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<p>From Kyoto’s historic shrines to Tokyo’s colorful districts, our Japan tours can show you the best of the island country. On your Japan tour, you can discover Naoshima’s art island, walk beneath cherry blossoms, or savor sushi and other culinary specialties at award-winning restaurants. Our tours of Japan offer options for families, seniors, couples, and those seeking unrivaled luxury, with experiences perfect for every traveler. Explore our featured tours, or customize your Japan trip with our travel specialists.</p>

From Kyoto’s historic shrines to Tokyo’s colorful districts, our Japan tours can...

From Kyoto’s historic shrines to Tokyo’s colorful districts, our Japan tours can show you the best of the island country. On your Japan tour, you can discover Naoshima’s art island, walk beneath cherry blossoms, or savor sushi and other culinary specialties at award-winning restaurants. Our tours of Japan offer options for families, seniors, couples, and those seeking unrivaled luxury, with experiences perfect for every traveler. Explore our featured tours, or customize your Japan trip with our travel specialists.

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Tokyo, Japan
Dazzling Japan Tour of Cityscapes and Cultural Hallmarks

9 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $4,972

From the enthralling capital city of Tokyo to the charming former imperial seat of Kyoto, this tailored 9-day tour will showcase the allure of Japan in every destination you discover. Whether you are tucking into delectable local delicacies at humble eateries lining flowered boulevards or admiring the astonishing shrines dating back centuries, unravel Japan day by day on this resplendent vacation.

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Todaiji-Temple in Nara, Japan
Highlights and Hidden Treasures of Japan Tour

14 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $7,737

Japan is a nation that evokes a sense of wonder, and on this 14-day journey, you will discover many of the incredible places this magical country has to offer. From metropolitan Tokyo to traditional Kyoto and from the thought-provoking Hiroshima to the tropical beaches of Ishigaki, you will discover that Japan is a many-faceted wonder.

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Skyline of Tokyo with Mount Fuji in Japan
Tokyo Tour to Remember: Sushi to Go-Carts

8 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $4,419

Tokyo is a dynamic, ever-changing city full of endless delights, and this 8-day itinerary features the Japanese capital's notable landmarks and hidden gems. From the tiny bar stalls of Golden Gai to the peace of the Meiji Shrine, discover what makes Tokyo one of the world's most incredible cities.

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Geisha walking through Sagano Bamboo Forest in the Arashiyama district of Kyoto, Japan
Sublime Luxury Japan Explorer Tour

12 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $17,155

Lavish experiences abound on this exquisite 12-day tour to Japan, one of the world’s most majestic and culturally rich destinations. You will be enchanted to discover Tokyo and Kyoto, as from decorated museums drenched in history to beloved vistas of the soaring snowy peak of Mount Fuji, Japan’s hallowed traditions and spectacular scenery will be yours to soak up along the way.

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Enjoy moments of serenity in the well-tended lawns of Kenroku-en Garden in Kanazawa.
Classic Japan: Cities, Country, and Culture Tour

14 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $7,737

Discover Japan’s beloved cities on this exquisite 14-day vacation. Enjoy the country’s culture and heritage as you visit iconic landmarks poised in breathtaking destinations along the way. From the buzzing skyline of Tokyo to the spirited streets of Osaka and the Zen Buddhist temples of Kyoto to the immaculately landscaped gardens of Kanazawa, uncover the authenticity of Japanese culture.

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The Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan
Japan Culinary Tour: Sushi Class, Kobe Beef, Fine Whiskey, Ramen

9 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $4,675

Delight in a foodie’s paradise home to some of the world’s finest cuisines and beverages during your 9-day culinary tour of Japan. You will have expert guides who reveal the secrets of preserved culinary tradition and sample remarkable dishes ranging from Michelin-starred restaurants to mouthwatering street food. From master chefs to artful sake, comforting ramen to smokey whiskey, your Japan tour will satisfy the most insatiable appetite.

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Fall foliage at Heian Shrine gardens in Kyoto, Japan
Beauty of Fall Foliage: 16 Day Luxury Tour of Japan

16 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $17,595

The wealth of history, tradition, and culture is fully displayed during this 16-day personalized Japan tour. With centuries-old shrines, customary garments, architecture that speaks to grand folklore, and a focus on intricate detail that shapes exceptional beauty, you can embrace the exciting surprises and famous blend of past and future. From modern art hotels to bucolic antique temples, marketplaces to bamboo forests, each brings to life the natural and cultural wonders of Japan.

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Sensoji-ji Temple in Asakusa, Japan.

