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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 Japan Tour Summer (Reverse): Kyoto 
Gion Summer Festival with Expo 2025 Osaka

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Best of Japan Tour Summer (Reverse): Kyoto Gion Summer Festival with Expo 2025 Osaka
Best of Japan Tour Summer (Reverse): Kyoto Gion Summer Festival with Expo 2025 Osaka
103 reviews
103 reviews

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $4898.00

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, plus Gion Summer Festival and Expo 2025 Osaka.

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $4898.00

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, plus Gion Summer Festival and Expo 2025 Osaka.
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Fri. Jul 11, 2025 Tue. Jul 22, 2025 US $4898.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Best of Japan Tour Summer: Tokushima Awa 
Odori Dance Festival with Expo 2025 Osaka

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Best of Japan Tour Summer: Tokushima Awa Odori Dance Festival with Expo 2025 Osaka
Best of Japan Tour Summer: Tokushima Awa Odori Dance Festival with Expo 2025 Osaka
100 reviews
100 reviews

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $4898.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Tokushima / Takamatsu / Oboke Gorge / Shimanami Kaido / Hiroshima / Kurashiki / Himeji / Kobe / Osaka
Perfect for those who want to visit the well known regions of Japan, plus Expo 2025 Osaka.

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $4898.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Tokushima / Takamatsu / Oboke Gorge / Shimanami Kaido / Hiroshima / Kurashiki / Himeji / Kobe / Osaka
Perfect for those who want to visit the well known regions of Japan, plus Expo 2025 Osaka.
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Fri. Aug 8, 2025 Tue. Aug 19, 2025 US $4898.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Tohoku Walking & Hiking Tour: Summer

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Tohoku Walking & Hiking Tour: Summer
Tohoku Walking & Hiking Tour: Summer

13 Days 12 Nights | from US $4930.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Tokyo / Nikko / Oze / Dewa Sanzan / Kakunodate / Nyuto Onsen / Tono / Tokyo
A small-group guided walking & hiking tour exploring mountains in Tohoku with 6 days of walking and hiking of 2-6 hours per day.

13 Days 12 Nights | from US $4930.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Tokyo / Nikko / Oze / Dewa Sanzan / Kakunodate / Nyuto Onsen / Tono / Tokyo
A small-group guided walking & hiking tour exploring mountains in Tohoku with 6 days of walking and hiking of 2-6 hours per day.
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Mon. Jul 1, 2024 Sat. Jul 13, 2024 US $4930.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Tokyo Tokyo Active Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. Aug 16, 2024 Wed. Aug 28, 2024 US $4930.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Tokyo Tokyo Active Save this tour Book Now  
Charms of Northern Japan Tour: Tohoku 3 Great Summer 
Festivals

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Charms of Northern Japan Tour: Tohoku 3 Great Summer Festivals
Charms of Northern Japan Tour: Tohoku 3 Great Summer Festivals
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10 reviews

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $4998.00

Furano / Biei / Otaru / Sapporo / Shiraoi / Noboribetsu / Lake Toya / Hakodate / Seikan Tunnel / Aomori / Akita / Kakunodate / Hiraizumi / Sendai / Matsushima / Urabandai / Aizu Wakamatsu / Nikko
The must see sights of Hokkaido & Tohoku...plus Tohoku 3 Great Summer Festivals.

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $4998.00

Furano / Biei / Otaru / Sapporo / Shiraoi / Noboribetsu / Lake Toya / Hakodate / Seikan Tunnel / Aomori / Akita / Kakunodate / Hiraizumi / Sendai / Matsushima / Urabandai / Aizu Wakamatsu / Nikko
The must see sights of Hokkaido & Tohoku...plus Tohoku 3 Great Summer Festivals.
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Mon. Jul 29, 2024 Fri. Aug 9, 2024 US $4998.00 Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Tue. Jul 29, 2025 Sat. Aug 9, 2025 US $4998.00 Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Wed. Jul 29, 2026 Sun. Aug 9, 2026 US $4998.00 Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Hokkaido & Beyond: Lavenders & Summer Flowers

