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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
4.9 stars based on 38 REVIEWS
12/25/2022 - 1/3/2023 / 2023-2-13
I Luved everything Our organizer Kiyoshi was amazing and Joyce is simply the best guide anybody could ever dream of!!! She is a gem! Luvvvvvvv her! Consider her family at this point !!! 1000%% would recommend
12/1/2022 - 12/10/2022 / 2022-12-01
Trip to Japan was our long waited journey since our last booking for Olympic games was cancelled. With AJT during strict provisions in entering Japan since pandemic, were all made possible. Our family had the most wonderful experience throughout the whole 10 days in Japan. We are very glad of AJT's service. From doing our itinerary, promptly replying my mails and questions, the accomodation, sightseeing, transport service from airport to hotel and back. Our patient and hospitable tour guide Ms. Barbara Chin, We might lost from metro without you. We are happy with your company. Absolutely amazing to see Japan and the helpful warm people. Our trip was all worth it! Thank you for organizing everything smoothly and clearly this trip. From: Mrs. Koskinen Tavallisesti kun matkustamme, kuljemme omatoimisella matkalla, siis ostaen lennot ja hotellit itse. Japanin matkan hinta tuntui ennen matkaa kalliilta. Mutta matkan aikana huomasimme, että ohjelma ja järjestelyt olivat huolellisesti suunnitellut. Liikkuminen Tokion metroissa, matka tulivuorelle olisi ollut omatoimimatkalla hyvin hankala toteuttaa. Oppaan palvelut olivat täsmällisiä ja hyvin hoidettuja. Kuljetukset lentokentältä ja lentokentälle oli hyvin hoidettuja. Jälkeenpäin ajatellen , matkan hinta oli ollut kohtuullinen ja olemme tyytyväisiä saamaamme palveluun. Message from: Mr. Kalevi Koskinen
11/9/2022 - 11/27/2022 / 2022-11-29
Kiyoshi-san: It does not seem like this person sleeps. He is always so prompt in responding to our never ending questions, even when we send e-mails late at night. We also recognize that some of our questions are hard to answer, because Japan had not opened itself to visitors when we made our reservations with AJT, but Kiyoshi-san always takes time and effort to reply to every single one of our question to the best of his ability. When we had to change our itinerary (because Japan finally opened-up), Kiyoshi-san was very prompt in sending us our revised itinerary once we asked for it - we really appreciate this. Kiyoshi-san, thank you for making this trip for us possible. We would not have gone through with this trip, but for your speedy and detailed responses. We also want to thank you for your patience and understanding (as we were hedging on Japan opening up, and also our own work commitment) as we took some time to finally make payment. Kiyoko-san: We are extremely fortunate to have met a tour guide like Kiyoko-san. A very friendly, warm, witty and patient tour guide. Always going the extra mile for us behind the scenes - this is something we really appreciate. All 5 of us are extremely happy with your services. and we are so grateful and lucky to have a tour guide like you. Kiyoko-san, if you are reading this, we want to let you know that we have spread your good- name to our close contacts - anyone who is keen on doing the Nakasendo Trail (or any other tours / hike in Japan), your name is number 1 on the list. You may not see us so soon, but you will likely meet some of our other friends soon. Thank you Kiyoko-san! When you come to Singapore, please remember to contact us and we will bring you out for a nice meal. Thank you AJT for making this trip possible for us.
11/19/2022 - 11/28/2022 / 2022-12-6
This was the perfect tour. We were a group of 10; 6 adults and 4 kids. We had the time of our lives thanks to this fantastic private tour. 100% recommendable. All our tour guides were excellent, they went above and beyond for us, specially Hiro. We travel a lot so, we can say this tour was outstanding.
11/8/2022 - 11/18/2022 / 2022-11-27
My wife and I booked a Private Custom Tour as our trip included visiting traditional sites, relatives and friends in multiple cities. Our travel agent (Kiyoshi Katsume) was terrific with structuring our itinerary (we had to cancel and re-book due to COVID). The guides/translators were extremely professional, personable, flexible and kind. They helped us with anything and everything that presented itself. We would highly recommend working with Japan Tours.
11/3/2022 - 11/13/2022 / 2022-11-23
All Japan Tours did a wonderful job of putting a private tour together for us at the last minute, when a group tour we had planned on was cancelled. Our guides were very helpful in steering us around the country and squeezing in many glorious sights every day. A highlight was the ryokan with the stellar view of Mt. Fuji out our window, the various fun neighborhoods of Tokyo, Todai-ji in Kamakura and the beautiful shrines and gardens of Kyoto.
10/29/2022 - 11/3/2022 / 2022-11-15
I really enjoyed my first time visit to Japan, and the tour guide was super nice, and patient with me. The tour guide showed me pop culture and traditional/rural areas throughout Tokyo. The tour guide totally helped me on how to use the train stations and proper ettiquette in Japan.