From cityscapes that shimmer brightly throughout the day and night to towns that have been imbued with history and tradition, Japan’s bewildering blend of antiquity and modernity is revealed during this curated 12-day tour of Tokyo and Kyoto. Every step of the way and every minute will prove to be picturesque and culturally rewarding, bringing you closer to the heart of Japan than you could have ever imagined.

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Buddhist community of Mount Koya in Koyasan, Japan
Wonders of Japan: Whirlwind Cultural Encounter Tour

9 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $4,972

From the dazzling neon-lit, skyscraping cityscape of Tokyo to the deeply-rooted cultural highlights peppering the forests of Kyoto, explore the best that Japan has to offer on this tailored 9-day tour. Along the way, scenes of the sprawling unspoiled countryside and tastes of world-famous Japanese delicacies will be yours to enjoy as you spend time in a country rich with heritage.

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Mt Fuji and Lake Ashi with sightseeing pirate ship in Hakone National Park, Japan.
Majestic Japan for Families: Immersive Tour of Culture and Nature

12 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $6,631

A land steeped in myth and legend, Japan presents an impressive array of historical heritage and rich culture. This 12 day tour of Tokyo, Hakone, and Kyoto is designed to demonstrate plenty of both. As you make your way along these scenic Japanese cities, a blend of leisure time and guided adventure ensures full immersion in every destination you visit.

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Tokyo skyline at night
Stunning Cityscapes and Enduring Traditions Japan Tour

14 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $7,779

Japan is steeped in history and boasts a tapestry of cultural experiences for you to immerse yourself in on this extravagant 14-day tour leading from Tokyo to Kyoto. Between visiting these iconic cities to have your senses dazzled and gaining a deeper understanding of rural Japanese traditions and customs in Shirakawa-go, this vacation will be both beautiful and educationally rewarding.

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Higashiyama distirct in Kyoto, Japan
Dynamic Japan Tour: Ancient Culture and Modern Revelries

14 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $7,737

Between Tokyo's cyber futurism and Kyoto’s age-old traditions, Japan’s spectacular charm will unravel itself during this tailored 14-day tour across the country. Throughout the journey, you will indulge in authentic cuisine at beloved eateries, witness scenes of the snow-capped peaks of Mount Fuji, and trace ancient history within citadels and museums to immerse yourself in the culture and traditions of Japan.

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Exploration of Kyushu Island: Southern Japan Tour

14 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $7,821

Japan’s Kyushu island is home to some of the country’s most picturesque destinations, ones that will seduce you from the moment you arrive till the day you leave after this immersive 14-day vacation. From the Heian Period highlights of Fukuoka to the fairytale forests of Yakushima, every slice of Japan’s Kyushu island will dazzle and delight you while you spend two weeks soaking up the local culture.

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Japan Tour of Picturesque Nature, Imperial Glory, and Cultural Depth

13 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $8,445

Whether you are wandering the vibrant districts of Tokyo or tracing back the samurai eras in Osaka, Japan is a historical destination you will be absorbed by during this 13-day tour. Every destination along the way oozes cultural character and presents magnificent traditional experiences that will showcase the heritage of the Japanese people and their distinct way of life, providing a new perspective through which to see the world.

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Pure Authenticity of Japan Tour

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $5,525

Spectacular shogun history, astonishing anime artwork, and iconic staples of Tokyo await your discovery on this handcrafted 10-day tour through Japan, from Tokyo to Kyoto. Along the way, you will explore the cultural facets of the local lifestyles, ancient shrines, grand Buddhist temples, and spirited eateries in each region you visit each. This journey promises to share the history and authenticity of traditional Japan.

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Japan's Spiritual and Cultural Triangle Tour

8 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $4,419

Discover the distinct traditions of Japanese culture and the authenticity of Japanese cuisine on this arresting 8-day tour through the Golden Triangle. Find serenity within the destinations of Tokyo, Hakone, and Kyoto with every step along this remarkable journey. Insight into local lifestyles and idyllic scenes of Japan’s extraordinary countryside and high-octane skylines are yours.

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Unique Artistic Exploration of Japan

7 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $3,866

Japanese art and culture are at the center of local tradition, and you will come to learn about their distinct heritage as you admire the astonishing artwork found on some of the country’s coveted islands. From contemporary art galleries in Takamatsu to revered performance centers in Tokushima, you will open your eyes to the fascinating world of Japanese art and culture on this absorbing 7-day tour.

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Japan Journey of Your Dreams: City, Countryside, and Culture Tour

18 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $10,057

Tokyo is a city that never sleeps, Yudanaka Onsen is a region dressed in powdery snow, and Kyoto is made up of traditional districts reflecting old-world Japan. These destinations are but a few of the remarkable places you will uncover Japanese culture, appreciate the country’s history, and tuck into its gorgeous cuisine during this handcrafted 18-day tour to the buzzing cities and far-flung rural towns.

