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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 Pilgrimage Route of Japan

Himeji - Kurashiki - Hiroshima - Shimanami Kaido - Takamatsu - Naruto - Koyasan - Kumano - Ise Shima

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Explore Japan's cultural roots and sacred grounds while traveling through the country’s most scenic routes.

The Pilgrimage Route of Japan Tour grants you access to some of Japan’s culturally attractive areas and scenic sites. Gain insight on Shintoism and Buddhism in Japan, which are still practiced today. Take this opportunity to experience Japan’s historical lifestyle and culture firsthand. All Japan Tours grants you exclusive access to many religious sites of Japan, and provides the means necessary to fully immerse yourself in nature. Take a walk with us along the Shikoku Pilgrimage Route,... View More

The Pilgrimage Route of Japan Tour grants you access to some of Japan’s culturally attractive areas and scenic sites. Gain insight on Shintoism and Buddhism in Japan, which are still practiced today. Take this opportunity to experience Japan’s historical lifestyle and culture firsthand. All Japan Tours grants you exclusive access to many religious sites of Japan, and provides the means necessary to fully immerse yourself in nature. Take a walk with us along the Shikoku Pilgrimage Route, as we explore the true history and spirtuality of Japan.

Starting and ending in Osaka, this tour's first stop is Himeji Castle, one of twelve original standing castles. Visit a city known for its tragic history, where houses and buildings were once obliterated, and now thrives as a modern and completely rebuilt city, Hiroshima. Visit the Memorial Peace Park and Museum, seeing artifcats that were found after the blast. Then, head to Miyajima Island, home to the famous Floating Torii Gate. Enjoy a scenic drive through the Shimanami Kaido, a 60-kilometer-long toll road that connects the main island of Honshu to the Shikoku island, which is still largely untouched by mass tourism. Shikoku is seeped with natural beauty, colorful legend and history, and jeweled with 88 pilgrimage temples.

From Ryozenji to Gokurakuji, experience part of the pilgrimage route on foot, as you make your way along the 16th century route. Take a ferry to Wakayama and visit Koyasan, where you will have the opportunity to experience a monk lifestyle by staying overnight at a temple and eating a Shojin Ryori (vegetarian) dinner. In the morning, you will have the chance to join monks in their meditation practice for further enlightenment on their spiritual customs. In Kumano, spend time visiting temples, shrines, and other significant structures along the Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Trail, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From there, you can see the tallest waterfall in Japan, Nachi Fall. After visiting several temples and shrines, including the Ise Grand Shrine, one of Japan’s most sacred and holiest Shinto shrines, spend time at the Mikimoto Pearl Island to learn the art and skills of pearl production.

Our Pilgrimage Route brings travelers cultural awareness of the historical past and belief systems deeply rooted in Japan. Enjoy authentic cuisine, cherry blossoms in the spring, autumn leaves in the fall, and comfortable accommodations hand-selected by All Japan Tours. With an English-speaking guide and transportation on private coach bus included, you can relax and enjoy Japan as it was meant to be enjoyed.

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Tour Highlights

  • Offers a deeper understanding of the religious aspects and cultural roots of Japan while traveling through the scenic routes of southern Japan.
  • Visit ancient temples rooted in Buddhist and Shinto beliefs and other spiritual sites.
  • Spend one night at a temple lodging at Koyasan for first- hand experience of a monk lifestyle.
  • Explore the structures along the Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Trail, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Witness one of the tallest waterfall in Japan, Nachi Falls.
  • Select itineraries offer the best places to view the red and gold autumn leaves.
  • Visit Hiroshima Peace Park and Museum, a memorial site for the tragic dropping of the atomic bomb.
  • Opportunities to view seasonal attractions, including cherry blossoms.
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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.

The Pilgrimage Route of Japan Tour: Autumn Leaves 2020 - 
11/6

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

The Pilgrimage Route of Japan Tour: Autumn Leaves 2020 - 11/6
The Pilgrimage Route of Japan Tour: Autumn Leaves 2020 - 11/6

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3398.00

Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Naruto / Koyasan / Kumano / Ise Shima
Experience and learn about the spiritual side of Japan.

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3398.00

Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Naruto / Koyasan / Kumano / Ise Shima
Experience and learn about the spiritual side of Japan.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Fri. Nov 6, 2020 Sat. Nov 14, 2020 US $3398.00 Osaka Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. Nov 5, 2021 Sat. Nov 13, 2021 US $3398.00 Osaka Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. Nov 4, 2022 Sat. Nov 12, 2022 US $3398.00 Osaka Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
The Pilgrimage Route of Japan: Cherry Blossom Tour 
2020 - 4/4

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

The Pilgrimage Route of Japan: Cherry Blossom Tour 2020 - 4/4
The Pilgrimage Route of Japan: Cherry Blossom Tour 2020 - 4/4

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3398.00

Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Naruto / Koyasan / Kumano / Ise Shima
Experience and learn about the spiritual side of Japan.

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3398.00

Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Naruto / Koyasan / Kumano / Ise Shima
Experience and learn about the spiritual side of Japan.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Sat. Apr 4, 2020 Sun. Apr 12, 2020 US $3398.00 Osaka Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Apr 4, 2021 Mon. Apr 12, 2021 US $3398.00 Osaka Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Mon. Apr 4, 2022 Tue. Apr 12, 2022 US $3398.00 Osaka Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  

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