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The sites and scenes of Kyoto, Japan's former capital, are still one of the most recommended and admired in Japan. The streets and buildings of Kyoto resonate differently from other major cities in the country. In fact, Kyoto’s main attractions usually focus on the nostalgic sensation from shrines and temples aside from the famous geisha district in Gion. The different seasons change the beauty at each of these sites, so visiting once per different season is a must.

Known as the cultural center and heart of Japan, Kyoto is located in the Kansai region of Japan. It was once the capital of Japan before Edo, modern-day Tokyo, was made the new capital. As a formal capital, it is no wonder that it has much history and just as many shrines as one can imagine. Their World Heritage Sites are also prominent, there are three that can be mentioned as must-see locations; The Nijo Castle, Kiyomizu Temple, and the Kinkaku-Ji Temple. There are many other places that are noted as World Heritage Sites, however, these are usually at the top of the list for most visitors. The Gion Geisha District is also quite known for being a main zone to spot Geisha on their way to work. Though there is a chance of seeing a geisha along the streets of Gion, there may be some that are not real trainees or Geisha at all. Real geisha or their trainees have a tight schedule to adhere to on their way to visit their patrons or when going to events. Though Kyoto is traditionally known as a place where geisha train and practice, there are still Geisha practitioners in other parts of the country not just in Kyoto.

Another part of Kyoto that is known for its beauty is the Ryoan-ji Rock Garden. The art made from the careful placement of structures and shapes to create a peaceful environment is admirable. This is particularly recognizable when all the stones can be seen at the same time no matter the angle the viewer takes around the garden. The designer or the date of the garden is not known, however, the Ryoan-ji Temple has a history that dates back to 1450, when Daimyo Hosokawa Katsumoto was deputy of the Ashikaga shoguns. It was Daimyo Katsumoto who ordered to transform the once villa into a temple. However, it was later burned down and rebuilt once after the fire was extinguished. Kyoto’s Maruyama Park (Maruyama Koen) is also known for its beauty particularly during the cherry blossom season that takes place in spring. Most hanami (cherry blossom viewing) is done in the park of Maruyama. Although most other parks also have hanami, they are not as popular as Maruyama’s views. Originally the park had many temples, but like many other structures in Japan, they were burned down. Eventually, it was established as a park in 1871 (Meiji Period), then it was opened as a public park around ten years later. The history and beauty of the area makes the trip to Maruyama worth a visit.

For textile history and displays of kimono fashion, Kyoto’s Nishijin Textile Center is available to the public for their daily fashion shows. There are also activities where one can practice weaving with the guide of an experienced textile weaver. The center also displays the type of silk worms that produce the threads needed for colorful kimonos, ties, handkerchiefs, and other accessories that can be made in a textile factory. The many kimono shown can vary depending on the season, particularly for the cherry blossom season when they add extra accessories on some of the models who wear the seasonal kimonos during the shows. In the end, Kyoto has a variety of locations and sites worth visiting for different people and their interests.

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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.

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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.

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Japan In Depth with Japanese Alps Spring 
(Reverse) with Expo 2025 Osaka

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Japan In Depth with Japanese Alps Spring (Reverse) with Expo 2025 Osaka
Japan In Depth with Japanese Alps Spring (Reverse) with Expo 2025 Osaka
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15 Days 14 Nights | from US $6098.00

Nagasaki / Takachiho / Beppu / Kitsuki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Kurashiki / Himeji / Kobe / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Kanazawa / Shirakawa-go / Takayama / Matsumoto / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Tokyo
See what Japan has to offer with this extensive tour to the country's three main islands: Kyushu, Honshu, and Shikoku, plus a visit to Expo 2025 Osaka!

