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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 £2,575 to £2,795 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 26 Nov
2019: 18 Feb, 4 Mar, 27 May, 10 Jun, 1 Jul, 22 Jul, 19 Aug, 2 Sep, 20 Sep, 30 Sep, 14 Oct, 28 Oct, 11 Nov, 25 Nov
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
Shikoku Pilgrimage self guided walking tour, Japan

Shikoku Pilgrimage self guided walking tour, Japan

Shikoku 88 Pilgimage route self-guided walking
From £890 to £1,620 10 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 £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
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Hidden Japan holiday

Hidden Japan holiday

Get beneath the surface into the heart of Japan
From £3,675 to £3,895 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 14 Mar, 9 May, 23 May, 25 Jul, 26 Sep, 24 Oct, 31 Oct, 14 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 £3,595 to £3,995 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 1 Jun, 13 Jul, 24 Aug, 14 Sep, 28 Sep, 5 Oct, 12 Oct
Japan cultural small group holiday

Japan cultural small group holiday

A journey along the ancient Tokaido highway
From £1,795 to £1,995 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 10 Nov
2019: 9 Mar, 25 May, 15 Jun, 27 Jul, 24 Aug, 28 Sep, 26 Oct, 9 Nov
Japan 10 day itinerary

Japan 10 day itinerary

The perfect itinerary for a short yet magic trip to Japan.
From £1,458 10 days ex flights
Tailor made: With this private fixed itinerary, you have the freedom to travel whenever is best for you. You can also upgrade your accommodation for all - or part - of your trip, or extend your stay with a few extra nights here and there. However you like to travel, your travel specialist will be on hand to make it happen!
Japan group holiday, a food adventure

Japan group holiday, a food adventure

Dive into Tokyo city’s incredible food scene
From £3,395£3,306 to £3,665 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 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 £170 off selected dates.
Late availability on these dates: 04 Nov
Walking tours to Japan

Walking tours to Japan

Explore the backroads of Japan
From £2,990 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 11 Nov
2019: 10 Mar, 7 Apr, 14 Apr, 19 May, 2 Jun, 5 Sep, 29 Sep, 6 Oct, 20 Oct, 3 Nov, 10 Nov
2020: 8 Mar, 22 Mar, 5 Apr, 19 Apr, 17 May, 31 May, 13 Sep, 27 Sep, 4 Oct, 18 Oct, 1 Nov, 8 Nov
Late availability on these dates: 11 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 £3,350 to £3,620 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 3 Nov, 17 Nov
2019: 10 Mar, 17 Mar, 24 Mar, 31 Mar, 3 Apr, 7 Apr, 10 Apr, 14 Apr, 17 Apr, 21 Apr, 5 May, 12 May, 19 May, 9 Jun, 14 Jul, 21 Jul, 4 Aug, 11 Aug, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 15 Sep, 22 Sep, 6 Oct, 13 Oct, 16 Oct, 20 Oct, 27 Oct, 3 Nov, 10 Nov
Late availability on these dates: 03 Nov, 17 Nov
Japan holiday, ancient and modern

Japan holiday, ancient and modern

Explore the attractions of this vibrant nation
From £4,449 to £5,049 16 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2018: 9 Nov
2019: 15 Mar, 17 Mar, 20 Mar, 23 Mar, 24 Mar, 10 Apr, 12 Apr, 19 Apr, 21 Apr, 10 May, 17 May, 21 Sep, 28 Sep, 5 Oct, 12 Oct, 19 Oct, 20 Oct, 26 Oct, 9 Nov
2020: 14 Mar, 15 Mar, 18 Mar, 21 Mar, 22 Mar, 25 Mar, 28 Mar, 29 Mar, 4 Apr, 5 Apr, 11 Apr, 18 Apr, 19 Apr, 9 May, 16 May, 19 Sep, 26 Sep, 3 Oct, 10 Oct, 17 Oct
Late availability on these dates: 09 Nov
Nakasendo Trail winter tour, Japan

Nakasendo Trail winter tour, Japan

The tranquil magic of winter on the Nakasendo trail
From £2,150 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 £3,350 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 22 May, 25 Sep
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Japan small group tour

Japan small group tour

Bold cities, beautiful lakes and spectacular Mount Fuji
From £2,318 to £2,539 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 8 Dec, 22 Dec
2019: 23 Mar, 20 Apr, 14 Sep, 28 Sep, 12 Oct, 7 Dec, 21 Dec
Japan cultural immersion holiday

