Japan small group holiday, Japan unmasked

Japan small group holiday, Japan unmasked

Whistlestop Japan highlights with an expert tour leader
From £2,470 to £2,855 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 29 Jun, 20 Jul, 17 Aug, 12 Oct, 26 Oct, 23 Nov
2021: 15 Feb, 1 Mar, 26 Apr, 10 May, 24 May, 7 Jun, 28 Jun, 23 Aug, 6 Sep, 13 Sep, 27 Sep, 11 Oct, 25 Oct, 8 Nov, 22 Nov
Japan self guided trekking vacation, Nakasendo Trail

Japan self guided trekking vacation, Nakasendo Trail

Self-guided walking along Japan’s ancient Nakasendo trail
From US $1,050 to US $1,485 5 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailormade at a time to suit you and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
Nakasendo self guided walking tour

Nakasendo self guided walking tour

The Nakasendo Trail, with wonderful additional areas too
From £1,710 to £3,065 6 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Japan multi activity vacation

Japan multi activity vacation

Japan's Inland Sea - cycling, kayaking and hiking
From US $1,920 to US $2,845 9 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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North Central Japan tour

North Central Japan tour

Off the Beaten Path in Northern Honshu, Japan
From US $4,380 to US $6,360 13 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Hokkaido tour in Japan

Hokkaido tour in Japan

Discover Japan's Northern Most Island and natural beauty
From US $2,900 to US $4,500 11 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Japan rural cultural tour

Japan rural cultural tour

- The Culture of Rural Japan, including Osaka and Kyoto
From US $2,700 to US $3,700 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Golden route tour in Japan, private departure

Golden route tour in Japan, private departure

11 nights Best of Japan; Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto, Osaka, Nara
From US $3,850 to US $6,900 12 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Honshu hiking vacation in Japan

Honshu hiking vacation in Japan

A challenging walking and hiking holiday in Japan.
From US $4,538 17 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Nikko and Yumoto Onsen walking tour, Japan

Nikko and Yumoto Onsen walking tour, Japan

Explore Nikko and hike in the beautiful Oku Nikko plains.
From US $1,215 4 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Wheelchair accessible vacation to Japan

Wheelchair accessible vacation to Japan

Wheelchair-friendly version of Japan's highlights
From US $4,750 11 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Japan small group tour, in the shadow of mountains

Japan small group tour, in the shadow of mountains

Western Honshu's coasts - Japan Sea and Inland Sea
From US $4,755 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 23 Sep
Japan honeymoon tour on a shoestring

Japan honeymoon tour on a shoestring

Simple hotels, rustic ryokan, unforgettable honeymoon.
From US $2,238 13 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Japan golden route vacation

Japan golden route vacation

9 night classic Japan trip: Tokyo, Fuji, Kyoto
From US $2,625 10 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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Japan tailor made tour on a shoestring

Japan tailor made tour on a shoestring

Japan's classic sights on a shoestring!
From US $1,463 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
Hidden Japan vacation

Hidden Japan vacation

Get beneath the surface into the heart of Japan
From £3,920 to £4,330 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 23 Jul, 29 Oct, 12 Nov
2021: 11 Mar, 13 May, 20 May, 22 Jul, 23 Sep, 21 Oct, 28 Oct, 11 Nov
Japan cultural small group holiday

Japan cultural small group holiday

A journey along the ancient Tokaido highway
From £2,000 to £2,390 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 26 Sep, 24 Oct, 7 Nov
2021: 27 Feb, 13 Mar, 22 May, 12 Jun, 28 Aug, 25 Sep, 23 Oct, 6 Nov
Kumano Kodo trail self guided trekking vacation, Japan

Kumano Kodo trail self guided trekking vacation, Japan

Self guided trekking on the Kumano Kodo Trail
From US $1,040 to US $2,415 6 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Nakasendo Trail walking tour, Japan

Nakasendo Trail walking tour, Japan

Village-to-village walking on the historic Nakasendo trail
From US $4,510 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 1 Jun, 15 Jun, 7 Sep, 15 Sep, 21 Sep, 6 Oct, 9 Oct, 18 Oct, 2 Nov, 5 Nov, 8 Nov
China and Japan vacation, Beijing to Tokyo