15 Days 14 Nights | from US $6098.00

Nagasaki / Takachiho / Beppu / Kitsuki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Kurashiki / Himeji / Kobe / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Kanazawa / Shirakawa-go / Takayama / Matsumoto / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Tokyo
See what Japan has to offer with this extensive tour to the country's three main islands: Kyushu, Honshu, and Shikoku, plus a visit to Expo 2025 Osaka!
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Sun. Apr 13, 2025 Sun. Apr 27, 2025 US $6098.00 Fukuoka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Spirit of Japan Tour: Autumn Leaves

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Spirit of Japan Tour: Autumn Leaves
Spirit of Japan Tour: Autumn Leaves

15 Days 14 Nights | from US $6198.00

Tokyo / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Naruto / Koyasan / Kumano / Ise Shima
Journey through the spiritual side of Japan by visiting centuries-old sites and scenic trails.

15 Days 14 Nights | from US $6198.00

Tokyo / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Naruto / Koyasan / Kumano / Ise Shima
Journey through the spiritual side of Japan by visiting centuries-old sites and scenic trails.
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Sat. Oct 26, 2024 Sat. Nov 9, 2024 US $6198.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
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Best of Hokkaido & Honshu: Lavenders & Summer 
Flowers

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Best of Hokkaido & Honshu: Lavenders & Summer Flowers
Best of Hokkaido & Honshu: Lavenders & Summer Flowers

15 Days 14 Nights | from US $6198.00

Hokkaido (Lake Toya / Nanae / Hakodate / Lake Onuma / Noboribetsu / Shiraoi / Furano / Biei / Yoichi / Otaru / Sapporo), Honshu (Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo)
Join this 15-day summer tour through the enchanting lavender flowers of Hokkaido plus the top sightseeing destinations of the Japan mainland.

15 Days 14 Nights | from US $6198.00

Hokkaido (Lake Toya / Nanae / Hakodate / Lake Onuma / Noboribetsu / Shiraoi / Furano / Biei / Yoichi / Otaru / Sapporo), Honshu (Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo)
Join this 15-day summer tour through the enchanting lavender flowers of Hokkaido plus the top sightseeing destinations of the Japan mainland.
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Sun. Jul 14, 2024 Sun. Jul 28, 2024 US $6198.00 Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
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Highlights of Taiwan and Japan with Hiroshima: Cherry 
Blossom Tour

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Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

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

17 Days 16 Nights | from US $6198.00

Taiwan (Taroko National Park / Sun Moon Lake / Fenqihu / Alishan National Forest / Taichung / Taipei), Japan (Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Obokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe / Nara / Kyoto / Kanazawa / Shirakawa-go / Takayama / Matsumoto / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Tokyo)
Take a special journey into the wonderful islands of Taiwan and Japan, covered with magnificent cherry blossoms, featuring the beauties of Hiroshima and Japan's less- traveled southern regions.

17 Days 16 Nights | from US $6198.00

Taiwan (Taroko National Park / Sun Moon Lake / Fenqihu / Alishan National Forest / Taichung / Taipei), Japan (Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Obokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe / Nara / Kyoto / Kanazawa / Shirakawa-go / Takayama / Matsumoto / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Tokyo)
Take a special journey into the wonderful islands of Taiwan and Japan, covered with magnificent cherry blossoms, featuring the beauties of Hiroshima and Japan's less- traveled southern regions.
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Sun. Mar 23, 2025 Tue. Apr 8, 2025 US $6198.00 Taipei Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
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Japan In Depth: Kyoto Aoi Festival Tour with 
Expo 2025 Osaka

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Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Japan In Depth: Kyoto Aoi Festival Tour with Expo 2025 Osaka
Japan In Depth: Kyoto Aoi Festival Tour with Expo 2025 Osaka
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15 Days 14 Nights | from US $6198.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Hikone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Takamatsu / Shimanami Kaido / Hiroshima / Kitsuki / Beppu / Takachiho / Nagasaki
Observe the graceful Kyoto Aoi Festival and travel deeper into Japan by exploring the country's three main islands, plus the Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai!

