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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!

Please see below for tours that include 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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Highlights of China and Japan Tour Summer

Group Tour |          Book Now & Save $100

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Highlights of China and Japan Tour Summer
Highlights of China and Japan Tour Summer

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $4398.00

China (Beijing / Xian / Shanghai), Japan (Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo)
This 14-day tour takes travelers on a route of history and cultural imagination through the lands of China and Japan.

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $4398.00

China (Beijing / Xian / Shanghai), Japan (Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo)
This 14-day tour takes travelers on a route of history and cultural imagination through the lands of China and Japan.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Mon. Jun 19, 2023 Sun. Jul 2, 2023 US $4398.00 Beijing Tokyo Save this tour Book Now  
Mon. Jun 17, 2024 Sun. Jun 30, 2024 US $4398.00 Beijing Tokyo Save this tour Book Now  
Highlights of China and Japan Tour Autumn

Group Tour |          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour |    Book Now & Save $100

Highlights of China and Japan Tour Autumn
Highlights of China and Japan Tour Autumn

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $4398.00

China (Beijing / Xian / Shanghai), Japan (Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo)
This 14-day tour offers travelers a rare glimpse of China and Japan’s unique wonders during their most vivid season.

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $4398.00

China (Beijing / Xian / Shanghai), Japan (Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo)
This 14-day tour offers travelers a rare glimpse of China and Japan’s unique wonders during their most vivid season.
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Mon. Oct 17, 2022 Sun. Oct 30, 2022 US $4398.00 Beijing Tokyo Save this tour Sold Out
Mon. Oct 16, 2023 Sun. Oct 29, 2023 US $4398.00 Beijing Tokyo Save this tour Book Now  
Mon. Oct 14, 2024 Sun. Oct 27, 2024 US $4398.00 Beijing Tokyo Save this tour Book Now  
Nakasendo Trail Walking & Hiking Tour: Spring

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Nakasendo Trail Walking & Hiking Tour: Spring
Nakasendo Trail Walking & Hiking Tour: Spring

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $4420.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Tokyo / Kiso-Hirasawa / Narai / Yabuhara / Kiso- Fukushima / Tsumago / Magome / Nara / Yoshino / Mt Koya / Kyoto
A small-group guided walking & hiking tour with four hikes of 1-4.5 hours of village-to-village walking on the Nakasendo Trail.

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $4420.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Tokyo / Kiso-Hirasawa / Narai / Yabuhara / Kiso- Fukushima / Tsumago / Magome / Nara / Yoshino / Mt Koya / Kyoto
A small-group guided walking & hiking tour with four hikes of 1-4.5 hours of village-to-village walking on the Nakasendo Trail.
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Thu. May 11, 2023 Mon. May 22, 2023 US $4420.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Tokyo Kyoto Save this tour Inquiry  
Tue. May 16, 2023 Sat. May 27, 2023 US $4420.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Tokyo Kyoto Save this tour Inquiry  
Nakasendo Trail Walking & Hiking Tour: Cherry 
Blossoms

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Nakasendo Trail Walking & Hiking Tour: Cherry Blossoms
Nakasendo Trail Walking & Hiking Tour: Cherry Blossoms

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $4420.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Tokyo / Kiso-Hirasawa / Narai / Yabuhara / Kiso- Fukushima / Tsumago / Magome / Nara / Yoshino / Mt Koya / Kyoto
A small-group guided walking & hiking tour with four hikes of 1-4.5 hours of village-to-village walking on the Nakasendo Trail.

