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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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Best of Japan (Reverse): Autumn Leaves Tour

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Best of Japan (Reverse): Autumn Leaves Tour
Best of Japan (Reverse): Autumn Leaves Tour
103 reviews
103 reviews

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $4298.00

Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Oobokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe / 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 $4298.00

Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Oobokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe / 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. Nov 1, 2024 Sun. Nov 10, 2024 US $4298.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. Nov 22, 2024 Sun. Dec 1, 2024 US $4298.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. Nov 7, 2025 Sun. Nov 16, 2025 US $4298.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. Nov 21, 2025 Sun. Nov 30, 2025 US $4298.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
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Highlights of Korea and Japan Tour Summer

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Highlights of Korea and Japan Tour Summer
Highlights of Korea and Japan Tour Summer
14 reviews
14 reviews

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $4298.00

Korea (Andong / Gyeongju / Seoul), Japan (Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo)
Explore two beautiful countries in Asia - Korea & Japan in one tour.

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $4298.00

Korea (Andong / Gyeongju / Seoul), Japan (Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo)
Explore two beautiful countries in Asia - Korea & Japan in one tour.
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Wed. Jun 19, 2024 Sun. Jun 30, 2024 US $4298.00 Seoul Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Wed. Jun 17, 2026 Sun. Jun 28, 2026 US $4298.00 Seoul Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Highlights of Hong Kong and Japan: Cherry Blossom 
Tour

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Highlights of Hong Kong and Japan: Cherry Blossom Tour
Highlights of Hong Kong and Japan: Cherry Blossom Tour

11 Days 10 Nights | from US $4298.00

Hong Kong, Lantau Island & Macau (Optional), Japan (Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hikone / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo)
This 11-day tour offers travelers a special combined route through Hong Kong and Japan.

11 Days 10 Nights | from US $4298.00

Hong Kong, Lantau Island & Macau (Optional), Japan (Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hikone / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo)
This 11-day tour offers travelers a special combined route through Hong Kong and Japan.
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Thu. Apr 3, 2025 Sun. Apr 13, 2025 US $4298.00 Hong Kong Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
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Best of Japan: Autumn Leaves Tour

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Best of Japan: Autumn Leaves Tour
Best of Japan: Autumn Leaves Tour
103 reviews
103 reviews

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $4298.00

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

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $4298.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Oobokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe
Perfect for those who want to visit the well known regions of Japan.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Sun. Nov 17, 2024 Tue. Nov 26, 2024 US $4298.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Nov 16, 2025 Tue. Nov 25, 2025 US $4298.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Nov 1, 2026 Tue. Nov 10, 2026 US $4298.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Mon. Nov 16, 2026 Wed. Nov 25, 2026 US $4298.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Nov 22, 2026 Tue. Dec 1, 2026 US $4298.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Best of Japan: Cherry Blossom Tour

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Best of Japan: Cherry Blossom Tour
Best of Japan: Cherry Blossom Tour
103 reviews
103 reviews

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $4398.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Hikone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Obokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe
Experience the best of Japan by visiting the country's top gardens, temples, and modern day sites during the cherry blossom season.

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $4398.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Hikone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Obokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe
Experience the best of Japan by visiting the country's top gardens, temples, and modern day sites during the cherry blossom season.
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Tue. Mar 18, 2025 Thu. Mar 27, 2025 US $4398.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
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Sun. Apr 5, 2026 Tue. Apr 14, 2026 US $4398.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
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Best of Japan Tour Winter with Japanese Alps: Snow 
Monkeys

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Best of Japan Tour Winter with Japanese Alps: Snow Monkeys
Best of Japan Tour Winter with Japanese Alps: Snow Monkeys
103 reviews
103 reviews

11 Days 10 Nights | from US $4398.00

Tokyo / Lake Kawaguchi / Matsumoto / Yudanaka / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Oobokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe
Perfect for those who want to visit the well known regions of Japan.

