Small group vacations in Japan

By joining a group of like-minded travelers, a small group vacation in Japan takes the pressure off the organisation front. And being organised in Japan is part of the cultural makeup. Japan small group vacations are perfect if you want to meet other likeminded explorers for a very sociable experience. Plus, they’re led by amazing local guides, a short cut to the cultural and natural highlights that other visitors might miss.

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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 £2,660 to £2,940 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 12 Sep, 26 Sep, 10 Oct, 24 Oct, 21 Nov
2023: 27 Feb, 17 Apr, 5 Jun, 26 Jun, 24 Jul, 4 Sep, 9 Oct, 6 Nov, 27 Nov
Japan cultural small group holiday

Japan cultural small group holiday

A journey along the ancient Tokaido highway
From £1,980 to £2,260 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 22 Oct, 5 Nov
2023: 11 Mar, 17 Jun, 14 Oct, 11 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 $4,560 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 23 Sep
2023: 22 May, 25 Sep
Hidden Japan vacation

Hidden Japan vacation

Get beneath the surface into the heart of Japan
From £3,990 to £4,410 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 22 Sep, 20 Oct, 27 Oct, 10 Nov
2023: 16 Mar, 1 Jun, 6 Jul, 5 Oct, 19 Oct, 16 Nov
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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.
Nakasendo Trail walking tour, Japan

Nakasendo Trail walking tour, Japan

Village-to-village walking on the historic Nakasendo trail
From US $4,420 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 16 Oct, 30 Oct, 6 Nov
2023: 28 Mar, 6 Apr, 13 Apr, 11 May, 16 May, 6 Jun, 12 Sep, 25 Sep, 3 Oct, 13 Oct, 29 Oct, 2 Nov, 5 Nov, 12 Nov
Special Opening Offer for autumn 2022 group tours - escorted airport transfers and all meals included at no additional cost - a $565 value
Japan group vacation, a food adventure

Japan group vacation, a food adventure

Dive into Tokyo city’s incredible food scene
From US $5,490 to US $6,715 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 2 Oct, 30 Oct, 13 Nov, 25 Dec
2023: 5 Mar, 12 Mar, 26 Mar, 2 Apr, 9 Apr, 16 Apr, 14 May, 21 May, 28 May, 4 Jun, 20 Aug, 3 Sep, 17 Sep, 1 Oct, 29 Oct, 12 Nov, 24 Dec
Late availability on these dates: 02 Oct, 30 Oct, 13 Nov
Hiking tours to Japan

Hiking tours to Japan

Explore the backroads of Japan
From US $5,290US $4,590 to US $5,470 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 11 Sep, 25 Sep, 2 Oct, 16 Oct, 30 Oct
2023: 5 Mar, 19 Mar, 2 Apr, 16 Apr, 14 May, 28 May, 10 Sep, 24 Sep, 1 Oct, 29 Oct
Late availability on these dates: 11 Sep, 25 Sep, 02 Oct, 16 Oct, 30 Oct
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 $5,500 to US $6,900 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 2 Oct, 9 Oct, 16 Oct, 23 Oct, 13 Nov
2023: 5 Mar, 12 Mar, 19 Mar, 26 Mar, 31 Mar, 2 Apr, 5 Apr, 7 Apr, 9 Apr, 12 Apr, 14 Apr, 16 Apr, 19 Apr, 21 May, 24 May, 28 May, 18 Jun, 2 Jul, 16 Jul, 20 Aug, 27 Aug, 3 Sep, 10 Sep, 17 Sep, 24 Sep, 1 Oct, 8 Oct, 11 Oct, 15 Oct, 22 Oct, 8 Nov, 12 Nov
Late availability on these dates: 02 Oct, 09 Oct, 16 Oct, 23 Oct, 13 Nov
Japan activity vacation, bike, hike and kayak

Japan activity vacation, bike, hike and kayak

Multi activity holiday in Japan
From US $5,190 to US $5,945 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 25 Sep, 16 Oct, 23 Oct
2023: 12 Mar, 9 Apr, 16 Apr, 7 May, 2 Jul, 3 Sep, 24 Sep, 15 Oct, 22 Oct
Late availability on these dates: 25 Sep, 16 Oct, 23 Oct
Biking vacation in Japan

