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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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Nakasendo Trail Walking & Hiking Tour

Tokyo - Kiso-Hirasawa - Narai - Yabuhara - Kiso-Fukushima - Tsumago - Magome - Nara - Yoshino - Mt Koya - Kyoto

11 Nights | From US$4420.00

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A small-group guided walking and hiking tour with four hikes of 1-4.5 hours of village-to-village walking on the Nakasendo Trail.

The Nakasendo Trail was one of two routes that connected Kyoto to Tokyo during Japan’s feudal era. While the other route, Tokaido route, spanned the Pacific coast, the Nakasendo Trail was the ‘road through the mountains’ and was traveled by feudal lords, samurai, merchants, and travelers. Along the route were 69 ‘post towns’ where tired travelers would rest before continuing onto their travels. All Japan Tours will take you to the highlights along this historical trail, providing... View More

The Nakasendo Trail was one of two routes that connected Kyoto to Tokyo during Japan’s feudal era. While the other route, Tokaido route, spanned the Pacific coast, the Nakasendo Trail was the ‘road through the mountains’ and was traveled by feudal lords, samurai, merchants, and travelers. Along the route were 69 ‘post towns’ where tired travelers would rest before continuing onto their travels. All Japan Tours will take you to the highlights along this historical trail, providing valuable insight into each town and attraction.

Our journey on this tour will begin in Tokyo, also known as Edo during Japan’s period of rule by the Shoguns. Enjoy exploring this marvelous city, visiitng Japan Bridge and the Meiji Shrine. We will then spend four days walking along the Nakasendo Trail. During the day, we will walk through the ancient route as it passes through beautifully-preserved villages along an easy path, while during the evening we will stay in traditional country inns. Enjoy delectable regional cuisine prepared from the freshest ingredients, soak in natural hot springs, and enjoy the warm hospitality of our hosts. You will be able to relax and unwind in the refreshing hot spring water after a long day of hiking trails and sightseeing! Visit the sacred Mt. Koya for insight into a Buddhist Monk's lifestyle, enjoying morning meditation and an overnight stay at a temple. For those looking to explore a few popular places while also exploring roads less traveled by, this tour is a perfect option.

Activity Level: Intense
Our Intense tours generally have dedicated days of trail walking, with some days of over four hours and with some ascent and/or descent.

Who is an Intense tour designed for?
- We recommend our Intense tours for anyone who does regular walking or hiking, and is comfortable walking a full day with some climbing and descending.
- If you do not exercise regularly, please practice walking for three to four hours, about three to six months prior to the tour in order to get the most out of your trip.

Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy village to village walking on the loveliest parts of the old Nakasendo Trail.
  • Bathe in the thermal waters at a hot-spring Ryokan.
  • Stay overnight at a Buddhist temple in the sacred town of Mount Koya.
  • See the exquisitely-preserved villages of Narai, Tsumago and Magome.
  • Visit the historic imperial capitals of Kyoto and Nara with its free-roaming deer.
  • Ride the Bullet Train for an exhilarating ride through Japan.
  • Taste local cuisine and enjoy shojin-ryori, Buddhist vegetarian cuisine.
  • Select itineraries include the chance to see cherry blossoms or autumn leaves.
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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.

Nakasendo Trail Walking & Hiking Tour: Spring

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Nakasendo Trail Walking & Hiking Tour: Spring
Nakasendo Trail Walking & Hiking Tour: Spring

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $4420.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Tokyo / Kiso-Hirasawa / Narai / Yabuhara / Kiso- Fukushima / Tsumago / Magome / Nara / Yoshino / Mt Koya / Kyoto
A small-group guided walking & hiking tour with four hikes of 1-4.5 hours of village-to-village walking on the Nakasendo Trail.

