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Japan small group holiday, Japan unmasked

Japan small group holiday, Japan unmasked

Whistlestop Japan highlights with an expert tour leader
From £2,475 to £2,795 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 2 Jul, 26 Jul, 20 Aug, 3 Sep, 21 Sep, 1 Oct, 10 Oct, 26 Nov
2019: 18 Feb, 4 Mar, 29 Apr, 13 May, 27 May, 10 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 £3,495 to £3,775 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 14 Jul, 25 Aug
2019: 18 May, 1 Jun
Hidden Japan holiday

Hidden Japan holiday

Get beneath the surface into the heart of Japan
From £3,695 to £3,795 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 26 Jul, 25 Oct, 1 Nov, 15 Nov
2019: 14 Mar, 9 May, 23 May
Walking tours to Japan

Walking tours to Japan

Explore the backroads of Japan
From £2,990 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 16 Sep, 30 Sep, 14 Oct, 4 Nov, 11 Nov
2019: 10 Mar, 24 Mar, 7 Apr, 21 Apr, 19 May, 2 Jun, 15 Sep, 29 Sep, 6 Oct, 20 Oct, 3 Nov, 10 Nov
Late availability on these dates: 16 Sep, 30 Sep
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Japan group holiday, a food adventure

Japan group holiday, a food adventure

Dive into Tokyo city’s incredible food scene
From £3,380£2,988 to £3,830 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 19 Aug, 9 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 28 Oct, 4 Nov
2019: 10 Mar, 24 Mar, 31 Mar, 7 Apr, 14 Apr, 21 Apr, 5 May, 12 May, 19 May, 26 May, 23 Jun, 18 Aug, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 22 Sep, 6 Oct, 13 Oct, 27 Oct, 3 Nov, 10 Nov
Up to £570 off. Late availability on these dates: 19 Aug, 09 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep
Nakasendo Trail walking tour, Japan

Nakasendo Trail walking tour, Japan

Village-to-village walking on the historic Nakasendo trail
From £3,140 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 16 Jul, 10 Sep, 24 Sep, 7 Oct, 12 Oct, 14 Oct, 4 Nov, 8 Nov, 11 Nov
2019: 24 Mar, 1 Apr, 7 Apr, 9 Apr, 18 Apr, 5 May, 7 May, 13 May, 17 May, 20 May, 15 Jul, 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 23 Sep, 1 Oct, 11 Oct, 13 Oct, 4 Nov, 7 Nov, 10 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£2,920 to £3,895 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 7 Jul, 14 Jul, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 15 Sep, 22 Sep, 6 Oct, 16 Oct, 27 Oct, 3 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, 12 Oct, 15 Oct, 19 Oct, 26 Oct, 2 Nov, 9 Nov, 16 Nov
Up to £560 off. Late availability on these dates: 07 Jul, 14 Jul, 01 Sep, 08 Sep, 15 Sep, 22 Sep
Japan culture tour, Shoguns & Samurai

Japan culture tour, Shoguns & Samurai

Ultra-modern Tokyo to Imperial Kyoto
From £3,415 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 15 Jul, 14 Oct, 3 Nov
2019: 3 Apr, 12 Apr, 8 May, 20 May, 17 Jul, 16 Oct, 6 Nov
Last minute availability to take a scenic journey through Japan's cultural highlights. Stay at a hot-spring ryokan, bathe in natural thermal waters, see the snow monkeys of Yudanaka Onsen and the exquisitely-preserved villages of Tsumago and Magome.
Southern Japan small group holiday

Southern Japan small group holiday

Off the beaten track in Kyoto, Nara & Kyushu
From £3,520 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 8 Oct, 31 Oct
2019: 6 May, 23 May, 23 Sep, 19 Oct
Japan family holiday

Japan family holiday

Throw yourself into the whirl of Japan
From £2,935£2,495 to £3,080 11 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 1 Jul, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 21 Oct
2019: 6 Apr, 7 Apr, 13 Apr, 14 Apr, 30 Jun, 7 Jul, 14 Jul, 21 Jul, 4 Aug, 11 Aug, 22 Sep, 29 Sep
Up to £440 off. Late availability on these dates: 01 Jul, 12 Aug, 19 Aug
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: 2 Jul, 26 Jul, 20 Aug, 3 Sep, 21 Sep, 1 Oct, 10 Oct, 15 Oct, 29 Oct, 12 Nov, 26 Nov
Nakasendo Trail winter tour, Japan

