These are small, escorted group tours that enable our guests to travel as “temporary Japanese” and to experience a true cultural immersion into Japanese traditions and hospitality. Our groups are small (maximum of 16 tour members) allowing us to stay in centrally-located, family-run lodging, use public transportation and eat in smaller, intimate restaurants that are off-limits to large groups.
For those of you who wish to travel independently, these packages offer the perfect way to explore Japan. Use one of our packages as defined, or you can customize one of these packages to make it fit your specific interests and preferences. A little structure with a lot of flexibility may be the perfect combination for you!
These are unique, one-of-a-kind tours that combine Japanese history, culture and the outdoors. There are numerous trails in the mountains surrounding Kyoto that start from busy parts of the city, but within 5 minutes you will be surrounded by nature in the Japanese forests. All of the trails also lead to important historic and/or cultural sites, and some are designated as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites. Click here for more information.