Japan is a charming confluence of new and old. From glimmering skyscrapers and flashing neon lights, to geishas and quaint traditional tea shops, Japan's distinct character sets it apart from the rest of Asia. Whether bedding down for the night in a traditional inn, sitting on a woven mat eating raw fish or soaking in a natural hot spring, Japan offers travellers a unique cultural experience unlike any other.
Japan is simply stunning during the beautiful Cherry Blossom season and a perfect time to visit. You'll also get to travel beyond the sites on our tours of Japan and immerse yourself in the local way of life - try your hand at cooking Tempura and Chicken Teriyaki at a home-based cooking class, sip a cuppa Japanese tea with a geisha in Kyoto, take a dip in a traditional Japanese onsen or spend a night in a traditional Japanese inn - a Ryokan.
In Tokyo, discover a capital city hurtling headlong into the future as the crux of the latest trends, hippest fashions and must-have gadgets. And in Osaka, the countryâs second city, uncover trendy restaurants, cool bars and unrivalled nightlife amongst the city's skyscrapers. In the culturally rich city of Kyoto, sacred shrines can be found tucked in among shopping arcades, timeâhonoured tea houses nestle among modern businesses and mysterious geisha scuttle around you in bustling backstreets.
Springtime is one of the best times to visit Japan, when cherry blossoms are in full bloom across the nation. Japan's distinct character sets it apart from the rest of Asia and there's so much to see and do in Japan. Highlights include Tokyo, historic Kyoto, chic Osaka, the stunning Japanese alps, Hiroshima, picturesque Miyajima Island and of course, iconic Mount Fuji in Hakone National Park. Tell us where you want to go and what you want to see and weâll put together a tailor-made itinerary to Japan designed especially for you.
For something extra special, why not check out one of our small group Festival Tours, timed perfectly to coincide with the festivities of cherry blossom season in spring, the changing of the leaves and the Takayama Festival in autumn, and the snow-covered wilderness of Japanâs northern island come winter at the Sapporo Snow Festival.
Join us in Japan on one of our four private tours. Given Japan's excellent transport system, getting around is fairly hassle free and easy to combine a wealth of cultural sights and experiences in one tour. Whether youâd like to shop in Tokyo, experience Osaka vibrant nightlight, meet geishas in Kyoto or soak in a hot spring in Kinosaki Onsen - our private tours take in most of the highlights of Japan. Alternatively, we'd be happy to tailor-made a holiday to Japan to your specific requirements.
A high speed rail journey out of the city reveals another side of Japan, one that is often missed by those passing briefly through this fascinating country. Beyond the city lights spectacular scenery and otherworldly landscapes abound, be it the spectacular Japanese Alps, colourful coral reefs of Okinawa or the forested mountains of Kyoto.
With a bounty of regional specialities and world-class restaurants, food lovers will discover culinary paradise in Japanâs extraordinary cuisine. Whether you want to sample sushi â the countryâs most famous dish, opt for a tasty bowl of udon soup paired with deep fried tempura or try raw horse â a local delicacy in Matsumoto, washed down with a healthy serving of sake, the choices are endless.
We have loved every minute of the tour. It was a surprising mixture of discovering Japan. The information provided by the tour operator was perfect. We know exactly what to do when and every ticket was already there. nice hotels and very knowledgable and flexible guides. We highly recommend this tour.”