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $4420.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Tokyo / Kiso-Hirasawa / Narai / Yabuhara / Kiso- Fukushima / Tsumago / Magome / Nara / Yoshino / Mt Koya / Kyoto
A small-group guided walking & hiking tour with four hikes of 1-4.5 hours of village-to-village walking on the Nakasendo Trail.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Thu. May 11, 2023 Mon. May 22, 2023 US $4420.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Tokyo Kyoto Active Save this tour Inquiry  
Tue. May 16, 2023 Sat. May 27, 2023 US $4420.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

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Nakasendo Trail Walking & Hiking Tour: Cherry 
Blossoms

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Nakasendo Trail Walking & Hiking Tour: Cherry Blossoms
Nakasendo Trail Walking & Hiking Tour: Cherry Blossoms

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $4420.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Tokyo / Kiso-Hirasawa / Narai / Yabuhara / Kiso- Fukushima / Tsumago / Magome / Nara / Yoshino / Mt Koya / Kyoto
A small-group guided walking & hiking tour with four hikes of 1-4.5 hours of village-to-village walking on the Nakasendo Trail.

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $4420.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Tokyo / Kiso-Hirasawa / Narai / Yabuhara / Kiso- Fukushima / Tsumago / Magome / Nara / Yoshino / Mt Koya / Kyoto
A small-group guided walking & hiking tour with four hikes of 1-4.5 hours of village-to-village walking on the Nakasendo Trail.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Thu. Apr 6, 2023 Mon. Apr 17, 2023 US $4420.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Tokyo Kyoto Active Save this tour Inquiry  
Thu. Apr 13, 2023 Mon. Apr 24, 2023 US $4420.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Tokyo Kyoto Active Save this tour Inquiry  
Nakasendo Trail Walking & Hiking Tour: Autumn

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Nakasendo Trail Walking & Hiking Tour: Autumn
Nakasendo Trail Walking & Hiking Tour: Autumn

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $4420.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Tokyo / Kiso-Hirasawa / Narai / Yabuhara / Kiso- Fukushima / Tsumago / Magome / Nara / Yoshino / Mt Koya / Kyoto
A small-group guided walking & hiking tour with four hikes of 1-4.5 hours of village-to-village walking on the Nakasendo Trail.

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $4420.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Tokyo / Kiso-Hirasawa / Narai / Yabuhara / Kiso- Fukushima / Tsumago / Magome / Nara / Yoshino / Mt Koya / Kyoto
A small-group guided walking & hiking tour with four hikes of 1-4.5 hours of village-to-village walking on the Nakasendo Trail.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Tue. Sep 12, 2023 Sat. Sep 23, 2023 US $4420.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Tokyo Kyoto Active Save this tour Inquiry  
Wed. Sep 20, 2023 Wed. Sep 27, 2023 US $4420.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Kyoto Tokyo Active Save this tour Inquiry  
Mon. Sep 25, 2023 Fri. Oct 6, 2023 US $4420.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

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Tue. Oct 3, 2023 Sat. Oct 14, 2023 US $4420.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

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Fri. Oct 6, 2023 Fri. Oct 13, 2023 US $4420.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

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Fri. Oct 13, 2023 Tue. Oct 24, 2023 US $4420.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

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Sun. Oct 29, 2023 Thu. Nov 9, 2023 US $4420.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

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Nakasendo Trail Walking & Hiking Tour: Autumn Leaves

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Group Tour | Walking Style    

Nakasendo Trail Walking & Hiking Tour: Autumn Leaves
Nakasendo Trail Walking & Hiking Tour: Autumn Leaves

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $4420.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Tokyo / Kiso-Hirasawa / Narai / Yabuhara / Kiso- Fukushima / Tsumago / Magome / Nara / Yoshino / Mt Koya / Kyoto
A small-group guided walking & hiking tour with four hikes of 1-4.5 hours of village-to-village walking on the Nakasendo Trail.

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $4420.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Tokyo / Kiso-Hirasawa / Narai / Yabuhara / Kiso- Fukushima / Tsumago / Magome / Nara / Yoshino / Mt Koya / Kyoto
A small-group guided walking & hiking tour with four hikes of 1-4.5 hours of village-to-village walking on the Nakasendo Trail.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Sun. Nov 5, 2023 Thu. Nov 16, 2023 US $4420.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Tokyo Kyoto Active Save this tour Inquiry  
Sun. Nov 12, 2023 Thu. Nov 23, 2023 US $4420.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

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