Small group vacations in Japan
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Japan small group vacation, Japan unmasked

Japan small group vacation, Japan unmasked

Whistlestop Japan highlights with an expert tour leader
From £2,475 to £2,675 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 19 Feb, 5 Mar, 30 Apr, 14 May, 28 May, 11 Jun, 2 Jul, 26 Jul, 20 Aug, 3 Sep, 21 Sep, 1 Oct, 10 Oct, 15 Oct, 29 Oct, 12 Nov, 26 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 $4,999 to US $5,399 18 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 4 Mar, 11 Mar, 18 Mar, 1 Apr, 4 Apr, 15 Apr, 29 Apr, 6 May, 13 May, 27 May, 3 Jun, 10 Jun, 17 Jun, 24 Jun, 22 Jul, 29 Jul, 12 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 16 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 17 Oct, 21 Oct, 28 Oct, 11 Nov, 18 Nov
2019: 11 Jan, 22 Feb, 1 Mar, 15 Mar, 22 Mar, 29 Mar, 5 Apr, 12 Apr, 19 Apr, 26 Apr, 3 May, 10 May, 17 May, 24 May, 7 Jun, 14 Jun, 21 Jun, 28 Jun, 5 Jul, 12 Jul, 17 Jul, 19 Jul, 26 Jul, 2 Aug, 9 Aug, 23 Aug ...
Japan cultural small group holiday

Japan cultural small group holiday

A journey along the ancient Tokaido highway
From £1,975 to £2,075 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 10 Mar, 26 May, 16 Jun, 28 Jul, 17 Aug, 25 Aug, 2 Sep, 29 Sep, 27 Oct, 4 Nov, 10 Nov
Japan group vacation, a food adventure

Japan group vacation, a food adventure

Dive into Tokyo cityís incredible food scene
From US $4,820 to US $5,205 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 18 Mar, 25 Mar, 1 Apr, 8 Apr, 15 Apr, 22 Apr, 6 May, 13 May, 20 May, 27 May, 10 Jun, 24 Jun, 19 Aug, 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 28 Oct, 4 Nov
2019: 10 Mar, 17 Mar, 24 Mar, 31 Mar, 7 Apr, 14 Apr, 21 Apr, 5 May, 12 May, 19 May, 26 May, 9 Jun, 23 Jun, 18 Aug, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 22 Sep, 29 Sep, 6 Oct, 13 Oct, 27 Oct, 3 Nov
Hiking tours to Japan

Hiking tours to Japan

Explore the backroads of Japan
From US $4,290 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 11 Mar, 25 Mar, 11 May, 4 Jun, 16 Sep, 30 Sep, 4 Nov, 11 Nov
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 $4,895 to US $5,495 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 17 Mar, 24 Mar, 31 Mar, 7 Apr, 10 Apr, 16 Apr, 19 Apr, 21 Apr, 5 May, 12 May, 19 May, 26 May, 9 Jun, 7 Jul, 14 Jul, 21 Jul, 4 Aug, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 15 Sep, 22 Sep, 6 Oct, 13 Oct, 16 Oct, 20 Oct, 27 Oct, 3 Nov, 10 Nov, 17 Nov
2019: 9 Mar, 16 Mar, 23 Mar, 30 Mar, 2 Apr, 6 Apr, 9 Apr, 13 Apr, 15 Apr, 18 Apr, 20 Apr, 4 May, 11 May, 18 May, 25 May, 8 Jun, 6 Jul, 13 Jul, 20 Jul, 3 Aug, 31 Aug, 7 Sep, 14 Sep, 21 Sep, 5 Oct ...
Nakasendo Trail walking tour, Japan

Nakasendo Trail walking tour, Japan

Village-to-village walking on the historic Nakasendo trail
From US $4,140 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 25 Mar, 2 Apr, 8 Apr, 12 Apr, 16 Apr, 6 May, 12 May, 17 May, 21 May, 16 Jul, 10 Sep, 24 Sep, 7 Oct, 12 Oct, 14 Oct, 4 Nov, 8 Nov, 11 Nov
Japan culture tour, Shoguns & Samurai

