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OMAKASE

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.

JAPAN BY RAIL

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.

LUXURY

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

Japan by Rail Private Journeys

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.

Japan by Rail Private Journeys

Private Tour | Japan by Rail
Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto & Nara Private Tour
Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto & Nara Private Tour
585 reviews

7 Days 6 Nights | from US $3798.00

Private Tour | Japan by Rail
Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto, Nara & Hiroshima 
Private Tour
Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto, Nara & Hiroshima Private Tour
585 reviews

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $4998.00

Private Tour | Japan by Rail
Tokyo Anime Private Tour
Tokyo Anime Private Tour
390 reviews

7 Days 6 Nights | from US $3598.00

Private Tour | Japan by Rail
Tokyo, Hakone, Kanazawa, Shirakawa-go, 
Takayama, Kyoto & Nara Private Tour
Tokyo, Hakone, Kanazawa, Shirakawa-go, Takayama, Kyoto & Nara Private Tour
585 reviews

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $7240.00

Private Tour | Japan by Rail
The Golden Triangle of Japan Private Tour with Snow 
Monkey
The Golden Triangle of Japan Private Tour with Snow Monkey
715 reviews

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $8290.00

Private Tour | Japan by Rail
The Golden Triangle of Japan Private Tour with 
Nakasendo Trail
The Golden Triangle of Japan Private Tour with Nakasendo Trail
585 reviews

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $8360.00

Private Tour | Japan by Rail
Japan Art & Architecture Private Tour
Japan Art & Architecture Private Tour
520 reviews

15 Days 14 Nights | from US $10210.00

Private Tour | Japan by Rail
Classic Japan Private Tour
Classic Japan Private Tour
650 reviews

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $8090.00

Private Tour | Japan by Rail
Japan Autumn Leaves Private Tour
Japan Autumn Leaves Private Tour
715 reviews

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $8940.00

Private Tour | Japan by Rail
Japan Cherry Blossom Private Tour
Japan Cherry Blossom Private Tour
780 reviews

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $8260.00

Private Tour | Japan by Rail
Tokyo & Hakone Private Tour
Tokyo & Hakone Private Tour
390 reviews

6 Days 5 Nights | from US $2730.00

Private Tour | Japan by Rail
Kyoto, Nara & Osaka Private Tour
Kyoto, Nara & Osaka Private Tour
455 reviews

6 Days 5 Nights | from US $3140.00

Private Tour | Japan by Rail
Nagano, Matsumoto, Takayama, Shirakawago &  
Kanazawa Private Tour
Nagano, Matsumoto, Takayama, Shirakawago & Kanazawa Private Tour
390 reviews

6 Days 5 Nights | from US $3490.00

Private Tour | Japan by Rail
Himeji, Okayama, Kurashiki, Matsue, Izumo & Hiroshima  
Private Tour
Himeji, Okayama, Kurashiki, Matsue, Izumo & Hiroshima Private Tour
455 reviews

7 Days 6 Nights | from US $4600.00

Private Tour | Japan by Rail
Japan Garden Private Tour
Japan Garden Private Tour
390 reviews

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $9710.00

Private Tour | Japan by Rail
Japanese Art, Garden & Culture Private Tour
Japanese Art, Garden & Culture Private Tour
715 reviews

24 Days 23 Nights | from US $16698.00

Private Tour | Japan by Rail
Traditional Art, Craft & Culture Private Tour
Traditional Art, Craft & Culture Private Tour
455 reviews

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $7690.00

Private Tour | Japan by Rail
Japan Pottery Private Tour
Japan Pottery Private Tour
520 reviews

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $9650.00

Private Tour | Japan by Rail
Japan with Kids
Japan with Kids
325 reviews

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $4860.00

Private Tour | Japan by Rail
Tokyo with Kids
Tokyo with Kids
260 reviews

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $4990.00

Private Tour | Japan by Rail
Kyoto, Nara, Koyasan & Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Hike
Kyoto, Nara, Koyasan & Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Hike
520 reviews

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $9850.00

Private Tour | Japan by Rail
Japan World Heritage Private Tour
Japan World Heritage Private Tour
650 reviews

16 Days 15 Nights | from US $10100.00

Private Tour | Japan by Rail
Japan Food Private Tour
Japan Food Private Tour
455 reviews

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $5120.00

Private Tour | Japan by Rail
Japan Honeymoon Tour
Japan Honeymoon Tour
455 reviews

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $6190.00

Private Tour | Japan by Rail
Cities & Beaches of Japan: Tokyo, Kyoto & Ishigaki Island
Cities & Beaches of Japan: Tokyo, Kyoto & Ishigaki Island
650 reviews

