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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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The Pilgrimage Route of Japan

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

8 Nights | From US$3498.00

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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 ... 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.

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.

The Pilgrimage Route of Japan Tour: Autumn Leaves

Group Tour | Deluxe Style          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe Style    Book Now & Save $100

The Pilgrimage Route of Japan Tour: Autumn Leaves
The Pilgrimage Route of Japan Tour: Autumn Leaves

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3598.00

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 $3598.00

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 4, 2022 Sat. Nov 12, 2022 US $3598.00 Osaka Osaka Deluxe Style Save this tour Sold Out
Fri. Nov 3, 2023 Sat. Nov 11, 2023 US $3598.00 Osaka Osaka Deluxe Style Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. Nov 1, 2024 Sat. Nov 9, 2024 US $3598.00 Osaka Osaka Deluxe Style Save this tour Book Now  
The Pilgrimage Route of Japan: Cherry Blossom Tour

Group Tour | Deluxe Style          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe Style    Book Now & Save $100

The Pilgrimage Route of Japan: Cherry Blossom Tour
The Pilgrimage Route of Japan: Cherry Blossom Tour

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3598.00

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 $3598.00

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
Tue. Apr 4, 2023 Wed. Apr 12, 2023 US $3598.00 Osaka Osaka Deluxe Style Save this tour Book Now  
Thu. Apr 4, 2024 Fri. Apr 12, 2024 US $3598.00 Osaka Osaka Deluxe Style Save this tour Book Now  

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