10/26/2022 - 11/18/2022 / 2022-12-1
The Van was a really beneficial thing to have. We did not have to think and figure out train schedules when we had the van. Riding trains is fun, but requires more thought and planning and there is also some time pressure. With the van, there is none of that. We appreciated the excellent English-speaking ability of all the guides. That made life so much easier. The best part was that many of them were so willing to be so helpful. Yuki helped us ship a box back to the USA at the post office. It was really hard and took a long time. She also helped us use a takuhaibin service for the first time which also took extra time and effort. The guides and drivers never complained when we went over the 8 hour time period. They were also willing to do what we wanted as long as it was reasonable. We all felt so extremely blessed by the generosity and hospitality of the japanese culture and people. Our guides and drivers were the best example of that as it felt like they would do anything they could to help us have the best trip possible.
10/4/2022 - 10/9/2022 / 2022-10-19
Easy to get around with tour guide and informative with fun facts. They enriched our experience with their knowledge.
9/30/2022 - 10/10/2022 / 2022-10-25
It was truly amazing. This was my first time in Japan, and I would absolutely recommend anyone wanting to visit to go with AJT. The staff was patient accommodating every step of the way when planning the tour. We had 3 guides during our tour as we traveled through different cities, and all of them were great! They helped make the trip quite memorable. I would not hesitate to book a tour with AJT in the future.
9/25/2022 - 10/4/2022 / 2022-10-16
Terrific guides in both Tokyo and Kyoto. They had flexibility to adjust the schedule in small ways and worked hard to find us good vegan food. They were really knowledgeable about history and current living, making our visit very interesting. We were really pleased with the various elements of the itinerary: museum, Zen temple food, nature, art shopping (which we asked for whilst after arriving in Japan), samurai experience, trip to Nara from Kyoto. It was great been shown around by our guides, not only for there knowledge but also we dind't have to worry about how to get around, especially in Tokyo.
9/24/2022 - 9/28/2022 / 2022-09-30
Ms Hiroko went above and beyond to ensure we had a pleasant and eventful holiday. She went out of her way to make sure we got to see everything we wanted to see.
9/8/2022 - 9/15/2022 / 2022-09-20
organizing a customized group tour with participants from all over the world during a pandemic, with all the restrictions, is not easy - but it all worked out perfectly in the end and it was a very enjoyable tour!
Ms. Nina Group
8/9/2022 - 8/18/2022 / 2022-8-24
8/3/2022 - 8/12/2022 / 2022-08-27
Our guides were kind and knowledgeable.
7/24/2022-7/31/2022 / 2022-08-27
Everything about travelling with All Japan Tours was excellent! Our guides Kimi-san and Mariko-san were so accommodating, knowledgeable, and fun! They answered all our questions about locations, culture and everyday life, and educated us on the history and significance of what we were experiencing every day. We were in Tokyo for 8 days and they made sure we got the absolute most out of every day we were there! From showing us little out of the way shops, to taking us to Odaiba, they were so kind, professional, and wonderful to spend our time with. And we can't forget to mention our contact and tour organizer, Kiyoshi-san! Kiyoshi-san was so amazing in organizing our days, including things that we might enjoy and that we would never have thought of ourselves! Even when we were down to the wire for getting things ready, Kiyoshi-san was always making sure we had the experience we wanted. This trip was beyond amazing! I have absolutely no regrets whatsoever with going with All Japan Tours! They made our dream a reality and it was spectacular! When we go back, we want to be with these amazing people and company!
Miss Cassandra Alice Dawn Blenkin
7/9/2022 - 7/23/2022 / 2022-08-20
Mrs. Patti Koide
7/7/2022-7/17/2022 / 2022-07-26
Billy did an incredible job and we're so happy with the experience we had. Thank you to AJT for helping to make this trip happen. No doubt our trip was better because of your involvement.
Mrs. Alisa Violet Torres Holland
2/24/2020-3/2/2020 / March 6, 2020
The places selected are a must place to see . The transportation taxi worked out very fine and our guides fitted to our needs . Informative , efficient and excellent tour guides . The hotels are located where we would like it to be . Highly recommend your company and thank you for setting up this tour for us .
Corazon, Cesar & Raymond from California
12/22/2019-1/1/2020 / January 7
we had a fabulous tour and absolutely loved Japan! Everything was done as planned and Japan is a wonderful destination! We were impressed by the scenery, sites, cleanliness and overall efficiency we encountered everywhere.
Mark, Victoria, Brynne & Jadyn from New York
9/21/2019-9/25/2019 / November 4
Excellent - well looked after by everyone
Cristopher, Bernard & Philip
10/20/2019-11/6/2019 / November 25
The guides were lovely and each brought something different to the tour. Our emailed requirements were met in every aspect. Well done to all. Thank you. ps our photos on the phone are not good enough to share.
David & Jane from Australia
7/28/2019-8/3/2019 / September 4
The tour was amazing! My family and I had a blast during the tour. One of the best features of the tour would have to be the flexibility. The tour guides accommodate to you extremely well and know the best food places during lunch. They try their best to help you even after the tour is finished and give so much free time to spend in the areas you decided to go to. We certainly would not have able to navigate Japan as efficiently without them.
