Japan small group holiday, Japan unmasked

Japan small group holiday, Japan unmasked

Whistlestop Japan highlights with an expert tour leader
From £2,470 to £2,855 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 25 May, 8 Jun, 29 Jun, 20 Jul, 17 Aug, 18 Sep, 26 Oct, 23 Nov
2021: 15 Feb, 1 Mar, 26 Apr, 10 May, 24 May, 7 Jun, 28 Jun
Japan golden route holiday

Japan golden route holiday

9 night classic Japan trip: Tokyo, Fuji, Kyoto
From £2,100 10 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Japan self guided walking holiday, Nakasendo Trail

Japan self guided walking holiday, Nakasendo Trail

Self-guided walking along Japan’s ancient Nakasendo trail
From £865 to £1,225 5 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailormade at a time to suit you and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
Nakasendo self guided walking tour

Nakasendo self guided walking tour

The Nakasendo Trail, with wonderful additional areas too
From £1,240 to £2,230 10 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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Japan multi activity holiday

Japan multi activity holiday

Japan's Inland Sea - cycling, kayaking and hiking
From £1,580 to £2,340 9 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Japan rural cultural tour

Japan rural cultural tour

The Culture of Rural Japan, including Osaka and Kyoto
From US $2,700 to US $3,700 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Honshu hiking holiday in Japan

Honshu hiking holiday in Japan

A challenging walking and hiking holiday in Japan.
From £3,630 17 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Nikko and Yumoto Onsen walking tour, Japan

Nikko and Yumoto Onsen walking tour, Japan

Explore Nikko and hike in the beautiful Oku Nikko plains.
From £1,000 4 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Wheelchair accessible holiday to Japan

Wheelchair accessible holiday to Japan

Wheelchair-friendly version of Japan's highlights
From £3,800 11 days ex 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 £1,135 to £1,895 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 £3,910 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 20 May, 23 Sep
Last minute availability to join guaranteed 20 May departure.
Japan honeymoon tour on a shoestring

Japan honeymoon tour on a shoestring

Simple hotels, rustic ryokan, unforgettable honeymoon.
From £1,790 13 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 £1,170 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
Hidden Japan holiday

Hidden Japan holiday

Get beneath the surface into the heart of Japan
From £3,850 to £4,230 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 12 Mar, 11 Jun, 23 Jul, 29 Oct, 12 Nov
2021: 11 Mar, 13 May, 20 May
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Travel Team

If you would like some help or advice, or just want to discuss your ideas for your next trip, do give us a call.
Kumano Kodo trail self guided walking holiday, Japan

Kumano Kodo trail self guided walking holiday, Japan

Self guided walking on the Kumano Kodo Trail
From £855 to £1,990 6 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Nakasendo Trail walking tour, Japan

Nakasendo Trail walking tour, Japan

Village-to-village walking on the historic Nakasendo trail
From £3,710 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 23 Mar, 30 Mar, 5 Apr, 7 Apr, 16 Apr, 5 May, 11 May, 15 May, 18 May, 1 Jun, 15 Jun, 7 Sep, 15 Sep, 21 Sep, 6 Oct, 9 Oct, 18 Oct, 2 Nov, 5 Nov, 8 Nov
Last minute availability on April and May departures.
Japan cultural small group holiday

Japan cultural small group holiday

A journey along the ancient Tokaido highway
From £2,000 to £2,200 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 26 Sep, 24 Oct, 7 Nov
2021: 27 Feb, 13 Mar, 22 May, 12 Jun
Japan small group holiday by bullet train

Japan small group holiday by bullet train

Japan's must-see cities and beautiful, rural countryside
From £3,895 to £4,400 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 6 Jun, 11 Jul, 22 Aug, 12 Sep
2021: 15 May, 22 May, 5 Jun
Kumano Kodo walking holiday, Japan

Kumano Kodo walking holiday, Japan

Village to village walking in the sacred Kii Peninsula
From £2,915 9 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 12 Apr, 6 May, 18 May, 5 Oct, 21 Oct, 4 Nov, 11 Nov
Last minute availability on 12 April departure.
Japan discovery tour, 14 days

