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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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Best of Hokkaido & Honshu: Summer Flowers & Nature

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Best of Hokkaido & Honshu: Summer Flowers & Nature
Best of Hokkaido & Honshu: Summer Flowers & Nature

15 Days 14 Nights | from US $5798.00

Hokkaido (Sapporo / Otaru / Furano / Biei / Asahikawa / Hokuryu / Sounkyo / Kitami / Abashiri / Shiretoko / Utoro / Lake Mashu / Lake Akan / Kushiro), Honshu (Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo)
Join this 15-day summer tour through the enchanting summer flowers of Hokkaido plus the top sightseeing destinations of the Japan mainland.

15 Days 14 Nights | from US $5798.00

Hokkaido (Sapporo / Otaru / Furano / Biei / Asahikawa / Hokuryu / Sounkyo / Kitami / Abashiri / Shiretoko / Utoro / Lake Mashu / Lake Akan / Kushiro), Honshu (Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo)
Join this 15-day summer tour through the enchanting summer flowers of Hokkaido plus the top sightseeing destinations of the Japan mainland.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Sun. Aug 13, 2023 Sun. Aug 27, 2023 US $5798.00 Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Aug 18, 2024 Sun. Sep 1, 2024 US $5798.00 Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Majestic Japan Summer Lavender Tour

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Majestic Japan Summer Lavender Tour
Majestic Japan Summer Lavender Tour

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $6698.00 (Limit to 24 guests)

Sapporo / Furano / Biei / Otaru / Yudanaka / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Nara / Katsuragi / Kyoto / Hakone / Tokyo
Enjoy a colorful and refreshing summer in Majestic Japan exploring a floral wonderland in Furano and Biei with local country experiences.

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $6698.00 (Limit to 24 guests)

Sapporo / Furano / Biei / Otaru / Yudanaka / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Nara / Katsuragi / Kyoto / Hakone / Tokyo
Enjoy a colorful and refreshing summer in Majestic Japan exploring a floral wonderland in Furano and Biei with local country experiences.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Mon. Jul 10, 2023 Sun. Jul 23, 2023 US $6698.00

Small Group Limited to 24 passengers

Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Mon. Jul 8, 2024 Sun. Jul 21, 2024 US $6698.00

Small Group Limited to 24 passengers

Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Japan Summer Highlights: Lavenders & Tohoku 3 Great 
Summer Festivals

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Japan Summer Highlights: Lavenders & Tohoku 3 Great Summer Festivals
Japan Summer Highlights: Lavenders & Tohoku 3 Great Summer Festivals

21 Days 20 Nights | from US $8598.00

Furano / Biei / Otaru / Sapporo / Shiraoi / Noboribetsu / Lake Toya / Shikabecho / Hakodate / Seikan Tunnel / Aomori / Akita / Kakunodate / Hiraizumi / Sendai / Matsushima / Urabandai / Aizu Wakamatsu / Nikko / Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Tokushima / Takamatsu / Oboke Gorge / Shimanami Kaido / Hiroshima / Kurashiki / Himeji / Kobe
This tour features Japan Summer Highlights including the summer flowers, festivals & fireworks.

21 Days 20 Nights | from US $8598.00

Furano / Biei / Otaru / Sapporo / Shiraoi / Noboribetsu / Lake Toya / Shikabecho / Hakodate / Seikan Tunnel / Aomori / Akita / Kakunodate / Hiraizumi / Sendai / Matsushima / Urabandai / Aizu Wakamatsu / Nikko / Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Tokushima / Takamatsu / Oboke Gorge / Shimanami Kaido / Hiroshima / Kurashiki / Himeji / Kobe
This tour features Japan Summer Highlights including the summer flowers, festivals & fireworks.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Sat. Jul 29, 2023 Fri. Aug 18, 2023 US $8598.00 Sapporo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Mon. Jul 29, 2024 Sun. Aug 18, 2024 US $8598.00 Sapporo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Luxury Japan Summer Tour

Group Tour | Ultra-Deluxe          Book Now & Save $300

Group Tour | Ultra-Deluxe    Book Now & Save $300

Luxury Japan Summer Tour
Luxury Japan Summer Tour

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $10998.00 (Limit to 6 guests)

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto
This Japan luxury summer tour is perfect for travelers looking to experience the best of Japan while staying in the most luxurious accommodations.

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $10998.00 (Limit to 6 guests)

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto
This Japan luxury summer tour is perfect for travelers looking to experience the best of Japan while staying in the most luxurious accommodations.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Sun. Jun 18, 2023 Sun. Jun 25, 2023 US $10998.00

Small Group Limited to 6 passengers

Tokyo Osaka Ultra-Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Jun 23, 2024 Sun. Jun 30, 2024 US $10998.00

Small Group Limited to 6 passengers

Tokyo Osaka Ultra-Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
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