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Nature Lover's Tour of Japan

6 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $3,313

Spend six days swooning over the spectacular natural beauty that blankets Shikoku Island on this absorbing nature lover’s tour to Japan. As you cruise from the exuberant seaside city of Takamatsu to the forested hinterlands of Iya Valley, you will be enthralled by the unending wilderness beauty that veils the entire island and flanks sacred spiritual sites tucked between the emerald greenery.

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Cultural Trip to Japan with Hokkaido Ski Experience

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $5,715

Snowy peaks dot the luxuriant landscape of Hokkaido, stretching from Sapporo's dazzling sky to the gorgeous fields of Furano. Two of the many destinations you will explore on this exquisite 10-day skiing and culture tour across the Japanese island, delve into the heritage of the local people with the adventurous experiences that await during this handcrafted tour.

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Shikoku and Honshu Cultural Explorer Tour

15 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $8,290

Japanese culture is rich and full of fascinating traditions, many that you will slowly uncover with each passing day on this enchanting 15-day culture explorers tour from Shikoku to Honshu. Discovering destinations such as Osaka and Iya Valley along the way, you will appreciate the breathtaking environmental highlights and phenomenal gastronomic experiences awaiting eager travelers in Japan, among so much more.

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Ramen Tour of Japan: Celebrating 60 Years of Instant Goodness

11 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $7,783

Your 11-day culinary tour of Japan immerses you in the flavors of ramen and the gastronomic delights of the nation’s four classic broths. Follow the timeline of the cuisine from its origins to its newfound international popularity and delight in the mouthwatering bursts of umami in every bit. As you explore Japan, you will relish in essential regional tastes, the beauty of the scenery, and the majesty of preserved custom.

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Endless Appeal of Japan: Immersive Family Tour

13 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $8,783

Discover Japan and its fascinating culture with your family during this immersive 13-day tour leading from the buzzing streets of Tokyo to the beautiful panoramas of Kobe. Along the way, you will learn a great deal about the country and its people while cherishing spectacular scenes cataloged in glossy magazines. From the culinary delights to the spiritual finds, Japan is yours to explore.

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Premier Enchantments of Japan Tour: Temples, Traditions, Cuisine

14 Day Custom Tour

Treasured myths, enchanting gardens, and a collaboration between tradition and future possibilities highlight Japan's endless natural beauty during this 14-day luxury Japan tour. Enjoy traditional boutiques, revel in the elegant flavors of celebrated restaurants that serve local specialties, and discover rejuvenating hot springs. Whether looking for Geishas dressed in elegant kimonos, basking in remarkable views of an active volcano, visiting the shrine of a poet-scholar, or strolling down a charming street in a preserved village, you will be immersed in fabulous diversity for a Japan trip of a lifetime.

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Travel Tips for Your Japan Trip
When is the best time to go to Japan?

The best time to go to Japan is from March to May to enjoy the beauty of spring, or in fall, from September to November, when the weather is comfortable, and you can appreciate the stunning fall foliage.

In spring, cherry blossoms blanket the landscape in pink and white blossoms. Typically, the weather is warm and pleasant, though chillier towards the beginning of March. The fall season brings a burst of reds, oranges, and gold as the leaves turn, and the weather is mild and comfortable for exploring outdoors and sightseeing.

From June to August, summer lovers arrive in Japan for festivals, while in the winter, from December to February, travelers hope to see the snow or ski Japan’s slopes.

While summers are hot and winters cold, especially in the northern regions, Japan offers something for everyone year-round. Learn more in our guide on the best time to visit Japan.

When is the best time to visit Japan for cherry blossoms?

Experience the stunning beauty of Japan's cherry blossoms between mid-March and early April.

Japan comes alive with a display of colors as cherry blossoms paint the landscape in hues of pink and white. Witness firsthand how these blossoms infuse the serene ambiance as you explore the temples, shrines, and gardens.

With our guide on the best time to visit Japan for cherry blossoms, you can discover the right times for trips during different stages of the season, whether as the flowers blossom or when they reach full bloom.

What are the best places to visit in Japan?

