japan Art & Garden Tour: Cherry Blossoms 2021 - 3/24
Japan Art & Garden Tour: Cherry Blossoms 2021 - 3/24

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $7998.00

Himeji / Matsue / Izumo / Takamatsu / Naoshima / Awaji Island / Kobe / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Tokyo
The Art and Garden Cherry Blossoms Tour offers you the most magnificent of Japan's gardens in one of the loveliest seasons, guided by our garden-knowledgeable guide, including a trip to Naoshima Art Island.

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $7998.00

Himeji / Matsue / Izumo / Takamatsu / Naoshima / Awaji Island / Kobe / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Tokyo
The Art and Garden Cherry Blossoms Tour offers you the most magnificent of Japan's gardens in one of the loveliest seasons, guided by our garden-knowledgeable guide, including a trip to Naoshima Art Island.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Wed. Mar 24, 2021 Tue. Apr 6, 2021 US $7998.00

Small Group Limited to 12 passengers

Osaka Tokyo Deluxe-Plus Save this tour Book Now  

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