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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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The Golden Route Japan Tour

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Tokyo - Mt Fuji - Hakone - Kyoto - Nara - Osaka

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Visit the famous attractions of Tokyo & Kyoto. Designed for first-time visitors or travelers seeking a brief introduction to Japan’s top sites.

Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or a first-time visitor to Japan, we recommend “The Golden Route Japan”, our most popular tour. This tour provides a sample of what Japan has to offer, from unique locales to “must see” tourist attractions in Tokyo and Kyoto.

Our Golden Route Japan itinerary loosely follows the Tokaido Road, the most traveled route during the Edo Period connecting Kyoto to Tokyo. Today, this route is referred to as the "Golden Route" and is popular among... View More

Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or a first-time visitor to Japan, we recommend “The Golden Route Japan”, our most popular tour. This tour provides a sample of what Japan has to offer, from unique locales to “must see” tourist attractions in Tokyo and Kyoto.

Our Golden Route Japan itinerary loosely follows the Tokaido Road, the most traveled route during the Edo Period connecting Kyoto to Tokyo. Today, this route is referred to as the "Golden Route" and is popular among visitors as it features famous sites along the route including Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto, Nara, and Osaka. Travel in comfort on our private coach bus while an English- speaking guide and private driver help you navigate Japan’s cultural landmarks, diverse shopping districts, and historic sites.

Explore the bustling city of Tokyo, visiting famous attractions such as Tokyo Tower and Asakusa Sensoji Temple. Learn how to make sushi with a professional sushi chef and savor your delicious creations. If the season is right, visit Ueno Park in Tokyo to see 1000s of cherry trees, or admire the autumn foliage while riding the Hakone Ropeway. Hakone is also famous for its hot springs and wonderful views of Mt. Fuji (if weather permits). Take an exhilarating bullet train ride before unwinding at your Japanese-style inn (Ryokan), where you can enjoy the natural bath waters of the hot springs.

Kyoto, once Japan's capital, offers a glimpse into the past with its historic buildings and rich history and culture. You will have exclusive access to the city’s top gardens, temples, and shrines, and will enjoy a traditional green tea ceremony hosted by an apprentice geisha (maiko). Depending on the tour's dates, you may also experience the Aoi Festival or Gion Summer Festival in Kyoto which have been held for thousands of years. During Golden Route Cherry Blossom Tours, visit Maruyama Park in Kyoto, famous for its weeping cherry tree.

Whether you want to see the lush pink cherry blossoms in spring, the vibrant colors of autumn, or the festivals of summer, there is something to enjoy each season on our Golden Route Tours. This tour is also available in reverse versions (travel from Osaka to Tokyo), convenient for guests wanting to stay in Tokyo longer after the tour ends. For those wanting a glimpse of what Japan can offer, this tour is an excellent choice!

Feel free to click on the tours below to learn more about the selected itinerary and its seasonal changes.

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Tour Highlights

  • Explore the top sites of Tokyo and Kyoto, perfect for first time visitors to Japan with limited time.
  • Visit Miho Museum, an art museum listed on "1000 Places to See Before You Die".
  • Learn how to make sushi with a professional sushi chef.
  • Unwind at a Japanese hot springs (onsen) hotel.
  • Indulge in traditional Japanese meals and a gourmet kaiseki dinner.
  • Catch a glimpse of Mt. Fuji, and ride a shinkansen bullet train for the experience.
  • Experience a traditional green tea ceremony hosted by an apprentice geisha (maiko).
  • Selected tours featured cherry blossoms, autumn leaves, or festivals.
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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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The Golden Route Japan Tour Spring: Kyoto Aoi Festival 
2021 - 5/11

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

The Golden Route Japan Tour Spring: Kyoto Aoi Festival 2021 - 5/11
The Golden Route Japan Tour Spring: Kyoto Aoi Festival 2021 - 5/11
86 reviews
86 reviews

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $2898.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Hikone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka
The must see sights of Tokyo & Kyoto...plus the Aoi Festival.

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $2898.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Hikone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka
The must see sights of Tokyo & Kyoto...plus the Aoi Festival.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Tue. May 11, 2021 Tue. May 18, 2021 US $2898.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Wed. May 11, 2022 Wed. May 18, 2022 US $2898.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
The Golden Route Japan Tour Summer (Reverse): Gion 
Summer Festival 2021 - 7/15

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

The Golden Route Japan Tour Summer (Reverse): Gion Summer Festival 2021 - 7/15
The Golden Route Japan Tour Summer (Reverse): Gion Summer Festival 2021 - 7/15
86 reviews
86 reviews

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $2898.00

Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo
The must see sights of Tokyo & Kyoto...plus Gion Summer Festival.

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $2898.00

Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo
The must see sights of Tokyo & Kyoto...plus Gion Summer Festival.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Thu. Jul 15, 2021 Thu. Jul 22, 2021 US $3498.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. Jul 15, 2022 Fri. Jul 22, 2022 US $2898.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
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