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Japan Custom Private Journeys

Perfect for those looking for a private, customized getaway. Whether you're seeking an intimate honeymoon or private family tour, we'll customize an itinerary just for you. Get started with one of our sample tours.

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If You’re Looking for the Trip of a Lifetime to Japan, You’re in the Right Place

In addition to our Japan group tours, we 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 guides 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 the 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, food tours, nature tours, special interest tours, and more. Not only will we design a trip exclusively to your tastes, but we’ll provide you with recommendations and the benefits of our insider knowledge. We’ll also handle the details of all your travel arrangements, so all that’s left for you is to take pleasure in your satisfying, unforgettable trip from beginning to end.

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

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Designing your Japan Custom Private Journeys with All Japan Tours

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Contact us

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 style, travel date, length of stay, destination cities, points of interest, and budget.

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Quote / Itinerary Proposal

Based on this information, we will create an initial proposal that includes an outline of recommended travel routes, destinations, accommodations, transportation type, and services we can provide, as well as your trip estimate.

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Reservation / Deposit

Once the initial proposal is accepted, we require a non-refundable deposit. This fee enables us to dedicate our full time and efforts to each of our clients so we can give your unique trip the attention it deserves. The total amount depends on a number of factors such as trip complexity and duration. This fee will also be applied to the final cost of your trip.

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Detailed itinerary proposal

We will send you a more in-depth day by day itinerary with activities and pricing. Upon receipt, you may review and further discuss changes or requests. You are welcome to make changes based on your interests and discuss special experiences.

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Itinerary Finalization

Once the itinerary has been agreed upon, we will send you the final itinerary and final cost. Please note, additional fee’s may be due at this time depending on additions made to the itinerary.

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Final Payment

Final payment is due 2 months prior to departure. In the following month, you will receive your final travel documents including emergency contact information and travel handbook.

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Enjoy Your Trip!

Sit back and enjoy your tour. Our AJT staff in California and Japan will be available to you should the need arise.

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Travel Feedback

We highly value the feedback from our customers as it allows us to grow and improve our services. Please let us know how we did!

Style of Japan Private Journeys - The AJT Way

Our tours are carefully crafted by travel specialists who have years of experience living in Japan and immersing themselves in the local culture. If you’re not sure which Japan tour is right for you, please have a look through our sample itineraries for inspiration. If you have ideas about unique destinations you wish to see or if you have a specific itinerary in mind, AJT can help design your perfect, customized Japan trip. The itineraries below are excellent private tours by themselves, and they also serve as great starting points for your ideal, tailor-made Japan trip.

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Tokyo & Hakone Private Tour arrow readmore icon

Tokyo - Hakone - Tokyo

    66 reviews

6 Days 5 Nights | from US $2730.00

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Kyoto, Nara & Osaka Private Tour arrow readmore icon

Kyoto - Osaka - Nara

    66 reviews

6 Days 5 Nights | from US $3140.00

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Nagano, Matsumoto, Takayama, Shirakawago & Kanazawa Private Tour arrow readmore icon

Nagano - Yamanouchi - Matsumoto - Takayama - Shirakawago - Kanazawa

    66 reviews

6 Days 5 Nights | from US $3490.00

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5 Day Japan Birding Tour arrow readmore icon

Narita / Chiba / Tokyo / Miyake Island

    66 reviews

5 Days 4 Nights | from US $3570.00

Enjoy our 5-day Japan birding tour, complete with professional birding guide, in Chiba and Tokyo, including an overnight stay on gorgeous Miyake Island to search for the rare Izu thrush.

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Tokyo Anime Private Tour arrow readmore icon

Tokyo

    66 reviews

7 Days 6 Nights | from US $3598.00

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Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto & Nara Private Tour arrow readmore icon

Tokyo - Hakone - Kyoto - Nara

    66 reviews

7 Days 6 Nights | from US $3798.00

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Powder of Japan 10-day Ski Tour arrow readmore icon

Tokyo - Oku Shiga Kogen - Kyoto - Nara

    66 reviews

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $4540.00

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Himeji, Okayama, Kurashiki, Matsue, Izumo & Hiroshima Private Tour arrow readmore icon

Himeji - Okayama - Kurashiki - Yasugi - Matsue - Izumo - Hiroshima

    66 reviews

7 Days 6 Nights | from US $4600.00

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Hokkaido Birding Tour arrow readmore icon

Tsurui / Lake Kussharo / Yorousi / Rausu / Notsuke Peninsula

    66 reviews

5 Days 4 Nights | from US $4650.00

Spot the beautiful birds of Hokkaido with AJT on our 5-day Hokkaido birding tour, with a professional birding guide who will show you the most famous Hokkaido birds, including the beautiful red-crowned crane.

