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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.

Group Tour | Classic

Kumano Kodo Walking & Hiking Tour

Kyoto - Takijiri - Takahara - Chikatsuyu - Yunomine Onsen - Katsuura - Kyoto

8 Nights | From US$3550.00

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Travel on the sacred Kumano Kodo, or Kumano Ancient Trail, a famous pilgrimage route to Kumano.

Travel on the sacred Kumano Kodo, or Kumano Ancient Trail, a famous pilgrimage route to Kumano. Enjoy a beautifully varied hike throughout the mountainous range that lies south of Osaka, Nara, and Kyoto. Spend four days on the well-preserved trail while traveling through deep valleys, mountains, and small villages. During your journey, rest at comfortable family-run inns, enjoy the local food, soak in natural hot springs, and visit various shrines. On your trek, visit three great Kumano Sh... View More

Travel on the sacred Kumano Kodo, or Kumano Ancient Trail, a famous pilgrimage route to Kumano. Enjoy a beautifully varied hike throughout the mountainous range that lies south of Osaka, Nara, and Kyoto. Spend four days on the well-preserved trail while traveling through deep valleys, mountains, and small villages. During your journey, rest at comfortable family-run inns, enjoy the local food, soak in natural hot springs, and visit various shrines. On your trek, visit three great Kumano Shrines – Kumano Hongu Taisha, Kumano Nachi Taisha, and Hayatama Taisha. Let your English-speaking guide walk you through this ancient trail.

Begin your journey in the city of Kyoto, where you will take the train south along the coast and spend four days hiking the Nakahechi Trail, also a UNESCO World Heritage site. Take a day mid-way through your journey to relax with a pleasant ride along the Kumano River to Hayatama Taisha Shrine. Afterwards, we will cross the Kii Peninsula on foot heading towards the eastern fishing town, Katsuura. With a two-night stay at a hot-spring hotel along with an extra optional day of hiking, you will be able to relax and rejuvinate. Travel back to Kyoto by train to complete your journey. Relax and let All Japan Tours take care of the details along with your luggage transfers, breakfasts, and dinners.

Activity Level: Strenuous
Our strenuous tours contain several days of trail walking, with some days up to six hours or more of walking. There is significant ascent and/or descent on uneven terrain.

Who is a Strenuous tour designed for?
- We recommend strenuous tours for anyone who does regular full-day walking or hiking, and is comfortable walking for extended periods of time.
- We recommend our strenuous tours for people who are already fit and active.

Tour Highlights

  • From imperial Kyoto, head through the Kumano mountains to the Pacific Ocean fishing port of Kii- Katsuura.
  • Bathe in an outdoor hot-spring bath with views of the ocean.
  • See the Three Grand Shrines at Hongu, Shingu and Nachi.
  • Walk from village to village on enchanting sections of the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail.
  • Ride a traditional boat on the Kumano River.
  • Enjoy an exclusive Shamisen musical performance in a lovely traditional setting on the Kumano Kodo trail.
  • Select itineraries include the chance to see the autumn leaves on your hike.
  • Taste the flavors of local cuisine and enjoy the eight dinners included in your tour
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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.

Kumano Kodo Walking & Hiking Tour: Spring

Group Tour | Classic          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Classic    Book Now & Save $100

Kumano Kodo Walking & Hiking Tour: Spring
Kumano Kodo Walking & Hiking Tour: Spring

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3650.00

Kyoto / Takijiri / Takahara / Chikatsuyu / Yunomine Onsen / Katsuura / Kyoto
A small-group guided walking & hiking tour with five hikes of 2-6 hours of village-to-village walking on the sacred Kumano Kodo, or Kumano Ancient Trail.

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3650.00

Kyoto / Takijiri / Takahara / Chikatsuyu / Yunomine Onsen / Katsuura / Kyoto
A small-group guided walking & hiking tour with five hikes of 2-6 hours of village-to-village walking on the sacred Kumano Kodo, or Kumano Ancient Trail.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Mon. Apr 11, 2022 Tue. Apr 19, 2022 US $3650.00

Small Group Limited to 12 passengers

Kyoto Kyoto Classic Save this tour Book Now  
Wed. May 11, 2022 Thu. May 19, 2022 US $3650.00

Small Group Limited to 12 passengers

Kyoto Kyoto Classic Save this tour Book Now  
Kumano Kodo Walking & Hiking Tour: Autumn Leaves

Group Tour | Classic          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Classic    Book Now & Save $100

Kumano Kodo Walking & Hiking Tour: Autumn Leaves
Kumano Kodo Walking & Hiking Tour: Autumn Leaves

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3650.00

Kyoto / Takijiri / Takahara / Chikatsuyu / Yunomine Onsen / Katsuura / Kyoto
A small-group guided walking & hiking tour with five hikes of 2-6 hours of village-to-village walking on the sacred Kumano Kodo, or Kumano Ancient Trail.

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3650.00

Kyoto / Takijiri / Takahara / Chikatsuyu / Yunomine Onsen / Katsuura / Kyoto
A small-group guided walking & hiking tour with five hikes of 2-6 hours of village-to-village walking on the sacred Kumano Kodo, or Kumano Ancient Trail.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Wed. Oct 19, 2022 Thu. Oct 27, 2022 US $3650.00

Small Group Limited to 12 passengers

Kyoto Kyoto Classic Save this tour Book Now  
Wed. Nov 9, 2022 Thu. Nov 17, 2022 US $3650.00

Small Group Limited to 12 passengers

Kyoto Kyoto Classic Save this tour Book Now  

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