15 Days 14 Nights | from US $6198.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Hikone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Takamatsu / Shimanami Kaido / Hiroshima / Kitsuki / Beppu / Takachiho / Nagasaki
Observe the graceful Kyoto Aoi Festival and travel deeper into Japan by exploring the country's three main islands, plus the Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai!
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Sun. May 11, 2025 Sun. May 25, 2025 US $6198.00 Tokyo Fukuoka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Discover Japan Spring - Snow Monkeys, Nakasendo & 
Sanja Festival with Hiroshima

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

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

13 Days 12 Nights | from US $6198.00 (Limit to 24 guests)

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Yudanaka / Obuse / Narai / Magome / Nakasendo / Tsumago / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Hiroshima / Miyajima Island
Book a Discover Japan Sanja Festival with Hiroshima Tour for a version of our Discover Japan Sanja Festival itinerary that includes a couple more days to experience Hiroshima.

13 Days 12 Nights | from US $6198.00 (Limit to 24 guests)

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Yudanaka / Obuse / Narai / Magome / Nakasendo / Tsumago / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Hiroshima / Miyajima Island
Book a Discover Japan Sanja Festival with Hiroshima Tour for a version of our Discover Japan Sanja Festival itinerary that includes a couple more days to experience Hiroshima.
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Thu. May 16, 2024 Tue. May 28, 2024 US $6198.00

Small Group Limited to 24 passengers

Tokyo Hiroshima Deluxe Save this tour Sold Out
Thu. May 15, 2025 Tue. May 27, 2025 US $6198.00

Small Group Limited to 24 passengers

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Thu. May 14, 2026 Tue. May 26, 2026 US $6198.00

Small Group Limited to 24 passengers

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Discover Japan Summer - Snow Monkeys, Nakasendo & 
Tenjin Festival with Hiroshima

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Discover Japan Summer - Snow Monkeys, Nakasendo & Tenjin Festival with Hiroshima
Discover Japan Summer - Snow Monkeys, Nakasendo & Tenjin Festival with Hiroshima

13 Days 12 Nights | from US $6198.00 (Limit to 24 guests)

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Yudanaka / Obuse / Narai / Magome / Nakasendo / Tsumago / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Hiroshima / Miyajima Island
Enjoy two extra days to explore Hiroshima and Miyajima on our Discover Japan Tenjin Festival with Hiroshima Tour, which features a day at Osaka's heart-pounding Tenjin Festival.

13 Days 12 Nights | from US $6198.00 (Limit to 24 guests)

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Yudanaka / Obuse / Narai / Magome / Nakasendo / Tsumago / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Hiroshima / Miyajima Island
Enjoy two extra days to explore Hiroshima and Miyajima on our Discover Japan Tenjin Festival with Hiroshima Tour, which features a day at Osaka's heart-pounding Tenjin Festival.
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Tue. Jul 16, 2024 Sun. Jul 28, 2024 US $6198.00

Small Group Limited to 24 passengers

Tokyo Hiroshima Deluxe Save this tour Sold Out
Wed. Jul 16, 2025 Mon. Jul 28, 2025 US $6198.00

Small Group Limited to 24 passengers

Tokyo Hiroshima Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Thu. Jul 16, 2026 Tue. Jul 28, 2026 US $6198.00

Small Group Limited to 24 passengers

Tokyo Hiroshima Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Discover Japan Autumn - Snow Monkeys, Nakasendo & 
Jidai Festival with Hiroshima

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Discover Japan Autumn - Snow Monkeys, Nakasendo & Jidai Festival with Hiroshima
Discover Japan Autumn - Snow Monkeys, Nakasendo & Jidai Festival with Hiroshima

13 Days 12 Nights | from US $6198.00 (Limit to 24 guests)

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Yudanaka / Obuse / Narai / Magome / Nakasendo / Tsumago / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Hiroshima / Miyajima Island
Add a two day extension to Hiroshima on this special 13- day Discover Japan Jidai Festival Tour, that features sights and experiences in Tokyo, Mount Fuji, Yudanaka, the Nakasendo Road, Kyoto, Nara, and Osaka.

