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Japan Discovery Train Tours

Forgo the private coach transportation and use public transportation like the locals. Japan Discovery Train Tours offer more flexibility on itineraries and give you more free time to cater to your interests. |

On our Discovery train tours, you will have an expert tour leader to show you Japanese landmarks and must-see sites. Enjoy Japanese culture firsthand and skip private coach transportation. The maximum group size is 16 guests, which enables you to travel by public transportation, such as by train or local bus. This allows you to see and experience Japan in-depth with maximum flexibility. Discovery train tours generally stay at least 2 nights at each destination, allowing you to truly soak in the sights and surroundings. All hotels will be centrally located near attractions and are within a 5-10 minute walk from stations. Your tour leader will not only coordinate the itinerary, but will also be able to provide expert local information. They will offer tailored advice on things to do with your free time and share their knowledge of Japanese history and culture with you. These tours are ideal for travelers who want more free time outside of the itinerary to explore their own interests in Japan. Read Less

Japan Discovery Train Tours

Group Tour | Discovery
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 | Discovery
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 | Discovery
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 | Discovery
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 | Discovery
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 | Discovery
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 | Discovery
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 | Discovery
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 | Discovery
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 | Discovery
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 | Discovery
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 Discovery Train Tours Feature:

・No Local Payment, No Options Sold
・No airport transfers
・Travel by public transport, including Shinkansen bullet train, subway and bus
・Selected luggage forwarding included
・Centrally located 3 star accommodations near stations
・En suite rooms in all accommodations
・Travel like a local Japanese
・Breakfast every morning, plus meals as indicated (Vegetarian or special meals can be arranged)
・Includes all entry fees to sites listed in the itinerary
・Comprehensive escorts with AJT professional English speaking tour leader