Japan culture tour, Shoguns & Samurai

Ultra-modern Tokyo to Imperial Kyoto
From US $4,275 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 24 Mar, 2 Apr, 9 Apr, 7 May, 15 Jul, 14 Oct, 3 Nov
Japan vacation, ancient and modern

Japan vacation, ancient and modern

Explore the attractions of this vibrant nation
From US $5,735 to US $5,965 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 16 Mar, 21 Mar, 23 Mar, 30 Mar, 4 Apr, 6 Apr, 11 Apr, 13 Apr, 20 Apr, 11 May, 18 May, 21 Sep, 28 Sep, 5 Oct, 12 Oct, 19 Oct, 26 Oct, 9 Nov
2019: 15 Mar, 20 Mar, 22 Mar, 29 Mar, 3 Apr, 5 Apr, 10 Apr, 12 Apr, 19 Apr, 10 May, 17 May, 20 Sep, 27 Sep, 4 Oct, 11 Oct, 18 Oct, 25 Oct, 8 Nov
Japan small group vacation by bullet train

Japan small group vacation by bullet train

Japan's must-see cities and beautiful, rural countryside
From £3,495 to £3,775 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 19 May, 2 Jun, 14 Jul, 25 Aug, 15 Sep, 29 Sep, 6 Oct, 13 Oct
Kumano Kodo trekking vacation, Japan

Kumano Kodo trekking vacation, Japan

Village to village walking in the sacred Kii Peninsula
From US $3,165 to US $3,350 9 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 5 Apr, 16 Apr, 14 May, 4 Jun, 8 Oct, 5 Nov, 10 Nov
Japan family vacation

Japan family vacation

Throw yourself into the whirl of Japan
From US $3,412 to US $4,220 11 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 17 Dec
2018: 1 Apr, 8 Apr, 10 Jun, 1 Jul, 22 Jul, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 21 Oct
Up to US $850 off. Late availability on these dates: 17 Dec
Japan culinary heritage tour

Japan culinary heritage tour

Regional cuisine, the heart and soul of Japanese culture.
From US $4,365 11 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 24 Nov
2018: 11 May, 28 Sep
Japan and South Korea tour

Japan and South Korea tour

Explore Japan and South Korea
From £4,699 16 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 4 Nov
Japan family tour, rural adventure

Japan family tour, rural adventure

A family trip with amazing insights into Japanís traditions
From US $2,685 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 22 Jul, 25 Sep
Nakasendo Trail winter tour, Japan

Nakasendo Trail winter tour, Japan

The tranquil magic of winter on the Nakasendo trail
From US $2,685 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 27 Jan, 17 Feb
Japan walking tour of Shikoku

Japan walking tour of Shikoku

Beautiful Shikoku Island and the 88 Pilgrimage trail
From US $4,275 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 13 May, 4 Nov
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 $4,320 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 23 May, 26 Sep
Japan tour, winter festivals

Japan tour, winter festivals

An adventure of natural, cultural and artistic delights.
From US $3,265 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 5 Feb, 10 Feb
2019: 5 Feb, 8 Feb, 10 Feb
Late availability on these dates: 05 Feb, 10 Feb
Japan small group tour

Japan small group tour

Bold cities, beautiful lakes and spectacular Mount Fuji
From US $3,204 to US $4,046 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 9 Dec, 23 Dec
2018: 24 Mar, 7 Apr, 21 Apr, 22 Sep, 6 Oct, 20 Oct, 27 Oct, 8 Dec, 22 Dec
2019: 5 Jan, 23 Mar, 6 Apr, 20 Apr, 14 Sep, 28 Sep, 12 Oct, 7 Dec, 21 Dec
15% off all departures until 30th November 2017
Japan walking vacation, Mt Fuji and the Japanese Alps

