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Nara was once the capital of Japan, in fact, it was the first permanent capital established. Nara City’s former name is Heijo-Kyo, which is why the main palace in Nara received the name Heijo. This ancient city is known as the cradle of Japanese civilization, and is home to more than a thousand free-roaming deer.

One of the ancient cities of Japan is Nara, also known as the cradle of Japanese civilization. In 710, the city of Heijo, modern day Nara, became home to the first established capital in Japan. One of the many attractions in Nara is the Nara Deer Park, which is often filled with visitors and free- roaming deer. Unlike most wild deer, these are used to being around humans and will often follow people around for a treat. In Shintoism, deer are seen as the messengers of god, amplifying their symbolic presence with the temple in the vicinity. The Nara Park is wide and also has beautiful scenery, particularly during the spring and autumn season when the flowers bloom and the leaves change color. The Todaiji Temple is just near the entrance of the Nara Park. In the past, this Buddhist temple was so influential in politics that the government eventually moved the capital further north to Nagaoka Prefecture around 74 years after its establishment in order to reduce the temple’s influence. The Todaiji Temple houses a great Buddha statue the largest bronze statue of Buddha in the world. It is also an official UNESCO World Heritage Site. Along with that, there are also enormous standing wooden structures of guardians in the temple, each one with unique features. The details on the lotus that the bronze Buddha sits on gives it more significance as it has Sanskrit writing on the outer petals and can be seen clearly if the viewer approaches the statue closer.

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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: Autumn Leaves Tour

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    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.
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Mon. Nov 21, 2022 Sun. Dec 4, 2022 US $4498.00 Beijing Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Sold Out
Mon. Nov 20, 2023 Sun. Dec 3, 2023 US $4498.00 Beijing Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Mon. Nov 18, 2024 Sun. Dec 1, 2024 US $4498.00 Beijing Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Best of Japan with Japanese Alps (Reverse): Cherry 
Blossom Tour

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    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 Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sat. Mar 30, 2024 Tue. Apr 9, 2024 US $4498.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Highlights of Taiwan and Japan: Cherry Blossom Tour

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    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 Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
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Best of Japan with Japanese Alps: Autumn Leaves & Cherry 
Blossoms

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Best of Japan with Japanese Alps: Autumn Leaves & Cherry Blossoms
Best of Japan with Japanese Alps: Autumn Leaves & Cherry Blossoms
73 reviews
73 reviews

11 Days 10 Nights | from US $4498.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Obara / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Obokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe
This is a perfect tour for travelers who want to visit the well- known regions of Japan…plus enjoy the Obara Shikizakura Festival, where fall foliage and cherry blossoms appear at the same time.

11 Days 10 Nights | from US $4498.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Obara / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Obokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe
This is a perfect tour for travelers who want to visit the well- known regions of Japan…plus enjoy the Obara Shikizakura Festival, where fall foliage and cherry blossoms appear at the same time.
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Sat. Nov 19, 2022 Tue. Nov 29, 2022 US $4498.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
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Highlights of China and Japan: Cherry Blossom Tour

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

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

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $4598.00

China (Beijing / Xian / Shanghai), Japan (Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hikone / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo)
A 14-day spring cultural tour through China and Japan, featuring the beautiful Japanese cherry blossom.

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $4598.00

China (Beijing / Xian / Shanghai), Japan (Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hikone / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo)
A 14-day spring cultural tour through China and Japan, featuring the beautiful Japanese cherry blossom.
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Tue. Mar 21, 2023 Mon. Apr 3, 2023 US $4598.00 Beijing Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
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Otaku Tour: Anime, Manga, Ninja & Samurai - Cherry 
Blossoms

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Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

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

11 Days 10 Nights | from US $4598.00

Tokyo / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Lake Suwa / Matsumoto / Hida Furukawa / Takayama / Seki / Nagakute / Nara / Kyoto / Osaka
Our Otaku Tour is a 11-day immersion into the delightful worlds of Japan's otaku culture, with fantastic sights and attractions in Tokyo, Hakone, Takayama, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, and more.

11 Days 10 Nights | from US $4598.00

Tokyo / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Lake Suwa / Matsumoto / Hida Furukawa / Takayama / Seki / Nagakute / Nara / Kyoto / Osaka
Our Otaku Tour is a 11-day immersion into the delightful worlds of Japan's otaku culture, with fantastic sights and attractions in Tokyo, Hakone, Takayama, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, and more.
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Wed. Mar 29, 2023 Sat. Apr 8, 2023 US $4598.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Nakasendo Trail Walking & Hiking Tour: Spring

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Group Tour | Active    

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

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $4650.00 (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 $4650.00 (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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Nakasendo Trail Walking & Hiking Tour: Cherry 
Blossoms

Group Tour | Active          

Group Tour | Active    

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

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $4650.00 (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 $4650.00 (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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Nakasendo Trail Walking & Hiking Tour: Autumn

Group Tour | Active          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Active    Book Now & Save $100

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

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $4650.00 (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 $4650.00 (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. Oct 4, 2022 Sat. Oct 15, 2022 US $4650.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Tokyo Kyoto Active Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Oct 16, 2022 Thu. Oct 27, 2022 US $4650.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Tokyo Kyoto Active Save this tour Book Now  
Nakasendo Trail Walking & Hiking Tour: Autumn Leaves

Group Tour | Active          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Active    Book Now & Save $100

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

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $4650.00 (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 $4650.00 (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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Sun. Oct 30, 2022 Thu. Nov 10, 2022 US $4650.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Tokyo Kyoto Active Save this tour Book Now  
Thu. Nov 3, 2022 Mon. Nov 14, 2022 US $4650.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Tokyo Kyoto Active Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Nov 6, 2022 Thu. Nov 17, 2022 US $4650.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Tokyo Kyoto Active Save this tour Book Now  
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