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: 11 May, 25 May, 8 Jun, 29 Jun, 20 Jul, 17 Aug, 18 Sep, 12 Oct, 23 Nov
2021: 15 Feb, 1 Mar, 26 Apr, 10 May, 24 May, 7 Jun, 28 Jun
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: 7 May, 11 Jun, 23 Jul, 12 Nov
2021: 11 Mar, 13 May, 20 May
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: 23 May, 30 May, 6 Jun, 11 Jul, 22 Aug, 12 Sep
2021: 22 May, 5 Jun
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
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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: 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
Walking tours to Japan

Walking tours to Japan

Explore the backroads of Japan
From £3,220 to £3,320 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 13 Sep, 27 Sep, 4 Oct, 18 Oct, 1 Nov
2021: 7 Mar, 21 Mar, 4 Apr, 18 Apr, 16 May, 30 May, 12 Sep, 26 Sep, 3 Oct, 17 Oct, 31 Oct
Japan holiday, ancient and modern

Japan holiday, ancient and modern

Explore the attractions of this vibrant nation
From £4,899 to £5,499 16 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2020: 19 Sep, 26 Sep, 10 Oct, 17 Oct, 18 Oct, 24 Oct, 7 Nov
2021: 13 Mar, 14 Mar, 17 Mar, 20 Mar, 21 Mar, 24 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
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
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
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
Japan group holiday, a food adventure

Japan group holiday, a food adventure

Dive into Tokyo city’s incredible food scene
From £3,400 to £4,035 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 21 Jun, 20 Sep, 27 Sep, 4 Oct, 11 Oct, 25 Oct, 1 Nov, 8 Nov
2021: 7 Mar, 14 Mar, 21 Mar, 28 Mar, 4 Apr, 25 Apr, 2 May, 9 May, 16 May, 6 Jun, 15 Aug, 5 Sep, 19 Sep, 3 Oct, 17 Oct, 31 Oct, 14 Nov, 28 Nov, 26 Dec
Late availability on these dates: 21 Jun
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
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: 4 May, 21 Sep, 24 Oct
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 £3,515 to £4,090 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 7 Jun, 16 Sep, 20 Sep, 23 Sep, 27 Sep, 30 Sep, 4 Oct, 11 Oct, 18 Oct, 21 Oct, 25 Oct, 1 Nov, 8 Nov, 15 Nov
2021: 28 Feb, 7 Mar, 14 Mar, 21 Mar, 28 Mar, 31 Mar, 2 Apr, 4 Apr, 7 Apr, 9 Apr, 11 Apr, 14 Apr, 18 Apr, 2 May, 5 May, 9 May, 16 May, 19 May, 23 May, 30 May, 6 Jun, 13 Jun, 20 Jun, 4 Jul, 11 Jul, 25 Jul, 1 Aug, 15 Aug, 22 Aug, 19 Sep, 26 Sep, 3 Oct, 10 Oct, 13 Oct, 17 Oct, 20 Oct, 24 Oct, 31 Oct, 7 Nov, 14 Nov
Late availability on these dates: 07 Jun
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If you would like some help or advice, or just want to discuss your ideas for your next trip, do give us a call.
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: 17 Apr, 6 May, 20 May, 15 Jul, 21 Oct, 4 Nov
Japan family holiday

Japan family holiday

Throw yourself into the whirl of Japan
From £3,080 to £3,435 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 27 Jun, 29 Jun, 19 Sep, 21 Sep, 26 Sep, 28 Sep, 3 Oct
2021: 3 Jan, 27 Mar, 29 Mar, 2 Apr, 4 Apr, 6 Apr, 8 Apr, 10 Apr, 26 Jun, 28 Jun, 10 Jul, 2 Aug, 18 Sep, 20 Sep, 24 Sep, 26 Sep, 2 Oct
Late availability on these dates: 27 Jun, 29 Jun
Japan unmasked tour, 14 days

Japan unmasked tour, 14 days

All the top sights in an action-packed 2-week group tour.
From AU $4,892 14 days ex flights
Small group travel
Nakasendo Trail winter tour, Japan

Nakasendo Trail winter tour, Japan

The tranquil magic of winter on the Nakasendo trail
From £2,435 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2021: 12 Feb
China and Japan holiday, Beijing to Tokyo

China and Japan holiday, Beijing to Tokyo

Incredible journey showcasing the best of two ancient cultures
From £2,640 to £3,569 16 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 3 Jul, 10 Jul, 31 Jul, 7 Aug, 21 Aug, 18 Sep, 9 Oct, 16 Oct, 6 Nov, 13 Nov, 20 Nov
2021: 15 Jan, 5 Feb, 5 Mar, 19 Mar, 24 Mar, 26 Mar, 2 Apr, 9 Apr, 30 Apr, 7 May, 14 May, 28 May, 4 Jun, 11 Jun, 18 Jun, 25 Jun, 2 Jul, 6 Aug, 13 Aug, 20 Aug, 27 Aug, 3 Sep, 10 Sep, 15 Sep, 17 Sep, 24 Sep, 1 Oct, 8 Oct, 15 Oct, 29 Oct, 5 Nov, 12 Nov, 19 Nov
Tokyo to St Petersburg rail tour