Japan discovery tour, 14 days

Discover authentic Japan in one incredible itinerary
From £3,295 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Hokkaido holiday in Japan

Hokkaido holiday in Japan

Explore the mountains and tranquil lakes of Northern Japan.
From £6,155 15 days inc UK flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Japan gastronomic holiday

Japan gastronomic holiday

A foodies' dream: a culinary journey across Japan.
From £3,070 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Japan ancient capitals self guided walking tour

Japan ancient capitals self guided walking tour

Ancient Capitals, historic trails and cultural treasures.
From £1,000 5 days ex 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 £3,990 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 10 May, 18 Oct
Last minute availability for guaranteed 10 May departure.
Japan walking holiday, North from Tokyo

Japan walking holiday, North from Tokyo

A walking journey, rich in spirituality and tradition
From £4,070 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 21 Aug, 11 Sep
Japan culture tour, Shoguns & Samurai

Japan culture tour, Shoguns & Samurai

Ultra-modern Tokyo to Imperial Kyoto
From £4,070 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 1 Apr, 17 Apr, 6 May, 20 May, 15 Jul, 21 Oct, 4 Nov
Late availability on guaranteed departures: 1 April, 17 April
Japan holiday, ancient and modern

Japan holiday, ancient and modern

Explore the attractions of this vibrant nation
From £4,549 to £5,649 16 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2020: 14 Mar, 15 Mar, 18 Mar, 21 Mar, 22 Mar, 25 Mar, 29 Mar, 4 Apr, 5 Apr, 11 Apr, 18 Apr, 9 May, 19 Sep, 26 Sep, 3 Oct, 10 Oct, 17 Oct, 18 Oct, 24 Oct, 7 Nov
2021: 13 Mar, 14 Mar, 17 Mar, 20 Mar, 21 Mar, 24 Mar, 27 Mar, 28 Mar, 31 Mar, 3 Apr, 4 Apr, 10 Apr, 11 Apr, 17 Apr, 8 May, 15 May, 18 Sep, 25 Sep, 2 Oct, 9 Oct, 16 Oct, 17 Oct, 23 Oct, 6 Nov, 13 Nov
Late availability on these dates: 14 Mar, 15 Mar, 18 Mar, 21 Mar, 22 Mar, 25 Mar, 29 Mar, 04 Apr, 05 Apr, 11 Apr, 18 Apr, 09 May
Southern Japan small group holiday

Southern Japan small group holiday

Off the beaten track in Kyoto, Nara & Kyushu
From £4,190 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 8 Apr, 4 May, 21 Sep, 24 Oct
Japan culture tour, Takayama to Kiso Valley

Japan culture tour, Takayama to Kiso Valley

A journey through Japan's diverse cultural landscapes
From £2,810 9 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Luxury Japan holiday, tailor made

