Discover the real Japan on our group tours and tailor-made holidays. Taking you beyond the usual sites to sample authentic Japanese hospitality.
Our award-winning Japan tours visit the best destinations the 'Land of the Rising Sun' has to offer. Starting in Tokyo, explore ancient Kyoto, historic Hiroshima and the beautiful Miyajima Island. Ride the bullet train, attend a Japanese tea ceremony and spend the night at a traditional ryokan. Time your visit with the famous Cherry Blossoms or the Phlox Moss Festival with our dedicated departures. Our private itineraries are perfect for independent adventurers. Or opt for our tailor-made service to design your own unique holiday.
Upcoming Japan Tours 2019 and 2020
|Trip Name||Starts||Departing||From USD||Deal||Map|
|Japan Explorer - 13 Days||Tokyo, Japan||29 Jul 2019||USD $2,295|||
|Best of Japan - 8 days||Tokyo, Japan||07 Sep 2019||USD $4,495|||
|Tokyo to Takayama - 13 days||Tokyo, Japan||07 Sep 2019||USD $6,995|||
|Land of the Samurai - 12 days||Tokyo, Japan||07 Sep 2019||USD $6,995|||
|Tokyo to Beijing - 15 Days||Tokyo, Japan||07 Sep 2019||USD $5,895|||
Our Japan Tours
Our Japan Trip Types
Japan Group ToursView 8 Group Tours
All of our group tours are led by an experienced local tour guide who will be on hand to provide assistance along the way, organising your daily activities, providing a fascinating insight into the places you visit and giving you useful tips on where to eat, shop and visit during free time.Read More
Our Japan group tours start in Tokyo, the cutting edge capital with gleaming skyscrapers and bustling streets. A high speed rail journey out of the city reveals another side of Japan where spectacular landscapes abound, from iconic Mt Fuji to the pristine island of Miyajima. Other highlights include ancient Kyoto, the heart and soul of traditional Japan, and Hiroshima with its poignant Peace Park.
Japan Tailor-made HolidaysPlan Your Dream Holiday
Journey to Japan on an exclusively designed tailor-made holiday based on your unique preferences. You can choose your standard of accommodation and we'll present you with options ranging from traditional ryokans to international standard hotels.Read More
Whether you want to explore Japan's ultra modern cities like Tokyo and Osaka or its quieter rural towns like Takayama and Tsumago, our expert team are on hand to recommend best places to visit and unique experiences to add for a holiday to remember.
Japan Private ToursView 4 Private Tours
Join us in Japan on one of our private tours for your independent adventure. Given Japan's excellent transport system, getting around is fairly hassle free and makes it easy to combine a wealth of cultural sights and experiences in one hit.Read More
Whether you’d like to shop in Tokyo, experience Osaka's vibrant nightlight, meet geishas in Kyoto or soak in a hot spring in Kinosaki Onsen - our private tours in Japan have you well-looked after.
Japan tour reviews
Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.53 out of 5 based on 32 recent reviews — See All Japan Reviews
Thank you Yuki - she made this trip perfect. My highlight was seeing a geisha and Mt Fuji.”
I have had the most fabulous tour. My guide Yuki made the tour easy with her fantastic organisation skills, great sense of humour and caring nature. I appreciated the balance of guided aspects and free time. Yuki was so helpful and accommodated the needs of all group members. She was so knowledgeable and efficient which meant we could make the most if our time at each place. My first trip with On The Go has been a blast. A big Thanks to the company and THE BEST tour guide!”
Yuki our Japanese guide was wonderful. She was organised, calm, punctual, flexible and understanding with a lovely sense of humour! Nothing was a problem for her. A very enjoyable trip to Japan - our first visit here!”
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Recent Travel Articles on Japan
You can now explore the gleaming metropolises of Tokyo and Shanghai, and the historic imperial cities of Kyoto and Beijing in one go with our 15 day Japan and China combined itinerary. Travelling in a group and escorted by local guides, start in Tokyo before visiting Mt. Fuji and end your Japanese adventure in Osaka to fly to Shanghai and head north for the Terracotta Warriors and Great Wall.
Highlights of our Japan tours
From thoroughly modern cities to charming historic towns, Japan has a long list of highlights as well as plenty of unique experiences. For a first-time visitor there are some standout destinations that you'll find on our selection of Japan tours. Here are some of the best.
Enjoy a walking tour of the popular Gion geisha district and explore the exquisite Nijo Castle and gleaming Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion) with free time to discover Kyoto at your own leisure.
Admire the views of iconic Mount Fuji from the shores of Lake Kawaguchi in Fuji Hakone Izu National Park where you'll travel along the Kachikachi-yama Ropeway and visit the observatory.
Start all of our Japan tours in the buzzing capital of Tokyo where a guided tour takes in the lively Sensoji Temple district, fashionable Harajuku, the impressive Meiji Shrine and the Shibuya crossing.
See the UNESCO-listed red torii Gate (Itsukushima shrine) that stands lonely in the sea, visit quiet Shinto shrines and take the cable to the top of Mt Misen with a day trip to Miyajima island.
Soak up the quaint village feel of Kamakura and visit the Big Buddha Statue, the peaceful Hokokuji Zen temple and the Bamboo Forest with the chance to take part in a Tea Ceremony.