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Japan Garden Tours

(13 Nights)
Himeji, Matsue, Takamatsu, Kyoto, Nara, Mt Fuji, Hakone, Tokyo

The Golden Route Japan Tour

(6-7 Nights)
Tokyo, Mt Fuji, Hakone, Kyoto, Nara & Osaka

Anime Flavor Tours

(7-8 nights)
Tokyo & Osaka

Discovery: Highlights of Tokyo and Kyoto

6 nights
Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara & Osaka

The Golden Triangle of Japan

(7-10 Nights)
Tokyo, Hakone, Mt Fuji, Takayama, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Nara & Osaka

Essence of Japan

(10 Nights)
Nikko, Tokyo, Mt Fuji, Takayama, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Nara & Osaka

Charms of Southern Japan Tour

(7-8 Nights)
Himeji, Kurashiki, Takamatsu, Hiroshima, Beppu, Takachiho, Kumamoto & Nagasaki

The Pilgrimage Route of Japan

(8 Nights)
Himeji, Kurashiki, Hiroshima, Takamatsu, Naruto, Koyasan, Kumano & Ise Shima

Charms of Hokkaido Tour

(8 Nights)
Sapporo, Otaru, Furano, Sounkyo, Abashiri, Shiretoko & Kushiro

Charms of Northern Japan Tour

(8-11 Nights)
Sapporo, Otaru, Noboribetsu, Hakodate, Aomori, Hiraizumi, Matsushima & Nikko

Samurai, Gardens & Arts

(9 Nights)
Takamatsu, Naoshima, Hiroshima, Hagi, Izumo, Matsue, Tottori & Himeji

Best of Japan Tour

(9-11 Nights)
Tokyo, Mt Fuji, Hakone, Kyoto, Nara, Hiroshima, Takamatsu & Kobe

Highlights of Korea and Japan

(11-14 Nights)
Korea (Andong, Gyeongju & Seoul)
Japan (Nara, Kyoto, Hakone, Mt Fuji & Tokyo)

Signature: Classic Japan Tour

(13 Nights)
Nikko, Tokyo, Mt Fuji, Takayama, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Nara, Hiroshima & Himeji

Japan In Depth Tour

(12-14 Nights)
Tokyo, Mt Fuji, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Himeji, Takamatsu, Hiroshima, Beppu, Takachiho & Nagasaki

Best of Hokkaido & Honshu

(14-15 Nights)
Hokkaido, Tokyo, Mt Fuji, Hakone, Kyoto, Nara & Osaka

Hokkaido, Tohoku & Central Japan

(14 Nights)
Sapporo, Otaru, Hakodate, Hiraizumi, Matsushima, Nikko, Tokyo, Mt Fuji, Kyoto & Osaka

Spirit of Japan Tour

(14 Nights)
Tokyo, Mt Fuji, Kyoto, Nara, Himeji, Hiroshima, Shikoku, Koyasan, Kumano & Ise Shima

Best Beyond Discoveries

(14 Nights)
Tokyo, Mt. Fuji, Kyoto, Nara, Takamatsu, Naoshima, Hiroshima, Hagi, Matsue & Himeji

Grand Tour of Japan

(20 Nights)
Sapporo, Hakodate, Matsushima, Nikko, Tokyo, Takayama, Kyoto, Himeji, Hiroshima, Beppu & Nagasaki

Japan Luxury Tour

(9 & 13 Nights)
Tokyo, Nikko, Mt Fuji, Hakone, Osaka, Nara & Kyoto (Hiroshima, Miyajima, Kurashiki, Himeji & Kobe)

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What to Do in Japan


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Japan has so many places to go that it becomes difficult to choose. Nature related places can include the lavender fields in Hokkaido, Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, Cherry Blossoms at Ueno Park, Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, etc. You can even hike to some religious sites and go on a pilgrimage while admiring the flora and fauna of the mountains. Speaking of mountains you can also go to places with amazing views of Mount Fuji in the distance or up close. Japan is full of historical sites that will make your head spin trying to decide on which one to go to first. | View more


