Cultural holidays in Japan

Japan cultural holidays are for many travellers like stepping into a different world entirely. Learn the intricate rules behind a traditional tea ceremony, how to tie a kimono perfectly, how to assemble a bento box lunch. You can also explore ancient capitals, walk in the footsteps of samurai, visit World Heritage castles and temples, and watch a sumo wrestlers’ training session. Japanese culture is utterly fascinating.

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Japan golden route holiday

Japan golden route holiday

9 night classic Japan trip: Tokyo, Fuji, Kyoto
From £2,060 10 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Japan small group holiday, Japan unmasked

Japan small group holiday, Japan unmasked

Whistlestop Japan highlights with an expert tour leader
From £2,660 to £2,940 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 27 Feb, 3 Apr, 24 Jul, 4 Sep, 27 Nov
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
Japan small group holiday by bullet train

Japan small group holiday by bullet train

Japan's must-see cities and beautiful, rural countryside
From £4,400 to £4,620 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 27 May, 29 Jul, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 7 Oct
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Hidden Japan holiday

Hidden Japan holiday

Get beneath the surface into the heart of Japan
From £3,990 to £4,410 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 16 Mar, 1 Jun, 6 Jul, 5 Oct, 19 Oct, 16 Nov
Japan rural cultural tour

Japan rural cultural tour

The Culture of Rural Japan, including Osaka and Kyoto
From US $3,100 to US $4,200 7 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 £1,130 to £2,145 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 £3,685 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 22 May, 25 Sep
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 classic tour by rail

Japan classic tour by rail

A visually striking railway journey through Japan
From £5,995 14 days inc UK 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
South Korea and Japan small group tour

South Korea and Japan small group tour

Explore South Korea & Japan in 24 days
From £2,950 to £3,150 24 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 9 Mar, 23 Mar, 30 Mar, 6 Apr, 13 Apr, 4 May, 18 May, 1 Jun, 15 Jun, 24 Aug, 7 Sep, 12 Oct, 19 Oct, 26 Oct
Wheelchair accessible holiday in Japan

Wheelchair accessible holiday in 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
Japan cultural small group holiday

Japan cultural small group holiday

A journey along the ancient Tokaido highway
From £2,050 to £2,260 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 11 Mar, 17 Jun, 14 Oct, 11 Nov
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Japan family 12 day tour

Japan family 12 day tour

12 Day Family Tour to experience Japan
From £2,095 to £2,295 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 2 Apr, 23 Jul, 15 Oct
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 £8,050 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 15 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 £830 to £1,060 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 £4,100 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 14 May, 15 Oct
Japan group holiday, a food adventure

Japan group holiday, a food adventure

Dive into Tokyo city’s incredible food scene
From £4,250£4,128 to £4,680 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 25 Dec
2023: 12 Mar, 26 Mar, 2 Apr, 9 Apr, 16 Apr, 14 May, 21 May, 28 May, 4 Jun, 20 Aug, 3 Sep, 17 Sep, 1 Oct, 29 Oct, 12 Nov, 24 Dec
Up to £210 off selected dates.
Late availability on these dates: 25 Dec, 12 Mar
Walking tours to Japan

Walking tours to Japan

Explore the backroads of Japan
From £3,790 to £4,110 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 5 Mar, 19 Mar, 14 May, 28 May, 10 Sep, 24 Sep, 1 Oct, 29 Oct, 12 Nov
2024: 3 Mar, 17 Mar, 31 Mar, 14 Apr, 12 May, 26 May, 8 Sep, 22 Sep, 6 Oct, 3 Nov, 17 Nov
Late availability on these dates: 05 Mar
Kyoto to Tokyo small group holiday in Japan

Kyoto to Tokyo small group holiday in Japan

Journey into the heart of Japan - Kyoto to Tokyo
From £4,385 to £5,155 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 5 Mar, 12 Mar, 19 Mar, 26 Mar, 31 Mar, 2 Apr, 5 Apr, 7 Apr, 9 Apr, 14 Apr, 16 Apr, 19 Apr, 21 May, 24 May, 28 May, 18 Jun, 2 Jul, 16 Jul, 20 Aug, 27 Aug, 3 Sep, 10 Sep, 17 Sep, 24 Sep, 1 Oct, 8 Oct, 11 Oct, 15 Oct, 22 Oct, 8 Nov, 12 Nov
Late availability on these dates: 05 Mar, 12 Mar
Japan holiday, ancient and modern

Japan holiday, ancient and modern

Explore the attractions of this vibrant nation
From £5,549 to £7,099 16 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2023: 11 Mar, 12 Mar, 15 Mar, 18 Mar, 19 Mar, 22 Mar, 25 Mar, 26 Mar, 2 Apr, 9 Apr, 15 Apr, 6 May, 13 May, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 21 Oct, 11 Nov
2024: 9 Mar, 10 Mar, 13 Mar, 16 Mar, 17 Mar, 20 Mar, 23 Mar, 24 Mar, 27 Mar, 31 Mar, 6 Apr, 7 Apr, 13 Apr, 4 May, 11 May, 14 Sep, 21 Sep, 28 Sep, 5 Oct, 12 Oct, 19 Oct, 2 Nov, 9 Nov
Late availability on upcoming trips
Japan culture tour, Shoguns & Samurai

Japan culture tour, Shoguns & Samurai

Ultra-modern Tokyo to Imperial Kyoto
From £3,990 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 28 Mar, 15 Apr, 12 May, 8 Sep, 17 Oct, 31 Oct
Southern Japan small group holiday

Southern Japan small group holiday

Off the beaten track in Kyoto, Nara & Kyushu
From £4,175 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 5 Apr, 8 May, 18 Sep, 21 Oct
Japan family holiday

Japan family holiday

Throw yourself into the whirl of Japan
From £4,100 to £4,730 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 1 Apr, 5 Apr, 8 Apr, 24 Jun, 26 Jun, 28 Jun, 2 Jul, 17 Jul, 24 Jul, 5 Aug, 16 Sep, 18 Sep, 21 Sep, 23 Sep, 25 Sep
Nakasendo Trail winter tour, Japan

Nakasendo Trail winter tour, Japan

The tranquil magic of winter on the Nakasendo trail
From £2,350 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 27 Jan, 14 Feb
Japan private tour, authentic journey

Japan private tour, authentic journey

Experience Japan's cities, mountains and fascinating culture
From £3,835 13 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Japan and Mongolia small group tour

Japan and Mongolia small group tour

Experience Japan before flying to explore Mongolia in depth
From £6,070 to £6,195 21 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 17 Jun
2024: 22 Jun
Photo credits: [Page banner: coniferconifer] [Must-see: Japanese culture : bantersnaps] [Must-see: cherry blossom : Yu Kato] [Walking in Japan : Roderick Eime] [Bullet trains : hans-johnson] [Types of holidays : 663highland] [Further reading : Joline Torres]