Cultural holidays in Japan
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Japan golden route holiday

Japan golden route holiday

9 night classic Japan trip: Tokyo, Fuji, Kyoto
From £1,790 10 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Japan tailor made tour on a shoestring

Japan tailor made tour on a shoestring

Japan's classic sights on a shoestring!
From £980 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
Japan small group holiday by bullet train

Japan small group holiday by bullet train

Japan's must-see cities and beautiful, rural countryside
From £2,850 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 27 May, 29 Jul, 19 Aug, 16 Sep, 14 Oct
Japan cultural small group holiday

Japan cultural small group holiday

A journey along the ancient Tokaido highway
From £1,275 to £1,485 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 4 Mar, 18 Mar, 13 May, 10 Jun, 8 Jul, 5 Aug, 19 Aug, 23 Sep, 28 Oct, 4 Nov
China and Japan holiday, Beijing to Tokyo

China and Japan holiday, Beijing to Tokyo

Incredible journey showcasing the best of two ancient cultures
From £3,199 to £3,459 18 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 25 Mar, 1 Apr, 8 Apr, 29 Apr, 27 May, 24 Jun, 1 Jul, 8 Jul, 15 Jul, 22 Jul, 2 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 7 Oct
2018: 17 Feb, 24 Feb, 10 Mar, 17 Mar, 24 Mar, 31 Mar, 7 Apr, 28 Apr, 5 May, 26 May, 16 Jun, 23 Jun, 30 Jun, 7 Jul, 14 Jul, 21 Jul, 28 Jul, 4 Aug, 11 Aug, 18 Aug, 25 Aug, 1 Sep, 15 Sep, 22 Sep, 29 Sep, 6 Oct, 13 Oct, 20 Oct, 27 Oct, 3 Nov, 10 Nov, 24 Nov, 1 Dec
Japan holidays, tailor made

Japan holidays, tailor made

Experience the highlights of Japan by train
From £4,990 14 days inc UK flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor-made and departures can be arranged all year. The sample itinerary below can be modified to your personal wishes including departure date, duration, accommodation used & how long you spend in each destination.
Japan cultural immersion holiday

Japan cultural immersion holiday

Cultural activites and traditional experiences galore
From £2,915 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 14 May, 17 Sep
Japan small group holiday, Japan unmasked

Japan small group holiday, Japan unmasked

Whistlestop Japan highlights with an expert tour leader
From £1,790 to £2,080 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 6 Feb, 20 Feb, 27 Feb, 6 Mar, 27 Mar, 8 May, 15 May, 12 Jun, 3 Jul, 31 Jul, 11 Sep, 9 Oct, 23 Oct, 30 Oct, 13 Nov
Tokyo group holiday, a food adventure

Tokyo group holiday, a food adventure

Dive into Tokyo city’s incredible food scene
From £3,015 to £3,710 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 12 Mar, 19 Mar, 26 Mar, 9 Apr, 16 Apr, 23 Apr, 7 May, 21 May, 28 May, 4 Jun, 18 Jun, 16 Jul, 6 Aug, 20 Aug, 3 Sep, 17 Sep, 1 Oct, 15 Oct, 29 Oct, 12 Nov
2018: 18 Mar, 25 Mar, 8 Apr, 15 Apr, 22 Apr, 29 Apr, 6 May, 13 May, 27 May, 10 Jun, 24 Jun, 8 Jul, 22 Jul, 5 Aug, 19 Aug, 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 16 Sep, 30 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 21 Oct, 4 Nov
The Japanese Alps private tour

The Japanese Alps private tour

Folklore and samurai culture in the Japanese Alps
From £2,215 to £3,800 10 days ex flights
Tailor made
Japan family holiday

Japan family holiday

Be transported into a world of cultural mystery and intrigue
From £3,570 to £3,772 13 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2017: 1 Apr, 8 Apr, 10 Jun, 1 Jul, 22 Jul, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 16 Dec
Walking tours to Japan

Walking tours to Japan

Explore the backroads of Japan
From £2,990 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 19 Mar, 22 Mar, 12 May, 5 Jun, 6 Aug, 1 Oct, 5 Nov, 12 Nov
Japan small group holiday, Kyoto to Tokyo

Japan small group holiday, Kyoto to Tokyo

Journey into the heart of Japan - Kyoto to Tokyo
From £3,250 to £3,685 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 11 Mar, 18 Mar, 25 Mar, 1 Apr, 8 Apr, 15 Apr, 22 Apr, 29 Apr, 13 May, 20 May, 27 May, 10 Jun, 1 Jul, 8 Jul, 15 Jul, 5 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 28 Oct, 4 Nov, 11 Nov, 18 Nov
2018: 17 Mar, 24 Mar, 31 Mar, 7 Apr, 14 Apr, 21 Apr, 28 Apr, 12 May, 26 May, 9 Jun, 30 Jun, 14 Jul, 4 Aug, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 15 Sep, 22 Sep, 6 Oct, 13 Oct, 27 Oct, 3 Nov, 17 Nov
Japan honeymoon tour on a shoestring

