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The Kansai Region used to be the political center of Japan, but now it is a place where you can see many historical sites that were carefully preserved. You can see original castles like Himeji and Hikone, religious sites in Ise, Koyasan, and Kumano, historical structures in Kyoto, Nara, and Osaka, etc.

Kansai is the old political center of Japan, containing many of the oldest capitals in the country such as Nara and Kyoto. Kansai is also very diverse with many different locations known for a wide variety of sites. Nagashima Onsen has many indoor and outdoor baths. Iga Ueno and Koka are known for their ninja history. Ise Shrines are the most sacred Shinto shrines in Japan. Hikone Castle, an original castle, is designated a national treasure. Kyoto is an important cultural and traditional center in Japan. Uji is the birthplace of matcha, powdered green tea, which is used in tea ceremonies. Nara has over 1000 free roaming deer around Todaiji Temple. Mount Yoshino has over 30,000 cherry blossoms planted around its slopes. Osaka has hearty street food, modern architecture, and historical landmarks. Koyasan is the best place to experience the monk’s lifestyle. Kumano Sanzan pilgrimage route is designated a UNESCO world heritage site. Nanki Shirahama has various entertainment facilities. Kobe is mostly known for its beef and attractive city. Himeji Castle is the most beautiful original castle. Kinosaki Onsen is one of the top hot spring destinations.

You won’t be short on activities in Kansai. Whether you enjoy the natural sceneries of the mountains and countryside’s, the bright lights of Osaka, or the immersive history of Kyoto, there’s something for everyone in Kansai!

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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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Japan Food Tour: Spring

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Japan Food Tour: Spring
Japan Food Tour: Spring

11 Days 10 Nights | from US $5020.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Tokyo / Kanazawa / Gokayama / Shirakawa-go / Takayama / Hida Furukawa / Osaka / Awaji Island / Kyoto / Uji
A small-group guided food tour through Japan's best- kept culinary traditions.

11 Days 10 Nights | from US $5020.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Tokyo / Kanazawa / Gokayama / Shirakawa-go / Takayama / Hida Furukawa / Osaka / Awaji Island / Kyoto / Uji
A small-group guided food tour through Japan's best- kept culinary traditions.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Fri. May 24, 2024 Mon. Jun 3, 2024 US $5020.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Tokyo Kyoto Active Save this tour Book Now  
Japan Food Tour: Autumn

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Japan Food Tour: Autumn
Japan Food Tour: Autumn

11 Days 10 Nights | from US $5020.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Tokyo / Kanazawa / Gokayama / Shirakawa-go / Takayama / Hida Furukawa / Osaka / Awaji Island / Kyoto / Uji
A small-group guided food tour through Japan's best- kept culinary traditions.

11 Days 10 Nights | from US $5020.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Tokyo / Kanazawa / Gokayama / Shirakawa-go / Takayama / Hida Furukawa / Osaka / Awaji Island / Kyoto / Uji
A small-group guided food tour through Japan's best- kept culinary traditions.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Fri. Sep 20, 2024 Mon. Sep 30, 2024 US $5020.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Tokyo Kyoto Active Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. Oct 18, 2024 Mon. Oct 28, 2024 US $5020.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Tokyo Kyoto Active Save this tour Sold Out
Kyushu Walking & Hiking Tour: Cherry Blossoms

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Kyushu Walking & Hiking Tour: Cherry Blossoms
Kyushu Walking & Hiking Tour: Cherry Blossoms

15 Days 14 Nights | from US $5160.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Kyoto / Asuka / Beppu / Kurokawa Onsen / Mount Aso / Takachiho / Kumamoto / Kagoshima / Ibusuki / Yakushima / Nagasaki / Osaka
A small-group guided walking & hiking tour to the land of fire Kyushu with short hikes of 1-3 hours.