Biking vacation in Japan

Sociable cycling tour of Japan's culture and nature
From US $8,649 to US $9,149 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 1 Oct, 8 Oct, 15 Oct
2023: 18 Mar, 25 Mar, 8 Apr, 27 May, 30 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 4 Nov
Late availability on these dates: 01 Oct, 08 Oct, 15 Oct
Nakasendo Trail winter tour, Japan

Nakasendo Trail winter tour, Japan

The tranquil magic of winter on the Nakasendo trail
From US $2,905 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 27 Jan, 14 Feb
Japan walking tour of Shikoku

Japan walking tour of Shikoku

Beautiful Shikoku Island and the 88 Pilgrimage trail
From US $5,070 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 14 May, 15 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 £4,350 to £4,620 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 24 Sep
2023: 27 May, 29 Jul, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 7 Oct, 21 Oct
Japan trekking vacation, North from Tokyo

Japan trekking vacation, North from Tokyo

A walking journey, rich in spirituality and tradition
From US $4,930 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 5 Jul, 1 Aug, 1 Sep
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Japan vacation, ancient and modern

Japan vacation, ancient and modern

Explore the attractions of this vibrant nation
From US $7,199 to US $8,799 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 8 Oct, 15 Oct, 22 Oct, 5 Nov, 12 Nov
2023: 11 Mar, 12 Mar, 15 Mar, 18 Mar, 19 Mar, 22 Mar, 25 Mar, 26 Mar, 29 Mar, 2 Apr, 9 Apr, 15 Apr, 6 May, 13 May, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 21 Oct, 4 Nov, 11 Nov
2024: 9 Mar, 10 Mar, 13 Mar, 16 Mar, 17 Mar, 20 Mar, 23 Mar, 24 Mar, 27 Mar, 31 Mar, 6 Apr, 7 Apr, 13 Apr, 4 May, 11 May, 14 Sep, 21 Sep, 28 Sep, 5 Oct, 12 Oct, 19 Oct, 2 Nov, 9 Nov
Late availability on these dates: 08 Oct, 15 Oct, 22 Oct, 05 Nov, 12 Nov
Japan culture tour, Shoguns & Samurai

Japan culture tour, Shoguns & Samurai

Ultra-modern Tokyo to Imperial Kyoto
From US $4,930 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 28 Mar, 15 Apr, 12 May, 8 Sep, 17 Oct, 31 Oct
Southern Japan small group vacation

Southern Japan small group vacation

Off the beaten track in Kyoto, Nara & Kyushu
From US $5,160 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 22 Oct
2023: 5 Apr, 8 May, 18 Sep, 21 Oct
Special Opening Offer for autumn 2022 group tours - escorted airport transfers and all meals included at no additional cost - a $565 value
Kumano Kodo trekking vacation, Japan

Kumano Kodo trekking vacation, Japan

Village to village walking in the sacred Kii Peninsula
From US $3,395 9 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 5 Oct, 19 Oct, 9 Nov
2023: 10 Apr, 24 Apr, 10 May, 8 Jun, 27 Sep, 18 Oct, 1 Nov, 8 Nov
Special Opening Offer for autumn 2022 group tours - escorted airport transfers and all meals included at no additional cost - a $565 value
Japan premium wildlife tour with Mark Brazil

Japan premium wildlife tour with Mark Brazil

Snow monkeys, cranes and extraordinary wildlife await
From US $20,770 18 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 10 Jan
Japan family small group tour

Japan family small group tour

Visit the heart of Japan with your family
From £2,095 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 16 Oct
2023: 2 Apr, 23 Jul, 15 Oct
South Korea and Japan small group tour

South Korea and Japan small group tour

Explore South Korea & Japan in 24 days
From £2,950 to £3,150 24 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 25 Aug, 8 Sep, 13 Oct, 27 Oct
2023: 9 Mar, 23 Mar, 30 Mar, 6 Apr, 13 Apr, 4 May, 18 May, 1 Jun, 15 Jun, 24 Aug, 7 Sep, 12 Oct, 19 Oct, 26 Oct
Japan luxury small group tour