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $4420.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Tokyo / Kiso-Hirasawa / Narai / Yabuhara / Kiso- Fukushima / Tsumago / Magome / Nara / Yoshino / Mt Koya / Kyoto
A small-group guided walking & hiking tour with four hikes of 1-4.5 hours of village-to-village walking on the Nakasendo Trail.
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Tue. Mar 28, 2023 Sat. Apr 8, 2023 US $4420.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Tokyo Kyoto Save this tour Inquiry  
Thu. Apr 6, 2023 Mon. Apr 17, 2023 US $4420.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Tokyo Kyoto Save this tour Inquiry  
Thu. Apr 13, 2023 Mon. Apr 24, 2023 US $4420.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

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Nakasendo Trail Walking & Hiking Tour: Autumn

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Nakasendo Trail Walking & Hiking Tour: Autumn
Nakasendo Trail Walking & Hiking Tour: Autumn

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $4420.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Tokyo / Kiso-Hirasawa / Narai / Yabuhara / Kiso- Fukushima / Tsumago / Magome / Nara / Yoshino / Mt Koya / Kyoto
A small-group guided walking & hiking tour with four hikes of 1-4.5 hours of village-to-village walking on the Nakasendo Trail.

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $4420.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Tokyo / Kiso-Hirasawa / Narai / Yabuhara / Kiso- Fukushima / Tsumago / Magome / Nara / Yoshino / Mt Koya / Kyoto
A small-group guided walking & hiking tour with four hikes of 1-4.5 hours of village-to-village walking on the Nakasendo Trail.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Tue. Sep 12, 2023 Sat. Sep 23, 2023 US $4420.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Tokyo Kyoto Save this tour Inquiry  
Wed. Sep 20, 2023 Wed. Sep 27, 2023 US $4420.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Kyoto Tokyo Save this tour Inquiry  
Mon. Sep 25, 2023 Fri. Oct 6, 2023 US $4420.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Tokyo Kyoto Save this tour Inquiry  
Tue. Oct 3, 2023 Sat. Oct 14, 2023 US $4420.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Tokyo Kyoto Save this tour Inquiry  
Fri. Oct 6, 2023 Fri. Oct 13, 2023 US $4420.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

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Fri. Oct 13, 2023 Tue. Oct 24, 2023 US $4420.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

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Sun. Oct 29, 2023 Thu. Nov 9, 2023 US $4420.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Tokyo Kyoto Save this tour Inquiry  
Nakasendo Trail Walking & Hiking Tour: Autumn Leaves

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Group Tour |    

Nakasendo Trail Walking & Hiking Tour: Autumn Leaves
Nakasendo Trail Walking & Hiking Tour: Autumn Leaves

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $4420.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Tokyo / Kiso-Hirasawa / Narai / Yabuhara / Kiso- Fukushima / Tsumago / Magome / Nara / Yoshino / Mt Koya / Kyoto
A small-group guided walking & hiking tour with four hikes of 1-4.5 hours of village-to-village walking on the Nakasendo Trail.

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $4420.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Tokyo / Kiso-Hirasawa / Narai / Yabuhara / Kiso- Fukushima / Tsumago / Magome / Nara / Yoshino / Mt Koya / Kyoto
A small-group guided walking & hiking tour with four hikes of 1-4.5 hours of village-to-village walking on the Nakasendo Trail.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Sun. Nov 6, 2022 Thu. Nov 17, 2022 US $4420.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Tokyo Kyoto Save this tour Inquiry  
Sun. Nov 5, 2023 Thu. Nov 16, 2023 US $4420.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Tokyo Kyoto Save this tour Inquiry  
Sun. Nov 12, 2023 Thu. Nov 23, 2023 US $4420.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Tokyo Kyoto Save this tour Inquiry  
Best of Japan with Japanese Alps: Cherry Blossom 
Tour

Group Tour |          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour |    Book Now & Save $100

Best of Japan with Japanese Alps: Cherry Blossom Tour
Best of Japan with Japanese Alps: Cherry Blossom Tour
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70 reviews

11 Days 10 Nights | from US $4498.00

Tokyo / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Obokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe
Travel to the most well known regions of Japan and its rural areas too while admiring Japan's famous cherry trees.

