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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: 25 May, 8 Jun, 20 Jul, 17 Aug, 31 Aug, 18 Sep, 28 Sep, 12 Oct, 26 Oct, 23 Nov
2021: 15 Feb, 1 Mar, 26 Apr, 10 May, 24 May, 7 Jun, 28 Jun
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
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
Japan cultural small group holiday

Japan cultural small group holiday

A journey along the ancient Tokaido highway
From £1,995 10 days ex flights
Small group travel
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If you would like some help or advice, or just want to discuss your ideas for your next trip, do give us a call.
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 $4,505 to US $5,399 16 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 15 Apr, 29 Apr, 15 May, 29 May, 12 Jun, 19 Jun, 24 Jun, 26 Jun, 3 Jul, 10 Jul, 17 Jul, 24 Jul, 31 Jul, 7 Aug, 14 Aug, 21 Aug, 28 Aug, 2 Sep, 4 Sep, 11 Sep, 18 Sep, 9 Oct, 14 Oct, 16 Oct, 30 Oct, 6 Nov, 13 Nov, 20 Nov, 27 Nov
2021: 8 Jan, 15 Jan, 29 Jan, 5 Feb, 19 Feb, 26 Feb, 5 Mar, 12 Mar, 19 Mar, 24 Mar, 26 Mar, 2 Apr, 9 Apr, 16 Apr, 23 Apr, 30 Apr, 7 May, 14 May, 21 May, 28 May, 4 Jun, 11 Jun, 18 Jun, 25 Jun ...
Japan small group vacation by bullet train

Japan small group vacation by bullet train

Japan's must-see cities and beautiful, rural countryside
From £3,895 to £4,400 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 6 Jun, 11 Jul, 22 Aug, 12 Sep, 3 Oct
2021: 15 May, 22 May, 5 Jun
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
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: 20 May, 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
Hidden Japan vacation

Hidden Japan vacation

Get beneath the surface into the heart of Japan
From £3,850 to £4,230 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 12 Mar, 11 Jun, 23 Jul, 24 Sep, 22 Oct, 29 Oct, 12 Nov
2021: 11 Mar, 13 May, 20 May
Responsible Travel, Travel Team

Travel Team

If you would like some help or advice, or just want to discuss your ideas for your next trip, do give us a call.
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 $5,555 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 8 Mar, 15 Mar, 22 Mar, 5 Apr, 12 Apr, 3 May, 17 May, 24 May, 21 Jun, 20 Sep, 27 Sep, 4 Oct, 11 Oct, 25 Oct, 1 Nov, 8 Nov
2021: 7 Mar, 14 Mar, 21 Mar, 28 Mar, 4 Apr, 11 Apr, 25 Apr, 2 May, 9 May, 16 May, 23 May, 6 Jun, 20 Jun, 5 Sep, 19 Sep, 3 Oct, 17 Oct, 31 Oct, 14 Nov, 28 Nov
Late availability on these dates: 08 Mar, 15 Mar, 22 Mar, 05 Apr, 12 Apr
Kyoto to Tokyo small group vacation in Japan

Kyoto to Tokyo small group vacation in Japan

Journey into the heart of Japan - Kyoto to Tokyo
From US $4,995US $4,540 to US $5,965 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 1 Mar, 8 Mar, 15 Mar, 3 Apr, 5 Apr, 8 Apr, 10 Apr, 12 Apr, 15 Apr, 19 Apr, 3 May, 10 May, 17 May, 20 May, 24 May, 31 May, 7 Jun, 20 Sep, 23 Sep, 27 Sep, 30 Sep, 4 Oct, 11 Oct, 14 Oct, 18 Oct, 21 Oct, 25 Oct, 1 Nov, 8 Nov, 15 Nov
2021: 28 Feb, 7 Mar, 14 Mar, 21 Mar, 28 Mar, 31 Mar, 2 Apr, 4 Apr, 7 Apr, 9 Apr, 11 Apr, 14 Apr, 18 Apr, 2 May, 5 May, 9 May, 16 May, 19 May, 23 May, 30 May, 6 Jun, 13 Jun, 20 Jun, 4 Jul ...
Late availability on these dates: 01 Mar, 08 Mar, 15 Mar, 03 Apr, 05 Apr, 08 Apr, 10 Apr, 12 Apr, 15 Apr, 19 Apr
Shikoku Island vacation in Japan, tailor made