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Hokkaido & Beyond: Lavenders & Summer Flowers
Hokkaido & Beyond: Lavenders & Summer Flowers

13 Days 12 Nights | from US $4998.00

Lake Toya / Nanae / Hakodate / Lake Onuma / Noboribetsu / Shiraoi / Furano / Biei / Yoichi / Otaru / Sapporo / Nikko / Takasaki / Karuizawa / Yudanaka / Matsumoto
Enjoy the summer in Hokkaido and Honshu on our Hokkaido and Beyond: Lavenders and Summer Flowers Tour, which includes visits to Furano, Biei, Sapporo, Otaru, Hakodate, Nikko, Karuizawa, and Yudanaka.

13 Days 12 Nights | from US $4998.00

Lake Toya / Nanae / Hakodate / Lake Onuma / Noboribetsu / Shiraoi / Furano / Biei / Yoichi / Otaru / Sapporo / Nikko / Takasaki / Karuizawa / Yudanaka / Matsumoto
Enjoy the summer in Hokkaido and Honshu on our Hokkaido and Beyond: Lavenders and Summer Flowers Tour, which includes visits to Furano, Biei, Sapporo, Otaru, Hakodate, Nikko, Karuizawa, and Yudanaka.
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Sat. Jul 12, 2025 Thu. Jul 24, 2025 US $4998.00 Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Jul 12, 2026 Fri. Jul 24, 2026 US $4998.00 Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Hokkaido & Beyond: Summer Flowers & Nature

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Hokkaido & Beyond: Summer Flowers & Nature
Hokkaido & Beyond: Summer Flowers & Nature

13 Days 12 Nights | from US $4998.00

Sapporo / Otaru / Furano / Biei / Asahikawa / Hokuryu / Sounkyo / Kitami / Abashiri / Shiretoko / Lake Mashu / Lake Akan / Kushiro / Nikko / Takasaki / Karuizawa / Yudanaka / Matsumoto
Discover the summer beauty of Hokkaido and Honshu on our Hokkaido and Beyond: Summer Flowers and Nature Tour, which includes Sapporo, Otaru, Furano, Biei, Sounkyo, Kushiro, Nikko, Karuizawa, Yudanaka, and more.

13 Days 12 Nights | from US $4998.00

Sapporo / Otaru / Furano / Biei / Asahikawa / Hokuryu / Sounkyo / Kitami / Abashiri / Shiretoko / Lake Mashu / Lake Akan / Kushiro / Nikko / Takasaki / Karuizawa / Yudanaka / Matsumoto
Discover the summer beauty of Hokkaido and Honshu on our Hokkaido and Beyond: Summer Flowers and Nature Tour, which includes Sapporo, Otaru, Furano, Biei, Sounkyo, Kushiro, Nikko, Karuizawa, Yudanaka, and more.
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Sat. Aug 16, 2025 Thu. Aug 28, 2025 US $4998.00 Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Aug 16, 2026 Fri. Aug 28, 2026 US $4998.00 Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Discover Japan Summer Tour - Snow Monkeys & 
Nakasendo

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Discover Japan Summer Tour - Snow Monkeys & Nakasendo
Discover Japan Summer Tour - Snow Monkeys & Nakasendo

11 Days 10 Nights | from US $5298.00 (Limit to 24 guests)

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Yudanaka / Obuse / Narai / Magome / Nakasendo / Tsumago / Kyoto / Nara / Katsuragi / Osaka
Enjoy the summer season exploring the beauty and wonder of Japan by joining our Discover Japan Summer Tour, visiting Tokyo, Kyoto, Mount Fuji, Osaka, Yudanaka, the Nakasendo and more.