Japan luxury small group tour

Boutique small group tour of Japan
From £3,999 to £4,299 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 10 Oct
2023: 13 Mar, 27 Mar, 4 Apr, 10 Apr, 8 May, 22 May, 12 Jun, 3 Jul, 28 Aug, 4 Sep, 18 Sep, 2 Oct, 16 Oct, 6 Nov
Japan hiking tour, Samurai trails & pilgrimage paths

Japan hiking tour, Samurai trails & pilgrimage paths

Hike the Kumano Kodo and Nakasendo, visit Kyoto and Tokyo.
From US $6,090 11 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 5 Oct, 2 Nov, 9 Nov
2023: 22 Mar, 29 Mar, 12 Apr, 12 May, 24 May, 31 May, 12 Jul, 6 Sep, 27 Sep, 4 Oct, 1 Nov, 15 Nov
Special Opening Offer for autumn 2022 group tours - escorted airport transfers and all meals included at no additional cost - a $565 value
Japan guided walking tour, tradition & history

Japan guided walking tour, tradition & history

Guided walking holiday on secluded Japanese Alpine trails
From US $4,830 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 10 Sep
2023: 20 May, 9 Sep
Japan photo tour in autumn foliage season

Japan photo tour in autumn foliage season

Fully Guided Photography Tour Japan Autumn Foliage
From £5,600 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 11 Oct
China and Japan vacation, Beijing to Tokyo

China and Japan vacation, Beijing to Tokyo

Combine the highlights of China and Japan
From £3,299 to £3,569 16 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 26 Aug, 16 Sep, 30 Sep, 14 Oct, 28 Oct, 11 Nov, 25 Nov, 23 Dec
Japan small group tours

Japan small group tours

Ready to say Kon’nichiwa to Japan? Let us show you how.
From £1,999 to £2,099 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 18 Aug, 24 Aug, 3 Sep, 14 Sep, 26 Sep, 3 Oct, 9 Oct, 18 Oct, 1 Nov, 9 Nov, 21 Nov, 1 Dec, 7 Dec
2023: 4 Jan, 15 Jan, 23 Jan, 2 Feb, 12 Feb, 21 Feb, 1 Mar, 12 Mar, 19 Mar, 24 Mar, 29 Mar, 5 Apr, 11 Apr, 16 Apr, 23 Apr, 30 Apr, 3 May, 11 May, 17 May, 22 May, 28 May, 3 Jun, 9 Jun, 15 Jun, 20 Jun, 26 Jun, 2 Jul, 8 Jul, 14 Jul, 20 Jul, 1 Aug, 7 Aug, 18 Aug, 24 Aug, 3 Sep, 10 Sep, 20 Sep, 27 Sep, 7 Oct, 15 Oct, 25 Oct ...
Budget Japan tour

Budget Japan tour

See the essentials of Japan in 13 Days!
From £1,699 to £1,899 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 22 Aug, 5 Sep, 12 Sep, 19 Sep, 3 Oct, 10 Oct, 17 Oct, 24 Oct, 31 Oct, 7 Nov, 14 Nov
2023: 16 Feb, 27 Feb, 6 Mar, 13 Mar, 20 Mar, 27 Mar, 3 Apr, 6 Apr, 10 Apr, 17 Apr, 20 Apr, 24 Apr, 1 May, 8 May, 15 May, 18 May, 22 May, 29 May, 5 Jun, 12 Jun, 19 Jun, 26 Jun, 3 Jul, 10 Jul, 17 Jul, 24 Jul, 31 Jul, 3 Aug, 7 Aug, 14 Aug, 21 Aug, 28 Aug, 4 Sep, 11 Sep, 18 Sep, 25 Sep, 2 Oct, 9 Oct, 16 Oct, 23 Oct, 30 Oct, 6 Nov, 13 Nov
Kumano Kodo Trail Japan walking vacation

Kumano Kodo Trail Japan walking vacation

Hike on a highway once travelled by samurai
From US $5,900 to US $6,380 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 15 Oct, 5 Nov
2023: 20 May, 14 Oct, 4 Nov
Late availability on these dates: 15 Oct, 05 Nov
Japan family 12 day tour

Japan family 12 day tour

12 Day Family Tour to experience Japan
From US $2,954 to US $3,236 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 16 Oct
2023: 2 Apr, 23 Jul, 15 Oct
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