Shikoku Island vacation in Japan, tailor made

Visit Shikoku Island, the smallest of Japan's four main islands
From £3,500 16 days inc UK flights
Tailor made: All our itineraries can be tailor made to suit your specifications and budget. Departures are year round, depending on your preferred dates of travel
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
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: 2020: 25 Jan, 15 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: 10 May, 18 Oct
Japan cultural immersion vacation

Japan cultural immersion vacation

Cultural activites and traditional experiences galore
From £3,950 15 days ex flights
Small group travel
Hiking tours to Japan

Hiking tours to Japan

Explore the backroads of Japan
From US $4,590 to US $4,790 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 8 Mar, 22 Mar, 5 Apr, 19 Apr, 17 May, 31 May, 13 Sep, 27 Sep, 4 Oct, 18 Oct, 1 Nov
Late availability on these dates: 08 Mar, 22 Mar, 05 Apr, 19 Apr
Japan vacation, ancient and modern

Japan vacation, ancient and modern

Explore the attractions of this vibrant nation
From US $5,849 to US $6,979 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 14 Mar, 15 Mar, 18 Mar, 21 Mar, 22 Mar, 25 Mar, 29 Mar, 4 Apr, 5 Apr, 11 Apr, 18 Apr, 19 Apr, 9 May, 10 May, 19 Sep, 26 Sep, 3 Oct, 10 Oct, 17 Oct, 18 Oct, 24 Oct, 7 Nov, 14 Nov
2021: 13 Mar, 14 Mar, 17 Mar, 20 Mar, 21 Mar, 24 Mar, 27 Mar, 28 Mar, 31 Mar, 3 Apr, 4 Apr, 10 Apr, 11 Apr, 17 Apr, 18 Apr, 8 May, 9 May, 15 May, 18 Sep, 25 Sep, 2 Oct, 9 Oct, 16 Oct, 17 Oct, 23 Oct, 6 Nov, 13 Nov
Late availability on these dates: 14 Mar, 15 Mar, 18 Mar, 21 Mar, 22 Mar, 25 Mar, 29 Mar, 04 Apr, 05 Apr, 11 Apr, 18 Apr, 19 Apr
Japan culture tour, Shoguns & Samurai

Japan culture tour, Shoguns & Samurai

Ultra-modern Tokyo to Imperial Kyoto
From US $4,950 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 1 Apr, 17 Apr, 6 May, 20 May, 15 Jul, 21 Oct, 4 Nov
Southern Japan small group vacation

Southern Japan small group vacation

Off the beaten track in Kyoto, Nara & Kyushu
From US $5,095 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 8 Apr, 4 May, 21 Sep, 24 Oct
Japan private tour, authentic journey

Japan private tour, authentic journey

Experience Japan's cities, mountains and fascinating culture
From £3,835 13 days
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Ryukyu Islands off the beaten track tour in Japan

Ryukyu Islands off the beaten track tour in Japan

Explore never visited islands in Japan this coming April
From £3,299 11 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 15 Apr
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
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
Japan cultural small group holiday
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£1,995
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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£3,850
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
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
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 cultural immersion vacation
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£3,950
excluding flights
The itinerary was very well balanced; hands-on experiences with historical sightseeing in different locations. It was an excellent tour. (more)Liba Eichner
Sumo wrestling was an incredible spectacle... (more)Monte Gates
Japan small group vacation by bullet train
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£3,895
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 $5,849
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 $4,540
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
Shikoku Pilgrimage self guided walking tour, Japan
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US $1,380
excluding flights
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
Everything was memorable: The temples, the people we met, the landscape, the food, the places we stayed at. (more)Annatina Monnier
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
Southern Japan small group vacation
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US $5,095
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Seeing Mt Sakurajima look very peaceful and then erupt and having an Onsen by the beach. Tips? Pack lightly and be prepared to spend a lot of time on public transport as you travel large distances. While it is called a walking tour you don't actually walk large distances most days. Local benefits? Yes, We stayed in family run accommodation about half the time and ate a lot of local food prepared by locals rather than big companies. Overall rating? Very... (more)Barbara and Peter Gray
Tokyo to Kyoto vacation in Japan
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US $1,886
excluding flights
Memorable parts? It was all fabulous! There was an ideal mix of pace and sightseeing between frenetic Tokyo, to gentle Nikko and beautiful Kyoto. Our guide Koi was so organised and helpful, her assistance in getting around really made traveling, navigating public transport or busy sightseeing spots enjoyable rather than stressful. Tips? Double check your itinerary, as it was not clear from the notes that we would have a guide on hand throughout the trip and that our travel between... (more)Lisa Watson
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