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
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 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
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
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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
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: 23 Mar, 30 Mar, 5 Apr, 7 Apr, 16 Apr, 5 May, 11 May, 15 May, 18 May, 1 Jun, 15 Jun, 7 Sep, 15 Sep, 21 Sep, 6 Oct, 9 Oct, 18 Oct, 2 Nov, 5 Nov, 8 Nov
Last minute availability on April and May departures.
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
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
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
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
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 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
Japan cultural immersion vacation

Japan cultural immersion vacation

Cultural activites and traditional experiences galore
From £3,950 15 days ex flights
Small group travel
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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 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
Kumano Kodo trekking vacation, Japan

Kumano Kodo trekking vacation, Japan

Village to village walking in the sacred Kii Peninsula
From US $3,540 9 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 12 Apr, 6 May, 18 May, 5 Oct, 21 Oct, 4 Nov, 11 Nov
Tokyo to St Petersburg rail tour

Tokyo to St Petersburg rail tour

Japan to Russia overland on the Trans-Siberian Railway
From £8,180 to £8,525 30 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 8 Jun, 22 Jun, 14 Sep, 28 Sep
2021: 10 May, 7 Jun, 21 Jun, 16 Aug, 30 Aug, 27 Sep
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 Guided Tour, Eastern Hokkaido

Japan Guided Tour, Eastern Hokkaido

Explore the untamed wilderness of Hokkaido
From US $4,025 9 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 1 Aug, 4 Sep, 7 Sep
Walking vacation in Japan

Walking vacation in Japan

An ideal introduction to the delights of Nepal
From US $7,449 to US $7,949 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 21 Mar, 9 May, 29 Aug, 26 Sep
2021: 20 Mar, 8 May, 22 May, 28 Aug, 25 Sep, 16 Oct
Late availability on these dates: 21 Mar
Kyushu rural Japan tour

Kyushu rural Japan tour

Explore a little-visited rural part of Japan on this tour
From £3,995 14 days ex flights
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Japan holiday, small group

Japan holiday, small group

Tokyo to Hiroshima small group tour
From US $4,340 to US $4,770 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 21 Mar, 25 Apr, 4 Jul, 15 Aug, 5 Sep, 21 Sep, 10 Oct, 17 Oct, 24 Oct, 31 Oct, 7 Nov, 11 Nov, 14 Nov, 28 Nov
2021: 30 Jan, 13 Feb, 10 Mar, 13 Mar, 17 Mar, 20 Mar, 24 Mar, 27 Mar, 31 Mar, 3 Apr, 7 Apr, 10 Apr, 14 Apr, 17 Apr, 8 May, 15 May, 21 Jul, 7 Aug, 4 Sep, 18 Sep, 2 Oct, 16 Oct, 23 Oct, 30 Oct, 6 Nov, 13 Nov
Late availability on these dates: 21 Mar, 25 Apr
Japan backpacking tour

Japan backpacking tour

Explore Japan on this unmissable and affordable 13-day tour!
From £2,549 to £2,849 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 17 Feb, 24 Feb, 2 Mar, 9 Mar, 12 Mar, 16 Mar, 19 Mar, 23 Mar, 26 Mar, 30 Mar, 2 Apr, 6 Apr, 9 Apr, 13 Apr, 16 Apr, 27 Apr, 4 May, 11 May, 14 May, 18 May, 25 May, 1 Jun, 8 Jun, 11 Jun, 15 Jun, 18 Jun, 22 Jun, 25 Jun, 29 Jun, 2 Jul, 6 Jul, 9 Jul, 10 Aug, 17 Aug, 3 Sep, 7 Sep, 14 Sep, 17 Sep, 21 Sep, 24 Sep, 28 Sep, 1 Oct, 5 Oct, 8 Oct, 12 Oct, 15 Oct, 19 Oct, 2 Nov, 9 Nov
Japan small group vacation North to South

Japan small group vacation North to South

North to South 20 Day Epic Journey of the truly unique Japan
From £10,395 to £10,695 19 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 10 May, 18 Oct
Southern Japan small group tour

Southern Japan small group tour

Experience a different side to Japan on its southern islands
From US $4,955 to US $5,725 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 27 Mar, 3 Apr, 10 Apr, 15 May, 22 May, 5 Jun, 7 Aug, 4 Sep, 11 Sep, 25 Sep, 2 Oct, 16 Oct, 30 Oct, 6 Nov
2021: 26 Mar, 2 Apr, 9 Apr, 14 May, 21 May, 4 Jun, 25 Jun, 16 Jul, 30 Jul, 6 Aug, 27 Aug, 3 Sep, 10 Sep, 24 Sep, 1 Oct, 15 Oct, 29 Oct, 5 Nov
Late availability on these dates: 27 Mar, 03 Apr, 10 Apr
Japan activity vacation, bike, hike and kayak

Japan activity vacation, bike, hike and kayak

Multi activity holiday in Japan
From US $4,495 to US $5,105 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 15 Mar, 22 Mar, 5 Apr, 12 Apr, 24 May, 7 Jun, 27 Sep, 18 Oct, 25 Oct
2021: 14 Mar, 21 Mar, 28 Mar, 4 Apr, 11 Apr, 9 May, 23 May, 6 Jun, 11 Jul, 22 Aug, 26 Sep, 17 Oct, 24 Oct
Late availability on these dates: 15 Mar, 22 Mar, 05 Apr, 12 Apr
Japan cycling vacation, small group

Japan cycling vacation, small group

Get off the beaten track and experience old Japan
From US $4,820 to US $5,960 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 9 May, 10 Oct
2021: 15 May, 9 Oct
15% off selected small group trips departing before the 30th June 2020.
Central Japan vacation, small group

Central Japan vacation, small group

Explore Japan- the land of the Samurai
From £7,195 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 8 Apr, 11 Nov
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
Nakasendo Trail walking tour, Japan
From
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
Japan cultural small group holiday
From
£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
From
£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
Kumano Kodo trekking vacation, Japan
From
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
Nakasendo Trail winter tour, Japan
From
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 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 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
From
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
Japan backpacking tour
From
£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
From
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
From
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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