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 £1,690 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 £2,475 to £2,675 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 19 Feb, 5 Mar, 30 Apr, 14 May, 28 May, 11 Jun, 2 Jul, 26 Jul, 20 Aug, 3 Sep, 21 Sep, 1 Oct, 10 Oct, 15 Oct, 29 Oct, 12 Nov, 26 Nov
Japan small group holiday by bullet train

Japan small group holiday by bullet train

Japan's must-see cities and beautiful, rural countryside
From £3,495 to £3,775 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 19 May, 2 Jun, 14 Jul, 25 Aug, 15 Sep, 29 Sep, 6 Oct, 13 Oct
Japan tailor made tour on a shoestring

Japan tailor made tour on a shoestring

Japan's classic sights on a shoestring!
From £920 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 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.
Hidden Japan holiday

Hidden Japan holiday

Get beneath the surface into the heart of Japan
From £3,695 to £3,875 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 15 Mar, 10 May, 24 May, 26 Jul, 27 Sep, 25 Oct, 1 Nov, 15 Nov
Japan cultural immersion holiday

Japan cultural immersion holiday

Cultural activites and traditional experiences galore
From £3,950 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 13 May, 9 Sep
Shikoku Pilgrimage self guided walking tour, Japan

Shikoku Pilgrimage self guided walking tour, Japan

Shikoku 88 Pilgimage route self-guided walking
From £850 to £1,540 10 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Japan group holiday, a food adventure

Japan group holiday, a food adventure

Dive into Tokyo city’s incredible food scene
From £3,380 to £3,650 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 18 Mar, 25 Mar, 1 Apr, 8 Apr, 15 Apr, 22 Apr, 6 May, 13 May, 20 May, 27 May, 10 Jun, 24 Jun, 19 Aug, 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 28 Oct, 4 Nov
2019: 10 Mar, 17 Mar, 24 Mar, 31 Mar, 7 Apr, 14 Apr, 21 Apr, 5 May, 12 May, 19 May, 26 May, 9 Jun, 23 Jun, 18 Aug, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 22 Sep, 29 Sep, 6 Oct, 13 Oct, 27 Oct, 3 Nov
Walking tours to Japan

Walking tours to Japan

Explore the backroads of Japan
From £3,090 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 11 Mar, 25 Mar, 11 May, 4 Jun, 16 Sep, 30 Sep, 4 Nov, 11 Nov
Japan culture tour, Shoguns & Samurai

Japan culture tour, Shoguns & Samurai

Ultra-modern Tokyo to Imperial Kyoto
From £3,310 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 24 Mar, 2 Apr, 9 Apr, 7 May, 15 Jul, 14 Oct, 3 Nov
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 £3,435 to £3,855 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 17 Mar, 24 Mar, 31 Mar, 7 Apr, 10 Apr, 16 Apr, 19 Apr, 21 Apr, 5 May, 12 May, 19 May, 26 May, 9 Jun, 7 Jul, 14 Jul, 21 Jul, 4 Aug, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 15 Sep, 22 Sep, 6 Oct, 13 Oct, 16 Oct, 20 Oct, 27 Oct, 3 Nov, 10 Nov, 17 Nov
2019: 9 Mar, 16 Mar, 23 Mar, 30 Mar, 2 Apr, 6 Apr, 9 Apr, 13 Apr, 15 Apr, 18 Apr, 20 Apr, 4 May, 11 May, 18 May, 25 May, 8 Jun, 6 Jul, 13 Jul, 20 Jul, 3 Aug, 31 Aug, 7 Sep, 14 Sep, 21 Sep, 5 Oct ...
Japan family holiday

Japan family holiday

Throw yourself into the whirl of Japan
From £2,444 to £3,110 11 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 17 Dec
2018: 1 Apr, 8 Apr, 10 Jun, 1 Jul, 22 Jul, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 21 Oct
2019: 7 Apr, 14 Apr, 30 Jun, 7 Jul, 14 Jul, 21 Jul, 4 Aug, 11 Aug, 18 Aug, 22 Sep, 29 Sep
Up to £610 off. Late availability on these dates: 17 Dec
Japan unmasked tour, 14 days