Japan honeymoon tour on a shoestring

Simple hotels, rustic ryokan, unforgettable honeymoon.
From £1,450 13 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Hidden Japan holiday

Hidden Japan holiday

Get beneath the surface into the heart of Japan
From £2,790 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 23 Mar, 20 Apr, 11 May, 20 Jul, 17 Aug, 28 Sep, 12 Oct
Japan culture tour, Shoguns & Samurai

Japan culture tour, Shoguns & Samurai

Ultra-modern Tokyo to Imperial Kyoto
From £3,465 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 25 Mar, 3 Apr, 8 May, 16 Jul, 15 Oct, 4 Nov
Southern Japan small group holiday

Southern Japan small group holiday

Off the beaten track in Kyoto, Nara & Kyushu
From £3,695 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 6 May, 20 May, 9 Oct, 14 Oct
Nakasendo Trail winter tour, Japan

Nakasendo Trail winter tour, Japan

The tranquil magic of winter on the Nakasendo trail
From £2,270 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 28 Jan
Best of Kyushu Japan self-drive holiday

Best of Kyushu Japan self-drive holiday

Explore Japans stunning great outdoors.
From £5,580 17 days inc UK flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Japan walking tour of Shikoku

Japan walking tour of Shikoku

Beautiful Shikoku Island and the 88 Pilgrimage trail
From £3,620 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 14 May, 5 Nov
Japan luxury holiday

Japan luxury holiday

An introduction to mesmerising Japan.
From £4,413 9 days inc UK flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Cherry Blossom luxury tour in Japan

Cherry Blossom luxury tour in Japan

Experience Japan's most vibrant season
From £5,387 8 days inc UK flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Shikoku Pilgrimage self guided walking tour, Japan

Shikoku Pilgrimage self guided walking tour, Japan

Shikoku 88 Pilgimage route self-guided walking
From £925 to £1,680 10 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Japan small group tour, in the shadow of mountains

Japan small group tour, in the shadow of mountains

Western Honshu's coasts - Japan Sea and Inland Sea
From £3,655 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 24 May, 27 Sep
Japan small group tour

Japan small group tour

Bold cities, beautiful lakes and spectacular Mount Fuji
From £3,400 to £3,485 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 14 Dec, 28 Dec
2017: 25 Mar, 8 Apr, 14 Oct, 28 Oct, 13 Dec, 27 Dec
2018: 24 Mar, 7 Apr, 13 Oct, 27 Oct, 12 Dec, 26 Dec
Northern Japan tour

Northern Japan tour

Off the beaten path in magical northern Japan
From £3,405 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 29 May, 16 Oct
Japan tour, village traditions

Japan tour, village traditions

Rural activities and traditional crafts in central Japan
From £2,540 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 18 May, 28 Sep
Adventure holiday in Japan

Adventure holiday in Japan

Japan's technology & temples
From £2,799 to £2,929 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 2 Jan, 6 Feb, 6 Mar, 13 Mar, 20 Mar, 23 Mar, 27 Mar, 29 Mar, 30 Mar, 3 Apr, 5 Apr, 6 Apr, 13 Apr, 17 Apr, 24 Apr, 4 May, 8 May, 15 May, 29 May, 12 Jun, 19 Jun, 3 Jul, 10 Jul, 31 Jul, 14 Aug, 21 Aug, 28 Aug, 4 Sep, 18 Sep, 25 Sep, 2 Oct, 9 Oct, 16 Oct, 23 Oct, 6 Nov, 20 Nov, 4 Dec, 18 Dec
2018: 1 Jan, 15 Jan, 22 Jan, 5 Feb, 19 Feb, 26 Feb, 5 Mar, 12 Mar, 19 Mar, 22 Mar, 26 Mar, 28 Mar, 29 Mar, 2 Apr, 4 Apr, 5 Apr ...
Holiday in Japan

Holiday in Japan

Take the bullet train Tokyo to Kyoto
From £3,045 to £3,500 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: Departs most Saturdays throughout the year.
Japan holiday, ancient and modern

Japan holiday, ancient and modern

Explore the attractions of this vibrant nation
From £4,199 to £4,649 16 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2017: 10 Mar, 17 Mar, 24 Mar, 31 Mar, 7 Apr, 14 Apr, 21 Apr, 12 May, 19 May, 22 Sep, 29 Sep, 6 Oct, 13 Oct, 20 Oct, 10 Nov
2018: 16 Mar, 23 Mar, 30 Mar, 6 Apr, 13 Apr, 20 Apr, 4 May, 11 May, 18 May, 21 Sep, 28 Sep, 5 Oct, 12 Oct, 19 Oct, 9 Nov
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reviews for Cultural holidays in Japan

