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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.

Ultra-Deluxe Small Group Tours

Tour Japan with the finest accommodations and experiences in groups of 2 to 6 people.

Enjoy more than just sightseeing. These tours will allow you to eat in small local restaurants, visit hidden gems, stay at hotels with limited occupancy, take part in activities available only to small groups, and enjoy more interaction with your tour guides. Ultra-Deluxe small group tours are the ultimate way to visit Japan with hand-picked, top hotels and ryokans (traditional inns) to relax in. Select from a unique range of luxurious cultural experiences that are limited to smaller groups, which is why the maximum group size is 6 guests.

Japan Walking Tours

Travel Japan more flexibly in groups of 10 to 16 people using public transportation.

These tours allow you to enjoy Japanese culture firsthand in the intimacy of a small group. The maximum group size is 12 guests, which enables you to travel by public transportation, such as by train, subway, taxi, ferry or local bus. Walking the streets and taking the local trains will allow you to interact more with the locals and appreciate what everyday life in Japan is like. Each city will feature an expert local guide who will be able to share in-depth information on the featured attractions and sites, and provide assistance or recommendations if needed prior to your free time.

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Japan Walking Tour: Shoguns and Samurai - Spring 
2021 - 4/16, 5/5, 5/21

Group Tour | Classic          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Classic    Book Now & Save $100

Japan Walking Tour: Shoguns and Samurai - Spring 2021 - 4/16, 5/5, 5/21
Japan Walking Tour: Shoguns and Samurai - Spring 2021 - 4/16, 5/5, 5/21

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $5300.00

Tokyo / Obuse / Yudanaka Onsen / Matsumoto / Narai / Tsumago / Magome / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kyoto / Nara / Mt Koya
A small-group guided cultural walking tour exploring the highlights of central Japan.

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $5300.00

Tokyo / Obuse / Yudanaka Onsen / Matsumoto / Narai / Tsumago / Magome / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kyoto / Nara / Mt Koya
A small-group guided cultural walking tour exploring the highlights of central Japan.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Fri. Apr 16, 2021 Thu. Apr 29, 2021 US $5300.00

Small Group Limited to 12 passengers

Tokyo Tokyo Classic Save this tour Book Now  
Wed. May 5, 2021 Tue. May 18, 2021 US $5300.00

Small Group Limited to 12 passengers

Tokyo Tokyo Classic Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. May 21, 2021 Thu. Jun 3, 2021 US $5300.00

Small Group Limited to 12 passengers

Tokyo Tokyo Classic Save this tour Book Now  
Japan Walking Tour: Shoguns and Samurai - Summer 
2021 - 7/7

Group Tour | Classic          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Classic    Book Now & Save $100

Japan Walking Tour: Shoguns and Samurai - Summer 2021 - 7/7
Japan Walking Tour: Shoguns and Samurai - Summer 2021 - 7/7

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $5300.00

Tokyo / Obuse / Yudanaka Onsen / Matsumoto / Narai / Tsumago / Magome / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kyoto / Nara / Mt Koya
A small-group guided cultural walking tour exploring the highlights of central Japan.

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $5300.00

Tokyo / Obuse / Yudanaka Onsen / Matsumoto / Narai / Tsumago / Magome / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kyoto / Nara / Mt Koya
A small-group guided cultural walking tour exploring the highlights of central Japan.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Wed. Jul 7, 2021 Tue. Jul 20, 2021 US $5300.00

Small Group Limited to 12 passengers

Tokyo Tokyo Classic Save this tour Book Now  
Japan Walking Tour: Shoguns and Samurai - Autumn 
Leaves 2021 - 10/20, 11/3

Group Tour | Classic          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Classic    Book Now & Save $100

Japan Walking Tour: Shoguns and Samurai - Autumn Leaves 2021 - 10/20, 11/3
Japan Walking Tour: Shoguns and Samurai - Autumn Leaves 2021 - 10/20, 11/3

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $5300.00

Tokyo / Obuse / Yudanaka Onsen / Matsumoto / Narai / Tsumago / Magome / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kyoto / Nara / Mt Koya
A small-group guided cultural walking tour exploring the highlights of central Japan.

