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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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Japan Walking Tour: Shoguns and Samurai

Tokyo - Obuse - Yudanaka Onsen - Matsumoto - Narai - Tsumago - Magome - Takayama - Shirakawa-go - Kyoto - Nara - Mt Koya

13 Nights | From US$4930.00

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A small-group guided cultural walking tour exploring the highlights of central Japan.

Central Japan, comprised of prefectures such as Nagano and Gifu, is an expansive region of tall mountain ranges and fast-flowing rivers. Many remote villages could not be easily accessed until as of recently, making these places well-preserved. All Japan Tours takes you to places on this tour that let you feel as if you have stepped back during the Edo period. From modern Tokyo, known as Edo during Japan’s feudal era, journey all the way to Kyoto, Japan’s former capital for over 1000 y... View More

Central Japan, comprised of prefectures such as Nagano and Gifu, is an expansive region of tall mountain ranges and fast-flowing rivers. Many remote villages could not be easily accessed until as of recently, making these places well-preserved. All Japan Tours takes you to places on this tour that let you feel as if you have stepped back during the Edo period. From modern Tokyo, known as Edo during Japan’s feudal era, journey all the way to Kyoto, Japan’s former capital for over 1000 years where most of the countries cultural heritage resides.

Start your tour in Tokyo, where we will explore historic landmarks before heading towards Yudanaka Onsen hot spring. Here, we can spot the famous “snow monkeys” enjoying the natural hot spring baths. We will then visit one of the best-preserved portions in the Kiso Valley where the charming villages of Tsumago and Magome have been immaculately revived. We will then venture to the Japanese Alps to visit Takayama and Shirakawa-go. These quaint villages provide insight into the past of rural Japan. From there we will take the train to Kyoto, an ancient city and once Japan's capital. Take a day trip to Nara, then travel onward to Mount Koya, where you will have the special opportunity to stay overnight at temple lodging. Enjoy morning meditation with the monks before taking the high-speed bullet train back to Tokyo, where your tour will end. Enjoy traditional meals and local cuisine throughout your trip as well as the chance to bathe in your hotel's hot spring onsen.

Activity Level: Moderate
On our moderate walking tours, you will be on your feet for much of the day to experience the sights listed in the itinerary.

Who is a Moderate tour designed for?
- We recommend moderate tours for anyone who is able to climb stairs and is happy to walk about 1 mile/1.6 km per day.
- If you do not exercise regularly, please practice walking for two to three hours a day about three to six months prior to the tour in order to get the most out of your trip.

Tour Highlights

  • Explore Tokyo on a guided walking tour and visit Nihonbashi - the '.centre of Japan'.
  • See the exquisitely-preserved villages of Tsumago and Magome.
  • Visit the former imperial capitals of Kyoto and Nara.
  • Stay at a hot-spring ryokan, bathe in natural thermal waters and see the snow monkeys of Yudanaka Onsen.
  • Visit a sake brewery in Obuse and search for handicrafts in the lovely city of Takayama.
  • Stay in monastery lodgings in the temple town of Mount Koya.
  • Enjoy a ride from Osaka to Tokyo on the speedy shinkansen bullet train.
  • Select itineraries include the chance to see cherry blossoms or autumn leaves during your travels.
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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.

Japan Walking Tour: Shoguns and Samurai - Cherry 
Blossoms

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Japan Walking Tour: Shoguns and Samurai - Cherry Blossoms
Japan Walking Tour: Shoguns and Samurai - Cherry Blossoms

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $4930.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Tokyo / Obuse / Yudanaka Onsen / Matsumoto / Narai / Tsumago / Magome / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kyoto / Nara / Mt Koya
A small-group guided cultural walking tour exploring the highlights of central Japan.

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $4930.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Tokyo / Obuse / Yudanaka Onsen / Matsumoto / Narai / Tsumago / Magome / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kyoto / Nara / Mt Koya
A small-group guided cultural walking tour exploring the highlights of central Japan.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Tue. Mar 28, 2023 Mon. Apr 10, 2023 US $4930.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Tokyo Tokyo Active Save this tour Inquiry  
Japan Walking Tour: Shoguns and Samurai - Spring

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Japan Walking Tour: Shoguns and Samurai - Spring
Japan Walking Tour: Shoguns and Samurai - Spring

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $4930.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Tokyo / Obuse / Yudanaka Onsen / Matsumoto / Narai / Tsumago / Magome / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kyoto / Nara / Mt Koya
A small-group guided cultural walking tour exploring the highlights of central Japan.

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $4930.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Tokyo / Obuse / Yudanaka Onsen / Matsumoto / Narai / Tsumago / Magome / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kyoto / Nara / Mt Koya
A small-group guided cultural walking tour exploring the highlights of central Japan.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Sat. Apr 15, 2023 Fri. Apr 28, 2023 US $4930.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Tokyo Tokyo Active Save this tour Inquiry  
Fri. May 12, 2023 Thu. May 25, 2023 US $4930.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Tokyo Tokyo Active Save this tour Inquiry  
Japan Walking Tour: Shoguns and Samurai - Autumn

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Japan Walking Tour: Shoguns and Samurai - Autumn
Japan Walking Tour: Shoguns and Samurai - Autumn

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $4930.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Tokyo / Obuse / Yudanaka Onsen / Matsumoto / Narai / Tsumago / Magome / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kyoto / Nara / Mt Koya
A small-group guided cultural walking tour exploring the highlights of central Japan.

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $4930.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Tokyo / Obuse / Yudanaka Onsen / Matsumoto / Narai / Tsumago / Magome / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kyoto / Nara / Mt Koya
A small-group guided cultural walking tour exploring the highlights of central Japan.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Mon. Sep 18, 2023 Sun. Oct 1, 2023 US $4930.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Tokyo Tokyo Active Save this tour Inquiry  
Tue. Oct 17, 2023 Mon. Oct 30, 2023 US $4930.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Tokyo Tokyo Active Save this tour Inquiry  
Japan Walking Tour: Shoguns and Samurai - Autumn 
Leaves

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Japan Walking Tour: Shoguns and Samurai - Autumn Leaves
Japan Walking Tour: Shoguns and Samurai - Autumn Leaves

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $4930.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Tokyo / Obuse / Yudanaka Onsen / Matsumoto / Narai / Tsumago / Magome / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kyoto / Nara / Mt Koya
A small-group guided cultural walking tour exploring the highlights of central Japan.

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $4930.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Tokyo / Obuse / Yudanaka Onsen / Matsumoto / Narai / Tsumago / Magome / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kyoto / Nara / Mt Koya
A small-group guided cultural walking tour exploring the highlights of central Japan.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Tue. Oct 31, 2023 Mon. Nov 13, 2023 US $4930.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Tokyo Tokyo Active Save this tour Inquiry  

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