Luxury Japan holiday, tailor made

Beautiful country that offers beauty, tradition and history
From £5,550 18 days ex flights
Tailor made
Japan small group holiday, Japan unmasked
From
£2,470
excluding flights
It is actually hard to pick one part, it was all memorable. Hiroshima, very moving experience, Miyajima and the view from the summit. (more)Maria Snow
The part I liked the most of our days was taking an (nearly) daily onsen bath to recover from the day. Especially the outdoor onsen in Nagano was very beautiful. (more)Jaqueline Schulz
I enjoyed all of it. I especially liked the flexibility and that I could go off an explore on my own. (more)Vicki Jones
Japan golden route holiday
From
£2,100
excluding flights
The most exciting part of the holiday was the rugby. (more)Lorraine van Schalkwyk
This was a very varied and comprehensive introduction to the country. The cities were really interesting and undoubtedly Kyoto's multiple sites make it a bit of a gem but we really enjoyed the smaller towns like Kanazawa and quiet and peace of Mount Koya. (more)Saket Priyadarshi
The fabulous gardens in Shinjuku Tokyo were memorable. (more)Janet Hynes
Japan self guided walking holiday, Nakasendo Trail
From
£865
excluding flights
The hiking was varied and always interesting. The hills were spectacular with fall color. (more)Donald Duprey
The most memorable part of the holiday was the Nakasendo trail. (more)Celeste Von Glehn
Perfect holiday for everyone on the trip. The most memorable parts were walking through O'Tsumago and Narai. (more)Julie Kim
Nakasendo Trail walking tour, Japan
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£3,710
excluding flights
It was a wonderful holiday. We had a really lovely group of people to travel with and a great guide - flexible, knowledgeable, fun. (more)Jane Lowe
The food provided in the inns was a great experience. (more)Margaret Sneddon
There were many great parts but if forced to pick we’d say our stay at the Tsuruya Ryokan and our walk from Karuizawa to Yokokawa (more)Louis Tassinary
Wheelchair accessible holiday to Japan
From
£3,800
excluding flights
The most memorable part of this holiday was the warm and friendly people. (more)Sharon Aki
The operator were superb in ensuring that accessible needs were catered for. Be clear with them as to what you need and they will ensure that it happens. (more)Andy Sykes
Nikko and Yumoto Onsen walking tour, Japan
From
£1,000
excluding flights
The most memorable part of the holiday was walking for days with seeing hardly anybody, only wonderful nature. And the amazing food in the local inns. (more)Babette Braun
Hard to choose the most memorable moment. Bathing naked in hot sting under the stars. Walking snow packed paths, through the mountains. We had an amazing experience and the people at the inns couldn’t have been more kind and helpful. (more)Prue Thimbleby
Hidden Japan holiday
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£3,850
excluding flights
The most memorable part of the holiday was the buddhist temples in Miyajima. (more)Aine O Ceallaigh
Absolutely wonderful; probably the best we've ever had. (more)Jane Dunphy
It was an amazing experience; everything we hoped for and more...each day was different and a new fascinating experience. (more)Jean Burgess
Japan honeymoon tour on a shoestring
From
£1,790
excluding flights
We loved Nijo Castle in Tokyo, also staying at the ryokan in Hakone, the food was fantastic and the area was beautiful! (more)Elizabeth Standard
Hiking the section of the Nakasendo Samurai Trail from Magome to Tsumago was amazing! We loved walking through really beautiful countryside, listening to the birds and frogs and fortunately not encountering any bears! (more)Rachel Bielby
Amazing holiday (more)Sylvie Harvey
Shikoku Pilgrimage self guided walking tour, Japan
From
£1,135
excluding flights
The most memorable part of the holiday was the temple complex at Kota-Hira and the town itself (more)Alison Twiney
If you want to get beyond the glitz and ‘hustle and bustle’ of cities, this is a trip for you. You will see and experience rural and provincial Japan close up and personal, and hopefully, like us, come away having loved it. (more)Richard Shortt
Nachi-San and Mount Koya were the most memorable parts our holiday. It was an amazing experience ! (more)Anne-Marie Brest
Kumano Kodo trail self guided walking holiday, Japan
From
£855
excluding flights
The most memorable part of the holiday was the beautiful trails and the peace. (more)Katrine Khurana
The most memorable part of the holiday was staying in the Ryokans and the natural beauty (more)Michael Waterhouse
Specific moments on the trail were memorable, especially at the approach to Hongu, our ryokan and experience at Chikatsuyu. (more)Joanne Bauer
Japan cultural small group holiday
From
£2,000
excluding flights
We saw various places all of which were very interesting. There is not one particular place or experience that stands out over and above everything else. It was great to cover so much ground and there was a lot to do every day. Our tour leader was helpful and very knowledgeable. (more)Catherine Cassidy
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 tailor made tour on a shoestring
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£1,170
excluding flights
Memorable moments included practising calligraphy and wood block printing, sitting on the 14th floor open air rooftop overlooking the peace park in Hiroshima, sitting admiring Matsumoto black crow castle after dark. (more)Michael Jacoby
The snow monkeys, the city lights of Tokyo, the local restaurants and bars, the food and the friendliness & helpfulness of the people were memorable. (more)Alan Hope
We had an amazing holiday. Japan is unique. (more)Helen Dooley
Japan small group holiday by bullet train