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $5300.00

Tokyo / Obuse / Yudanaka Onsen / Matsumoto / Narai / Tsumago / Magome / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kyoto / Nara / Mt Koya
A small-group guided cultural walking tour exploring the highlights of central Japan.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Wed. Oct 20, 2021 Tue. Nov 2, 2021 US $5300.00

Small Group Limited to 12 passengers

Tokyo Tokyo Classic Save this tour Book Now  
Wed. Nov 3, 2021 Tue. Nov 16, 2021 US $5300.00

Small Group Limited to 12 passengers

Tokyo Tokyo Classic Save this tour Book Now  
Best of Hokkaido & Honshu: Lavenders & Summer Flowers 
2021 - 7/18

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Best of Hokkaido & Honshu: Lavenders & Summer Flowers 2021 - 7/18
Best of Hokkaido & Honshu: Lavenders & Summer Flowers 2021 - 7/18

15 Days 14 Nights | from US $5398.00

Hokkaido (Lake Onuma / Shikabe-cho / Nanae / Hakodate / Lake Toya / 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 $5398.00

Hokkaido (Lake Onuma / Shikabe-cho / Nanae / Hakodate / Lake Toya / 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 18, 2021 Sun. Aug 1, 2021 US $5998.00 Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Jul 17, 2022 Sun. Jul 31, 2022 US $5398.00 Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Best of Hokkaido & Honshu: Autumn Leaves & Salmon Run 
2021 - 10/3

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Best of Hokkaido & Honshu: Autumn Leaves & Salmon Run 2021 - 10/3
Best of Hokkaido & Honshu: Autumn Leaves & Salmon Run 2021 - 10/3

15 Days 14 Nights | from US $5398.00

Hokkaido (Chitose / Shiraoi / Sapporo / Otaru / Asahikawa / Sounkyo / Kitami / Abashiri / Shiretoko / Utoro / Lake Mashu / Lake Akan / Kushiro), Honshu (Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo)
This autumn tour through Japan combines the enchanting fall colors of Hokkaido with the best sightseeing spots of Honshu.

15 Days 14 Nights | from US $5398.00

Hokkaido (Chitose / Shiraoi / Sapporo / Otaru / Asahikawa / Sounkyo / Kitami / Abashiri / Shiretoko / Utoro / Lake Mashu / Lake Akan / Kushiro), Honshu (Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo)
This autumn tour through Japan combines the enchanting fall colors of Hokkaido with the best sightseeing spots of Honshu.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Sun. Oct 3, 2021 Sun. Oct 17, 2021 US $5398.00 Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Oct 2, 2022 Sun. Oct 16, 2022 US $5398.00 Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
President: Discover Japan Spring Tour 2022 
- 5/25

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $200

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $200

President: Discover Japan Spring Tour 2022 - 5/25
President: Discover Japan Spring Tour 2022 - 5/25

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $5498.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Ina / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Nara / Katsuragi / Hiroshima / Kurashiki / Himeji / Kobe
You'll discover the must-see culture, history, and natural wonders of Japan in this 12-day spring itinerary that takes you from Tokyo to Osaka through the Japanese Alps, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Nara, and Hiroshima!

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $5498.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Ina / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Nara / Katsuragi / Hiroshima / Kurashiki / Himeji / Kobe
You'll discover the must-see culture, history, and natural wonders of Japan in this 12-day spring itinerary that takes you from Tokyo to Osaka through the Japanese Alps, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Nara, and Hiroshima!
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Wed. May 26, 2021 Sun. Jun 6, 2021 US $5498.00

Small Group Limited to 24 passengers

Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Sold Out
Wed. May 25, 2022 Sun. Jun 5, 2022 US $5498.00

Small Group Limited to 24 passengers

Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Discover Japan Cherry Blossom Tour 2022 
- 3/30

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $200

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $200

Discover Japan Cherry Blossom Tour 2022 - 3/30
Discover Japan Cherry Blossom Tour 2022 - 3/30

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $5498.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Ina / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Nara / Katsuragi / Hiroshima / Kurashiki / Himeji / Kobe
Take a memorable journey of discovery through Japan during the incredible cherry blossom season, with must- see locations and immersive experiences over a 12-day itinerary that takes you through Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Mount Fuji, and more.

