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Japan holidays. Tours & holidays in 2016 & 2017

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Southern Japan small group holiday
Off the beaten track in Kyoto, Nara & Kyushu, from £2890 (15 days) ex flights
Japan cultural small group holiday
A journey along the ancient Tokaido highway, from £1250 (10 days) ex flights
Japan tailor made tour on a shoestring
Japan's classic sights on a shoestring, from £770 (8 days) ex flights
China and Japan holiday, Beijing to Tokyo
Incredible journey showcasing the best of two ancient cultures, from £2999 - £3249 (18 days) ex flights

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Tokyo group holiday, a food adventure
Dive into Tokyo cityís incredible food scene, from £2232 - £2680 (12 days) ex flights
Japan small group holiday, Japan unmasked
Whistlestop Japan highlights with an expert tour leader, from £1750 (14 days) ex flights
Japan cultural immersion holiday
Cultural activites and traditional experiences galore, from £2700 (15 days) ex flights
Japan small group holiday
Japan's must-see cities and beautiful, rural countryside, from £2600 (14 days) ex flights
Japan self guided walking holiday, Nakasendo Trail
Self-guided walking along Japanís ancient Nakasendo trail, from £605 - £2020 (10 days) ex flights
Hidden Japan holiday
Get beneath the surface into the heart of Japan, from £2600 (13 days) ex flights
Japan family holiday
Be transported into a world of cultural mystery and intrigue, from £3118 - £3343 (13 days ) inc UK flights
Japan golden route holiday
9 night classic Japan trip: Tokyo, Fuji, Kyoto, from £1410 (10 days) ex flights
Japan honeymoon tour on a shoestring
Simple hotels, rustic ryokan, unforgettable honeymoon, from £1000 (13 days) ex flights
Nakasendo Trail walking tour, Japan
Village-to-village walking on the historic Nakasendo trail, from £2740 (12 days) ex flights
Japan holidays, tailor made
Experience the culture and traditions of Japan, from £3130 (14 days) inc UK flights
Japan small group holiday, Kyoto to Tokyo
Journey into the heart of Japan - Kyoto to Tokyo, from £2595 - £3140 (12 days) ex flights
Kumano Kodo trail self guided walking holiday, Japan
Self guided walking on the Kumano Kodo Trail, from £605 - £1565 (9 days) ex flights
Kumano Kodo walking holiday, Japan
Village to village walking in the sacred Kii Peninsula, from £2140 (9 days) ex flights
Japan culture tour, Shoguns & Samurai
Ultra-modern Tokyo to Imperial Kyoto, from £2710 (14 days) ex flights
Japan tour, village traditions
Rural activities and traditional crafts in central Japan, from £1990 (10 days) ex flights
Adventure holiday in Japan
Japan's technology & temples, from £2295 - £2899 (14 days) ex flights
Hokkaido winter holiday in Japan
An ice festival, rare birds, snowshoeing & hot springs, from £2795 (15 days) ex flights
Japan walking holiday, Mt Fuji and the Japanese Alps
Kyoto, Tokyo and the Japanese Matterhorn, from £3149 - £3449 (15 days) inc UK flights
Japan cycling tour, Tokyo to Sapporo
The heart of Japan - amazing adventure cycling challenge, from US $2850 - US $3000 (9 days) ex flights
Japan winter tour with snow festival
Japan's winter highlights with famous Sapporo Snow Festival, from £5160 (14 days) ex flights
Japan walking holiday, North from Tokyo
A walking journey, rich in spirituality and tradition, from £2860 (13 days) ex flights
Japan small group tour
Bold cities, beautiful lakes and spectacular Mount Fuji, from £2465 (15 days) ex flights
Shikoku Island tailor made holiday in Japan
Visit Shikoku Island, the smallest of Japan's four main islands, from £3500 (16 days) inc UK flights
The best of Japan luxury cruise
Osaka to Maizuru via Kyoto; a blend of modernity & tradition, from £2689 - £28149 (9 days) ex flights

48 reviews for Japan holidays4 star overall rating

These full and frank independent Japan holidays reviews are from travellers who have booked directly through Responsible Travel. They are not edited by us or any of the companies we work with. Find the real story, from real travellers below.

