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OMAKASE

Perfect for travelers searching for more freedom during their Japan trip. We take care of your hotels and private guide, and the rest are up to your desires and budget.

JAPAN BY RAIL

Travel Japan at your own pace and interests at an affordable price by using public transportations. It's the most economical way to have your private tour.

LUXURY

Travel Japan in style with a private guide and driver for sightseeing based on your interests, as well as the best hotels and ryokans.

Japan by Rail Private Journeys

Our Japan by Rail Private Journeys are designed for those who want to travel Japan at their own pace and interests at an affordable price. A private journey to Japan can be expensive. For a small group of 2 people (or a group smaller than 8 people), public transportation is the most cost efficient way to travel Japan. Japan has the world's most convenient public transportation system. Depending on the cities and area, trains cover all transportation needs. Japan's trains are spotless, quiet, and always on time. However, there is a lot of walking involved if you travel by train since some attractions are far from the station. Luggage handling can also be a potential problem, however, as Japan specialists, we know how to make your travels as smooth as possible.

Our Japan by Rail Private Journeys feature carefully chosen, centrally located hotel accommodations near stations and sights. This is convenient for exploring the city without hassle as you travel with our private guides by public transportation.

Japan by Rail Private Journeys

Private Tour | Japan by Rail
The Golden Route Japan Private Tour
The Golden Route Japan Private Tour
531 reviews

7 Days 6 Nights | from US $3798.00

Private Tour | Japan by Rail
Best of Japan Private Tour
Best of Japan Private Tour
531 reviews

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $4998.00

Private Tour | Japan by Rail
Tokyo Anime Private Tour
Tokyo Anime Private Tour
354 reviews

7 Days 6 Nights | from US $3598.00

Private Tour | Japan by Rail
The Golden Triangle of Japan Private Tour
The Golden Triangle of Japan Private Tour
531 reviews

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $7240.00

Private Tour | Japan by Rail
The Golden Triangle of Japan Private Tour with Snow 
Monkey
The Golden Triangle of Japan Private Tour with Snow Monkey
649 reviews

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $8290.00

Private Tour | Japan by Rail
The Golden Triangle of Japan Private Tour with 
Nakasendo Trail
The Golden Triangle of Japan Private Tour with Nakasendo Trail
531 reviews

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $8360.00

Private Tour | Japan by Rail
Japan Art & Architecture Private Tour
Japan Art & Architecture Private Tour
472 reviews

15 Days 14 Nights | from US $10210.00

Private Tour | Japan by Rail
Classic Japan Private Tour
Classic Japan Private Tour
590 reviews

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $8090.00

Private Tour | Japan by Rail
Japan Autumn Leaves Private Tour
Japan Autumn Leaves Private Tour
649 reviews

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $8940.00

Private Tour | Japan by Rail
Japan Cherry Blossom Private Tour
Japan Cherry Blossom Private Tour
708 reviews

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $8260.00

Private Tour | Japan by Rail
Tokyo & Hakone Private Tour
Tokyo & Hakone Private Tour
354 reviews

6 Days 5 Nights | from US $2730.00

Private Tour | Japan by Rail
Kyoto, Nara & Osaka Private Tour
Kyoto, Nara & Osaka Private Tour
413 reviews

6 Days 5 Nights | from US $3140.00

Private Tour | Japan by Rail
Nagano, Matsumoto, Takayama, Shirakawago &  
Kanazawa Private Tour
Nagano, Matsumoto, Takayama, Shirakawago & Kanazawa Private Tour
354 reviews

6 Days 5 Nights | from US $3490.00

Private Tour | Japan by Rail
Himeji, Okayama, Kurashiki, Matsue, Izumo & Hiroshima  
Private Tour
Himeji, Okayama, Kurashiki, Matsue, Izumo & Hiroshima Private Tour
413 reviews

7 Days 6 Nights | from US $4600.00

Private Tour | Japan by Rail
Japan Garden Private Tour
Japan Garden Private Tour
354 reviews

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $9710.00

Private Tour | Japan by Rail
Japanese Art, Garden & Culture Private Tour
Japanese Art, Garden & Culture Private Tour
649 reviews

24 Days 23 Nights | from US $16698.00

Private Tour | Japan by Rail
Traditional Art, Craft & Culture Private Tour
Traditional Art, Craft & Culture Private Tour
413 reviews

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $7690.00

Private Tour | Japan by Rail
Japan Pottery Private Tour
Japan Pottery Private Tour
472 reviews

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $9650.00

Private Tour | Japan by Rail
Japan with Kids
Japan with Kids
295 reviews

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $4860.00

Private Tour | Japan by Rail
Tokyo with Kids
Tokyo with Kids
236 reviews

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $4990.00

Private Tour | Japan by Rail
Kyoto, Nara, Koyasan & Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Hike
Kyoto, Nara, Koyasan & Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Hike
472 reviews