Tokyo to St Petersburg rail tour

Japan to Russia overland on the Trans-Siberian Railway
From £8,525 30 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 14 Sep, 28 Sep
2021: 7 Jun, 21 Jun, 13 Sep
Budget Japan tour

Budget Japan tour

See the essentials of Japan in 13 Days!
From £1,699 to £1,899 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 1 Jun, 11 Jun, 15 Jun, 18 Jun, 22 Jun, 25 Jun, 29 Jun, 2 Jul, 6 Jul, 9 Jul, 10 Aug, 27 Aug, 7 Sep, 14 Sep, 17 Sep, 21 Sep, 24 Sep, 1 Oct, 5 Oct, 8 Oct, 12 Oct, 15 Oct, 19 Oct, 2 Nov, 9 Nov
2021: 18 Feb, 1 Mar, 8 Mar, 15 Mar, 22 Mar, 25 Mar, 29 Mar, 5 Apr, 12 Apr, 19 Apr, 26 Apr, 3 May, 10 May, 17 May, 24 May, 31 May, 7 Jun, 14 Jun, 21 Jun, 28 Jun, 5 Jul, 12 Jul, 9 Aug, 16 Aug, 23 Aug, 30 Aug, 6 Sep, 13 Sep, 20 Sep ...
Japan self guided tour in Northern Kyoto

Japan self guided tour in Northern Kyoto

- The hidden villages in Northern Kyoto and Hyogo
From £1,270 5 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Kumano Kodo Trail Japan walking holiday

Kumano Kodo Trail Japan walking holiday

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From £4,350 to £4,548 13 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2020: 17 Oct, 7 Nov
Japan family 12 day tour

Japan family 12 day tour

12 Day Family Tour to experience Japan
From £2,099 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 12 Apr, 20 Aug, 18 Oct
Japan walking and culture tour, Nakasendo & Kiso Valley

Japan walking and culture tour, Nakasendo & Kiso Valley

Guided tour of the highlights along the old Edo road
From £2,435 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 3 Oct, 16 Oct, 31 Oct
2021: 10 Apr, 20 Apr, 14 May, 28 May
Ryukyu Islands off the beaten track tour in Japan

Ryukyu Islands off the beaten track tour in Japan

Explore never visited islands in Japan this coming April
From £3,299 11 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 15 Apr
Japan Guided Tour, Eastern Hokkaido

Japan Guided Tour, Eastern Hokkaido

Explore the untamed wilderness of Hokkaido
From £3,310 9 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 1 Aug, 4 Sep, 7 Sep, 18 Sep
Walking holiday in Japan

Walking holiday in Japan

An ideal introduction to the delights of Japan
From £5,799 to £6,099 16 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2020: 29 Aug, 26 Sep
2021: 20 Mar, 8 May, 28 Aug, 25 Sep, 16 Oct
Japan holiday, small group

Japan holiday, small group

Tokyo to Hiroshima small group tour
From £3,661 to £4,333 15 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2020: 4 Jul, 15 Aug, 5 Sep, 21 Sep, 10 Oct, 17 Oct, 24 Oct, 31 Oct, 7 Nov, 11 Nov, 14 Nov
2021: 30 Jan, 13 Feb, 10 Mar, 13 Mar, 17 Mar, 20 Mar, 24 Mar, 27 Mar, 31 Mar, 3 Apr, 7 Apr, 10 Apr, 14 Apr, 17 Apr, 8 May, 15 May, 21 Jul, 7 Aug, 4 Sep, 18 Sep, 2 Oct, 16 Oct, 23 Oct, 30 Oct, 6 Nov, 13 Nov
Late availability on these dates: 04 Jul
Japan backpacking tour

Japan backpacking tour

Explore Japan on this unmissable and affordable 13-day tour!
From £1,799 13 days ex flights
Small group travel
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
Nakasendo Trail walking tour, Japan
From
£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
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 small group holiday by bullet train
From
£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
Hidden Japan holiday
From
£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
Kumano Kodo walking holiday, Japan
From
£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
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 holiday, ancient and modern
From
£4,899
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
From
£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
From
£3,515
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
From
£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
Nakasendo Trail winter tour, Japan
From
£2,435
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The beautiful little post towns and the amazing food at the places we stayed at. Tips? Wear lots of layers as it can get cold but you also need to be able to cool down by stripping back when you're hiking and the sun comes out. Local benefits? I hope it helped the local communoities by enabling them to keep these beautiful old buildings functioning as they were meant to. Overall rating? It exceeded expectations. We were all very well looked after by... (more)Richard Gordon
Japan backpacking tour
From
£1,799
excluding flights
There isn’t one best memory it was a fantastic trip, with so many memories. (more)Pam Hall
Watching Sumo training was the most memorable part of our holiday. (more)Janice Eastman
Tokyo to Kyoto holiday in Japan
From
£1,465
excluding flights
Memorable parts? It was all fabulous! There was an ideal mix of pace and sightseeing between frenetic Tokyo, to gentle Nikko and beautiful Kyoto. Our guide Koi was so organised and helpful, her assistance in getting around really made travelling, navigating public transport or busy sightseeing spots enjoyable rather than stressful. Tips? Double check your itinerary, as it was not clear from the notes that we would have a guide on hand throughout the trip and that our travel between... (more)Lisa Watson
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