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Japan Tours in 2024

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<p>Explore Japan's enchanting landscapes and rich culture in 2024 with our meticulously curated Japan tours. Immerse yourself in the blend of ancient traditions and modern wonders, from the neon-lit streets of Tokyo to the sacred shrines of Kyoto. Marvel at the iconic Mount Fuji, rejuvenate in bubbling hot springs, and indulge in the exquisite flavors of Japan's renowned cuisine. Our exclusive tours of Japan in 2024 promise cherished memories and a profound appreciation for the country’s remarkable heritage.</p>

Explore Japan's enchanting landscapes and rich culture in 2024 with our meticulously...

Explore Japan's enchanting landscapes and rich culture in 2024 with our meticulously curated Japan tours. Immerse yourself in the blend of ancient traditions and modern wonders, from the neon-lit streets of Tokyo to the sacred shrines of Kyoto. Marvel at the iconic Mount Fuji, rejuvenate in bubbling hot springs, and indulge in the exquisite flavors of Japan's renowned cuisine. Our exclusive tours of Japan in 2024 promise cherished memories and a profound appreciation for the country’s remarkable heritage.

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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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This yellow pumpkin sculpture, by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, located on the island of Naoshima, Japan.
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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Itsukushima Shrine, the floating tori gate of Miyajima, Japan
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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Arashiyama Bamboo Forest in Kyoto, Japan
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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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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Osaka, Japan
Bold Tradition and Beauty: A 9-Day Classic Japan Tour

9 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $3,595

Embrace the wonder of Japan on this nine-day Japanese Discovery itinerary as you visit destinations steeped in ancient culture and rich history, all creatively blended with modern architecture and engineering delights. Experience traditional Japanese cuisine and the intriguing classic manzai comedy acts when visiting Osaka. From the populated city of Tokyo to the quiet village of Shirakawa-go, you will notice the sheer beauty and bold traditions of this striking island nation.

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Travel Tips for Tours to Japan in 2024
What are the best cities to visit in Japan?

Japan offers a diverse array of urban destinations that captivate travelers with their rich cultural heritage, stunning architecture, and vibrant energy. Here are some of our top picks of the best cities to visit on tours to Japan in 2024:

  • Tokyo: The cosmopolitan capital seamlessly blends ultra-modern skylines with centuries-old traditions, from the neon-lit streets of Shinjuku to the serene Imperial Palace gardens.
  • Kyoto: Renowned for its countless shrines, temples, and meticulously preserved wooden townhouses, Kyoto is a living embodiment of Japan's storied past.
  • Osaka: Osaka delights culinary enthusiasts with its acclaimed street food, lively izakaya pubs, and the vibrant Dotonbori district's celebrated culinary hotspots.
  • Hiroshima: A poignant city, Hiroshima offers a profound history lesson and is positioned near the iconic Itsukushima Shrine of Miyajima and its floating torii gate.
  • Sapporo: The lively capital of Hokkaido is a winter wonderland, hosting the famous Snow Festival with its magnificent ice sculptures.
What are the best islands to visit in Japan?

Each of Japan’s stunning islands offers a unique and unforgettable experience. If you are seeking the best islands to visit on tours in Japan in 2024, here are some recommendations that promise a life-enriching experience:

  • Okinawa: Renowned for its pristine beaches, vibrant marine life, and intriguing Ryukyuan culture, Okinawa’s islands are the perfect paradises for a luxury trip.
  • Miyajima: Home to the iconic floating torii gate and the revered Itsukushima Shrine, this sacred island near Hiroshima is a rewarding destination to visit.
  • Naoshima: An art lover's dream, this tiny island is dotted with stunning contemporary art museums and installations integrated into the natural landscape.
  • Yakushima: A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this remote and ancient island is a wonderland of primeval cedar forests and towering waterfalls.
  • Sado: Off the coast of Niigata, Sado Island enchants visitors with its rugged coastal scenery, traditional crafts, and unique cultural experiences.
What should I do when visiting Japan?

When visiting the land of the rising sun, you will be spoiled for choice with immersive cultural experiences and unique activities. Our specialists recommend these top things to do on Japan tours in 2024 to create lifelong memories:

  • Wander through the serene grounds of iconic sites like Kyoto's Fushimi Inari-taisha shrine or the majestic Sensō-ji temple in Tokyo's Asakusa district.
  • From a meticulously prepared kaiseki multi-course meal to lively izakaya pub fare and world-renowned sushi, Japan's diverse culinary scene is a feast for the senses on culinary tours.
  • Rejuvenate mind and body by bathing in traditional Japanese onsens, natural hot springs often surrounded by stunning scenery.
  • Immerse yourself in Japanese culture by experiencing the country's numerous festivals, such as those held during the iconic cherry blossom season or the spectacular Gion Matsuri in Kyoto.
  • From the mesmerizing movements of a kabuki performance to the intricate art of the tea ceremony, Japan's traditional arts offer a window into the nation's soul.
  • Walk beneath the beautiful cherry blossoms or discover the fall foliage in Japan on trips dedicated to admiring the country’s natural beauty.
How many days do I need for my trip to Japan?

Ultimately, the number of days you spend in Japan in 2024 should align with your travel aspirations and budget. For those seeking a comprehensive immersion into Japan's rich culture and diverse landscapes, a minimum of 10 to 14 days is recommended.

Ten to 14 days will allow you to explore the vibrant capital, Tokyo, and the ancient imperial city of Kyoto at a leisurely pace. You can then venture out to other captivating regions, such as the iconic Mount Fuji, the picturesque Japanese Alps, or the tropical oasis of Okinawa. If your travel itinerary is more focused, you can craft an unforgettable seven-day journey. This duration provides time to delve deep into one or two cities, perhaps savoring the cosmopolitan delights of Tokyo combined with the cultural treasures of Kyoto.

Whether a whirlwind week or an extended exploration spanning multiple weeks, Japan promises unforgettable experiences with its seamless blend of ancient traditions and modern marvels.

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What are your most popular itineraries for my trip to Japan?

Immerse yourself in Japan’s ancient traditions and modern wonders as revealed in our collection of tours to Japan in 2024. Allow these exclusive journeys to inspire your tailored Japanese adventure:

What else should I know about planning a trip to Japan in 2024?

For more ideas and inspiration, see our Japan travel guide and our Japan cherry blossom travel guide.

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