Japan unmasked tour, 14 days

All the top sights in an action-packed 2-week group tour.
From AU $4,702 to AU $5,082 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 19 Feb, 5 Mar, 30 Apr, 14 May, 28 May, 11 Jun, 2 Jul, 26 Jul, 20 Aug, 3 Sep, 21 Sep, 1 Oct, 10 Oct, 15 Oct, 29 Oct, 12 Nov, 26 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
Holiday in Japan

Holiday in Japan

Take the bullet train Tokyo to Kyoto
From £2,796 to £3,610 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: Departs most Saturdays throughout the year.
Up to £490 off. Late availability on these dates: 09 Dec, 13 Jan, 27 Jan, 10 Feb, 24 Feb, 03 Mar
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: 2018: 4 Mar, 11 Mar, 18 Mar, 1 Apr, 4 Apr, 15 Apr, 29 Apr, 6 May, 13 May, 27 May, 3 Jun, 10 Jun, 17 Jun, 24 Jun, 22 Jul, 29 Jul, 12 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 16 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 17 Oct, 21 Oct, 28 Oct, 11 Nov, 18 Nov
2019: 11 Jan, 22 Feb, 1 Mar, 15 Mar, 22 Mar, 29 Mar, 5 Apr, 12 Apr, 19 Apr, 26 Apr, 3 May, 10 May, 17 May, 24 May, 7 Jun, 14 Jun, 21 Jun, 28 Jun, 5 Jul, 12 Jul, 17 Jul, 19 Jul, 26 Jul, 2 Aug, 9 Aug, 23 Aug ...
Japan 10 day itinerary

Japan 10 day itinerary

The perfect itinerary for a short yet magic trip to Japan.
From £1,598 10 days ex flights
Tailor made: Everything is tweak-able, giving you the freedom to build a unique and personal trip for your chosen date. Upgrade your accommodation for all - or just part - of your trip, slow down the pace with few extra nights here and there or add a few more active adventures along the way.
Wheelchair accessible holiday to Japan

Wheelchair accessible holiday to Japan

Wheelchair-friendly version of Japan's highlights
From £3,180 11 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
South Korea and Japan tour

South Korea and Japan tour

Oppa Gangnam Style!
From US $3,500 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 4 Sep
Japan culinary heritage tour

Japan culinary heritage tour

Regional cuisine, the heart and soul of Japanese culture.
From £3,385 11 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 11 May, 28 Sep
Japan and South Korea tour

Japan and South Korea tour

Explore Japan and South Korea
From £4,699 16 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 4 Nov
Japan ancient capitals self guided walking tour

Japan ancient capitals self guided walking tour

Ancient Capitals, historic trails and cultural treasures.
From £850 5 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Soul of Japan tour

Soul of Japan tour

Dive into the soul of Japan.
From £2,999 10 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Japan family tour, rural adventure

Japan family tour, rural adventure

A family trip with amazing insights into Japan’s traditions
From £2,080 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 22 Jul, 25 Sep
Japan culture and cuisine tour

Japan culture and cuisine tour

Experience the Culinary delights of Japan
From £3,299 to £4,749 12 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Nakasendo Trail winter tour, Japan

Nakasendo Trail winter tour, Japan

The tranquil magic of winter on the Nakasendo trail
From £2,080 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 27 Jan, 17 Feb
Japan self drive holiday, Best of Kyushu

Japan self drive holiday, Best of Kyushu

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 £3,310 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 13 May, 4 Nov
Japan luxury holiday

