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Summer in Japan

What are summers like in Japan? Summer time in Japan is a time for fantastic firework displays, exhilarating festivals, and scenery at its most lush and vibrant state. Enjoy the extra daylight at summer celebrations during the months of June, July, and August.

Summers in Japan are known to be hot and humid during most days, but that shouldn't stop anyone from experiencing an amazing trip to Japan. Summertime is the season of fireworks, festivals, food, and more. Find yourself at one of many of Japan's lively celebrations and indulge in delicious street vendor food underneath an incredible fireworks show. Or if you wish to escape the sultry summer air, traveling to northern parts of Japan is a great way to do so. Enjoy comfortable, warm weather during a scenic hike through the lush, mountainous regions of Japan.

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Visiting Japan in June
June is typically the wettest month of the year, excluding Hokkaido. Visiting Japan in June is perfect for seeing the gorgeous lavender and flower fields in Hokkaido, the northernmost island of Japan. Hokkaido has the most mild climate during summer in Japan and offers picturesque landscapes to explore. It is most notable for its Furano Flower Fields, where the sweet scent of lavender fills the air and visitors can enjoy charming views of numerous flower varieties.

Visiting Japan in July
Visiting Japan in July is one of the most lively times of the year. It is also the month of the Gion Matsuri, or Gion Summer Festival. It is the most famous festival in Japan, consisting of numerous events and a grand procession of floats. It's hard not to run into local festivals and firework displays during this time. July is also an excellent time to visit Mt. Fuji, where visitors will even climb to the top under favorable weather conditions. Although July is typically a rainy season, it doesn't stop others from enjoying the list of events that take place this month.

Visiting Japan in August
High-spirited festivals and exciting fireworks continue into the month of August in Japan. Visiting Japan in August allows opportunities to see the Three Great Summer Festivals of Tohoku. This includes witnessing the fiery warrior floats of the Aomori Nebuta Festival, impressive bamboo-hoisting skills at the Akita Kanto Festival, and making wishes at the colorful streamer-decorated Sendai Tanabata Festival. Don't forget to dance the night away at the Awa Odori Festival, a one of a kind celebration that is highly recommended for all travelers visiting Japan in August.

Japan Summer Tours

Don't let the heat and humidity stop you from enjoying a trip to Japan you will never forget. Japan Summer Tours are lively, beautiful, and culturally rich. Bring on the summer heat by visiting Japan's biggest summer festivals, or escape to the Japanese Alps for picturesque strolls and cooler climates. Travelers on our Japan Summer Tours can expect must-see attractions in well-known regions, lush scenery, and more.

Select from a list of our Summer Tours to Japan to see the hottest festivals, must-see sites of Tokyo and Kyoto, and vibrant landscapes in the rural parts of Japan. Travel to Japan during your summer vacation.

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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.

Budget Group Tours

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.

Active Small Group Tours

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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The Golden Route Japan Tour Summer (Reverse): Gion 
Summer Festival

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

The Golden Route Japan Tour Summer (Reverse): Gion Summer Festival
The Golden Route Japan Tour Summer (Reverse): Gion Summer Festival
119 reviews
119 reviews

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $3398.00

Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo
The must see sights of Tokyo & Kyoto...plus Gion Summer Festival.

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $3398.00

Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo
The must see sights of Tokyo & Kyoto...plus Gion Summer Festival.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Mon. Jul 15, 2024 Mon. Jul 22, 2024 US $3398.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Tue. Jul 15, 2025 Tue. Jul 22, 2025 US $3398.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Wed. Jul 15, 2026 Wed. Jul 22, 2026 US $3398.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Otaku Tour: Anime, Manga, Ninja & Food - Summer

Group Tour | Budget          Book Now & Save $50

Group Tour | Budget    Book Now & Save $50

Otaku Tour: Anime, Manga, Ninja & Food - Summer
Otaku Tour: Anime, Manga, Ninja & Food - Summer

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $3598.00

Tokyo / Hakone / Nagoya / Iga Ueno / Kyoto / Osaka
Join an refreshing summer Otaku Tour with AJT, and immerse yourself in Japan's Anime and Otaku Culture, visiting popular otaku destinations in Tokyo, Hakone, Nagoya, Kyoto, and Osaka.

