10 Days 9 Nights | from US $4398.00
11 Days 10 Nights | from US $5598.00
We take you only to the places you want to go, at a time and place that best suits you
Itinerary can be planned in advance, or you can discuss with your tour guide for what to do based on your interest during your trip
Only hotels and guides (private car on select tours) are included. Taxi fares, bus, subway, train and ferry tickets(for your group and guide) are NOT included. Toll & parking fees are NOT included while using private car. You ONLY need to pay for the expenses you used during your trip.
All entry fees are NOT included
Airport meet and greet as well as return airport transfers are NOT included unless requested.
Ordinary class JR passes and separate luggage transfers are included on select tours (first class JR passes can be arranged upon request.)
Accomodations centrally located near stations and sights
Lunches and dinners are NOT included, tour guide will give suggestions and recommendations for restaurants
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.
4.9 stars based on 52 REVIEWS
9/10/2023 - 9/22/2023 / 2023-09-10
All well coordinated and thought out! Very thorough and easy to follow!
8/4/2023 - 8/12/2023 / 2023-08-04
Kiyoshi Katsume was very patient and accommodating to all of our requests as we worked to find a good balance between tour activities and cost. The accommodations were all wonderful. We especially enjoyed the ryokan Aura Tachibana in Hakone, with its beautiful outdoor onsen. Our tour guide Hiro Fukui in Kyoto was so friendly, and so generous with his time and knowledge. He also offered help in the event our travel plans were potentially affected by an incoming typhoon. Our tour guide Mr. Nooga for the Mt. Fuji climb was invaluable - we wouldn’t have made it to the summit without him. Although we chose to explore and navigate to Tokyo on our own, Mr. Katsume was so helpful in explaining which trains to take, how to get to our accommodations, and also where to buy tickets for a baseball game. AJT also gave us excellent advice regarding travel during the busy obon season. We are so thankful for all the arrangements, information, and advice provided by AJT. We had a wonderful balance of guided tours and time and confidence to travel on our own. Thank you!
6/30/2023 - 7/12/2023 / 2023-06-30
We had a wonderful time visiting Tokyo, Takayama, Shirakawa-go, Kanazawa and Kyoto. Kiyoshi did a fantastic job helping us narrow the itinerary for each destination. We had many questions and Kiyoshi always responded quickly and provided enough details for us to make comfortable decisions regarding our tours. Kiyoshi’s efforts to accommodate the increase in our group size from 6 to 10 on relatively short notice was exceptional. All of our tour guides in Japan (Mariko, Ayumi, Fujita and Yoshiko) were extremely professional, knowledgeable, energetic and personable. They took time to plan our days to ensure we have the maximum experience. We really appreciated all the tour guides were able to bring us to specific itinerary locations with few foot traffic for great photo opportunities. One of our favorite highlight was staying at the ryokan in Takayama and we would not have considered this if we were to plan our own trip. The hotels were centrally located and close to the train stations for us to explore each city at night. Kiyoshi also provided us with Japan's local tour contact information which we used when there was a slight traffic delay (10 minutes) on our transfer to the airport. We will definitely use AJT for future trips to Japan and would highly recommend AJT to others.
6/21/2023 - 6/30/2023 / 2023-06-21
Most of the hotels were very good except for the Righa Gran Kyoto: The room was too small to be comfortable. All the guides were excellent and transportation were adequate.
6/15/2023 - 6/21/2023 / 2023-06-15
Well planned and well led, it covered everything we asked for and more.