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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

Private Tour | Omakase
7 days Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto & Nara
7 days Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto & Nara

7 Days 6 Nights | from US $2898.00

Private Tour | Omakase
10 day Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto, Nara & Hiroshima
10 day Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto, Nara & Hiroshima

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $3898.00

Private Tour | Omakase
11 day Japan Popular Cities & Art
11 day Japan Popular Cities & Art

11 Days 10 Nights | from US $4398.00

Private Tour | Omakase
11 day Tokyo, Hakone, Kanazawa, Shirakawa-go, 
Takayama, Kyoto & Nara
11 day Tokyo, Hakone, Kanazawa, Shirakawa-go, Takayama, Kyoto & Nara

11 Days 10 Nights | from US $4898.00

Private Tour | Omakase
14 days Highlights of Japan
14 days Highlights of Japan

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $6298.00

Private Tour | Omakase
14 days Japan Classic
14 days Japan Classic

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $6498.00

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 9 REVIEWS

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10/26/2018 - 11/8/2018 / November 24, 2018   

As I was sharing with others about our tour, I became aware our hotel accommodations were very close to the subways and places to shop, eat, etc. I’m glad Kiyoshi planned it this way! While we had a longer bus ride from Tokyo to Kyoto, I’m glad it was fashioned this way, as we had lots of luggage in our group and would have. had a difficult time maneuvering around in the stations. During our long rides, we were entertained and given information about the places we were to visit. Glad we were able to have Eileen as our tour guide the remainder of you trip! Tour is tight with not too much time in some of places we visited, however, I think you tried to acommodate what we wanted to see in the days we had planned. We therefore understand why our schedule was tight. Otherwise we were very happy with everything in our tour!

Woon and Yee family


10/26/2018 - 11/8/2018 / November 29, 2018   

Tour Guide was very knowledgeable about tour site, optional eating suggestions, and shopping locations. Our Tour bus driver was excellent.

Edward & family from California

Private Tour 1019

10/19/2018 - 10/27/2018 / November 19, 2018   

We were all extremely satisfied with our itinerary, meals, and hotels. I had been to Japan many times and had seen most of the sights; but, found that every day, I experienced something new and amazing. Our guide, Miharu was extremely organized, informative, and hysterical! She made the time between destinations, which were sometimes more than 2 hours, go by so quickly. Our driver, Mr. Nakano was excellent. He and Miharu coordinated transfers perfectly. As an example, finding our way back from the Kawagoe Festival to the hotel could have been very exhausting and confusing. However, they thought of an alternative plan and we found the coach waiting for us as soon as we exited the train station. Amazing!

Many of us are tea lovers so we especially enjoyed our visit to the Uji tea farm. It was beautiful and we found the tea farmer's guided tour to be very informative. We all agreed that the lunch we had in Uji was our favorite. Our meal was presented in a bento box with drawers filled with incredibly beautiful delicacies.

I will highly recommend AJT to all our friends and will certainly consider having you assist us with future travels to Japan.

Adele from California


10/13/2018 - 10/21/2018 / October 23, 2018   

We are very grateful to have Mr. Suzuki-san as our tour guide , he's a total star ... so nice and helpful, we also want to send our appreciation for Mr. Hirakawa-san who had taken us along our trip safely. The itinerary was excellent despite of our limited time, it would be nice if we add 2 or 3 more days so we can have more time to enjoy the onsen, view, shopping and foods. However, we are very satisfied with all the itinerary, accomodation, transportation and service.

Nancy from Indonesia


10/5/2018 - 10/20/2018 / November 19, 2018   

We loved the knife factory. We appreciate Kiyoshi's help in whatever I enquired about. Kiyoshi was very flexible in changing our itinerary when circumstances changed. We would highly recommend Kiyoshi and AJT to any of our friends.

The Burns Family from Canada

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