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $5498.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Ina / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Nara / Katsuragi / Hiroshima / Kurashiki / Himeji / Kobe
Take a memorable journey of discovery through Japan during the incredible cherry blossom season, with must- see locations and immersive experiences over a 12-day itinerary that takes you through Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Mount Fuji, and more.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Wed. Mar 31, 2021 Sun. Apr 11, 2021 US $5498.00

Small Group Limited to 24 passengers

Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Sold Out
Wed. Mar 30, 2022 Sun. Apr 10, 2022 US $5498.00

Small Group Limited to 24 passengers

Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
President: Discover Japan Autumn Tour 2022 
- 10/12

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $200

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $200

President: Discover Japan Autumn Tour 2022 - 10/12
President: Discover Japan Autumn Tour 2022 - 10/12

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $5498.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Ina / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Nara / Katsuragi / Hiroshima / Kurashiki / Himeji / Kobe
Japan awaits your discovery in a 12-day autumn itinerary that features immersive experiences in Tokyo, Kyoto, Mount Fuji, Nara, Hiroshima, the Japanese Alps, Kanazawa, and other must-see destinations.

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $5498.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Ina / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Nara / Katsuragi / Hiroshima / Kurashiki / Himeji / Kobe
Japan awaits your discovery in a 12-day autumn itinerary that features immersive experiences in Tokyo, Kyoto, Mount Fuji, Nara, Hiroshima, the Japanese Alps, Kanazawa, and other must-see destinations.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Wed. Oct 13, 2021 Sun. Oct 24, 2021 US $5498.00

Small Group Limited to 24 passengers

Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Sold Out
Wed. Oct 12, 2022 Sun. Oct 23, 2022 US $5498.00

Small Group Limited to 24 passengers

Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Best Beyond Discoveries: Autumn Tour 2021 - 10/17

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $300

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $300

Best Beyond Discoveries: Autumn Tour 2021 - 10/17
Best Beyond Discoveries: Autumn Tour 2021 - 10/17

15 Days 14 Nights | from US $5598.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Awaji Island / Takamatsu / Naoshima / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Iwakuni / Yamaguchi / Nagato / Hagi / Iwami Ginzan / Izumo / Matsue / Tottori / Kinosaki Onsen / Asago / Himeji / Kobe
Visit the "must see" and hidden gems of Japan.

15 Days 14 Nights | from US $5598.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Awaji Island / Takamatsu / Naoshima / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Iwakuni / Yamaguchi / Nagato / Hagi / Iwami Ginzan / Izumo / Matsue / Tottori / Kinosaki Onsen / Asago / Himeji / Kobe
Visit the "must see" and hidden gems of Japan.
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Sun. Oct 18, 2020 Sun. Nov 1, 2020 US $5598.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Sold Out
Sun. Oct 17, 2021 Sun. Oct 31, 2021 US $5598.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Oct 16, 2022 Sun. Oct 30, 2022 US $5598.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Best of Honshu & Hokkaido: Snow Monkeys & Hokkaido 
Winter Festival Tour 2021 - 1/31

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Best of Honshu & Hokkaido: Snow Monkeys & Hokkaido Winter Festival Tour 2021 - 1/31
Best of Honshu & Hokkaido: Snow Monkeys & Hokkaido Winter Festival Tour 2021 - 1/31

16 Days 15 Nights | from US $5698.00

Honshu (Tokyo / Lake Kawaguchi / Matsumoto / Yudanaka / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka), Hokkaido (Chitose / Shiraoi / Lake Shikotsu / Sapporo / Otaru / Asahikawa / Sounkyo / Abashiri / Lake Tofutsu / Akan National Park / Kushiro)
Explore the two main winter attractions of Japan - Snow Monkeys and Hokkaido Winter Festivals.

16 Days 15 Nights | from US $5698.00

Honshu (Tokyo / Lake Kawaguchi / Matsumoto / Yudanaka / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka), Hokkaido (Chitose / Shiraoi / Lake Shikotsu / Sapporo / Otaru / Asahikawa / Sounkyo / Abashiri / Lake Tofutsu / Akan National Park / Kushiro)
Explore the two main winter attractions of Japan - Snow Monkeys and Hokkaido Winter Festivals.
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Sun. Jan 31, 2021 Mon. Feb 15, 2021 US $5698.00 Tokyo Kushiro Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Jan 30, 2022 Mon. Feb 14, 2022 US $5698.00 Tokyo Kushiro Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
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