11 Days 10 Nights | from US $4498.00

Tokyo / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Obokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe
Travel to the most well known regions of Japan and its rural areas too while admiring Japan's famous cherry trees.
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Sun. Mar 19, 2023 Wed. Mar 29, 2023 US $4498.00 Tokyo Osaka Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Mar 26, 2023 Wed. Apr 5, 2023 US $4498.00 Tokyo Osaka Save this tour Book Now  
Sat. Apr 1, 2023 Tue. Apr 11, 2023 US $4498.00 Tokyo Osaka Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Mar 24, 2024 Wed. Apr 3, 2024 US $4498.00 Tokyo Osaka Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Mar 31, 2024 Wed. Apr 10, 2024 US $4498.00 Tokyo Osaka Save this tour Book Now  
Sat. Apr 6, 2024 Tue. Apr 16, 2024 US $4498.00 Tokyo Osaka Save this tour Book Now  
Highlights of China and Japan: Autumn Leaves Tour

Group Tour |          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour |    Book Now & Save $100

Highlights of China and Japan: Autumn Leaves Tour
Highlights of China and Japan: Autumn Leaves Tour

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $4498.00

China (Beijing / Xian / Shanghai), Japan (Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo)
A 14-day tour that takes travelers to discover the beautiful sights of China and Japan under the bright colors of autumn.

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $4498.00

China (Beijing / Xian / Shanghai), Japan (Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo)
A 14-day tour that takes travelers to discover the beautiful sights of China and Japan under the bright colors of autumn.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Mon. Nov 21, 2022 Sun. Dec 4, 2022 US $4498.00 Beijing Tokyo Save this tour Sold Out
Mon. Nov 20, 2023 Sun. Dec 3, 2023 US $4498.00 Beijing Tokyo Save this tour Book Now  
Mon. Nov 18, 2024 Sun. Dec 1, 2024 US $4498.00 Beijing Tokyo Save this tour Book Now  
Best of Japan with Japanese Alps (Reverse): Cherry 
Blossom Tour

Group Tour |          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour |    Book Now & Save $100

Best of Japan with Japanese Alps (Reverse): Cherry Blossom Tour
Best of Japan with Japanese Alps (Reverse): Cherry Blossom Tour
70 reviews
70 reviews

11 Days 10 Nights | from US $4498.00

Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Obokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe / Nara / Kyoto / Kanazawa / Shirakawa-go / Takayama / Matsumoto / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Tokyo
Travel to the most well known regions of Japan and its rural areas too while admiring Japan's famous cherry trees.

11 Days 10 Nights | from US $4498.00

Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Obokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe / Nara / Kyoto / Kanazawa / Shirakawa-go / Takayama / Matsumoto / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Tokyo
Travel to the most well known regions of Japan and its rural areas too while admiring Japan's famous cherry trees.
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Sat. Apr 1, 2023 Tue. Apr 11, 2023 US $4498.00 Osaka Tokyo Save this tour Book Now  
Sat. Mar 30, 2024 Tue. Apr 9, 2024 US $4498.00 Osaka Tokyo Save this tour Book Now  
Highlights of Taiwan and Japan: Cherry Blossom Tour

Group Tour |          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour |    Book Now & Save $100

Highlights of Taiwan and Japan: Cherry Blossom Tour
Highlights of Taiwan and Japan: Cherry Blossom Tour

13 Days 12 Nights | from US $4498.00

Taiwan (Taroko National Park / Sun Moon Lake / Fenqihu / Alishan National Forest / Taichung / Taipei), Japan (Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hikone / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo)
Witness Taiwan and Japan bloom in the gorgeous cherry blossom season during an itinerary hand-crafted to include natural wonder, historic must-sees, and cultural immersion.

13 Days 12 Nights | from US $4498.00

Taiwan (Taroko National Park / Sun Moon Lake / Fenqihu / Alishan National Forest / Taichung / Taipei), Japan (Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hikone / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo)
Witness Taiwan and Japan bloom in the gorgeous cherry blossom season during an itinerary hand-crafted to include natural wonder, historic must-sees, and cultural immersion.
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Wed. Mar 22, 2023 Mon. Apr 3, 2023 US $4498.00 Taipei Tokyo Save this tour Book Now  
Wed. Apr 3, 2024 Mon. Apr 15, 2024 US $4498.00 Taipei Tokyo Save this tour Book Now  
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