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $9850.00

Private Tour | Japan by Rail
Japan World Heritage Private Tour
Japan World Heritage Private Tour
590 reviews

16 Days 15 Nights | from US $10100.00

Private Tour | Japan by Rail
Japan Food Private Tour
Japan Food Private Tour
413 reviews

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $5120.00

Private Tour | Japan by Rail
Japan Honeymoon Tour
Japan Honeymoon Tour
413 reviews

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $6190.00

Private Tour | Japan by Rail
Cities & Beaches of Japan: Tokyo, Kyoto & Ishigaki Island
Cities & Beaches of Japan: Tokyo, Kyoto & Ishigaki Island
590 reviews

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $6690.00

Private Tour | Japan by Rail
Japan Wellness Tour
Japan Wellness Tour
531 reviews

13 Days 12 Nights | from US $8330.00

Private Tour | Japan by Rail
Japan Anime Private Tour
Japan Anime Private Tour
413 reviews

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $4690.00

Private Tour | Japan by Rail
Powder of Japan 10-day Ski Tour
Powder of Japan 10-day Ski Tour
413 reviews

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $4540.00

Private Tour | Japan by Rail
Japan Nature and Wildlife Tour
Japan Nature and Wildlife Tour
649 reviews

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $8290.00

Our Japan by Rail Private Journeys feature:

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Advice from specialists who expertise in Japan, all of whom are tour guides with years of background working in Japan

2

Flexible and personalized itinerary planning

3

An intinerary listing all included entry fees for each site

4

Airport meet and greet as well as return airport transfers are NOT included unless requested.

5

Travel services provided by public transport, including taxi, bus, subway, and bullet train

6

Ordinary class seats on bullet trains and separate luggage transfers are included on select tours (first class bullet train seats can be arranged upon request.)

7

A local guide to shepherd you during your tour

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Accomodations centrally located near stations and sights

9

Lunches and dinners are NOT included, tour guides will give suggestions and recommendations for restaurants.

Rail Private Journeys feature

Plan your trip

When you contact us through e-mail or phone, we will discuss the type of trip and services you're interested in. There are many things to consider when planning your trip to Japan, such as your travel date, length of stay, destination cities, points of interest, and budget. Based on this information, we will create an initial “sketch” itinerary that includes an outline of recommended travel routes, destinations, accommodations, transportation type, and services we can provide.

If you're not sure which Japan tour is for you, many of our clients select one of our existing Omakase Private Journeys, Japan by Rail Private Journey & Luxury Private Journey itineraries and modify it according to their interests and budget. Other clients have their own ideas about what to see and do, or even a specific itinerary in mind. Please have a look through some of the itineraries for inspiration. Our itineraries are create by Japan specialists, all of whom have years of background working as a tour guide in Japan.

Our Japan Private Journeys Inquiry Form is designed to give us a clear picture of your interests and preferences, so that we can create the ideal vacation for you. If one of our itinerary is the ideal base plan for you, please mention so in your inquiry. We will customize the plan so that it will meet your specific needs and desires.


Reviews for Our Japan Private Journeys

  4.9 stars based on 59 REVIEWS

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Custom Private Tour

2/4/2024 - 2/12/2024 / 2024-02-04   

Our private tour was great, thanks to our expert guide, Kenji Sawada. He listened to us, catered to our needs, adapted to our requests, and gave wonderful recommendations. He also took amazing photos of us given his background as a photographer. He was intuitive, friendly and great energy that he matched to ours.

Ms. Kwon - Travel Edge

Japan Custom Private Tour

11/12/2023 - 11/25/2023 / 2023-11-12   

We had a great time. I feel we had the best of everything. The best hotels, the best transportation, best guides, best Onsens, best activities and best itinerary for our trip.

Dr. Aline Wang

Japan Private Custom Tour

10/28/2023 - 11/4/2023 / 2023-10-28   

We had the BEST time during our 1 week tour! Our sightseeing schedule was full every day - and amazingly, it all worked! Tour guides, drivers, trains, and hotels were punctual, well-staffed, and very professional. We appreciate that AJT created a personalized tour for us based on my son's special interests in Samurai, Ninjas, and Anime - while also including my interests in seeing the fall foliage, culture, gardens, and an overnight sty at a ryokan. We learned so much about Japan from this tour!

Mrs. Jacqueline Prause

Japan Private Custom Tour

10/16/2023 - 10/29/2023 / 2023-10-16   

In general tour was nicely organized especially transportation and guides were helpful.

Mr. Lieven Naessens

Japan Custom Private Tour

9/19/2023 - 9/29/2023 / 2023-09-19   

Excellent

Mr. Anton Anastasov

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