Japan walking vacation, Mt Fuji and the Japanese Alps

Kyoto, Tokyo and the Japanese Matterhorn
From US $4,645 to US $4,915 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 22 Jul, 5 Aug, 19 Aug
2019: 21 Jul, 4 Aug, 18 Aug
Japan cultural immersion vacation

Japan cultural immersion vacation

Cultural activites and traditional experiences galore
From £3,950 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 13 May, 9 Sep
Hidden Japan vacation

Hidden Japan vacation

Get beneath the surface into the heart of Japan
From £3,695 to £3,875 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 15 Mar, 10 May, 24 May, 26 Jul, 27 Sep, 25 Oct, 1 Nov, 15 Nov
Northern Japan tour

Northern Japan tour

Off the beaten path in magical northern Japan
From £3,690 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 11 Jun, 22 Oct
Japan tour, village traditions

Japan tour, village traditions

Rural activities and traditional crafts in central Japan
From US $3,000 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 17 May, 27 Sep
Japan trekking vacation, North from Tokyo

Japan trekking vacation, North from Tokyo

A walking journey, rich in spirituality and tradition
From US $4,320 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 20 Jul, 31 Aug, 16 Sep
Adventure vacation in Japan

Adventure vacation in Japan

Japan's technology & temples
From US $4,299 to US $4,749 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 4 Dec, 18 Dec
2018: 2 Jan, 27 Feb, 6 Mar, 13 Mar, 18 Mar, 20 Mar, 25 Mar, 27 Mar, 29 Mar, 1 Apr, 8 Apr, 9 Apr, 10 Apr, 15 Apr, 16 Apr, 1 May, 7 May, 15 May, 22 May, 29 May, 12 Jun, 19 Jun, 26 Jun, 2 Jul, 9 Jul, 16 Jul, 31 Jul, 7 Aug, 28 Aug, 11 Sep, 18 Sep, 25 Sep, 2 Oct, 16 Oct, 23 Oct, 30 Oct, 13 Nov, 20 Nov, 27 Nov, 11 Dec, 18 Dec, 25 Dec
2019: 6 Jan, 20 Jan, 27 Jan, 10 Feb, 24 Feb, 3 Mar, 8 Mar, 10 Mar ...
vacation in Japan

vacation in Japan

Take the bullet train Tokyo to Kyoto
From US $3,952 to US $5,160 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: Departs most Saturdays throughout the year.
Up to US $690 off. Late availability on these dates: 25 Nov, 09 Dec, 13 Jan, 27 Jan, 10 Feb, 24 Feb
Tokyo to Kyoto vacation in Japan

Tokyo to Kyoto vacation in Japan

See the best of Japan without busting your budget.
From US $1,824 to US $2,240 9 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 3 Feb, 17 Feb, 10 Mar, 24 Mar, 31 Mar, 4 Apr, 7 Apr, 14 Apr, 21 Apr, 5 May, 12 May, 16 May, 19 May, 23 May, 26 May, 9 Jun, 23 Jun, 7 Jul, 14 Jul, 21 Jul, 4 Aug, 18 Aug, 1 Sep, 15 Sep, 29 Sep, 6 Oct, 13 Oct, 27 Oct, 3 Nov, 17 Nov
2019: 2 Feb, 16 Feb, 2 Mar, 9 Mar, 23 Mar, 30 Mar, 3 Apr, 6 Apr, 10 Apr, 13 Apr, 17 Apr, 20 Apr, 4 May, 11 May, 15 May, 18 May, 22 May, 25 May, 8 Jun, 22 Jun, 6 Jul, 13 Jul, 20 Jul, 3 Aug ...
Up to US $90 off. Late availability on these dates: 03 Feb, 17 Feb
Southern Japan small group vacation

