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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.

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Experience the culture of Japan at a slower pace with groups of 10 to 18 people.
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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.

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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: GTO0376272     83 reviews

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

8 days 7 nights

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from USD $3298.00
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USD $630.00
The must see sights of Tokyo & Kyoto...plus Gion Summer Festival.

This tour is our current "Golden Route" itinerary plus one extra day for the Gion Summer Festival, one of the three largest festivals in Kyoto. It is specially designed for people who want to explore the “must see” tourist attractions in Tokyo and Kyoto and also to experience the most famous festival in Japan.

This itinerary begins in Osaka for it's Osaka Castle. We will then take you visit Nara, where you will be inspired by the intricate architecture and towering mo... View More

This tour is our current "Golden Route" itinerary plus one extra day for the Gion Summer Festival, one of the three largest festivals in Kyoto. It is specially designed for people who want to explore the “must see” tourist attractions in Tokyo and Kyoto and also to experience the most famous festival in Japan.

This itinerary begins in Osaka for it's Osaka Castle. We will then take you visit Nara, where you will be inspired by the intricate architecture and towering monuments, including the Great Buddha statue, and you'll understand why this city is considered the birthplace of Buddhism in Japan. Spend three days in the ancient city of Kyoto, where you will have exclusive access to the city's gardens, temples, shrines, specialty shops, and the Gion Summer Festival. The Gion Festival, familiarly known as "Gion-san", is a festival held at Yasaka- jinja Shrine, and the highlight is the splendid pageant of some 30 floats called yamaboko proceeding along the main streets of Kyoto on the 17th. Each float, two-storied and about 6 meters tall, is topped with a long pole shaped like a spear. Adorned with exquisite craftwork such as woven fabric, dyed textiles and sculptures, these floats are so gorgeous that they are sometimes even described as 'mobile art museums. You'll also get the opportunity to experience a green tea ceremony and meet a maiko (apprentice geisha).

Visit Miho Museum, a stunning architecture that accentuates the surrounding nature while exhibiting a variety of items from different ancient civilizations. It was designed by the renowned architect, I. M. Pei, and is named after Koyama Mihoko, one of the richest women in Japan and the founder of the museum. Moreover, the museum has been listed as one of the "1000 Places To See Before You Die". From there, visit Koka Ninja Mansion. This mansion used to be resided in by ninja, equipped with many ingenious traps and devices, designed to prevent intruders and to provide a means of escape in times of need. Then, experience riding one of Japan's Shinkansen bullet trains before transferring to Hamanako Kanzanji Onsen. There, you'll stay at an onsen hotel (Japanese style room), where you can unwind in the hot springs (onsen) and dine on gourmet kaiseki cuisine.

Spend a day at Hakone and the world famous Mt. Fuji. Then, enjoy comprehensive touring in Tokyo. Explore Tokyo's cultural landmarks, fashionable neighborhoods, and diverse shopping districts on a private guided tour. Learn how to make your own sushi with a professional sushi chef and savor your delicious creations. Visit Tokyo's most famous attractions like the Shibuya Crossing, Asakusa Sensoji Temple, Tsukiji Market, Imperial Palace, and Tokyo Tower.

If you are interested in a 3-day pre-tour extension to our The Golden Route Japan Tour Summer (Reverse): Gion Summer Festival that includes Himeji Castle, Hiroshima, Kobe, and Shikoku Island, please book one of our Best of Japan Tours (Reverse) by clicking the following link: Best of Japan Tour Summer (Reverse): Kyoto Gion Summer Festival.


Destinations

Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo

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