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I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really
Japan holidays, tailor made
From
£4,990
including UK flights
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
Japan cultural small group holiday
From
£1,275
excluding flights
The entire trip was so awesome. Lots of exciting things to taste, see and experience. Great way to meet people who enjoy travelling as much as I do. Fantastic trip. (more)Anuschka Veckranges
Really enjoyed the variety of visiting different regions of Japan e.g. busy Tokyo, tranquil Hakone, beautiful Kyoto and Nara and Kamakura. (more)Eva Jolly
Japan small group holiday, Japan unmasked
From
£1,790
excluding flights
The breadth of experience, from the neon lighted frantic pace of Tokyo, to the 5am chanting of monks at a Nagano temple, all connected by the thrill of the Shinkansen. (more)Keith Swindell
Wonderful! (more)Genia Bainbridge
Very enjoyable. We were a family of 3 travelling with a 17 yr old son. We all had a very memorable holiday . It was full on though with little time to rest but we knew that before we set off and it delivered the anticipated full schedule. (more)Annette Hale
Japan golden route holiday
From
£1,790
excluding flights
It blew away all my expectations in all honesty. I will definitely be booking my next trip through Responsible Travel again. The question is where to next?? (more)Mitesh Amin
There was always someone to speak to from the company if you needed any further assistance or advice. We found their advice and planning resulted in us having the best holiday ever. (more)Gareth Spring
(The holiday was) Excellent...over 300 photos taken.... an indication of our enthusiasm to capture the glorious sights. (more)Sandra Bannister
Japan tailor made tour on a shoestring
From
£980
excluding flights
Absolutely brilliant. We were a little anxious beforehand as we had not participated in a group tour before but we certainly do so again provided it was with your organisation! (more)Anne Davies
Excellent!...Taking a day out between the big cities to relax in a traditional style Ryokan was fantastic. Something we wouldn't have considered if we'd tried to book everything ourselves. (more)Rachel Nash
A holiday of a lifetime...Dinner in the evening was the best kaiseki of our trip - the fish salted and fresh with the most minimal food miles - straight from the fish ponds outside. (more)Cat Pickup
Japan small group holiday by bullet train
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£2,850
excluding flights
Autumn colours were wonderful and the temples were most interesting. Excellent, with attention to detail, which made the tour very easy for the group. Hotels very good. (more)Ann Caroe
Very good itinerary that included cities and countryside and a variety of types of accommodation. There was plenty of optional free time to explore one your own if you wanted. Brian, the tour leader was conscientious and helpful, we were particularly impressed that he met us at our hotel on arrival in Japan in spite of the very late hour. (more)Andy Goodenough
We particularly liked Takayama. We had the experience of staying in Ryokan and were fully exposed to Japanese breakfasts...Very good itinary, Good logistics. (more)Geoff Wright
Walking tours to Japan
From
£2,990
excluding flights
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
Japan holiday, ancient and modern
From
£4,199
including UK flights
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
Holiday in Japan
From
£3,045
excluding flights
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
Japan culture tour, Shoguns & Samurai
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£3,465
excluding flights
The whole thing was tremendous - felt we got a real insight into Japan today and in the past....One of the best holidays we have been on - very well planned to give a varied taste of the Japanese culture. (more)Anne Cooper
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
Japan honeymoon tour on a shoestring
From
£1,450
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Japan is a fascinating and exhilerating place to visit. The cultural differences are marked, and with so many great sights, both traditional and modern, there is so much to see and experience. The people are very welcoming and really do want you to have the best time possible. Tips? Take adavntage of the felxibility offered by the holiday provider but stick with their main ideas/routes. Their experience really helped. Local benefits? It definitely felt that... (more)John Hayes
Hidden Japan holiday
From
£2,790
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Everything! Travelling extensively using the local transport - every type, meant we saw such a large range of places, did lots of activities, experienced historical and modern displays, interacted with the local people and tasted a big variety of food. Tips? Travel light. Prepare for lots of traditional Japanese food. Bring comfy shoes. Local benefits? Yes. We travelled by public transport most of the time which is very efficient. We engaged with many locals... (more)Susan White
Southern Japan small group holiday
From
£3,695
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Seeing Mt Sakurajima look very peaceful and then erupt and having an Onsen by the beach. Tips? Pack lightly and be prepared to spend a lot of time on public transport as you travel large distances. While it is called a walking tour you don't actually walk large distances most days. Local benefits? Yes, We stayed in family run accommodation about half the time and ate a lot of local food prepared by locals rather than big companies. Overall rating? Very... (more)Barbara and Peter Gray
Adventure holiday in Japan
From
£2,799
excluding flights
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
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