China and Japan vacation, Beijing to Tokyo

Incredible journey showcasing the best of two ancient cultures
From US $4,250 to US $5,399 16 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 7 Aug, 21 Aug, 18 Sep, 9 Oct, 16 Oct, 6 Nov, 13 Nov, 20 Nov
2021: 15 Jan, 19 Feb, 19 Mar, 26 Mar, 2 Apr, 30 Apr, 7 May, 28 May, 11 Jun, 18 Jun, 2 Jul, 13 Aug, 27 Aug, 3 Sep, 17 Sep, 24 Sep, 8 Oct, 15 Oct, 12 Nov, 3 Dec
Shikoku Pilgrimage self guided walking tour, Japan

Shikoku Pilgrimage self guided walking tour, Japan

Shikoku 88 Pilgimage route self-guided walking
From US $1,380 to US $2,300 10 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Japan discovery tour, 14 days

Japan discovery tour, 14 days

Discover authentic Japan in one incredible itinerary
From £3,295 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Hokkaido vacation in Japan

Hokkaido vacation in Japan

Explore the mountains and tranquil lakes of Northern Japan.
From £5,870 15 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Japan gastronomic vacation

Japan gastronomic vacation

A foodies' dream: a culinary journey across Japan.
From US $3,838 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Japan ancient capitals self guided walking tour

Japan ancient capitals self guided walking tour

Ancient Capitals, historic trails and cultural treasures.
From US $1,215 5 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Nakasendo Trail winter tour, Japan

Nakasendo Trail winter tour, Japan

The tranquil magic of winter on the Nakasendo trail
From US $2,960 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2021: 12 Feb
Japan walking tour of Shikoku

Japan walking tour of Shikoku

Beautiful Shikoku Island and the 88 Pilgrimage trail
From US $4,850 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 18 Oct
Japan group vacation, a food adventure

Japan group vacation, a food adventure

Dive into Tokyo city’s incredible food scene
From US $5,090 to US $5,770 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 4 Oct, 11 Oct, 25 Oct, 1 Nov
2021: 7 Mar, 14 Mar, 21 Mar, 28 Mar, 4 Apr, 25 Apr, 2 May, 9 May, 16 May, 6 Jun, 15 Aug, 5 Sep, 19 Sep, 3 Oct, 17 Oct, 31 Oct, 14 Nov, 28 Nov, 26 Dec
Japan small group vacation by bullet train

Japan small group vacation by bullet train

Japan's must-see cities and beautiful, rural countryside
From £4,100 to £4,570 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 11 Jul, 22 Aug, 12 Sep
2021: 22 May, 5 Jun, 3 Jul, 21 Aug, 28 Aug, 11 Sep, 25 Sep, 2 Oct, 16 Oct
Japan trekking vacation, North from Tokyo

