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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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Tohoku & Central Japan

Aomori - Inakadate - Hirosaki - Kakunodate - Sakata - Mt Haguro - Mogami River Gorge - Yamadera - Matsushima - Nikko - Nara - Kyoto - Koka - Hakone - Mt Fuji - Tokyo

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Experience a tour through the rare cultural beauties of Tohoku, followed by the golden route through Japan’s top destinations!

Take a journey up into the largely untouristed Tohoku region, then explore the top locations in Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara, and Osaka during Japan’s colorful autumn season. This 14-day itinerary combines our Charms of Tohoku Tour with our wildly popular Golden Route Japan Autumn Tour for a memorable journey of magnificent nature scenes, must-see monuments, and rare cultural experiences.

The tour begins with an exploration of Japan’s Tohoku region, taking the Shinkansen bullet train up t... View More

Take a journey up into the largely untouristed Tohoku region, then explore the top locations in Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara, and Osaka during Japan’s colorful autumn season. This 14-day itinerary combines our Charms of Tohoku Tour with our wildly popular Golden Route Japan Autumn Tour for a memorable journey of magnificent nature scenes, must-see monuments, and rare cultural experiences.

The tour begins with an exploration of Japan’s Tohoku region, taking the Shinkansen bullet train up to Aomori prefecture, then taking a winding, leisurely route back down to Tokyo. On the way, we will visit the village of Inakatade, and the Rice Paddy Art. The villagers take different varieties of rice and grow them in patterns and colors to create portraits of famous people, pop culture, landmarks, monuments, and even other artworks. We will learn about the life of a Yamabushi monk on Mount Haguro, one of the sacred Three Mountains of Dewa, as you put on the traditional monk attire, eat a vegetarian meal of shojin ryori “monks’ food”, and take climb up a stone staircase past a five-storied pagoda to reach Haguro-san Shrine. Other charms of Tohoku you will see on this tour include a riverboat Mogami River Gorge as you are regaled by singing boatmen, a performance by the Sakata Maiko (geisha apprentices) at the Somaro Teahouse, and a cruise around the pine-covered islands of Matsushima Bay before we make our way to Tokyo and the “Golden Route”.

The Golden Route takes our guests through the most popular must-see sights of Japan. A day of sightseeing in Tokyo takes you to Tokyo Tower and Asakusa Sensoji Temple, with the addition a lesson in learning how to prepare sushi. If the weather is favorable, we will go to the 5th station of Mount Fuji and take a ride on the Hakone Ropeway to the volcanic pools of Owakudani. Then we will discover the UNESCO Heritage Temples and Shrines of Kyoto and Nara, including the thousand red torii gates of Fushimi Inari Shrine, the wooden veranda of Kiyomizu Temple, and the Golden Pavilion. At last, we explore Osaka’s Dotonbori and Shinsaibashi districts – the city’s most popular shopping areas.

Tour Highlights

  • Admire the rice paddy art of Inakadate, where pictures of famous people, landmarks, and pop culture are grown in the rice paddies.
  • Discover the shrine of Mount Haguro through the eyes of the Yamabushi mountain monks as you savor a healthy vegetarian monks’ food lunch.
  • Enjoy an exclusive lunch and performance by the Sakata Maiko (geisha apprentices) at the Somaro Tea House.
  • Ride on a riverboat through the Mogami River Gorge while serenaded by boatmen singing river ballads.
  • Explore the UNESCO Heritage Temples of Japan’s old imperial capital of Kyoto, including the Golden Pavilion and Kiyomizu Temple.
  • Go for a stroll under the thousand scarlet torii gates of Fushimi Inari Shrine.
  • Learn to prepare a variety of sushi under the eye of a master sushi chef.
  • Behold iconic Mount Fuji from the Hakone Ropeway on your way to the boiling pools of Owakudani.
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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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Tohoku & Central Japan Autumn Tour: Rice Paddy Art 2021 - 9/12
Tohoku & Central Japan Autumn Tour: Rice Paddy Art 2021 - 9/12

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $5198.00

Aomori / Inakadate / Hirosaki / Kakunodate / Sakata / Mt Haguro / Mogami River Gorge / Yamadera / Matsushima / Nikko / Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka
Experience a tour through the rare cultural beauties of Tohoku, followed by the golden route through Japan’s top destinations!

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $5198.00

Aomori / Inakadate / Hirosaki / Kakunodate / Sakata / Mt Haguro / Mogami River Gorge / Yamadera / Matsushima / Nikko / Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka
Experience a tour through the rare cultural beauties of Tohoku, followed by the golden route through Japan’s top destinations!
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Sun. Sep 12, 2021 Sat. Sep 25, 2021 US $5198.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
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