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DELUXE

The most cost-effective way to travel to the must-see sights of Japan.

Maximum 35 People
7-22 days
Starting at US$2398.00

DELUXE-PLUS

Dive into the cultural aspects of Japan at a more intimate cultural experience.

Maximum 12 or 18 People
11-14 days
Starting at US$6298.00

BUDGET

Our Budget Tours are designed for our guests who are on a limited budget.

Maximum 45 People
6-10 days
Starting at US$1898.00

ACTIVE

Explore Japan off the beaten path via Japanese public transportation.

Maximum 13 People
8-15 days
Starting at US$2920.00

Active Small Group Tours

Forgo the private coach and explore Japan the way the locals do – visit Japan off the beaten path via Japanese public transportation network, walking, hiking, cycling and more. We will send your luggage ahead so you can travel light. |

Our Active Small Group Tours allow you to enjoy Japanese culture firsthand in the intimacy of a small group. The maximum group size is 13 guests, which enables you to travel between destinations by public transportation, such as by train, subway, ferry, or local bus. These tours feature off-the-beaten-path destinations and more opportunity for local interaction, to truly experience what 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. These tour itineraries are tailored to the energetic passenger; guests should feel comfortable walking from 4 to 10 miles a day, depending on the tour and destination, as you explore Japan's marvelous natural landscape. Select tours include multisport activities to engage interest of the sporty traveler. These multisport activities might include cycling, hiking, kayaking, snowshoeing, rafting, climbing, and more. The group is kept small to just 13 guests – meaning more attention from your guide. On an Active Small Group Tour, you will discover the country of Japan at a local level, and explore the rich culture the land is known for. Read Less

Japan Active Small Group Tours

Group Tour | Active
Japan Food Tour

Japan Food Tour

Departure Month:

Destination:

Tokyo - Kanazawa - Gokayama - Shirakawa-go - Takayama - Hida Furukawa - Awaji Island - Kyoto - Uji

Japan Food Tour
10 Nights | From US$5020.00
A small-group guided food tour through Japan's best-kept culinary traditions.
Group Tour | Active
Kumano Kodo Walking & Hiking Tour

Kumano Kodo Walking & Hiking Tour

Departure Month:

Destination:

Kyoto - Takijiri - Takahara - Chikatsuyu - Yunomine Onsen - Katsuura - Kyoto

Kumano Kodo Walking & Hiking Tour
8 Nights | From US$3395.00
Travel on the sacred Kumano Kodo, or Kumano Ancient Trail, a famous pilgrimage route to Kumano.
Group Tour | Active
Nakasendo Trail Walking & Hiking Tour

Nakasendo Trail Walking & Hiking Tour

Departure Month:

Destination:

Tokyo - Kiso-Hirasawa - Narai - Yabuhara - Kiso-Fukushima - Tsumago - Magome - Nara - Yoshino - Mt Koya - Kyoto

Nakasendo Trail Walking & Hiking Tour
11 Nights | From US$4420.00
A small-group guided walking and hiking tour with four hikes of 1-4.5 hours of village-to-village walking on the Nakasendo Trail.
Group Tour | Active
Nakasendo and Kiso Valley Walking & Hiking Tour

Nakasendo and Kiso Valley Walking & Hiking Tour

Departure Month:

Destination:

Kyoto - Nara - Magome - Tsumago - Nojiri - Yabuhara - Narai - Matsumoto - Tokyo

Nakasendo and Kiso Valley Walking & Hiking Tour
7 nights | From US$2940.00
A short small-group guided walking tour with three hikes of 3-6 hours of village-to-village walking on the Nakasendo Trail.
Group Tour | Active
Nakasendo Trail Winter Tour

Nakasendo Trail Winter Tour

Departure Month:

Destination:

Kyoto - Nakatsugawa - Magome - Tsumago - Kiso Fukushima - Narai - Kiso Hirasawa - Asama Onsen - Tokyo

Nakasendo Trail Winter Tour
7 Nights | From US$2905.00
A small-group guided winter tour to the Nakasendo trail. Walk or snow-shoe on five days for 1-3 hours.
Group Tour | Active
Shikoku Pilgrimage Trail Walking & Hiking Tour
Shikoku Pilgrimage Trail Walking & Hiking Tour
12 Nights | From US$5210.00
A small-group guided walking & hiking tour to Sacred Mount Koya & The Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage Trail.
Group Tour | Active
Hokkaido Walking & Hiking Tour

Hokkaido Walking & Hiking Tour

Departure Month:

Destination:

Kushiro - Lake Akan - Mt Meakan - Mt Iou - Kawayu Onsen - Lake Mashu - Mt Nishibetsu - Abashiri - Shiretoko - Rausu - Memanbetsu

Hokkaido Walking & Hiking Tour
8 Nights | From US$4045.00
A small-group guided walking and hiking tour through the wild lands of Eastern Hokkaido.
Group Tour | Active
Tohoku Walking & Hiking Tour

Tohoku Walking & Hiking Tour

Departure Month:

Destination:

Tokyo - Nikko - Oze - Dewa Sanzan - Kakunodate - Nyuto Onsen - Tono - Tokyo

Tohoku Walking & Hiking Tour
12 Nights | From US$4930.00
A small-group guided walking & hiking tour exploring mountains in Tohoku with 6 days of walking and hiking of 2-6 hours per day.
Group Tour | Active
Kyushu Walking & Hiking Tour

Kyushu Walking & Hiking Tour

Departure Month:

Destination:

Kyoto - Asuka - Beppu - Kurokawa Onsen - Mount Aso - Takachiho - Kumamoto - Kagoshima - Ibusuki - Yakushima - Nagasaki - Osaka

Kyushu Walking & Hiking Tour
14 Nights | From US$5160.00
A small-group guided walking & hiking tour to the land of fire Kyushu with short hikes of 1-3 hours.
Group Tour | Active
Japan Walking Tour: Shoguns and Samurai

Japan Walking Tour: Shoguns and Samurai

Departure Month:

Destination:

Tokyo - Obuse - Yudanaka Onsen - Matsumoto - Narai - Tsumago - Magome - Takayama - Shirakawa-go - Kyoto - Nara - Mt Koya

Japan Walking Tour: Shoguns and Samurai
13 Nights | From US$4930.00
A small-group guided cultural walking tour exploring the highlights of central Japan.
Group Tour | Active
Japan Walking Tour: In the Shadow of Mountains

Japan Walking Tour: In the Shadow of Mountains

Departure Month:

Destination:

Kyoto - Kurashiki - Kojima - Yunotsu Onsen - Iwami Ginzan - Tsuwano - Hagi - Miyajima Island - Tomonoura - Osaka

Japan Walking Tour: In the Shadow of Mountains
11 Nights | From US$4560.00
A small-group guided cultural tour exploring two sides of western Japan - the Japan Sea Coast and the Inland Sea.

Our Japan Active Small Group Tours Feature:

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Maximum 13 guests

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No Local Payment, No Options Sold

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All transport between destinations included

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Private airport transfers included

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Transfer between cities by Shinkansen (bullet train) or express train (Japan rail pass included on select tours)

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Sightseeing by public transport with your local guide, including local train, subway, taxi, ferry, and bus

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Select itineraries include luggage forwarding, so you don't need to drag your luggage from hotel to hotel

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Centrally located 3-4 star accommodations near stations

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En suite rooms in all accommodations

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More leisurely pace to fully appreciate the destinations

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Breakfast every morning, plus meals as indicated (Vegetarian or special meals can be arranged)

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Includes all entry fees to sites listed on the itinerary

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Free time to explore on your own

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