Dr. Tran Family from California
7/25/2019-8/3/2019 / August 14, 2019
Excellent tour overall. In particular, the tour guides were greatly knowledgeable and friendly: Ms. Yoshika Morishima (Kyoto) Ms. Izumi Kudo (Kanazawa, Shirkawa-go) Ms. Natsuko Tsukogashi (Takayama) Ms. Hiroko Serita (Tokyo)
John, Alessandra, Nicholas and Edilson from Connecticut
6/30/2019-7/7/2019 / July 15, 2019
The personal attention of our family's guides, Ms. Yoshika Morishima in the Kyoto area and Ms. Yoko Watanabe in the Tokyo area were excellent. They efficiently took us to the top sites, recommended the best places to eat, and shared interesting information about the sites we visited.
The Janelli family from Ohio
6/1/2019-6/15/2019 / June 21, 2019
Since we stayed an extra week, learning the transportation system was key. They guides were very helpful in that regard,
George & Nathaniel from Virginia
5/23/2019-5/26/2019 / June 1, 2019
Mariko Kawasaki met me in the lobby of my hotel and by the time we had spent the day together we were good friends. She made my tour personal and very special. I could not have asked for a more perfect day.
Ms. Mary K Powell
4/11/2019-4/14/2019 / 2019-04-11
Thank you for a wonderful tour.
I appreciate each of the tour guides and their helpfulness.
Each of them was a pleasure to be with.
I had a great time, as did my daughter and her boyfriend.
Everything went off without any problems.
Getting around Japan was easy and enjoyable.
Walter from Texas
3/28/2019-4/17/2019 / April 23, 2019
I've been ruminating about our wonderful trip. Every
place we visited gave us memories never to be
The guides were wonderful to us and worked diligently on our behalf. We enjoyed them very much.
The accomodations were splendid and a couple were out of this world.
The sites, shows, gardens, temples, shrines, museums. galleries, markets, subways, trains, busses, and beautiful people were everything I had hoped our trip could be.
Thank you one last time for all of your help and expertise. I hope we can return to Japan someday, and will look forward to working with you again on that return trip.
Your the best!
Stephen & Carolyn from Georgia
3/26/2019-4/5/2019 / April 11, 2019
We are not the average tourist so we are hard to please but very pleased
Dennis & Mai from North Carolina
3/16/2019 - 3/31/2019 / April 2, 2019
The guides were first rate. Very knowledgable, caring and considerate. Hiroko in Tokyo was especially charming and engaging. Hiro in Kyoto was a wealth of information. Miki in Hiroshima was very caring. The tour itself was very organized. Pickup at the airport and transport for our departure was very prompt and courteous.
Ena & Ernest from Mexico
10/26/2018 - 11/8/2018 / November 24, 2018
As I was sharing with others about our tour, I became aware our hotel accommodations were very close to the subways and places to shop, eat, etc. I’m glad Kiyoshi planned it this way! While we had a longer bus ride from Tokyo to Kyoto, I’m glad it was fashioned this way, as we had lots of luggage in our group and would have. had a difficult time maneuvering around in the stations. During our long rides, we were entertained and given information about the places we were to visit. Glad we were able to have Eileen as our tour guide the remainder of you trip! Tour is tight with not too much time in some of places we visited, however, I think you tried to acommodate what we wanted to see in the days we had planned. We therefore understand why our schedule was tight. Otherwise we were very happy with everything in our tour!
Woon and Yee family
10/26/2018 - 11/8/2018 / November 29, 2018
Tour Guide was very knowledgeable about tour site, optional eating suggestions, and shopping locations. Our Tour bus driver was excellent.
Edward & family from California
10/13/2018 - 10/21/2018 / October 23, 2018
We are very grateful to have Mr. Suzuki-san as our tour guide , he's a total star ... so nice and helpful, we also want to send our appreciation for Mr. Hirakawa-san who had taken us along our trip safely. The itinerary was excellent despite of our limited time, it would be nice if we add 2 or 3 more days so we can have more time to enjoy the onsen, view, shopping and foods. However, we are very satisfied with all the itinerary, accomodation, transportation and service.
Nancy from Indonesia
10/5/2018 - 10/20/2018 / November 19, 2018
We loved the knife factory. We appreciate Kiyoshi's help in whatever I enquired about. Kiyoshi was very flexible in changing our itinerary when circumstances changed. We would highly recommend Kiyoshi and AJT to any of our friends.
The Burns Family from Canada
9/23/2018 - 10/3/2018 / October 5, 2018
It was a pleasure working with Kiyoshi on our private tour. In Hokkaido, Megumi really helped to make our trip special, even arranging a birthday sushi cake for lunch. Our English speaking driver, Shu was great. Professional yet friendly, knowledgeable and helpful, very accommodating. We were able to do, see and eat what we wanted in at a relaxed pace.
Wong & Kimura Family from Hawaii
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
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