13 Days 12 Nights | from US $6198.00 (Limit to 24 guests)

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Yudanaka / Obuse / Narai / Magome / Nakasendo / Tsumago / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Hiroshima / Miyajima Island
Add a two day extension to Hiroshima on this special 13- day Discover Japan Jidai Festival Tour, that features sights and experiences in Tokyo, Mount Fuji, Yudanaka, the Nakasendo Road, Kyoto, Nara, and Osaka.
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Tue. Oct 15, 2024 Sun. Oct 27, 2024 US $6198.00

Small Group Limited to 24 passengers

Tokyo Hiroshima Deluxe Save this tour Sold Out
Wed. Oct 15, 2025 Mon. Oct 27, 2025 US $6198.00

Small Group Limited to 24 passengers

Tokyo Hiroshima Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Thu. Oct 15, 2026 Tue. Oct 27, 2026 US $6198.00

Small Group Limited to 24 passengers

Tokyo Hiroshima Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Discover Japan Summer - Snow Monkeys & 
Nakasendo with Hiroshima

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Discover Japan Summer - Snow Monkeys & Nakasendo with Hiroshima
Discover Japan Summer - Snow Monkeys & Nakasendo with Hiroshima

13 Days 12 Nights | from US $6198.00 (Limit to 24 guests)

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Yudanaka / Obuse / Narai / Magome / Nakasendo / Tsumago / Kyoto / Nara / Katsuragi / Osaka / Hiroshima / Miyajima Island
Book this Discover Japan Summer Tour that adds a 2-day Hiroshima extension to our immersive Discover Japan itinerary, which includes Tokyo, Mount Fuji, Yudanaka, the Nakasendo, Kyoto, Nara, and Osaka.

13 Days 12 Nights | from US $6198.00 (Limit to 24 guests)

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Yudanaka / Obuse / Narai / Magome / Nakasendo / Tsumago / Kyoto / Nara / Katsuragi / Osaka / Hiroshima / Miyajima Island
Book this Discover Japan Summer Tour that adds a 2-day Hiroshima extension to our immersive Discover Japan itinerary, which includes Tokyo, Mount Fuji, Yudanaka, the Nakasendo, Kyoto, Nara, and Osaka.
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Sun. Jun 23, 2024 Fri. Jul 5, 2024 US $6198.00

Small Group Limited to 24 passengers

Tokyo Hiroshima Deluxe Save this tour Sold Out
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Small Group Limited to 24 passengers

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Mon. Jun 22, 2026 Sat. Jul 4, 2026 US $6198.00

Small Group Limited to 24 passengers

Tokyo Hiroshima Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Discover Japan Autumn - Snow Monkeys & 
Nakasendo with Hiroshima

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Discover Japan Autumn - Snow Monkeys & Nakasendo with Hiroshima
Discover Japan Autumn - Snow Monkeys & Nakasendo with Hiroshima

13 Days 12 Nights | from US $6198.00 (Limit to 24 guests)

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Yudanaka / Obuse / Narai / Magome / Nakasendo / Tsumago / Kyoto / Nara / Katsuragi / Osaka / Hiroshima / Miyajima Island
Book this Discover Japan Autumn Tour that adds a 2-day Hiroshima extension to our immersive Discover Japan itinerary, which includes Tokyo, Mount Fuji, Yudanaka, the Nakasendo, Kyoto, Nara, and Osaka.

13 Days 12 Nights | from US $6198.00 (Limit to 24 guests)

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Yudanaka / Obuse / Narai / Magome / Nakasendo / Tsumago / Kyoto / Nara / Katsuragi / Osaka / Hiroshima / Miyajima Island
Book this Discover Japan Autumn Tour that adds a 2-day Hiroshima extension to our immersive Discover Japan itinerary, which includes Tokyo, Mount Fuji, Yudanaka, the Nakasendo, Kyoto, Nara, and Osaka.
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Sun. Sep 8, 2024 Fri. Sep 20, 2024 US $6198.00

Small Group Limited to 24 passengers

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Small Group Limited to 24 passengers

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Mon. Sep 7, 2026 Sat. Sep 19, 2026 US $6198.00

Small Group Limited to 24 passengers

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