15 Days 14 Nights | from US $5160.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Kyoto / Asuka / Beppu / Kurokawa Onsen / Mount Aso / Takachiho / Kumamoto / Kagoshima / Ibusuki / Yakushima / Nagasaki / Osaka
A small-group guided walking & hiking tour to the land of fire Kyushu with short hikes of 1-3 hours.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Wed. Apr 3, 2024 Wed. Apr 17, 2024 US $5160.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Kyoto Osaka Active Save this tour Sold Out
Kyushu Walking & Hiking Tour: Spring

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Group Tour | Active    

Kyushu Walking & Hiking Tour: Spring
Kyushu Walking & Hiking Tour: Spring

15 Days 14 Nights | from US $5160.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Kyoto / Asuka / Beppu / Kurokawa Onsen / Mount Aso / Takachiho / Kumamoto / Kagoshima / Ibusuki / Yakushima / Nagasaki / Osaka
A small-group guided walking & hiking tour to the land of fire Kyushu with short hikes of 1-3 hours.

15 Days 14 Nights | from US $5160.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Kyoto / Asuka / Beppu / Kurokawa Onsen / Mount Aso / Takachiho / Kumamoto / Kagoshima / Ibusuki / Yakushima / Nagasaki / Osaka
A small-group guided walking & hiking tour to the land of fire Kyushu with short hikes of 1-3 hours.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Mon. Mar 11, 2024 Mon. May 25, 2024 US $5160.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Kyoto Osaka Active Save this tour Book Now  
Kyushu Walking & Hiking Tour: Autumn

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Group Tour | Active    

Kyushu Walking & Hiking Tour: Autumn
Kyushu Walking & Hiking Tour: Autumn

15 Days 14 Nights | from US $5160.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Kyoto / Asuka / Beppu / Kurokawa Onsen / Mount Aso / Takachiho / Kumamoto / Kagoshima / Ibusuki / Yakushima / Nagasaki / Osaka
A small-group guided walking & hiking tour to the land of fire Kyushu with short hikes of 1-3 hours.

15 Days 14 Nights | from US $5160.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Kyoto / Asuka / Beppu / Kurokawa Onsen / Mount Aso / Takachiho / Kumamoto / Kagoshima / Ibusuki / Yakushima / Nagasaki / Osaka
A small-group guided walking & hiking tour to the land of fire Kyushu with short hikes of 1-3 hours.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Wed. Sep 25, 2024 Wed. Oct 9, 2024 US $5160.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Kyoto Osaka Active Save this tour Book Now  
Sat. Oct 19, 2024 Sat. Nov 2, 2024 US $5160.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Kyoto Osaka Active Save this tour Sold Out
Shikoku Pilgrimage Trail Walking & Hiking Tour: Spring

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Shikoku Pilgrimage Trail Walking & Hiking Tour: Spring
Shikoku Pilgrimage Trail Walking & Hiking Tour: Spring

13 Days 12 Nights | from US $5210.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Mt Koya / Tokushima / Iya Valley / Kochi / Matsuyama / Kagawa
A small-group guided walking & hiking tour to Sacred Mount Koya & The Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage Trail.

13 Days 12 Nights | from US $5210.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Mt Koya / Tokushima / Iya Valley / Kochi / Matsuyama / Kagawa
A small-group guided walking & hiking tour to Sacred Mount Koya & The Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage Trail.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Sun. May 12, 2024 Fri. May 24, 2024 US $5210.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Osaka Kotohira Onsen Active Save this tour Book Now  
Shikoku Pilgrimage Trail Walking & Hiking Tour: Autumn

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Group Tour | Active    

Shikoku Pilgrimage Trail Walking & Hiking Tour: Autumn
Shikoku Pilgrimage Trail Walking & Hiking Tour: Autumn

13 Days 12 Nights | from US $5210.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Mt Koya / Tokushima / Iya Valley / Kochi / Matsuyama / Kagawa
A small-group guided walking & hiking tour to Sacred Mount Koya & The Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage Trail.

