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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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Anime Flavor: Tokyo & Kyoto with Snow Monkey Tour

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Anime Flavor: Tokyo & Kyoto with Snow Monkey Tour
Anime Flavor: Tokyo & Kyoto with Snow Monkey Tour

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3498.00

Tokyo / Lake Kawaguchi / Matsumoto / Yudanaka / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka
Anime Flavor Tour is the best thing to fulfill your Otaku needs. We will go to some of the popular anime spots while learning about Japan’s culture.

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3498.00

Tokyo / Lake Kawaguchi / Matsumoto / Yudanaka / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka
Anime Flavor Tour is the best thing to fulfill your Otaku needs. We will go to some of the popular anime spots while learning about Japan’s culture.
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Sat. Dec 23, 2023 Sun. Dec 31, 2023 US $3498.00 Tokyo Osaka Save this tour Book Now  
Mon. Dec 23, 2024 Tue. Dec 31, 2024 US $3498.00 Tokyo Osaka Save this tour Book Now  
The Pilgrimage Route of Japan Tour: Autumn Leaves

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Group Tour |    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.
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Fri. Nov 4, 2022 Sat. Nov 12, 2022 US $3598.00 Osaka Osaka Save this tour Sold Out
Fri. Nov 3, 2023 Sat. Nov 11, 2023 US $3598.00 Osaka Osaka Save this tour Book Now  
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Charms of Southern Japan Tour Autumn (Reverse) with 
Koyasan

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Group Tour |    Book Now & Save $100

Charms of Southern Japan Tour Autumn (Reverse) with Koyasan
Charms of Southern Japan Tour Autumn (Reverse) with Koyasan

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3598.00

Nagasaki / Takachiho / Beppu / Usa / Hiroshima / Shimanamo Kaido / Takamatsu / Tokushima / Mt Koya
Discover the culture, national parks, countrysides, gardens and "must see" sights of Southern Japan.

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3598.00

Nagasaki / Takachiho / Beppu / Usa / Hiroshima / Shimanamo Kaido / Takamatsu / Tokushima / Mt Koya
Discover the culture, national parks, countrysides, gardens and "must see" sights of Southern Japan.
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Mon. Oct 17, 2022 Tue. Oct 25, 2022 US $3598.00 Fukuoka Osaka Save this tour Sold Out
Mon. Oct 16, 2023 Tue. Oct 24, 2023 US $3598.00 Fukuoka Osaka Save this tour Book Now  
Mon. Oct 14, 2024 Tue. Oct 22, 2024 US $3598.00 Fukuoka Osaka Save this tour Book Now  
The Pilgrimage Route of Japan: Cherry Blossom Tour

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Group Tour |    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.
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Tue. Apr 4, 2023 Wed. Apr 12, 2023 US $3598.00 Osaka Osaka Save this tour Book Now  
Thu. Apr 4, 2024 Fri. Apr 12, 2024 US $3598.00 Osaka Osaka Save this tour Book Now  
Anime Flavor: Tokyo & Kyoto Tour with AnimeJapan & 
Cherry Blossoms

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Group Tour |    Book Now & Save $100

Anime Flavor: Tokyo & Kyoto Tour with AnimeJapan & Cherry Blossoms
Anime Flavor: Tokyo & Kyoto Tour with AnimeJapan & Cherry Blossoms

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3598.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Hikone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka
Anime Flavor Tour is the best thing to fulfill your Otaku needs. We will go to some of the popular anime spots while learning about Japan’s culture.

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3598.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Hikone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka
Anime Flavor Tour is the best thing to fulfill your Otaku needs. We will go to some of the popular anime spots while learning about Japan’s culture.
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Sat. Mar 25, 2023 Sun. Apr 2, 2023 US $3598.00 Tokyo Osaka Save this tour Inquiry  
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Otaku Tour: Anime, Manga, Ninja & Samurai with Ghibli 
Park - Summer

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Otaku Tour: Anime, Manga, Ninja & Samurai with Ghibli Park - Summer
Otaku Tour: Anime, Manga, Ninja & Samurai with Ghibli Park - Summer

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $3598.00

Tokyo / Hakone / Nagoya / Iga Ueno / Kyoto / Osaka
Join a refreshing summer Otaku Tour with AJT, and immerse yourself in Japan's Anime and Otaku Culture, including a day at the new Ghibli Park in Nagoya.