11 Days 10 Nights | from US $4398.00

Tokyo / Lake Kawaguchi / Matsumoto / Yudanaka / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Oobokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe
Perfect for those who want to visit the well known regions of Japan.
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Thu. Jan 2, 2025 Sun. Jan 12, 2025 US $4498.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Jan 26, 2025 Wed. Feb 5, 2025 US $4398.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. Jan 2, 2026 Mon. Jan 12, 2026 US $4398.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Best of Japan Tour (Reverse): Cherry Blossom Tour

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Best of Japan Tour (Reverse): Cherry Blossom Tour
Best of Japan Tour (Reverse): Cherry Blossom Tour
103 reviews
103 reviews

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $4398.00

Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Oobokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe / Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hikone / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo
Experience the best of Japan by visiting the country's top gardens, temples, and modern day sites during the cherry blossom season.

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $4398.00

Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Oobokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe / Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hikone / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo
Experience the best of Japan by visiting the country's top gardens, temples, and modern day sites during the cherry blossom season.
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Fri. Apr 12, 2024 Sun. Apr 21, 2024 US $4398.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Mar 23, 2025 Tue. Apr 1, 2025 US $4398.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Tue. Apr 1, 2025 Thu. Apr 10, 2025 US $4398.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. Apr 4, 2025 Sun. Apr 13, 2025 US $4398.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sat. Mar 21, 2026 Mon. Mar 30, 2026 US $4398.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Mon. Mar 30, 2026 Wed. Apr 8, 2026 US $4398.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. Apr 3, 2026 Sun. Apr 12, 2026 US $4398.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. Apr 10, 2026 Sun. Apr 19, 2026 US $4398.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Anime Flavor: Tokyo & Kyoto with Hiroshima Winter Tour

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Anime Flavor: Tokyo & Kyoto with Hiroshima Winter Tour
Anime Flavor: Tokyo & Kyoto with Hiroshima Winter Tour
30 reviews
30 reviews

11 Days 10 Nights | from US $4398.00

Tokyo / Hakone / Hikone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Oobokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe
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.

11 Days 10 Nights | from US $4398.00

Tokyo / Hakone / Hikone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Oobokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe
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 21, 2024 Tue. Dec 31, 2024 US $4498.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Feb 16, 2025 Wed. Feb 26, 2025 US $4398.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Dec 21, 2025 Wed. Dec 31, 2025 US $4498.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Feb 22, 2026 Wed. Mar 4, 2026 US $4398.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Mon. Dec 21, 2026 Thu. Dec 31, 2026 US $4398.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
The Golden Triangle of Japan: Shibazakura, 
Snow Monkeys & Snow Corridor with Expo 2025 
Osaka

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

The Golden Triangle of Japan: Shibazakura, Snow Monkeys & Snow Corridor with Expo 2025 Osaka
The Golden Triangle of Japan: Shibazakura, Snow Monkeys & Snow Corridor with Expo 2025 Osaka
70 reviews
70 reviews

11 Days 10 Nights | from US $4398.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Yudanaka / Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka
The must-see sights of Tokyo and Kyoto as well as some seasonal headliners showing the unique side of Japan, plus Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai.

11 Days 10 Nights | from US $4398.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Yudanaka / Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka
The must-see sights of Tokyo and Kyoto as well as some seasonal headliners showing the unique side of Japan, plus Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai.
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Fri. May 9, 2025 Mon. May 19, 2025 US $4398.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Nakasendo Trail Walking & Hiking Tour: Spring

Group Tour | Active          

Group Tour | Active    

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. Apr 18, 2024 Mon. Apr 29, 2024 US $4420.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Tokyo Kyoto Active Save this tour Sold Out
Thu. May 09, 2024 Mon. May 20, 2024 US $4420.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Tokyo Kyoto Active Save this tour Sold Out
Tue. May 14, 2024 Sat. May 25, 2024 US $4420.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

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Wed. May 22, 2024 Sun. Jun 2, 2024 US $4420.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Tokyo Kyoto Active Save this tour Book Now  
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