11 Days 10 Nights | from US $5298.00 (Limit to 24 guests)

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Yudanaka / Obuse / Narai / Magome / Nakasendo / Tsumago / Kyoto / Nara / Katsuragi / Osaka
Enjoy the summer season exploring the beauty and wonder of Japan by joining our Discover Japan Summer Tour, visiting Tokyo, Kyoto, Mount Fuji, Osaka, Yudanaka, the Nakasendo and more.
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Sun. Jun 23, 2024 Wed. Jul 3, 2024 US $5298.00

Small Group Limited to 24 passengers

Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Sold Out
Sun. Jun 22, 2025 Wed. Jul 2, 2025 US $5298.00

Small Group Limited to 24 passengers

Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Mon. Jun 22, 2026 Thu. Jul 2, 2026 US $5298.00

Small Group Limited to 24 passengers

Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Discover Japan Summer - Snow Monkeys, Nakasendo & 
Tenjin Festival

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Discover Japan Summer - Snow Monkeys, Nakasendo & Tenjin Festival
Discover Japan Summer - Snow Monkeys, Nakasendo & Tenjin Festival

11 Days 10 Nights | from US $5298.00 (Limit to 24 guests)

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Yudanaka / Obuse / Narai / Magome / Nakasendo / Tsumago / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka
Experience the heart pounding excitement of the Tenjin Festival in Osaka during our Discover Japan Tenjin Festival Tours, which includes the delights of Tokyo, Kyoto, Yudanaka, the Nakasendo Road, Nara, and Mount Fuji.

11 Days 10 Nights | from US $5298.00 (Limit to 24 guests)

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Yudanaka / Obuse / Narai / Magome / Nakasendo / Tsumago / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka
Experience the heart pounding excitement of the Tenjin Festival in Osaka during our Discover Japan Tenjin Festival Tours, which includes the delights of Tokyo, Kyoto, Yudanaka, the Nakasendo Road, Nara, and Mount Fuji.
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Tue. Jul 16, 2024 Fri. Jul 26, 2024 US $5298.00

Small Group Limited to 24 passengers

Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Sold Out
Wed. Jul 16, 2025 Sat. Jul 26, 2025 US $5298.00

Small Group Limited to 24 passengers

Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Thu. Jul 16, 2026 Sun. Jul 26, 2026 US $5298.00

Small Group Limited to 24 passengers

Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Majestic Japan Summer Tour

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Majestic Japan Summer Tour
Majestic Japan Summer Tour

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $5898.00

Tokyo / Takasaki / Karuizawa / Yudanaka / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawago / Kanazawa / Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Oobokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo
Explore Majestic Japan during the pretty summer season, on a 14-day itinerary that includes Tokyo, Yudanaka Onsen, Takayama, Shirakawa-go, Kanazawa, Himeji, Hiroshima, Shikoku Island, Nara, Kyoto, Hakone, Mount Fuji, and more.

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $5898.00

Tokyo / Takasaki / Karuizawa / Yudanaka / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawago / Kanazawa / Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Oobokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo
Explore Majestic Japan during the pretty summer season, on a 14-day itinerary that includes Tokyo, Yudanaka Onsen, Takayama, Shirakawa-go, Kanazawa, Himeji, Hiroshima, Shikoku Island, Nara, Kyoto, Hakone, Mount Fuji, and more.
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Mon. Jun 16, 2025 Sun. Jun 29, 2025 US $5898.00 Tokyo Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Mon. Jun 15, 2026 Sun. Jun 28, 2026 US $5898.00 Tokyo Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Mon. Jul 27, 2026 Sun. Aug 9, 2026 US $5898.00 Tokyo Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Best of Hokkaido & Honshu: Lavenders & Summer 
Flowers

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

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

15 Days 14 Nights | from US $6198.00

Hokkaido (Lake Toya / Nanae / Hakodate / Lake Onuma / Noboribetsu / Shiraoi / Furano / Biei / Yoichi / Otaru / Sapporo), Honshu (Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo)
Join this 15-day summer tour through the enchanting lavender flowers of Hokkaido plus the top sightseeing destinations of the Japan mainland.

15 Days 14 Nights | from US $6198.00

Hokkaido (Lake Toya / Nanae / Hakodate / Lake Onuma / Noboribetsu / Shiraoi / Furano / Biei / Yoichi / Otaru / Sapporo), Honshu (Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo)
Join this 15-day summer tour through the enchanting lavender flowers of Hokkaido plus the top sightseeing destinations of the Japan mainland.
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Sun. Jul 14, 2024 Sun. Jul 28, 2024 US $6198.00 Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Jul 12, 2026 Sun. Jul 26, 2026 US $6198.00 Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
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