From modern metropolises to historic port towns, culinary hotspots to world heritage sites, each of the best places to visit in Japan offers its own unique experiences. Here are some of our recommendations for your vacation to Japan:

  • Tokyo: Traditional and modern elements coexist in Japan’s vibrant capital city. From iconic landmarks like Meiji Shrine to the famous Shibuya Crossing, the finest Japanese restaurants, and neon-lit neighborhoods like Shinjuku, Tokyo’s highlights will dazzle you.
  • Kyoto: The cultural heart of Japan is home to temples, shrines, and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Experience the tranquility of Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion), the iconic Fushimi Inari Shrine, and the serene Arashiyama Bamboo Grove.
  • Osaka: With an energetic atmosphere and a delectable street food scene, Osaka welcomes travelers of all ages. You can visit the historic Osaka Castle, stroll through the vibrant Dotonbori district, and explore the trendy neighborhoods.
  • Hiroshima: Pay a visit to Hiroshima and learn about its poignant history. Explore the Peace Memorial Park, the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and the iconic Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima Island, known for its floating torii gate.
What should I do in Japan?

There is much to do on a trip to Japan, whether you wish to learn about the country’s rich history and culture, try the iconic local dishes, or explore the bustling cities. Here are some of our top things to do in Japan:

  • Admire the stunning sakuras on a Japan cherry blossom tour or photograph the foliage in fall
  • Partake in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony and other notable cultural traditions
  • Discover Japan’s traditional culture as you explore historic neighborhoods and visit famous temples
  • Relish the sensational flavors of authentic Japanese cuisine when sampling traditional sushi, savoring a bowl of ramen, or enjoying takoyaki
  • Race across the Japanese countryside on the Shinkansen, a bullet train, for a speedy yet cinematic trip from one destination to another
  • Take in the breathtaking scenery, whether the views of Mount Fuji or the carefully manicured Japanese gardens
  • Learn about Japan’s dramatic history on tours of significant landmarks and museums
  • Learn about the customs and traditions of Japanese geishas on a tour of Gion, Kyoto’s geisha district
  • Watch a sumo performance and learn about the origins of the sport
What should I do in Japan in winter?

Japan is a surprisingly popular winter destination and offers a myriad of experiences. Here are some of the most notable things to do when you travel to Japan in winter:

  • Explore Hokkaido, one of Japan’s most romantic places, known for its stunning snow-covered landscapes and world-class skiing opportunities.
  • Journey to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Shirakawa-go to witness its architectural wonders blanketed in snow.
  • Head to the Jigokudani Monkey Park in Nagano to witness Japanese macaques enjoying a relaxing dip in natural hot springs surrounded by snow-covered surroundings.
  • Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere of winter festivals, from the Sapporo Snow Festival in Hokkaido, with its awe-inspiring ice sculptures, to the Otaru Snow Light Path Festival, featuring beautifully illuminated snow lanterns.
  • Relax in a traditional Japanese onsen, or hot spring, while enjoying breathtaking snowy landscapes.
  • Warm up with a bowl of steaming hot ramen or try seasonal delights such as Oden (a hot pot dish), yuzu-flavored sweets, or Japanese winter crab dishes.
What is the most popular food in Japan?

Exploring the diverse regional specialties and embracing the artistry of Japanese food is an essential part of food tours in Japan or any trip for that matter. Several iconic dishes have gained immense popularity both within Japan and worldwide, and these are some of the most renowned and beloved delicacies:

  • Sushi
  • Ramen
  • Tempura prawns
  • Takoyaki, octopus-filled battered balls
  • Yakitori, marinated grilled chicken skewers
  • Tonkatsu, deep-fried pork cutlets
  • Seafood shabu shabu, Japanese seafood hot pot
  • Kaiseki, traditional high-end multi-course Japanese dinner
  • Wagyu beef, extremely high-quality Japanese beef
Why should I travel to Japan?

With its vibrant cityscapes, serene temples, and breathtaking natural landscapes, Japan has something for everyone. Whether immersing yourself in the culture, enjoying the local cuisine, or photographing the cherry blossoms, there’s a variety of reasons to plan a trip to Japan.

You can explore ancient castles, witness captivating geisha performances, or partake in traditional Zen meditation sessions. You can indulge in world-class sushi, savor melt-in-your-mouth wagyu beef, or delight in the wide variety of street food. You can also explore the picturesque Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, soak in the therapeutic hot springs of Hakone, or take a scenic hike through the stunning Japanese Alps.

Embarking on a journey to Japan means immersing yourself in a rich culture, savoring exquisite cuisine, and discovering breathtaking natural landscapes. Experience the unique blend of tradition and innovation that sets Japan apart and create memories that will last a lifetime.

What is the currency in Japan?

The Japanese yen (¥).

What else should I know about how to plan a trip to Japan?

Explore more information in our frequently asked questions about planning a trip to Japan and inspiration in our Japan travel guide.

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