Kyoto is full of historic temples and shrines like Kiyomizudera, Fushimi Inari Taisha, Golden Pavilion (Kinkakuji) and many more. Let us not forget about the nearby areas that have original castles like Himeji Castle and Matsumoto Castle that are a sight to behold. Then in the Kanto region you have Nikko where it is not only a beautiful place to visit it is also the final resting place of Tokugawa Ieyasu who ushered in the Edo period and 250 years of the Tokugawa Shogunate. There is also the Asakusa Sensoji Temple in Tokyo where it can be identified by the giant red lantern located at the entrance. If temples, shrines, and castles do not catch your interest then the Iga Ninja Museum where they exhibit real tools used by past ninjas should get your attention. They even do demonstrations of what ninjas practiced to improve their skills.

Now Japan has modern places to visit too like Tokyo, Osaka, Kobe, etc. Tokyo Skytree is a new television signal station that replaced Tokyo Tower back in 2012. It has upgrades that attract visitors from all over the globe. Now if you were to wander around Tokyo you will be blinded by all the neon light signs at night time. The public transportation is amazing in the country and riding the train through the Seikan Undersea Tunnel is another testament to their engineering capabilities. If you are looking for a firsthand experience of Japanese cultures then doing a homestay can fulfill that need.

Staying with a family can provide insight to the lifestyle of Japanese people. You will have the chance to try food that maybe vastly different from what you are used to. Each region has their food specialties like Osaka with fried street food and Kobe with the very delicious Wagyu Beef. Trying the different flavors of each area will open up your taste buds to a world of deliciousness. There are in all honesty too many things to do in Japan that one trip cannot suffice unless you are there for a long time.



Shiretoko Nature Cruise

Hokkaido | Shiretoko

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The Shiretoko World Heritage Nature Cruise goes around the Shiretoko Peninsula and allows visitors to see the beautiful scenery of the land.

Seikan Undersea Tunnel

Hokkaido

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The Seikan Undersea Tunnel is the longest railroad tunnel in the world that goes under water. It is a rail that connects the island Hokkaido with the main one known as Honshu.

The Omiya Bonsai Art Museum

Kanto | Saitama Prefecture | Omiya

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Omiya Bonsai Art Museum is the first publicly bonsai art museum in the world. The purpose of the museum is to educate patrons about the various forms of bonsai.

Sushi-Making Experience

Kanto | Tokyo

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Learn how to make and prepare fresh sushi for yourself in Japan

Asakusa Sensoji Temple

Kanto | Tokyo

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Asakusa Sensoji is the oldest and most popular temple in Tokyo. It can be identified by the giant red lantern located at the entrance, which is iconic of Tokyo.

Tokyo Tower

Kanto | Tokyo

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Tokyo Tower is the old television communication tower, which has now been converted to the Tokyo One Piece Tower. It was modeled after the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Hakone

Kanto | Kanagawa Prefecture | Hakone

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Hakone has hot springs, beautiful nature, Lake Ashi, and amazing views of Mount Fuji in the distance.

Mt Fuji

Chubu | Yamanashi Prefecture | Mt Fuji

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Mount Fuji is the tallest mountain in Japan and has been worshipped as a sacred mountain. The perfect cone shape of the mountain is iconic of Japan.

Matsumoto Castle

Chubu | Nagano Prefecture | Matsumoto

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Matsumoto Castle, also known as Crow Castle, is one of the twelve original castles in Japan. It is one of the most complete original castles, which means that it has retained many of the buildings that constitute a feudal era castle.

Shirakawago

Chubu | Gifu Prefecture | Shirakawago

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Shirakawago is a village located in the mountainous regions that borders Gifu and Toyama prefectures. It is where you can see the famed Gassho zukuri (prayer hand farmhouses) that were inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Ise Grand Shrine

Kansai | Mie Prefecture | Ise Shima

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Ise Grand Shrine is one of the most important Shinto shrines in Japan. To embody the teachings of death and rebirth, the shrine is rebuilt every twenty years while using traditional techniques.