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $3598.00

Tokyo / Hakone / Nagoya / Iga Ueno / Kyoto / Osaka
Join an refreshing summer Otaku Tour with AJT, and immerse yourself in Japan's Anime and Otaku Culture, visiting popular otaku destinations in Tokyo, Hakone, Nagoya, Kyoto, and Osaka.
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Sun. Jun 16, 2024 Tue. Jun 25, 2024 US $3598.00 Tokyo Osaka Budget Save this tour Book Now  
Mon. Jun 16, 2025 Wed. Jun 25, 2025 US $3598.00 Tokyo Osaka Budget Save this tour Sold Out
Anime Flavor: Tokyo & Kyoto Summer Tour with 
Expo 2025 Osaka

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Anime Flavor: Tokyo & Kyoto Summer Tour with Expo 2025 Osaka
Anime Flavor: Tokyo & Kyoto Summer Tour with Expo 2025 Osaka
24 reviews
24 reviews

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3598.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka
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, plus Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai.

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3598.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka
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, plus Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai.
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Sun. Jun 1, 2025 Mon. Jun 9, 2025 US $3598.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sat. Jun 14, 2025 Sun. Jun 22, 2025 US $3598.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sat. Jun 28, 2025 Sun. Jul 6, 2025 US $3598.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sat. Jul 5, 2025 Sun. Jul 13, 2025 US $3598.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sat. Jul 12, 2025 Sun. Jul 20, 2025 US $3598.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sat. Aug 16, 2025 Sun. Aug 24, 2025 US $3598.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
The Golden Route Japan Tour Summer 
(Reverse): Gion 
Summer Festival with Expo 2025 Osaka

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

The Golden Route Japan Tour Summer (Reverse): Gion Summer Festival with Expo 2025 Osaka
The Golden Route Japan Tour Summer (Reverse): Gion Summer Festival with Expo 2025 Osaka
119 reviews
119 reviews

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3698.00

Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo
The must see sights of Tokyo & Kyoto...plus Gion Summer Festival and Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai.

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3698.00

Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo
The must see sights of Tokyo & Kyoto...plus Gion Summer Festival and Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Mon. Jul 14, 2025 Tue. Jul 22, 2025 US $3698.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Charms of Hokkaido: Lavenders & Summer Flowers

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Charms of Hokkaido: Lavenders & Summer Flowers
Charms of Hokkaido: Lavenders & Summer Flowers
21 reviews
21 reviews

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3798.00

Lake Toya / Nanae / Hakodate / Lake Onuma / Noboribetsu / Shiraoi / Furano / Biei / Yoichi / Otaru / Sapporo
This delightful summer itinerary offers our guests the Charms of Hokkaido, featuring idyllic Furano and Biei, where the landscape is covered in a wavy sea of lavenders and other aromatic flowers.

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3798.00

Lake Toya / Nanae / Hakodate / Lake Onuma / Noboribetsu / Shiraoi / Furano / Biei / Yoichi / Otaru / Sapporo
This delightful summer itinerary offers our guests the Charms of Hokkaido, featuring idyllic Furano and Biei, where the landscape is covered in a wavy sea of lavenders and other aromatic flowers.
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Sun. Jul 14, 2024 Mon. Jul 22, 2024 US $3798.00 Sapporo Sapporo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sat. Jul 12, 2025 Sun. Jul 20, 2025 US $3798.00 Sapporo Sapporo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Jul 12, 2026 Mon. Jul 20, 2026 US $3798.00 Sapporo Sapporo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Charms of Hokkaido: Summer Flowers & Nature

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Charms of Hokkaido: Summer Flowers & Nature
Charms of Hokkaido: Summer Flowers & Nature
21 reviews
21 reviews

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3798.00

Sapporo / Otaru / Furano / Biei / Asahikawa / Hokuryu / Sounkyo / Kitami / Abashiri / Shiretoko / Lake Mashu / Lake Akan / Kushiro
This delightful itinerary brings our guests through fields of cheerful summer flowers to explore the incredible nature of Furano, Biei, the Shiretoko Peninsula, and Kushiro on this relaxing Charms of Hokkaido summer tour.

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3798.00

Sapporo / Otaru / Furano / Biei / Asahikawa / Hokuryu / Sounkyo / Kitami / Abashiri / Shiretoko / Lake Mashu / Lake Akan / Kushiro
This delightful itinerary brings our guests through fields of cheerful summer flowers to explore the incredible nature of Furano, Biei, the Shiretoko Peninsula, and Kushiro on this relaxing Charms of Hokkaido summer tour.
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Sun. Aug 18, 2024 Mon. Aug 26, 2024 US $3798.00 Sapporo Kushiro Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sat. Aug 16, 2025 Sun. Aug 24, 2025 US $3798.00 Sapporo Kushiro Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Aug 16, 2026 Mon. Aug 24, 2026 US $3798.00 Sapporo Kushiro Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Hokkaido Walking & Hiking Tour: Summer

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Group Tour | Active    

Hokkaido Walking & Hiking Tour: Summer
Hokkaido Walking & Hiking Tour: Summer

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $4045.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Kushiro / Lake Akan / Mt Meakan / Mt Iou / Kawayu Onsen / Lake Mashu / Mt Nishibetsu / Abashiri / Shiretoko / Rausu / Memanbetsu
A small-group guided walking & hiking tour through the wild lands of Eastern Hokkaido in Summer.