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£3,895
excluding flights
The most memorable part of the holiday was the train travel and scenery. (more)Stuart Ackley
The most exciting elements were the cultural differences and beauty of Japan. The most memorable was the stunning 'Japanese Alps' at Kamicochi. (more)John Harlow
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
Kumano Kodo walking holiday, Japan
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£2,915
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Day 6,Walk from Koguchi to Nachi Grand Shrine and waterfall. The hiking was really challenging and site sceneries at the end were amazing. Tips? Have the lightest possible backpack during the hikes. Local benefits? Yes. Overall rating? Very Good (more)Ahmed El Hawary
Honshu hiking holiday in Japan
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£3,630
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The Roykans and the scenery were amazing. Beautiful walk. Tips? Probably book with another operator. The information on the walk was totally inadequate. If we had not photographed the walk instructions from some people we met who were booked with another company we would have been totally lost on the last day. The major part of the last day walk has no sign posts for Nakasendo Way and we were provided with no map or instructions apart from a couple of lines. We might... (more)Trevor Marriott
Japan gastronomic holiday
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£3,070
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Exploring a wide range of parts of Japan and trying our hand at things like sushi making and noodle making Tips? It is a great way to maximise your time in Japan. Having the logistics worked out for you by a specialist who knows the country really helps to get more out of your time while the self-tour aspect means it is still under your won control and not confined by tour groups. That element of flexibility allows you to make the holiday your own Local benefits? It... (more)Gareth Jones
Japan walking holiday, North from Tokyo
From
£4,070
excluding flights
Memorable parts? It was all memorable Tips? Be prepared for all the travel and be aware you go to places that are not so well-known - it really is like this - but it is great to have the opportunity to do this. Local benefits? Yes - sometimes - eg the smallish guest house on Yokoshima, the train journey in aid of victims of the earthquake a few years before in Kyush. Overall rating? (more)Denise Brady
Japan ancient capitals self guided walking tour
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£1,000
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Probably staying in two historic ryokan but the travelling over 4 days to two different locations was great fun as well. And the best moment was the sudden unexpected view of Mount Fuji from Oshino Hakkai. Tips? We are in our mid sixties and I was nervous beforehand about our ability to figure out the transportation by ourselves. In fact, with the helpful information plus clear ticketing, it was all very straightforward and went extremely smoothly. And local people... (more)Jane Williams
Japan holiday, ancient and modern
From
£4,549
including UK flights
From the cherry blossoms in Tokyo to the the snow monkeys in the snow to the wonderful gardens and temples of Kyoto - it was all so interesting and varied (more)Wendy Kreppel
The most memorable part of the holiday was the day trip to Arashiyama, in Kyoto suburbs. Lovely combo of temples, gardens and shopping. (more)Henrietta Curzon
Fabulous people - so welcoming and polite. Loved the Onsens - open air thermal baths where you bathe naked! (more)Rosie Morgan
Walking tours to Japan
From
£3,220
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 culture tour, Shoguns & Samurai
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£4,070
excluding flights
So many memorable things but I think just getting out of the city and seeing and being part of rural Japan was incredible. (more)Philip White
Travelling on local trains and buses and the opportunity to do lots of walking in beautiful places were the most memorable parts of our holiday. (more)Margaret Watts
Experiencing such a different culture and all things Japanese was the best. Excellent. Fumiko was a very helpful, informative and patient guide. We saw amazing temples, landscape etc. (more)Janet Barwell
Kyoto to Tokyo small group holiday in Japan
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£3,047
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The cherry blossom in Japan. Tips? Take an umbrella, be ready to walk a lot and have fun. Local benefits? Yes, especially the local hotels amd ryokan. Overall rating? Excellent. Very good guide (Kimi) who went beyond the holiday description, taking us on tours, and explaining the local customs. We explored other tours before booking with this company and this was best value for money. (more)Mary-Anne Rose
Southern Japan small group holiday
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£4,190
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
Japan unmasked tour, 14 days
From
AU $4,892
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The temples, the onsen in Nagano, travelling by bullet train, Matsumoto castle. The woodblock museum Matsumoto, the Hida village outside Katayama, the bike ride, the samurai house and garden. Kenrokuen gardens. The food experience. Our excellent guide. Tips? Give everything a try. Local benefits? Yes, however the Japanese people can teach us a thing or two about manners. Infrastructure and transport and managing litter. Overall rating? It was a fabulous... (more)Kate York
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