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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.


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.


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

Omakase Japan Private Journeys

Our Omakase Private Journeys are designed to take you only to the places you want to go, at a time and place that best suits you: just you, your companion(s), and your private guide or private driver, who will assist you in getting the most out of your vacation. This option is ideal for travelers who desire a lot of flexibility on their trip. We provide the hotels and a private guide to help you navigate Japan, but you get to decide what to do each day. Whether you are feeling adventurous and want to explore the city, or spend time learning the culture of Japan with your guide, the choice is yours.

We understand that once you arrive to Japan, you may want to visit particular sites that you did not initially plan before, or perhaps you changed your mind. Maybe you are too tired from walking around the day before and don't want to feel obligated to visit a pre-paid attraction. Omakase Japan Private Journeys are perfect for travelers searching for more freedom during their Japan trip, but with the convenience of hotels and a private guide taken care of. Since this journey plan is so flexible, please note that entrance fees are not included, as well as transportation, toll, and parking fees.

Omakase Japan Private Journeys

Omakase Japan Private Journeys Feature:


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

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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 72 REVIEWS

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Private Tour 0701

7/7/2024 - 7/17/2024 / 2024-07-07   

Excellent communication, clean bus, great punctuation

Mrs. Sasha's Group

Private Tour 0624

6/24/2024 - 7/7/2024 / 2024-06-24   

Absolutely wonderful

Ms. Patricia Brenneman

Private Tour 0623

6/23/2024 - 7/3/2024 / 2024-06-23   

We had a great trip and enjoyed the private tour experience. AJT put together an itinerary that included a nice mix of historical sites and cultural experiences. Our guides were knowledgeable and friendly and open to additional stops or detours. If we did another private tour, we'd spend more time looking customizing the itinerary to ensure the perfect mix for us.

Mr. & Mrs. Toepfer

Private Tour 0623

6/23/2024 - 7/6/2024 / 2024-06-23   

This is our second Private Custom Tour with AJT. Kiyoshi helped us create an itinerary that satisfied our entire party, even though we all had different interests. When there was a little confusion with the rooms (double vs twin), Justin went above and beyond to help us ensure the right booking for our party. AJT's attention to details are superb and they respond quickly to our inquiries. Our private tour was an Anime-focus tour centered around Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka and Kobe. Our tour guides (Ken for Tokyo, Ito and driver for the rest of the tour), were professional, knowledgeable, energetic and flexible. The private coaches were a nice touch, especially with the hot weather during our stay. Ken and Ito introduced us to local restaurants where we would have otherwise been intimidated to try on our own, and helped us communicate our food allergies to the restaurant staff. Ken demonstrated his willingness to accommodate our group by bringing us to the various stops to collect our eki stamps in Tokyo. We also had to modify our meet times on several occasions because we were still enjoying the sites and all of our guides were very accommodating. One of our major highlights was the kimono experience Ito arranged for our group in Kyoto. The only item we would like to change for next time would be our hotel stay in Osaka. Unfortunately the hotel was located quite far from Osaka's JR Umeda train station that is filled with shops for us to explore and there weren't any hotel shuttle buses available. Overall, we had a great trip and would definitely recommend AJT to others.

Melinda, Raymond, & Jayden

Private Tour 0619

6/19/2024 - 6/28/2024 / 2024-06-19   

Overall, our trip was successful. We enjoyed all the places that we were taken to by the guides and our luggage never got lost in spite of the fact that we had two AirBnBs books as accommodations on this trip.

Mr. Alexander Ibaraki

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