Mikimoto Pearl Island

Kansai | Mie Prefecture | Ise Shima

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Mikimoto Pearl Island is located in the Bay of Toba and can be accessed by using the bridge. It is a museum about pearls, cultivation, and Mikimoto Kokichi.

Kumano

Kansai | Wakayama Prefecture | Kumano

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Kumano is located in the Kii Peninsula and spans into the Wakayama and Mie Prefectures. The Hongu, Nachi and Hayatama Taisha are the three famed shrines of the area.

Koyasan

Kansai | Wakayama Prefecture | Koyasan

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Koyasan is the center for an important Buddhist sect known as Shingon Buddhism. It is located on the forest covered mountain top of Mount Koya.

Miho Museum

Kansai | Shiga Prefecture | Koka

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Miho Museum was designed by the architect I.M. Pei to showcase the extensive art collection of the Shumei Family. The building is situated in the forested area west of Koka.

Koka Ninja Mansion

Kansai | Shiga Prefecture | Koka

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Koka's Ninja Mansion is close to 300 years old and used to be resided in by ninja.

Kinkaku-ji Temple (Golden Pavillion)

Kansai | Kyoto

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Kinkakuji Temple, also known as Golden Pavilion, is a Zen Temple in the northern part of Kyoto. It is known for its top two floors, which are covered in gold leaf.

Kiyomizu Temple

Kansai | Kyoto

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Kiyomizudera is one of the most famous temples in Kyoto and is most known for the wooden stage that is 13 meters tall. It over looks cherry blossom and maple trees in the hillside below.

Gion Geisha District

Kansai | Kyoto

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Gion is the area where you can see Geisha and have the opportunity to be entertained by them during your meal.

Kyoto Cuisine with Maiko

Kansai | Kyoto

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Kyoto Cuisine with Geisha (artisan) or Maiko (apprentice Geisha) includes entertainment provided by them.

Green Tea Ceremony with Maiko Interaction

Kansai | Kyoto

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Experience a live interaction with a maiko. Drink tea, asking her questions, take a photo!

Green Tea Ceremony

Kansai | Kyoto

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Green Tea Ceremony is also known as sado, chado, or chanoyu in Japanese. It is an activity that involves the ceremonial preparation and presentation of matcha, powdered green tea.

Fushimi Inari Shrine

Kansai | Kyoto

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Fushimi Inari Shrine is located in the southern part of Kyoto and is one of the important Shinto shrines in the city. It is most known for the thousands of vermillion torii gates lined up one after another.

Todaiji Temple

Kansai | Nara

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Todaiji Temple is one of the major landmarks in Nara. It is known for housing the largest bronze statue of Buddha in Japan.

Wagyu Beef

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Wagyu Beef refers to several breeds of cattle that are known for their marbling meat. They are known for their high quality and price.

Izumo Grand Shrine

Chugoku | Shimane Prefecture | Izumo

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Izumo Grand Shrine is located in Shimane Prefecture, west of the city Matsue. It is one of the most important Shinto shrines in Japan.

Naoshima Island

Shikoku | Kagawa Prefecture | Naoshima Island

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Naoshima Island is located in the Seto Inland Sea and is part of Kagawa Prefecture. The island is mostly known for the modern art museums, sculptures, and architecture that were funded by the Benesse Corporation.

Shikoku Pilgrimage Route

Shikoku

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The Shikoku Pilgrimage Route refers to the 88 Temples that are associated with Kobo Daishi, a famous Buddhist Monk.

Gunkanjima Island

Kyushu | Nagasaki Prefecture | Nagasaki

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Gunkanjima Island is located about 9 miles away from the port of Nagasaki. For a long time the small island served as a coal mine where over 5000 residents lived until 1974.

Takachiho

Kyushu | Miyazaki Prefecture | Takachiho

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Takachiho is located in Miyazaki Prefecture and is known for the Takachiho Gorge, which has sheer cliffs that resemble dragon scales.

Mt Takasaki Monkey Park

Kyushu | Oita Prefecture | Beppu

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Mt. Takasaki Monkey Park is a popular monkey reserve that is located at the base of the mountain bordering Beppu and Oita City. There are about 1500 monkeys of the Japanese macaque species roaming freely