Nakasendo Trail winter tour, Japan

The tranquil magic of winter on the Nakasendo trail
From £2,105 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 26 Jan, 16 Feb
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 £3,280 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 26 Sep
2019: 22 May, 25 Sep
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: 9 Sep
2019: 12 May
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Holiday in Japan

Holiday in Japan

Take the bullet train Tokyo to Kyoto
From £3,025£2,571 to £3,495 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: Departs most Saturdays throughout the year.
Up to £500 off. Late availability on these dates: 07 Jul, 14 Jul, 28 Jul, 04 Aug, 11 Aug, 18 Aug, 22 Aug, 25 Aug, 01 Sep, 15 Sep, 18 Sep, 22 Sep, 29 Sep
China and Japan holiday, Beijing to Tokyo

China and Japan holiday, Beijing to Tokyo

Incredible journey showcasing the best of two ancient cultures
From £2,720 to £3,459 18 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 24 Jun, 15 Jul, 22 Jul, 29 Jul, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 16 Sep, 14 Oct, 17 Oct, 21 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, 14 Jun, 21 Jun, 28 Jun, 5 Jul, 12 Jul, 17 Jul, 19 Jul, 26 Jul, 2 Aug, 9 Aug, 23 Aug, 30 Aug, 4 Sep, 6 Sep, 13 Sep, 20 Sep, 27 Sep, 4 Oct, 11 Oct, 18 Oct, 25 Oct, 1 Nov, 8 Nov, 15 Nov
Kumano Kodo walking holiday, Japan

Kumano Kodo walking holiday, Japan

Village to village walking in the sacred Kii Peninsula
From £2,400 9 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 8 Oct, 5 Nov, 10 Nov
2019: 23 Apr, 7 May, 24 May, 7 Oct, 22 Nov
Japan small group holiday North to South

Japan small group holiday North to South

North to South 20 Day Epic Journey of the truly unique Japan
From £9,495 to £9,795 20 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 21 Oct
2019: 12 May, 20 Oct
Southern Japan small group tour

Southern Japan small group tour

Experience a different side to Japan on its southern islands
From £2,992 to £3,730 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 19 Jul, 9 Aug, 6 Sep, 13 Sep, 4 Oct, 11 Oct, 1 Nov
2019: 28 Mar, 4 Apr, 11 Apr, 16 May, 23 May, 13 Jun, 18 Jul, 8 Aug, 5 Sep, 12 Sep, 3 Oct, 10 Oct, 31 Oct
Up to £530 off. Late availability on these dates: 19 Jul, 09 Aug, 06 Sep, 13 Sep
Japan activity holiday, bike, hike and kayak

Japan activity holiday, bike, hike and kayak

Multi activity holiday in Japan
From £2,985£2,537 to £3,135 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 8 Jul, 23 Sep
2019: 17 Mar, 31 Mar, 12 May, 7 Jul, 22 Sep, 20 Oct
Up to £460 off. Late availability on these dates: 08 Jul, 23 Sep
Japan cycling holiday, small group

Japan cycling holiday, small group

Get off the beaten track and experience old Japan
From £4,835 14 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2018: 29 Sep
Central Japan holiday, small group

Central Japan holiday, small group

Explore Japan- the land of the Samurai
From £6,495 to £6,795 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 14 Nov
2019: 10 Apr, 13 Nov
Cycling holiday in Japan

Cycling holiday in Japan

Sociable cycling tour of Japan's culture and nature
From £4,599 to £5,149 16 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2018: 16 Nov
2019: 23 Mar, 4 May, 1 Jun, 5 Oct
Japan holiday, The Shogun trail

Japan holiday, The Shogun trail

Small group tour of Japan highlights
From £4,270 to £4,360 13 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2018: 15 Sep, 6 Oct, 13 Oct
Japan culinary heritage tour

Japan culinary heritage tour

Regional cuisine, the heart and soul of Japanese culture.
From £3,345 11 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 28 Sep
2019: 10 May, 27 Sep
Japan family tour, rural adventure