Japan trekking vacation, North from Tokyo

A walking journey, rich in spirituality and tradition
From US $4,950 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 21 Aug, 11 Sep
Japan small group holiday, Japan unmasked
From
£2,470
excluding flights
It is actually hard to pick one part, it was all memorable. Hiroshima, very moving experience, Miyajima and the view from the summit. (more)Maria Snow
The part I liked the most of our days was taking an (nearly) daily onsen bath to recover from the day. Especially the outdoor onsen in Nagano was very beautiful. (more)Jaqueline Schulz
I enjoyed all of it. I especially liked the flexibility and that I could go off an explore on my own. (more)Vicki Jones
Japan self guided trekking vacation, Nakasendo Trail
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US $1,050
excluding flights
The hiking was varied and always interesting. The hills were spectacular with fall color. (more)Donald Duprey
The most memorable part of the vacation was the Nakasendo trail. (more)Celeste Von Glehn
Perfect vacation for everyone on the trip. The most memorable parts were walking through O'Tsumago and Narai. (more)Julie Kim
Nakasendo Trail walking tour, Japan
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US $4,510
excluding flights
It was a wonderful vacation. We had a really lovely group of people to travel with and a great guide - flexible, knowledgeable, fun. (more)Jane Lowe
The food provided in the inns was a great experience. (more)Margaret Sneddon
There were many great parts but if forced to pick we’d say our stay at the Tsuruya Ryokan and our walk from Karuizawa to Yokokawa (more)Louis Tassinary
Wheelchair accessible vacation to Japan
From
US $4,750
excluding flights
The most memorable part of this vacation was the warm and friendly people. (more)Sharon Aki
The operator were superb in ensuring that accessible needs were catered for. Be clear with them as to what you need and they will ensure that it happens. (more)Andy Sykes
Nikko and Yumoto Onsen walking tour, Japan
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US $1,215
excluding flights
The most memorable part of the vacation was walking for days with seeing hardly anybody, only wonderful nature. And the amazing food in the local inns. (more)Babette Braun
Hard to choose the most memorable moment. Bathing naked in hot sting under the stars. Walking snow packed paths, through the mountains. We had an amazing experience and the people at the inns couldn’t have been more kind and helpful. (more)Prue Thimbleby
Japan honeymoon tour on a shoestring
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US $2,238
excluding flights
We loved Nijo Castle in Tokyo, also staying at the ryokan in Hakone, the food was fantastic and the area was beautiful! (more)Elizabeth Standard
Hiking the section of the Nakasendo Samurai Trail from Magome to Tsumago was amazing! We loved walking through really beautiful countryside, listening to the birds and frogs and fortunately not encountering any bears! (more)Rachel Bielby
Amazing vacation (more)Sylvie Harvey
Kumano Kodo trail self guided trekking vacation, Japan
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US $1,040
excluding flights
The most memorable part of the vacation was the beautiful trails and the peace. (more)Katrine Khurana
The most memorable part of the vacation was staying in the Ryokans and the natural beauty (more)Michael Waterhouse
Specific moments on the trail were memorable, especially at the approach to Hongu, our ryokan and experience at Chikatsuyu. (more)Joanne Bauer
Japan cultural small group holiday
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£2,000
excluding flights
We saw various places all of which were very interesting. There is not one particular place or experience that stands out over and above everything else. It was great to cover so much ground and there was a lot to do every day. Our tour leader was helpful and very knowledgeable. (more)Catherine Cassidy
The entire trip was so awesome. Lots of exciting things to taste, see and experience. Great way to meet people who enjoy traveling as much as I do. Fantastic trip. (more)Anuschka Veckranges
Really enjoyed the variety of visiting different regions of Japan e.g. busy Tokyo, tranquil Hakone, beautiful Kyoto and Nara and Kamakura. (more)Eva Jolly
Hidden Japan vacation
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£3,920
excluding flights
The most memorable part of the vacation was the buddhist temples in Miyajima. (more)Aine O Ceallaigh
Absolutely wonderful; probably the best we've ever had. (more)Jane Dunphy
It was an amazing experience; everything we hoped for and more...each day was different and a new fascinating experience. (more)Jean Burgess
Japan golden route vacation
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US $2,625
excluding flights
The most exciting part of the vacation was the rugby. (more)Lorraine van Schalkwyk
This was a very varied and comprehensive introduction to the country. The cities were really interesting and undoubtedly Kyoto's multiple sites make it a bit of a gem but we really enjoyed the smaller towns like Kanazawa and quiet and peace of Mount Koya. (more)Saket Priyadarshi
The fabulous gardens in Shinjuku Tokyo were memorable. (more)Janet Hynes
Japan tailor made tour on a shoestring
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US $1,463
excluding flights
Memorable moments included practising calligraphy and wood block printing, sitting on the 14th floor open air rooftop overlooking the peace park in Hiroshima, sitting admiring Matsumoto black crow castle after dark. (more)Michael Jacoby
The snow monkeys, the city lights of Tokyo, the local restaurants and bars, the food and the friendliness & helpfulness of the people were memorable. (more)Alan Hope
We had an amazing vacation. Japan is unique. (more)Helen Dooley
Kumano Kodo trekking vacation, Japan
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US $3,540
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Day 6,Walk from Koguchi to Nachi Grand Shrine and waterfall. The hiking was really challenging and site sceneries at the end were amazing. Tips? Have the lightest possible backpack during the hikes. Local benefits? Yes. Overall rating? Very Good (more)Ahmed El Hawary
Honshu hiking vacation in Japan
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US $4,538
