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2025/2026 JAPAN SUMMER TOURS

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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.

Group Tour | Deluxe       Tour Code: GTH6476878     3 reviews

Between Tokyo and Osaka: Summer Tour

6 days 5 nights

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from USD $2498.00
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USD $450.00
Explore the best destinations Between Tokyo and Osaka, including Takasaki, Yudanaka Onsen, Karuizawa, Takayama, Shirakawa-go, and Kanazawa, during the delightful summer season.

Join our Between Tokyo and Osaka Summer group tour, exploring the pretty region between two of Japan’s biggest locations for a regional tour with an authentic rural flavor. Tokyo and Osaka are two of Japan’s most touristy destinations, and are a must for first-timers to Japan, but travelers who are looking to discover the local history, fascinating culture, and natural splendor in locales that include Takasaki, Yudanaka Onsen, Karuizawa, Takayama, Shirakawago, and Kanazawa, can enjoy thi... View More

Join our Between Tokyo and Osaka Summer group tour, exploring the pretty region between two of Japan’s biggest locations for a regional tour with an authentic rural flavor. Tokyo and Osaka are two of Japan’s most touristy destinations, and are a must for first-timers to Japan, but travelers who are looking to discover the local history, fascinating culture, and natural splendor in locales that include Takasaki, Yudanaka Onsen, Karuizawa, Takayama, Shirakawago, and Kanazawa, can enjoy this perfect summer itinerary.

After arrival in Tokyo, we travel towards Nagano, stopping first in Takasaki at Shorinzan Daruma Temple, home of the Buddhist Daruma doll. While there, you will have the chance to paint your own Daruma doll for a rare souvenir! We go from there to Karuizawa to see the magnificent architecture of Uchimura Kanzo Memorial Stone Church, followed by the enchanting beauty of Shiraito Waterfall, which is pretty in summer. At the end of the day, we arrive in Nagano at Yudanaka Onsen, and begin the next day with a visit to the Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park - home to a group of adorable Japanese macaques, who love bathing in the local outdoor hot spring. Though they are called Snow Monkeys, they can be seen throughout the park in every season. Admire them in their natural habitat before going to Matsumoto to visit the Japan Ukiyoe Museum, which preserves works from masters of the ukiyo-e, or “floating world” art style, which was popular in the Edo period. We continue to Takayama to browse souvenirs at the Morning Market, study local history at the Takayama Jinya, and wander the rustic streets of Old Town Takayama. Then we head into the mountains to the UNESCO World Heritage village of Shirakawa-go, preserved for its unique style of architecture featuring broad thatched roofs sloping like hands folded in prayer. Take in a postcard-perfect view of the town from Shiroyama Viewpoint and explore an open-air museum showcasing the local architecture at the Gassho-zukuri Minkaen, before continuing on to Kanazawa. Our sightseeing in Kanazawa starts with a visit to a beautifully green Kenrokuen Garden, followed by browsing the old mansions of the Nagamachi Samurai District, including the affluent Nomura Residence. We end the day with a Gold Leaf Experience that allows you to learn about and try your hand at decorating with gold leaf, Kanazawa’s most famous local product, before taking an express train to Osaka, where we end the tour.

Our Between Tokyo and Osaka Summer group tour is the perfect 6-day trip to Japan for travelers wanting a more authentic experience outside the big tourist cities. Transportation for these tours use our comfortable and convenient Private Coach Buses, and include deluxe accommodations, meals as listed on the itinerary, and the assistance of our friendly, professional English-speaking guides. Please browse the detailed itinerary below for more information.


Destinations

Tokyo / Takasaki / Karuizawa / Yudanaka / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawago / Kanazawa / Osaka

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