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $3598.00

Tokyo / Hakone / Nagoya / Iga Ueno / Kyoto / Osaka
Join a refreshing summer Otaku Tour with AJT, and immerse yourself in Japan's Anime and Otaku Culture, including a day at the new Ghibli Park in Nagoya.
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Sun. Jun 18, 2023 Tue. Jun 27, 2023 US $3598.00 Tokyo Osaka Save this tour Book Now  
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Otaku Tour: Anime, Manga, Ninja & Samurai with Ghibli 
Park - Autumn

Group Tour |          Book Now & Save $50

Group Tour |    Book Now & Save $50

Otaku Tour: Anime, Manga, Ninja & Samurai with Ghibli Park - Autumn
Otaku Tour: Anime, Manga, Ninja & Samurai with Ghibli Park - Autumn

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $3598.00

Tokyo / Hakone / Nagoya / Iga Ueno / Kyoto / Osaka
Join a refreshing autumn Otaku Tour with AJT, and immerse yourself in Japan's Anime and Otaku Culture, including a day at the new Ghibli Park in Nagoya.

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $3598.00

Tokyo / Hakone / Nagoya / Iga Ueno / Kyoto / Osaka
Join a refreshing autumn Otaku Tour with AJT, and immerse yourself in Japan's Anime and Otaku Culture, including a day at the new Ghibli Park in Nagoya.
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Sun. Sep 3, 2023 Tue. Sep 12, 2023 US $3598.00 Tokyo Osaka Save this tour Book Now  
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Otaku Tour: Anime, Manga, Ninja & Samurai with Ghibli 
Park -  Cherry Blossoms

Group Tour |          Book Now & Save $50

Group Tour |    Book Now & Save $50

Otaku Tour: Anime, Manga, Ninja & Samurai with Ghibli Park - Cherry Blossoms
Otaku Tour: Anime, Manga, Ninja & Samurai with Ghibli Park - Cherry Blossoms

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $3698.00

Tokyo / Hakone / Nagoya / Iga Ueno / Kyoto / Osaka
Join an Otaku Tour with AJT, and immerse yourself in Japan's Anime and Otaku Culture, including a day at the new Ghibli Park, during the pretty cherry blossom season.

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $3698.00

Tokyo / Hakone / Nagoya / Iga Ueno / Kyoto / Osaka
Join an Otaku Tour with AJT, and immerse yourself in Japan's Anime and Otaku Culture, including a day at the new Ghibli Park, during the pretty cherry blossom season.
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Sun. Mar 26, 2023 Tue. Apr 4, 2023 US $3698.00 Tokyo Osaka Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Mar 24, 2024 Tue. Apr 2, 2024 US $3698.00 Tokyo Osaka Save this tour Book Now  
Best of Japan Tour Spring (Reverse)

Group Tour |          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour |    Book Now & Save $100

Best of Japan Tour Spring (Reverse)
Best of Japan Tour Spring (Reverse)
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10 Days 9 Nights | from US $3898.00

Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Oobokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe / Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hikone / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo
Perfect for those who want to visit the well known regions of Japan.

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $3898.00

Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Oobokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe / Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hikone / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo
Perfect for those who want to visit the well known regions of Japan.
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Wed. May 17, 2023 Fri. May 26, 2023 US $3898.00 Osaka Tokyo Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. May 26, 2023 Sun. Jun 4, 2023 US $3898.00 Osaka Tokyo Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. May 17, 2024 Sun. May 26, 2024 US $3898.00 Osaka Tokyo Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. May 24, 2024 Sun. Jun 2, 2024 US $3898.00 Osaka Tokyo Save this tour Book Now  
Best of Japan Tour Summer (Reverse)

Group Tour |          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour |    Book Now & Save $100

Best of Japan Tour Summer (Reverse)
Best of Japan Tour Summer (Reverse)
70 reviews
70 reviews

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $3898.00

Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Oobokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo
Perfect for those who want to visit the well known regions of Japan.

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $3898.00

Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Oobokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo
Perfect for those who want to visit the well known regions of Japan.
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Fri. Jun 9, 2023 Sun. Jun 18, 2023 US $3898.00 Osaka Tokyo Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. Jun 23, 2023 Sun. Jul 2, 2023 US $3898.00 Osaka Tokyo Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. Jul 21, 2023 Sun. Jul 30, 2023 US $3898.00 Osaka Tokyo Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. Aug 18, 2023 Sun. Aug 27, 2023 US $3898.00 Osaka Tokyo Save this tour Book Now  
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Fri. Jul 19, 2024 Sun. Jul 28, 2024 US $3898.00 Osaka Tokyo Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. Aug 23, 2024 Sun. Sep 1, 2024 US $3898.00 Osaka Tokyo Save this tour Book Now  
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