13 Days 12 Nights | from US $5210.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Mt Koya / Tokushima / Iya Valley / Kochi / Matsuyama / Kagawa
A small-group guided walking & hiking tour to Sacred Mount Koya & The Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage Trail.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Sun. Oct 13, 2024 Fri. Oct 25, 2024 US $5210.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Osaka Kotohira Onsen Active Save this tour Sold Out
Best of Japan with Japanese Alps: Fuji 
Shibazakura, Snow Monkeys & Snow Corridor

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Best of Japan with Japanese Alps: Fuji Shibazakura, Snow Monkeys & Snow Corridor
Best of Japan with Japanese Alps: Fuji Shibazakura, Snow Monkeys & Snow Corridor
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13 Days 12 Nights | from US $5298.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Yudanaka / Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Obokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe
Must-see sites of Tokyo, Kyoto, Mt. Fuji, and Hiroshima as well as a few seasonal specialties that you can't miss.

13 Days 12 Nights | from US $5298.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Yudanaka / Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Obokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe
Must-see sites of Tokyo, Kyoto, Mt. Fuji, and Hiroshima as well as a few seasonal specialties that you can't miss.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Thu. May 9, 2024 Tue. May 21, 2024 US $5298.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. May 9, 2025 Wed. May 21, 2025 US $5298.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sat. May 9, 2026 Thu. May 21, 2026 US $5298.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Discover Japan Summer Tour - Snow Monkeys & 
Nakasendo

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Discover Japan Summer Tour - Snow Monkeys & Nakasendo
Discover Japan Summer Tour - Snow Monkeys & Nakasendo

11 Days 10 Nights | from US $5298.00 (Limit to 24 guests)

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Yudanaka / Obuse / Narai / Magome / Nakasendo / Tsumago / Kyoto / Nara / Katsuragi / Osaka
Enjoy the summer season exploring the beauty and wonder of Japan by joining our Discover Japan Summer Tour, visiting Tokyo, Kyoto, Mount Fuji, Osaka, Yudanaka, the Nakasendo and more.

11 Days 10 Nights | from US $5298.00 (Limit to 24 guests)

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Yudanaka / Obuse / Narai / Magome / Nakasendo / Tsumago / Kyoto / Nara / Katsuragi / Osaka
Enjoy the summer season exploring the beauty and wonder of Japan by joining our Discover Japan Summer Tour, visiting Tokyo, Kyoto, Mount Fuji, Osaka, Yudanaka, the Nakasendo and more.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Sun. Jun 23, 2024 Wed. Jul 3, 2024 US $5298.00

Small Group Limited to 24 passengers

Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Sold Out
Sun. Jun 22, 2025 Wed. Jul 2, 2025 US $5298.00

Small Group Limited to 24 passengers

Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Mon. Jun 22, 2026 Thu. Jul 2, 2026 US $5298.00

Small Group Limited to 24 passengers

Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Discover Japan Spring - Snow Monkeys, Nakasendo & 
Sanja Festival

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Discover Japan Spring - Snow Monkeys, Nakasendo & Sanja Festival
Discover Japan Spring - Snow Monkeys, Nakasendo & Sanja Festival

11 Days 10 Nights | from US $5298.00 (Limit to 24 guests)

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Yudanaka / Obuse / Narai / Magome / Nakasendo / Tsumago / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka
Experience the thrilling Sanja Festival in Tokyo during our Discover Japan Sanja Festival Group Tour, an 11-day tour that includes Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Mount Fuji, Yudanaka, and the Old Nakasendo Road.

11 Days 10 Nights | from US $5298.00 (Limit to 24 guests)

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Yudanaka / Obuse / Narai / Magome / Nakasendo / Tsumago / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka
Experience the thrilling Sanja Festival in Tokyo during our Discover Japan Sanja Festival Group Tour, an 11-day tour that includes Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Mount Fuji, Yudanaka, and the Old Nakasendo Road.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Thu. May 16, 2024 Sun. May 26, 2024 US $5298.00

Small Group Limited to 24 passengers

Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Sold Out
Thu. May 15, 2025 Sun. May 25, 2025 US $5298.00

Small Group Limited to 24 passengers

Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Thu. May 14, 2026 Sun. May 24, 2026 US $5298.00

Small Group Limited to 24 passengers

Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
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