Japan tailor made tour on a shoestring
I absolutely adored Hakone...That entire leg of the journey was my favourite. I wish we'd had more time there. It was so relaxing, but at the same time there was mountain to explore! ...Our tour operators were fantastic, they couldn't do enough for us. (more)Jennifer Whiteside
This was an excellent and memorable holiday and both my daughter and I judged it a great success. (more)Caitriona Tomlinson
This was an excellent and memorable holiday and both my daughter and I judged it a great success. (more)Caitriona Tomlinson
From £770 excluding flights
Japan self guided walking holiday, Nakasendo Trail
A great experience. We felt we had a very good introduction and understanding of Japan. We liked the combination of historic city, modern capital contrasting with rural Japan. Very well organized. (more)Elaine Blatchford
Great, the organisation was very good, the cultural immersion was inspiring and the landscape was surprising. (more)Rafael Boren
Best bit: Walking through remote woods and forests on the Nakasendo trail and coming across ancient shrines and stonework commemorating centuries old samurai battles. (more)Liz Bashford
From £605 - £2020 excluding flights
Japan small group holiday, Japan unmasked
Amazing holiday would definitely recommend. (more)Jean Heap
My holiday was wonderful, William our tour leader, with his unique style made our holiday really special! (more)Lara Pallard
I loved the variety of sights. There was always something a little different to see and do. Loved the variety of restaurants! Every night we tried a new type of Japanese food. Our guide, Alain, was terrific! (more)Kristin Samuelson
From £1750 excluding flights
Japan small group holiday
A ten plus. The whole trip was fantastic, from the neon lights of Tokyo to the countryside around Takayama. (more)Catherine Atkinson
It was fabulous and everything and more than we expected! (more)Michelle Rademeyer
Excellent thoroughly enjoyed it and would highly recommend it. The whole holiday was memorable as we went from the busy metropolis of Tokyo to the quiet of the Japanese Alps. (more)Amanda Johnson
From £2600 excluding flights
Japan golden route holiday
Excellent and good value for money (more)Allison Krill
Excellent. We enjoyed it all. The travel arrangements all worked perfectly. Hotels were fine. Amy at the tour operator was terrific. (more)Howard Rosenthal
From £1410 excluding flights
Walking tours to Japan
We particularly enjoyed Kyoto which gave a mix of city living with the cultural experiences. We visited Sanjusangendo temple which holds 1001 life sized statues... (more)Lisa Thompson
This was an excellent trip. ...Walking in the countryside - seeing parts of Japan that I would never have discovered on my own and being guided by a reliable expert. Asuka, Dorogawa and the Mitarai Gorge were particularly memorable. Also - wonderful exotic food, charming ryokans and soothing onsens. (more)Una Dinning
From £2390 excluding flights
Japan holidays, tailor made
The autumn colours were just amazing in Japan. Its a fascinating culture with so many memorable experiences, just a few spring to mind, walking the Nakesendo highway, staying at the Mitsui Garden hotel in Tokyo, the views are mind blowing from here, Geisha spotting in Kyoto... (more)Katherine Windibank
In all honesty it is very hard to pin point one defining moment. It was all brilliant. (more)Alan Brownlow
It's hard to say just which part was the most memorable because it all was (more)Janet Turnbull
From £3130 including UK flights
Japan tours, The Land of the Rising Sun
Memorable parts? We chose the 'Narrow Road to the Deep North' tour, where , as part of an international party of 10 we followed in the footsteps of the poet and writer Matsuo Basho into the northern region of Tohoku with its soaring tree clad slopes, hidden monasteries and sand fringed tranquil lakes. The tour started and ended in Tokyo and included art galleries and museums, cafes and cobweb bars, parks and gardens, sushi and sake and convivial companions, we were loath to leave. As we moved... (more)Sue Jones
From £2275 excluding flights
Japan holiday, ancient and modern
Excellent... (more)Ruth Martin
Being in a totally different culture, the people were so friendly and helpful, it was the best! (more)Cindy Faithfull
My holiday was absolutely fantastic - I have never had such a great time, never loved somewhere so much, never actually had my breath taken away so often, absorbed so much atmosphere, relaxed so completely or felt so carefree and happy as I did on this trip to Japan (more)Julia Young
From £3649 - £3899 including UK flights
Holiday in Japan
Superb. Would recommend it wholeheartedly. Thanks very much. (more)Simon Toller
A lot of good experiences - elephant ride on Christmas day - meeting a monk for meditation - Thai massage (ouch ouch ouch) and some great pampering. Food was often an adventure too. (more)Joanna Hughes
Really enjoyed visiting the ethnic minority villages in Sapa - our tour leader Hue enabled us to visit the villagers and take part in their new year celebrations. (more)Bethany Wright
From £2394 - £2845 excluding flights
Japan culture tour, Shoguns & Samurai
The most memorable part of the holiday was getting a bit of an insight into the people and culture of everyday Japan by travelling on local trains and buses and staying in local inns in rural areas rather than faceless hotels. (more)Nicola Lindsey
It was a great trip, and Andy, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable and helpful. (more)Burkhard Green
I truly enjoyed each day and the new experiences we had, every place we visited was interesting. I loved travelling on the trains and buses, seeing the surrounding countryside with the crops of rice, tea and vegetables growing. (more)Ruth Hamer
From £2710 excluding flights
Hokkaido winter holiday in Japan
Memorable parts? The cranes in Hokkaido. Tips? None - it's so different for everybody. Local benefits? First no, second yes. Overall rating? Phil Colley is a very good tour leader. For me, personally, there was too much "town-stay" and not enough cultural visits. (more)Berrut Anne-Laure
From £2795 excluding flights
Kumano Kodo trail self guided walking holiday, Japan
Memorable parts? All of it was good. The highlight might have been the first sight of the Golden Temple in Kyoto, or the first proper Japanese meal. Tips? As it is primarily a walking holiday through woods, I would recommend one takes good walking boots and a stick. Local benefits? Mainly staying staying in small, traditional hotels (ryokan) must be good. Overall rating? Excellent. All the arrangements worked perfectly. (more)John Brennan
From £605 - £1565 excluding flights
Adventure holiday in Japan
Memorable parts? A painting exhibition in Hiroshima. Tips? It actually isn't that difficult getting around Japan but a few simple Japanese phrases help break the ice. Local benefits? We had very little interaction with local people and employed no local guides which was really a pity. We impacted on the environment just as much as any other tourists. Overall rating? Reasonable. (more)Margaret Good
From £2295 - £2899 excluding flights

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really
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