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Japan Private Journeys

In addition to our Japan group tours, we also offer custom itineraries according to your requirements. When planning a holiday, what really matters is that you get the best advice possible from people with real expertise and experience of the places you will be visiting.

Our team of Japan specialists have spent years working as a tour guide in Japan and have the intellectual awareness of its cities and towns, and will enlighten you with the most awe-inspiring gardens and temples, vivid views of landscape, and intriguing shops. With the expertise that we have, we know of the best that Japan has to offer as it correlates with your specific needs. Our knowledge and experience in Japan allows us to customize the best tour program for you, this can be for any purpose: honeymoons, family vacations, garden tours, gourmet tours, nature tours, special interest tours and more. We will not only design a trip exclusive to your tastes, but give you recommendations and guidance, handle all your arrangments, and organize all aspects of your journey, leaving you to take pleasure in a satisfying, memorable trip from beginning to end.

Hands-on experiences are always accommodated, including spur-of-the-moment activities such as language lessons and calligraphy lessons, to flower arranging and green tea ceremony. Please contact us for ideas and plans so we may give you suggestions on where to go and what to do.


Our team of Japan specialists have spent years working as a tour guide in Japan and have the intellectual awareness of its cities and towns, and will enlighten you with the most awe-inspiring gardens and temples, vivid views of landscape, and intriguing shops. With the expertise that we have, we know of the best that Japan has to offer as it correlates with your specific needs. Our knowledge and experience in Japan allows us to customize the best tour program for you, this can be for any purpose: honeymoons, family vacations, garden tours, gourmet tours, nature tours, special interest tours and more. We will not only design a trip exclusive to your tastes, but give you recommendations and guidance, handle all your arrangments, and organize all aspects of your journey, leaving you to take pleasure in a satisfying, memorable trip from beginning to end.
Hands-on experiences are always accommodated, including spur-of-the-moment activities such as language lessons and calligraphy lessons, to flower arranging and green tea ceremony. Please contact us for ideas and plans so we may give you suggestions on where to go and what to do.


Types of Japan Private Journeys - The AJT Ways

If you're not sure which Japan tour is for you, many of our clients select one of our existing itineraries and modify it according to their interests and budget, or keep it as is. 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 our itineraries for inspiration. Our itineraries are created by Japan specialists, all of whom have years of background working as a tour guide in Japan.

Omakase Japan Private Journeys

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.

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.

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Japan by Rail Private Journeys

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.

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.

Luxury Japan Private Journeys

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

We provide a quality transportation service, including a private guide and driver for sightseeing based on your interests. Travel by shinkansen (bullet train) in first class seats, and enjoy reservations to the best hotels and ryokan (traditional inns). We create momentous and customized itineraries exclusive to you! Our tours are designed to offer you a unique experience, including access to destinations and entertainment that are not attainable to the standard traveler. For instance, Japanese cooking in Tokyo, a geisha dinner in Kyoto, fashion trend spotting or antique art plotting, Zen meditation, sake appreciation, tea ceremony, and dine in places often visited by only locals. Any desires or wishes you have for your holiday, we will do our best to fulfill. Private jet, helicopter, or private yacht charter? We can make all arrangements for you in Japan. Let us grant you a marvelous experience in Japan to cherish -- a trip you will never forget.

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Trip Ideas

Japan is a country as colorful and exciting as it is diverse, from electrifying metropolises to spacious countrysides, sandy beaches to lofty peaks, and luxury hotels to traditional Japanese ryokan.
Whether you’re interested in cutting edge technology, modern architecture, centuries of old traditions, nonstop shopping, or breathtaking scenery, you will not be disappointed; Japan has it all.


Insider Experiences

A luxury travel isn't just about lavishness, serenity, and an abundance of sensational amenities provided at a destination, it also embraces the ability to access the people, places, and experiences that represent all that is genuine about a destination. You don’t just want to see – you want to be engaged as well. Fortunately, we are able to collaborate with Japan's best artisans and culture houses to allow our guests to interact with these living icons. We have consulted with experts from each field to ensure that these artisans are prime at what they do. Be keen on a marketplace adventure with a Japanese culinary expert, attempt sushi making with a master sushi chef, have lunch with sumo wrestlers at a sumo stable, dine with Geisha at a temple in Kyoto, take a stroll through Japanese gardens with a professional garden builder, meet in the private studios of some of Japan's most prominent artists, and much more awaits you on your compelling journey with the Japan Luxury tour exclusive to you.


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

  5.0 stars based on 3 REVIEWS

PRIVATE CUSTOM TOUR

6/3/2017 - 6/13/2017 / July 14th, 2017   

Our family was worn out when we returned home but very happy.
We are still talking about our time in Japan.

Billy was a great guide and went way over and beyond with many of the things he did for us. He was patient and very informative. We appreciated the historical and practical information he shared with us.

Thank you again for your guidance and help in planning our family trip. The only thing we might have changed was a later start a few mornings in Tokyo. And that’s about it!

We are happy to recommend you to our friends and will offer a recommendation to any of your clients on Billy’s behalf.

Judi and Dr. Kent Nakamaru

PURPLE DRAGON PRIVATE TOUR

7/8/2014 - 7/20/2014 / July 25th, 2014   

On behalf of Purple Dragon, I would like to thank you for a wonderful and memorable trip to Japan. It was such a beautiful, lovely, inspiring trip thanks to you and our wonderful tour guide, Miharu San who we came to love as a friend. Because our trip was so memorable, we plan on returning within the next year. Japan is a beautiful country with a rich culture we admire. We would also like to express our humble gratitude for arranging the trip to the Dai Nippon Botuko Kai for our martial arts group, and we ask that our thanks be extended to the Botudo Kai for allowing us to train in their prestigious dojo as it was greatly appreciated and will be a treasured memory no one will ever forgot. Thank you again, and we look forward to traveling to Japan again in the future.

Elizabeth from Florida

Private Custom Tour

12/22/2012 - 12/29/2012 / Jan 15th, 2013   

We are finally home after a month away in HK and Japan, and we would like to inform you that we all had a wonderful and truly memorable family reunion trip in Japan.

Not only was it well organised, we were treated to a luxurious 40 seater bus and travelled in safety and comfort throughout our stops in Japan. All the hotels and onsens we stayed at were first-class especially the Sansuroi onsen in Hakone. There were so many highlights and impressions we all had, but one stand-out was seeing the magnificence and beauty of a perfect Mt Fuji on Christmas day – it was perfect blue skies and sunshine, leaving an indelible view in our memories to last a lifetime.

I will send you a picture once I download all my photos.

On top of such a well organised trip was the professionalism and hospitality of Mr Ito, we are grateful for him looking after us so well throughout our trip … we bid him Syonara not as a tour guide, but as our friend, and I must say that my kids miss him too!

We would also like to thank Takeue-san (the driver) for his professionalism and keeping us all safe on the long and snowy roads as we meandered from Tokyo to Hakone and up to Takayama onwards. We had the luxury of snoozing whilst he had to stay alert on the roads.

Please pass on our gratitude to Mr Ito and Takeue-san, and the tour company they represent, we would like them to know of our gratitude and positive feedback on their service.

Finally, thank you for your professionalism and quick response throughout our planning correspondence. We are thankful for the itinerary you suggested, and we have no hesitation in recommending ATJ to any relatives and friends … and of course, we would love to organise our 2nd family reunion trip sometime to perhaps Hokkaido or Kyushu … maybe oneday!

On behalf of my parents, sister’s family and my family,

Thank you very much.

Joanne from Australia