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $6690.00

Private Tour | Japan by Rail
Japan Wellness Tour
Japan Wellness Tour
585 reviews

13 Days 12 Nights | from US $8330.00

Private Tour | Japan by Rail
Japan Anime Private Tour
Japan Anime Private Tour
455 reviews

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $4690.00

Private Tour | Japan by Rail
Powder of Japan 10-day Ski Tour
Powder of Japan 10-day Ski Tour
455 reviews

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $4540.00

Private Tour | Japan by Rail
Japan Nature and Wildlife Tour
Japan Nature and Wildlife Tour
715 reviews

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $8290.00

Our Japan by Rail Private Journeys feature:

1

Advice from specialists who expertise in Japan, all of whom are tour guides with years of background working in Japan

2

Flexible and personalized itinerary planning

3

An intinerary listing all included entry fees for each site

4

Airport meet and greet as well as return airport transfers are NOT included unless requested.

5

Travel services provided by public transport, including taxi, bus, subway, and bullet train

6

Ordinary class seats on bullet trains and separate luggage transfers are included on select tours (first class bullet train seats can be arranged upon request.)

7

A local guide to shepherd you during your tour

8

Accomodations centrally located near stations and sights

9

Lunches and dinners are NOT included, tour guides will give suggestions and recommendations for restaurants.

Rail Private Journeys feature

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 65 REVIEWS

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Japan Custom Private Tour

4/10/2024 - 4/21/2024 / 2024-04-10   

Loved Naoshima Island and the tour had just enough time with guide and private time. Seemed slightly complicated to get there from Okayama so was very happy to have someone guide me to the island.

Ms. Donna Blackwell

Kwan 0409

4/9/2024 - 4/24/2024 / 2024-04-09   

I appreciate our planner Kiyoshi's patience with our specific requests on our trip. Kiyoshi was prompt to reply to my emails every time, and there were bookings that we could not have done without Kiyoshi's assistance. The tour that AJT arranged for us was very good. In spite of a less than ideal weather, our tour guide Joyce did not disappoint, she was able to make the tour just as interesting. The activities and services that AJT provided were as planned and detailed instructions were also provided. I would recommend AJT services to my friends and family. Thank you for a great trip!

Mrs. Kwan

Japan Custom Private Tour

4/2/2024 - 4/21/2024 / 2024-04-02   

All i can say is wow! Extremely well planned, efficient, and itinerary as expected. We were able to do things that would be simply impossible otherwise. Thank you and we are definitely coming back to Japan with you.

Mr. Sanjay Singh

Custom Private Tour

3/22/2024 - 3/29/2024 / 2024-03-22   

Our tour guide Mrs. Haruyo Nishitani was absolutely amazing and genuine. The transportation personal was on time and very professional. The vehicles were very clean spacious.

Mrs. Cooper

Japan Custom Private Tour

3/10/2024 - 3/21/2024 / 2024-03-10   

Let me just say that before the trip I had my reservation about a place no one I know personally has gone to. I had no reference to turn to other than google and social media. I was stressing about the language, customs, money, etc. AJT sent some info on this but it wasn’t until my husband and I met our driver that my worries disappeared. The driver, both guides, hotel staff, and literally anyone we interacted with was so nice and willing to teach or help us with what we needed even if there was a language barrier. AJT was also just as amazing when it came to the planning and execution. Everything turned out as planned. Everyone arrived on time and the directions were as described. As background we chose to do a private guide for most of the days and use public transportation. It was so nice to not have to worry about how to get to the hotel from the airport and vice versa or figure out what to do in each city thanks to AJT. Our guides (Ken and Hiro) were also a big factor to why we had such a good time. They were so amazing to us and we learned a lot. We had our itinerary set but within the areas we were at they directed us towards things we might like based on our convos and getting to know us. If you’re planning on going to Tokyo ask for Mr. Ken and if you’re in the Osaka area ask for Mr. Fukui aka Hiro. As for the public transportation do not be scared Japan is super advanced when it comes to their transportation system and google maps is very detailed when it comes to the trains you need to take. Our guides helped us navigate the train system the first day we met them so that when we had our free days we could maximize our day rather than struggle and waste time trying to understand it. The hotels were also amazing. I did change one of the hotels during the planning stage of the trip just because I wanted a more upscale looking hotel and im glad I did because we ended up loving it and the other hotel was recommended by AJT was also really great. But be warned do NOT expect a lot of square footage its the norm but as long as you know to expect that you can adapt. I knew that before the trip but we made it work and we brought a lot of luggages so it is possible. We loved this trip so much we are planning to go again and explore other areas of Japan in the near future.

Mr. & Mrs. Masoud

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