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Kansai Japan Private Tour arrow readmore icon

Osaka / Nara / Kyoto

    66 reviews

6 Days 5 Nights | from US $4670.00

Experience the Kansai Region of Japan, also known as the cultural center and historical heart of Japan

Japan and Beyond

Whether you have extra time during your vacation or want to make sure you’re getting the most of out of your time, our Japan and Beyond tours are for you. Take a few more days and extend your trip into China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, and more. Get a sample of everything Asia has to offer in one trip!

See what you can experience in Japan

If you're looking for inspiration, try browsing our available experiences below. AJT can coordinate green tea ceremonies with a Maiko, a hands-on pottery class, and even snowboarding lessons. Add more flair to your tour with these unique activities.

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Trip Planning FAQs

How do I begin the process of arranging a Private Journey?

First, take some time to determine your group size, the cities you want to visit, and your travel budget, then make an inquiry using our Inquiry Form. One of our travel specialists will respond to you within 1 or 2 business days. Feel free to call our US office at any time, at 1-909-988-8885 (Toll Free: 1-855-325-2726 ), or email us at info@alljapantours.com.

What exactly does “private touring” mean?

Private touring means you will have your own guide, and won't be traveling with a group of people you don't know. You can plan the itinerary in advance, giving you complete control of your destinations and experiences. Our travel specialists work to plan your private tour to suit your budget, at your own pace. It's more flexible, allowing you to more fully enjoy only the places and activities that interest you.

Are your private tours fully escorted?

We are happy to arrange a fully escorted private tour, if you wish. However, a fully-escorted tour can be very expensive. The guide would stay with you for the full duration of the trip, and the cost of the tour would include transportation and hotel room for the guide in each city. We usually recommend using local guides at each destination, then transferring from one city to the next via public transportation, by yourself. We will provide fully detailed instructions for how to easily get from one city to the next while on tour.

How much does a private tour cost?

The cost of a private tour greatly depends on the destinations, hotels, and experiences you want to include in the itinerary. Look at, for example, one of our most popular itineraries takes you to Tokyo, Hakone, Mount Fuji, Kyoto, Nara and Osaka on a 7-day tour. This tour itinerary would cost about $3,500 per person, using public transportation (bullet train, local train, subway and taxi), for two people with 4-star accommodations. But there are various ways to lower the cost. Cheaper hotels, more free, self-guided days, are a few ways to reduce the cost of a private tour.

What is the most cost efficient way to travel around in Japan on a private tour?

Japan's public transportation is the most cost-efficient way to travel around Japan. A private transfer with your own guide and driver can be costly, while public transportation is not only a cheap way to get from one place to the next, but is clean, timely, and convenient to most major destinations. It also gives you the opportunity to travel like a native, and more of a chance to observe and interact with local Japanese people. However, public transportation usually involves more walking, so we don't recommend it to people who have trouble getting around.

Can I travel by public transportation to anywhere in Japan?

Japan has one of the most convenient and efficient public transit systems in the world, with trains, buses, and ferries covering the length of the country, as far north as Hokkaido and as far south as Kyushu. Depending on tour and destination, it may be better to include some days with private transportation, as certain attractions are more out-of-the-way than others.

Can I change my itinerary during the tour?

You are certainly able to change the itinerary, although there are several factors to consider. We are unable to change any hotel accommodations, and if the place or activity you want to do requires reservations, we will do our best, but cannot guarantee it. Any additions to the cost of the tour will also be covered by the client.

I like the private tour proposal your sent me, but it exceeded my budget. What can you do to reduce the price?

To make the itinerary more budget-friendly, we can add some self-guided, free days to explore the city on your own. We can also look into a lower level of hotels that are better suited to your budget, as well as propose a shorter itinerary to reduce the price of the tour.

Do I need the Japan Rail Pass?

Whether or not you need the Japan Rail Pass depends on how far you travel between destinations during your tour. The Japan Rail Pass can be very cost effective when you travel a long distance via bullet train, depending on whether the cost of a bullet train ticket is more than the price of the Japan Rail Pass.

Can you arrange Italian guide for us?

If you let us know far enough in advance, we can arrange guides in Italian, French, English, German, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and more. Please speak to one of our travel specialists to inquire about bilingual language guides for your private tour.

Are meals included in your private tours?

Your hotel will usually include a complimentary breakfast, but we prefer to keep lunches and dinners free to allow you greater flexibility in determining what you eat and where. Your local guide will assist you in finding a local restaurant that suits your preferences. Upon request, we can make reservations for you at restaurants of your choice, and are happy to provide recommended restaurants at each location.

How you handle my luggage when I travel from cities to cities by bullet train?

We will carefully ship your large luggage from one hotel to the next so that your travels are light and convenient. Since the luggage takes an extra day to arrive, please pack a light bag with a day's worth of clothes and necessities.

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Expert Knowledge

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100% Tailor Made

We design your entire vacation based on your needs, interests, and budget.

Flexible Itinerary

Explore your interests at your own pace.

The Best Guides

Hand-picked, professional, English speaking guides to help you along your journey.

Unique experiences

Can be arranged at your request, based on your interests.

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24/7 emergency support while on tour.

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