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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

ULTRA-DELUXE

The ultimate way to travel in a small group with the finest accomodations.

Maximum 6 People
8-14 days
Starting at US$10998.00

CLASSIC

Offerring a more flexible way to see Japan and utilize public transportation.

Maximum 12 People
10-14 days
Starting at US$4298.00

Classic Small Group Tours

Forgo the private coach and explore Japan the way the locals do – via Japan’s famously efficient and clean public transportation system. |

Our Japan Classic Small Group 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. As our guides are local experts and residents of the city or region you are visiting, they do not always accompany the group when traveling between cities. Japan Walking Tours generally stay at least 2 nights in each city, allowing you to truly soak in the sights and surroundings. All hotels will be centrally located near attractions and are within a 5 to 10-minute walk from nearby stations. These tours are ideal for travelers who want to tour Japan in a small group but at a more budget-friendly rate. The tours are also great for those looking for a more active tour as you may be walking anywhere from 3 to 5 miles a day, in addition to some free time. Take your time exploring Japan, interacting with the locals, and immersing yourself in the rich culture the land is known for. Read Less

Japan Classic Small Group Tours

Group Tour | Classic
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$3550.00
Travel on the sacred Kumano Kodo, or Kumano Ancient Trail, a famous pilgrimage route to Kumano.
Group Tour | Classic
Eastern Hokkaido Nature Walking & Hiking Tour

Eastern Hokkaido Nature Walking & Hiking Tour

Departure Month:

Destination:

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

Eastern Hokkaido Nature Walking & Hiking Tour
8 Nights | From US$4160.00
A small-group guided walking and hiking tour through the wild lands of Eastern Hokkaido.
Group Tour | Classic
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$4550.00
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 | Classic
Shikoku Pilgrimage Trail Walking & Hiking Tour
Shikoku Pilgrimage Trail Walking & Hiking Tour
12 Nights | From US$5140.00
A small-group guided walking & hiking tour to Sacred Mount Koya & The Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage Trail.
Group Tour | Classic
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$5200.00
A small-group guided cultural walking tour exploring the highlights of central Japan.
Group Tour | Classic
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$5100.00
A small-group guided food tour through Japan's best-kept culinary traditions.
Group Tour | Classic
Tohoku Mountains Walking & Hiking Tour

Tohoku Mountains Walking & Hiking Tour

Departure Month:

Destination:

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

Tohoku Mountains Walking & Hiking Tour
12 Nights | From US$5000.00
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 | Classic
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$5230.00
A small-group guided walking & hiking tour to the land of fire Kyushu with short hikes of 1-3 hours.
Group Tour | Classic
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$3020.00
A small-group guided winter tour to the Nakasendo trail. Walk or snow-shoe on five days for 1-3 hours.
Group Tour | Classic
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$4800.00
A small-group guided cultural tour exploring two sides of western Japan - the Japan Sea Coast and the Inland Sea.
Group Tour | Classic
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$3060.00
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 | Classic
Tokyo Anime Tour
Tokyo Anime Tour
5-6 Nights | From US$1698.00
The Tokyo Anime Tour is your journey into Tokyo anime culture, with the top anime spots in Tokyo to suit both casual fans and die-hard geeks. Our Tokyo Anime Tour is your ultimate Tokyo anime adventure.
Group Tour | Classic
Kyoto & Osaka Anime Tour
Kyoto & Osaka Anime Tour
4 Nights | From US$1348.00
Experience the authentic traditional Japan you have only seen in anime on this 5-day anime tour of Kyoto and Osaka! See the time-honored temples in Kyoto, and immerse in colorful contemporary anime culture in Osaka.
Group Tour | Classic
Anime Tour: Marvels of Japan
Anime Tour: Marvels of Japan
8-9 Nights | From US$2698.00
Our Marvels of Japan Anime Tour offers a journey through the country that inspired the scenes and characters from your favorite anime, with anime-centered stops in Tokyo, Hakone, Mount Fuji, Kyoto, and Osaka.
Group Tour | Classic
Anime & Ninja: Ninja Shadow Clones Tour
Anime & Ninja: Ninja Shadow Clones Tour
7 Nights | From US$2298.00
Ninja Shadow Clones Tours combine the best Japan anime experiences with intriguing ninja-themed destinations for a one-of-a-kind Japan adventure.
Group Tour | Classic
Ghibli Anime Tour
Ghibli Anime Tour
5 Nights | From US$1698.00
Step into the beloved worlds of Studio Ghibli on these Ghibli-themed tours. Explore the Ghibli Museum, see real Japan locations from the films, as well many other entertaining attractions.

Our Classic Small Group Tours Feature:

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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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