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $4045.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Kushiro / Lake Akan / Mt Meakan / Mt Iou / Kawayu Onsen / Lake Mashu / Mt Nishibetsu / Abashiri / Shiretoko / Rausu / Memanbetsu
A small-group guided walking & hiking tour through the wild lands of Eastern Hokkaido in Summer.
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Mon. Jul 22, 2024 Tue. Jul 30, 2024 US $4045.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Kushiro Memanbetsu Active Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. Aug 16, 2024 Sat. Aug 24, 2024 US $4045.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Kushiro Memanbetsu Active Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. Aug 30, 2024 Sat. Sep 7, 2024 US $4045.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Kushiro Memanbetsu Active Save this tour Book Now  
Best of Japan Tour Summer (Reverse)

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Best of Japan Tour Summer (Reverse)
Best of Japan Tour Summer (Reverse)
103 reviews
103 reviews

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $4198.00

Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Oobokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo
Perfect for those who want to visit the well known regions of Japan.

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $4198.00

Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Oobokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo
Perfect for those who want to visit the well known regions of Japan.
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Fri. Jun 7, 2024 Sun. Jun 16, 2024 US $4198.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. Jun 21, 2024 Sun. Jun 30, 2024 US $4198.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. Jul 19, 2024 Sun. Jul 28, 2024 US $4198.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. Aug 23, 2024 Sun. Sep 1, 2024 US $4198.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. Jun 5, 2026 Sun. Jun 14, 2026 US $4198.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sat. Jun 7, 2025 Mon. Jun 16, 2025 US $4198.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. Jun 20, 2025 Sun. Jun 29, 2025 US $4198.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. Jul 18, 2025 Sun. Jul 27, 2025 US $4198.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. Aug 22, 2025 Sun. Aug 31, 2025 US $4198.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. Jun 19, 2026 Sun. Jun 28, 2026 US $4198.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. Jul 17, 2026 Sun. Jul 26, 2026 US $4198.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. Jul 31, 2026 Sun. Aug 9, 2026 US $4198.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. Aug 21, 2026 Sun. Aug 30, 2026 US $4198.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Aug 30, 2026 Tue. Sep 8, 2026 US $4198.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Best of Japan Tour Summer

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Best of Japan Tour Summer
Best of Japan Tour Summer
103 reviews
103 reviews

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $4198.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Oobokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe
Perfect for those who want to visit the well known regions of Japan.

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $4198.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Oobokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe
Perfect for those who want to visit the well known regions of Japan.
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Sun. Jun 2, 2024 Tue. Jun 11, 2024 US $4198.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Jun 16, 2024 Tue. Jun 25, 2024 US $4198.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Jun 30, 2024 Tue. Jul 9, 2024 US $4198.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sat. Jul 6, 2024 Mon. Jul 15, 2024 US $4198.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Jul 14, 2024 Tue. Jul 23, 2024 US $4198.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Aug 18, 2024 Tue. Aug 27, 2024 US $4198.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Mon. Jun 2, 2025 Wed. Jun 11, 2025 US $4198.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
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Sun. Jun 29, 2025 Tue. Jul 8, 2025 US $4198.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Jul 6, 2025 Tue. Jul 15, 2025 US $4198.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
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Mon. Jul 6, 2026 Wed. Jul 15, 2026 US $4198.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
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Sun. Jul 26, 2026 Tue. Aug 4, 2026 US $4198.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
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Highlights of Korea and Japan Tour Summer

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Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Highlights of Korea and Japan Tour Summer
Highlights of Korea and Japan Tour Summer
12 reviews
12 reviews

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $4298.00

Korea (Andong / Gyeongju / Seoul), Japan (Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo)
Explore two beautiful countries in Asia - Korea & Japan in one tour.

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $4298.00

Korea (Andong / Gyeongju / Seoul), Japan (Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo)
Explore two beautiful countries in Asia - Korea & Japan in one tour.
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Wed. Jun 19, 2024 Sun. Jun 30, 2024 US $4298.00 Seoul Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
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