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The Roykans and the scenery were amazing. Beautiful walk. Tips? Probably book with another operator. The information on the walk was totally inadequate. If we had not photographed the walk instructions from some people we met who were booked with another company we would have been totally lost on the last day. The major part of the last day walk has no sign posts for Nakasendo Way and we were provided with no map or instructions apart from a couple of lines. We might... (more)Trevor Marriott
Japan trekking vacation, North from Tokyo
From
US $4,950
excluding flights
Memorable parts? It was all memorable Tips? Be prepared for all the travel and be aware you go to places that are not so well-known - it really is like this - but it is great to have the opportunity to do this. Local benefits? Yes - sometimes - eg the smallish guest house on Yokoshima, the train journey in aid of victims of the earthquake a few years before in Kyush. Overall rating? (more)Denise Brady
Japan gastronomic vacation
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US $3,838
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Exploring a wide range of parts of Japan and trying our hand at things like sushi making and noodle making Tips? It is a great way to maximise your time in Japan. Having the logistics worked out for you by a specialist who knows the country really helps to get more out of your time while the self-tour aspect means it is still under your won control and not confined by tour groups. That element of flexibility allows you to make the vacation your own Local benefits? It... (more)Gareth Jones
Nakasendo Trail winter tour, Japan
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US $2,960
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The beautiful little post towns and the amazing food at the places we stayed at. Tips? Wear lots of layers as it can get cold but you also need to be able to cool down by stripping back when you're hiking and the sun comes out. Local benefits? I hope it helped the local communoities by enabling them to keep these beautiful old buildings functioning as they were meant to. Overall rating? It exceeded expectations. We were all very well looked after by... (more)Richard Gordon
Japan ancient capitals self guided walking tour
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US $1,215
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Probably staying in two historic ryokan but the traveling over 4 days to two different locations was great fun as well. And the best moment was the sudden unexpected view of Mount Fuji from Oshino Hakkai. Tips? We are in our mid sixties and I was nervous beforehand about our ability to figure out the transportation by ourselves. In fact, with the helpful information plus clear ticketing, it was all very straightforward and went extremely smoothly. And local people... (more)Jane Williams
Japan small group vacation by bullet train
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£4,100
excluding flights
The most memorable part of the vacation was the train travel and scenery. (more)Stuart Ackley
The most exciting elements were the cultural differences and beauty of Japan. The most memorable was the stunning 'Japanese Alps' at Kamicochi. (more)John Harlow
Autumn colours were wonderful and the temples were most interesting. Excellent, with attention to detail, which made the tour very easy for the group. Hotels very good. (more)Ann Caroe
Japan vacation, ancient and modern
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US $6,049
excluding flights
From the cherry blossoms in Tokyo to the the snow monkeys in the snow to the wonderful gardens and temples of Kyoto - it was all so interesting and varied (more)Wendy Kreppel
The most memorable part of the vacation was the day trip to Arashiyama, in Kyoto suburbs. Lovely combo of temples, gardens and shopping. (more)Henrietta Curzon
Fabulous people - so welcoming and polite. Loved the Onsens - open air thermal baths where you bathe naked! (more)Rosie Morgan
Hiking tours to Japan
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US $4,590
excluding flights
We particularly enjoyed Kyoto which gave a mix of city living with the cultural experiences. We visited Sanjusangendo temple which holds 1001 life sized statues... (more)Lisa Thompson
This was an excellent trip. ...Walking in the countryside - seeing parts of Japan that I would never have discovered on my own and being guided by a reliable expert. Asuka, Dorogawa and the Mitarai Gorge were particularly memorable. Also - wonderful exotic food, charming ryokans and soothing onsens. (more)Una Dinning
Japan culture tour, Shoguns & Samurai
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US $4,950
excluding flights
So many memorable things but I think just getting out of the city and seeing and being part of rural Japan was incredible. (more)Philip White
Traveling on local trains and buses and the opportunity to do lots of walking in beautiful places were the most memorable parts of our vacation. (more)Margaret Watts
Experiencing such a different culture and all things Japanese was the best. Excellent. Fumiko was a very helpful, informative and patient guide. We saw amazing temples, landscape etc. (more)Janet Barwell
Kyoto to Tokyo small group vacation in Japan
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US $4,995
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The cherry blossom in Japan. Tips? Take an umbrella, be ready to walk a lot and have fun. Local benefits? Yes, especially the local hotels amd ryokan. Overall rating? Excellent. Very good guide (Kimi) who went beyond the vacation description, taking us on tours, and explaining the local customs. We explored other tours before booking with this company and this was best value for money. (more)Mary-Anne Rose
Japan backpacking tour
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£2,549
excluding flights
There isn’t one best memory it was a fantastic trip, with so many memories. (more)Pam Hall
Watching Sumo training was the most memorable part of our vacation. (more)Janice Eastman
Shikoku Pilgrimage self guided walking tour, Japan
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US $1,380
excluding flights
The most memorable part of the vacation was the temple complex at Kota-Hira and the town itself (more)Alison Twiney
If you want to get beyond the glitz and ‘hustle and bustle’ of cities, this is a trip for you. You will see and experience rural and provincial Japan close up and personal, and hopefully, like us, come away having loved it. (more)Richard Shortt
Nachi-San and Mount Koya were the most memorable parts our vacation. It was an amazing experience ! (more)Anne-Marie Brest
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