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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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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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Experience the culture of Japan at a slower pace with groups of 10 to 18 people.
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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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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.

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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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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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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.
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Tue. Sep 10, 2024 Sat. Sep 21, 2024 US $4420.00

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Tue. Oct 15, 2024 Sat. Oct 26, 2024 US $4420.00

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Tue. Oct 22, 2024 Sat. Nov 2, 2024 US $4420.00

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Nakasendo Trail Walking & Hiking Tour: Autumn Leaves

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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.
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Fri. Nov 1, 2024 Tue. Nov 12, 2024 US $4420.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

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Thu. Nov 14, 2024 Mon. Nov 25, 2024 US $4420.00

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Tue. Nov 19, 2024 Sat. Nov 30, 2024 US $4420.00

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Anime Flavor: Tokyo & Kyoto with Hiroshima Summer 
Tour

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

11 Days 10 Nights | from US $4498.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / 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 $4498.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / 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. Jun 1, 2024 Tue. Jun 11, 2024 US $4498.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
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Highlights of Korea and Japan: Cherry Blossom Tour

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Highlights of Korea and Japan: Cherry Blossom Tour
Highlights of Korea and Japan: Cherry Blossom Tour
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14 reviews

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $4498.00

Korea (Andong / Gyeongju /Seoul), Japan (Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hikone / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo)
Explore Korea & Japan during the most beautiful time of the year - the cherry blossom season.

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $4498.00

Korea (Andong / Gyeongju /Seoul), Japan (Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hikone / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo)
Explore Korea & Japan during the most beautiful time of the year - the cherry blossom season.
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Fri. Mar 21, 2025 Tue. Apr 1, 2025 US $4498.00 Seoul Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
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Thu. Mar 19, 2026 Mon. Mar 30, 2026 US $4498.00 Seoul Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Wed. Apr 1, 2026 Sun. Apr 12, 2026 US $4498.00 Seoul Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Best of Japan Tour Spring with Japanese Alps

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Best of Japan Tour Spring with Japanese Alps
Best of Japan Tour Spring with Japanese Alps
103 reviews
103 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
Visit top attractions in Tokyo & Kyoto as well as the country's hidden, mountainous regions during one of the most pleasant times of the year.

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
Visit top attractions in Tokyo & Kyoto as well as the country's hidden, mountainous regions during one of the most pleasant times of the year.
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Sat. May 18, 2024 Tue. May 28, 2024 US $4498.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
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Best of Japan Tour Autumn with Japanese Alps 
(Reverse)

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Best of Japan Tour Autumn with Japanese Alps (Reverse)
Best of Japan Tour Autumn with Japanese Alps (Reverse)
103 reviews
103 reviews

11 Days 10 Nights | from US $4498.00

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

11 Days 10 Nights | from US $4498.00

Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Oobokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe / Nara / Kyoto / Kanazawa / Shirakawa-go / Takayama / Matsumoto / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Tokyo
Perfect for those who want to visit the well known regions of Japan.
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Fri. Sep 6, 2024 Mon. Sep 16, 2024 US $4498.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Highlights of China and Japan Tour Autumn

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Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

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

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $4498.00

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 $4498.00

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 14, 2024 Sun. Oct 27, 2024 US $4498.00 Beijing Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
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Mon. Oct 19, 2026 Sun. Nov 1, 2026 US $4498.00 Beijing Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Anime Flavor: Tokyo & Kyoto with Hiroshima Autumn 
Tour

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

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

11 Days 10 Nights | from US $4498.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / 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 $4498.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / 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. Sep 14, 2024 Tue. Sep 24, 2024 US $4498.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
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Highlights of Taiwan and Japan Tour Spring

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Highlights of Taiwan and Japan Tour Spring
Highlights of Taiwan and Japan Tour Spring

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)
Enjoy an unforgettable spring tour to gorgeous Taiwan and Japan in a professionally crafted itinerary with a balance of incredible must-sees, local culture, and magnificent natural beauty.

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)
Enjoy an unforgettable spring tour to gorgeous Taiwan and Japan in a professionally crafted itinerary with a balance of incredible must-sees, local culture, and magnificent natural beauty.
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Tue. May 14, 2024 Sun. May 26, 2024 US $4498.00 Taipei Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
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