Discover the real Japan on our group tours and tailor-made holidays. Taking you beyond the usual sites to sample authentic Japanese hospitality.
Japan has steadily attracted Canadian tourists for years but with its charming combination of old and new, from ancient temples and traditions to ultra modern cities and colourful pop culture, more travellers than ever before are catching on to what Japan has to offer. Kick off in the thriving capital of Tokyo and then lose yourself in the temple-filled city of Kyoto and history-laden Hiroshima. Whether bedding down for the night in a traditional Japanese ryokan, sitting on a woven mat eating sushi or soaking in a natural hot spring, Japan offers travellers a unique cultural experience unlike any other. With a bounty of regional specialities and world-class restaurants, food lovers will discover culinary paradise in Japan’s extraordinary cuisine too.Read More
Discover Japan on one of our small group tours and unique festival tours that cover all the best places. If you prefer to set the pace, consider one of our private itineraries or tailor-made adventures.
Upcoming Japan Tours 2019 and 2020
|Japan Explorer - 13 Days||Tokyo, Japan||17 Feb 2020||CAD $3,645|||
|Tokyo to Beijing - 15 Days||Tokyo, Japan||21 Mar 2020||CAD $5,995|||
|Best of Japan - 8 days||Tokyo, Japan||21 Mar 2020||CAD $4,195|||
|Tokyo to Takayama - 13 days||Tokyo, Japan||21 Mar 2020||CAD $7,395|||
|Land of the Samurai - 12 days||Tokyo, Japan||21 Mar 2020||CAD $6,895|||
Japan Budget Group Tours
Japan Group Tours
Japan Private Tours
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.
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 Day Tours and Excursions
Experience the best that Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka and Hiroshima have to offer on our wide selection of day trips and excursions from watching Sumo practice, visiting Mt Fuji, walking tours of the best sites and lots more.
Japan tour reviews
Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.52 out of 5 based on 31 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.