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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
639 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
639 reviews

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $4998.00

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

7 Days 6 Nights | from US $3598.00

Private Tour | Japan by Rail
Tokyo, Hakone, Takayama, Shirakawa-go, 
Kanazawa, Kyoto & Nara Private Tour
Tokyo, Hakone, Takayama, Shirakawa-go, Kanazawa, Kyoto & Nara Private Tour
639 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
781 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
639 reviews

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $8360.00

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

15 Days 14 Nights | from US $10210.00

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

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $8090.00

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

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $8940.00

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

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $8260.00

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

6 Days 5 Nights | from US $2730.00

Private Tour | Japan by Rail
Kyoto, Nara & Osaka Private Tour
Kyoto, Nara & Osaka Private Tour
497 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
426 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
497 reviews

7 Days 6 Nights | from US $4600.00

Private Tour | Japan by Rail
Japan Garden Private Tour
Japan Garden Private Tour
426 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
781 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
497 reviews

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $7690.00

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

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $9650.00

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

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $4860.00

Private Tour | Japan by Rail
Tokyo with Kids
Tokyo with Kids
284 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
568 reviews

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $9850.00

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

16 Days 15 Nights | from US $10100.00

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

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $5120.00

Private Tour | Japan by Rail
Japan Honeymoon Tour
Japan Honeymoon Tour
497 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
710 reviews

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $6690.00

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

13 Days 12 Nights | from US $8330.00

Private Tour | Japan by Rail
Japan Anime Private Tour
Japan Anime Private Tour
497 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
497 reviews

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $4540.00

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

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $8290.00

Our Japan by Rail Private Journeys feature:

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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

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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 71 REVIEWS

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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

Private Tour 0618

6/18/2024 - 6/26/2024 / 2024-06-18   

This was our first time visiting Japan and it being halfway across the world, we wanted to make the most of it. AJT Service was wonderful before we even arrived with a detailed itinerary giving us an idea of what to expect when on the ground - an itinerary that very much took into account our personal interests as well as hitting some of the main highlights of Japan's history/culture. And the trip delivered everything it promised! Having a guide made the trip practically stress free - we were able to maximize our time spent immersed in the culture rather than the details of transit, luggage transfers, etc. The knowledge of the guides in finding places to eat, shop, and of the various historical sites was indispensable. I highly recommend All Japan Tours - they will work with you to create the exact trip you want. Thank you for giving us such a fabulous experience in Japan - we already can't wait to go back!

Ms. Hinton & Mr. Loux

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