Southern Japan small group vacation

Off the beaten track in Kyoto, Nara & Kyushu
From US $4,500 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 5 May, 8 Oct, 27 Oct
    Japan cultural small group holiday
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    £1,975
    excluding flights
    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
    Japan small group vacation, Japan unmasked
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    £2,475
    excluding flights
    The loveliness of Nagano was a surprise (the zen temple ceremony really special) Takayama (the city as a whole and a wonderful restaurant we found Kyoya), Masamoto castle, and the okonomiyaki meal in Hiroshima. (more)Helen Weingarten
    All of it was fantastic. An amazing experience, made possible by an awesome tour leader. (more)Colin Catt
    The highlights for me personally were a visit to the D.T. Suzuki Museum in Kanazawa and the visit to the O Torii Gate on the island of Itsukushima, where deer roam freely. The whole two weeks were a whirlwind of amazing sights, sounds and experiences. (more)Linda Marlow
    Japan small group vacation by bullet train
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    £3,495
    excluding flights
    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
    Very good itinerary that included cities and countryside and a variety of types of accommodation. There was plenty of optional free time to explore one your own if you wanted. Brian, the tour leader was conscientious and helpful, we were particularly impressed that he met us at our hotel on arrival in Japan in spite of the very late hour. (more)Andy Goodenough
    We particularly liked Takayama. We had the experience of staying in Ryokan and were fully exposed to Japanese breakfasts...Very good itinary, Good logistics. (more)Geoff Wright
    Hiking tours to Japan
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    US $4,290
    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 $4,275
    excluding flights
    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
    The whole thing was tremendous - felt we got a real insight into Japan today and in the past....One of the best vacations we have been on - very well planned to give a varied taste of the Japanese culture. (more)Anne Cooper
    The most memorable part of the vacation was getting a bit of an insight into the people and culture of everyday Japan by traveling on local trains and buses and staying in local inns in rural areas rather than faceless hotels. (more)Nicola Lindsey
    Kyoto to Tokyo small group vacation in Japan
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    US $4,895
    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 cultural immersion vacation
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    £3,950
    excluding flights
    Memorable parts? Firstly - Sumo wrestling was an incredible spectacle. This won't be offered on all. Hands on Japan trips, but if you have the opportunity seize it with both hands. Secondly - Shrines and Temples are endlessly amazing. Tips? Take a book that you can collect stamp impressions in (not postage stamps, but rubber stamps). Make sure it is fairly large as many of the temples, gardens, train stations, etc.... offer some really exciting rubber stamps you can collect that... (more)Monte Gates
    vacation in Japan
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    US $3,952
    excluding flights
    Superb. Would recommend it wholeheartedly. Thanks very much. (more)Simon Toller
    A lot of good experiences - elephant ride on Christmas day - meeting a monk for meditation - Thai massage (ouch ouch ouch) and some great pampering. Food was often an adventure too. (more)Joanna Hughes
    Really enjoyed visiting the ethnic minority villages in Sapa - our tour leader Hue enabled us to visit the villagers and take part in their new year celebrations. (more)Bethany Wright
    Southern Japan small group vacation
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    US $4,500
    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
    Hidden Japan vacation
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    £3,695
    excluding flights
    Memorable parts? Everything! Traveling extensively using the local transport - every type, meant we saw such a large range of places, did lots of activities, experienced historical and modern displays, interacted with the local people and tasted a big variety of food. Tips? Travel light. Prepare for lots of traditional Japanese food. Bring comfy shoes. Local benefits? Yes. We travelled by public transport most of the time which is very efficient. We engaged with many locals... (more)Susan White
    Adventure vacation in Japan
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    US $4,299
    excluding flights
    Memorable parts? A painting exhibition in Hiroshima. Tips? It actually isn't that difficult getting around Japan but a few simple Japanese phrases help break the ice. Local benefits? We had very little interaction with local people and employed no local guides which was really a pity. We impacted on the environment just as much as any other tourists. Overall rating? Reasonable. (more)Margaret Good
    Japan vacation, ancient and modern
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    US $5,735
    excluding flights
    Fabulous people - so welcoming and polite. Loved the Onsens - open air thermal baths where you bathe naked! (more)Rosie Morgan
    Excellent... (more)Ruth Martin
    Being in a totally different culture, the people were so friendly and helpful, it was the best! (more)Cindy Faithfull
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