Japan cultural immersion holiday

Cultural activites and traditional experiences galore
From £3,950 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 12 May
China and Japan holiday, Beijing to Tokyo

China and Japan holiday, Beijing to Tokyo

Incredible journey showcasing the best of two ancient cultures
From £2,560 to £3,459 18 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 11 Jan, 1 Mar, 15 Mar, 29 Mar, 12 Apr, 19 Apr, 26 Apr, 10 May, 17 May, 24 May, 14 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
Japan luxury highlights tour

Japan luxury highlights tour

A perfect mix of Japan's big cities and rural escapes
From £4,000 to £4,670 13 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Japan luxury honeymoon, 14 days

Japan luxury honeymoon, 14 days

An adventurous honeymoon for a pair of intrepid explorers
From £9,600 to £10,860 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Rural Japan 15 day tour

Rural Japan 15 day tour

An off-the-beaten-path adventure through Japan's countryside
From £3,800 to £4,360 15 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Japan backpacking tour

Japan backpacking tour

Explore Japan on this unmissable and affordable 13-day tour!
From £1,599 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 22 Oct, 29 Oct, 5 Nov, 12 Nov
Grand Trans-Siberian railway tour

Grand Trans-Siberian railway tour

Japan to Russia overland on the Trans-Siberian Railway
From £7,400 to £7,535 4 weeks ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 10 Jun, 8 Jul, 2 Sep, 30 Sep
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
Shikoku Island holiday in Japan, tailor made

Shikoku Island holiday in Japan, tailor made

Visit Shikoku Island, the smallest of Japan's four main islands
From £3,500 16 days inc UK flights
Tailor made: All our itineraries can be tailor made to suit your specifications and budget. Departures are year round, depending on your preferred dates of travel
Grand Trans-Siberian Railway, tailor made

Grand Trans-Siberian Railway, tailor made

Japan to Russia overland on the Trans-Siberian Railway
From £6,265 4 weeks ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
20 day Japan tour, private departure

20 day Japan tour, private departure

Get under the skin of this remarkable country
From £4,894 to £7,677 20 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Southern Japan small group tour

Southern Japan small group tour

Experience a different side to Japan on its southern islands
From £3,300 to £3,565 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 1 Nov
2019: 29 Mar, 5 Apr, 17 May, 14 Jun, 9 Aug, 6 Sep, 13 Sep, 4 Oct, 11 Oct, 1 Nov
Up to £170 off selected dates.
Late availability on these dates: 01 Nov
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
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 £805 4 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Cycling holiday in Japan

Cycling holiday in Japan

Sociable cycling tour of Japan's culture and nature
From £4,599 to £5,469 16 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2019: 30 Mar, 13 Apr, 4 May, 1 Jun, 5 Oct, 19 Oct, 9 Nov
2020: 21 Mar, 29 Mar, 11 Apr, 2 May, 30 May, 3 Oct, 17 Oct
Japan small group holiday, Japan unmasked
From
£2,575
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
On the whole very interesting but very fast paced but obviously if visiting a lot of places in a short time things have to be missed out. (more)Paul Thompson
Japan golden route holiday
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£1,690
excluding flights
It was a fantastic experience for my children. Holiday of a lifetime. (more)Jean Bergin
The most memorable part would have to be a takoyaki party in Osaka, where we all communally prepared the dish together. The Buddhist morning prayers in Koya-San were also quite memorable. (more)Justin Lopina
Eating the local foods and staying in local accommodation was the highlight. Excellent. It was a very busy holiday with a lot going on everyday. (more)Sarah Smith
Japan tailor made tour on a shoestring
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£920
excluding flights
The most memorable was Hakone. Beautiful views and hot spring bathing in the wonderful ryokan. (more)Kirsty Syder
We loved the varied nature of our trip, We took in history, beautiful, nature, exciting cities and great food. (more)Cyndia Pilkington
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
Japan cultural small group holiday
From
£1,795
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
Shikoku Pilgrimage self guided walking tour, Japan
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£890
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 small group holiday by bullet train
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£3,595
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
Japan holiday, ancient and modern
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£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
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
Walking tours to Japan
From
£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
Kyoto to Tokyo small group holiday in Japan
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£3,350
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
Nakasendo Trail winter tour, Japan
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£2,150
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
Nikko and Yumoto Onsen walking tour, Japan
From
£805
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
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
Hidden Japan holiday
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£3,675
excluding flights
It was an amazing experience; everything we hoped for and more...each day was different and a new fascinating experience. (more)Jean Burgess
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
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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£1,425
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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£2,212
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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