Japan family tour, rural adventure

A family trip with amazing insights into Japan’s traditions
From £2,035 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 22 Jul, 25 Sep
2019: 21 Jul, 24 Sep
Last minute availability for guaranteed July departure to meet free-roaming Japanese deer and macaques, make pottery at one of the ancient kilns in the rural community, try a thrilling Taiko drumming lesson with a famous professional team
Japan walking tour of Shikoku

Japan walking tour of Shikoku

Beautiful Shikoku Island and the 88 Pilgrimage trail
From £3,345 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 14 Oct
2019: 12 May, 20 Oct
Japan tour, winter festivals

Japan tour, winter festivals

An adventure of natural, cultural and artistic delights.
From £2,405 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 5 Feb, 8 Feb, 10 Feb
Japan small group tour

Japan small group tour

Bold cities, beautiful lakes and spectacular Mount Fuji
From £2,159 to £2,249 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 22 Sep, 6 Oct, 8 Dec, 22 Dec
2019: 5 Jan, 23 Mar, 6 Apr, 20 Apr, 14 Sep, 28 Sep, 12 Oct, 7 Dec, 21 Dec
Japan walking holiday, Mt Fuji and the Japanese Alps

Japan walking holiday, Mt Fuji and the Japanese Alps

Kyoto, Tokyo and the Japanese Matterhorn
From £3,999 to £4,299 15 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2018: 22 Jul, 5 Aug, 19 Aug
2019: 21 Jul, 4 Aug, 18 Aug
Late availability on these dates: 22 Jul, 05 Aug, 19 Aug
Japan small group holiday, Japan unmasked
From
£2,475
excluding flights
The beautiful Himeji Castle floating above you on the horizon when walking towards it from the station. Hiroshima was very moving. (more)Yasmin Dastur
There were many `most memorable´things such as the autumn colours, the gardens, the Japanese people, the food, the variety you offered on this tour, the numerous surprises Japan has in store by being so different, the group, the tour leader. (more)Inge Kerber
The highlight was meeting the Japanese people - they were so friendly and provided a fabulous service, all of them doing there best to help out the 'non Japanese' speaking tourists. Also, the country was virtually 'spotlessly' clean with no litter, graffiti or the usual grime one associates with Europe. (more)Roger Bayliss
Japan cultural small group holiday
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£1,975
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
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£3,495
excluding flights
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
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
Nakasendo Trail walking tour, Japan
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£3,140
excluding flights
Memorable parts? It was outstanding and hard to pinpoint a single thing. Experiencing the Onsens, seeing a whole valley flowering with cherry blossom, eating lots and lots of extraordinary food. A guide who was always patient and smiling and couldn't do enough to make sure every single person got what they wanted. Walking though beautiful valleys and mountains..... I could go on and on. Tips? Carry as little as possible - all the ryokans and hotels do provide sleepwear and toiletries... (more)Ruth Patterson
Walking tours to Japan
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£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 culture tour, Shoguns & Samurai
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£3,415
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
Southern Japan small group holiday
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£3,520
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
Kyoto to Tokyo small group holiday in Japan
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£2,920
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 cultural immersion holiday
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£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
Nakasendo Trail winter tour, Japan
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£2,105
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
Hidden Japan holiday
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£3,695
excluding flights
We had a fantastic time. The guide, Yuri, was great and the tour was varied and constantly enlightening. (more)Lynda McCall
Absolutely wonderful. Great to get away from the very big cities and engage with the people. Visiting Shikoku Island for over five days was brilliant. Our guide was excellent and the entire trip was hassle free. (more)Susan White
Japan holiday, ancient and modern
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£4,499
including UK flights
Fabulous people - so welcoming and polite. Loved the Onsens - open air thermal baths where you bathe naked! (more)Rosie Morgan
Difficult to pick one experience above all others but probably the visit to the Snow Monkeys was the most enjoyable. (more)Allan Wild
Excellent... (more)Ruth Martin
Holiday in Japan
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£2,571
excluding flights
Miyajima-beautiful garden and Shinkansen was fab. (more)Rachel Melton
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
Tokyo to Kyoto holiday in Japan
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£1,143
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
Adventure holiday in Japan
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£2,592
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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