Japan luxury holiday

An introduction to mesmerising Japan.
From £7,484 9 days inc UK flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Japan small group holiday, Japan unmasked
From
£2,475
excluding flights
The loveliness of Nagano was a surprise (the zen temple ceremony really special) Takayama (the city as a whole and a wonderful restaurant we found Kyoya), Masamoto castle, and the okonomiyaki meal in Hiroshima. (more)Helen Weingarten
All of it was fantastic. An amazing experience, made possible by an awesome tour leader. (more)Colin Catt
The highlights for me personally were a visit to the D.T. Suzuki Museum in Kanazawa and the visit to the O Torii Gate on the island of Itsukushima, where deer roam freely. The whole two weeks were a whirlwind of amazing sights, sounds and experiences. (more)Linda Marlow
Japan golden route holiday
From
£1,690
excluding flights
The japanese alps, Miyajima, Hiroshima, cooking class, visit to Maiko, cycling - actually. Everything! The trip was fantastic, really well organised - we just had to arrive and enjoy! (more)Amita Patel
The most memorable was the boat ride down the Hozugawa River starting at Kameoka and a JR train journey from Kyoto that is reasonably short. It was a real experience, and made worry free by the superb back-up of the tour operator. I wouldn't hesitate for a second to recommend them. (more)Ian Halstead
It's hard to identify just one most memorable or exciting part - everything was amazing. The culture, the people, the food, the scenery, the transportation. I thoroughly enjoyed my time there. (more)Garry Radford
Japan tailor made tour on a shoestring
From
£920
excluding flights
Our whole trip was memorable and exciting! We loved the Disney Sea park and Cafe Eorzea. We also enjoyed Zauo (fishing restaurant), our guide in Kyoto, our Ryokan, Arashiyama monkey park, and so much more! (more)Sarah Shadday
Meeting a Maiko (trainee Geisha) in Kyoto was a fantastic experience! Exploring the old city of Kyoto with an amazing guide was also wonderful! Fantastic, the absolute best holiday we have been on! (more)Owen Cawley
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
Japan cultural small group holiday
From
£1,975
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 by bullet train
From
£3,495
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
Shikoku Pilgrimage self guided walking tour, Japan
From
£850
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Everything was memorable: The temples, the people we met, the landscape, the food, the places we stayed at. Tips? Perhaps not to spend to much time at each temple in order to catch the transport connections or reach the guest houses without hurrying up. Local benefits? Yes Overall rating? A success. (more)Annatina Monnier
Japan holidays, tailor made
From
£4,990
including UK flights
The Noto Peninsula except for Wakura and the villages in the various parts of the countryside. Having a car made the difference. (more)Geraldine Hickey
Not the best holiday we have ever been on, too many problems, Some poor hotels, Guides who weren't that knowledgeable. Japanese not too helpful. Poor signposts not many in English, (more)JULIE HARRISON
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
Walking tours to Japan
From
£3,090
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
Kyoto to Tokyo small group holiday in Japan
From
£3,435
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
Japan culture tour, Shoguns & Samurai
From
£3,310
excluding flights
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
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
Japan cultural immersion holiday
From
£3,950
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Firstly - Sumo wrestling was an incredible spectacle. This won't be offered on all. Hands on Japan trips, but if you have the opportunity seize it with both hands. Secondly - Shrines and Temples are endlessly amazing. Tips? Take a book that you can collect stamp impressions in (not postage stamps, but rubber stamps). Make sure it is fairly large as many of the temples, gardens, train stations, etc.... offer some really exciting rubber stamps you can collect that... (more)Monte Gates
Japan holiday, ancient and modern
From
£4,449
including UK flights
Fabulous people - so welcoming and polite. Loved the Onsens - open air thermal baths where you bathe naked! (more)Rosie Morgan
Excellent... (more)Ruth Martin
Being in a totally different culture, the people were so friendly and helpful, it was the best! (more)Cindy Faithfull
Japan honeymoon tour on a shoestring
From
£1,370
excluding flights
Walking the old samurai trials was incredible, as well as exploring the many temples and shrines in Kyoto. Amazing, we loved every moment. (more)Mairi Towl
Excellent, stunning, huge variety of tastes, sights and experiences. We went budget but it was definitely first class! (more)John Hayes
Holiday in Japan
From
£2,796
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
Hidden Japan holiday
From
£3,695
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
£3,490
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
£2,360
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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