Tour Listings

Grand Tours

Our Grand Tours are perfect for someone who is looking for a well-rounded introduction to Japan. We offer something for everyone on these tours. These tours typically cover broad areas of Japan using public transportation, and have a maximum limit of 16 tour members. They will include many “must see” spots of Japan, plus one or two out-of-the way, remote destinations.

Best of Japan (15 Days/14 Nights)

With the perfect mix of new and old, this well-rounded tour has something for everyone, as well as being our most popular tour.

Best of Japan in 22 Days (22 Days/21 Nights)

If you don’t want to miss anything in Japan, then this is the tour for you. From Sapporo to Nagasaki, you will enjoy the best Japan has to offer.

Best of Japan Economy (13 Days/12 Nights)

While including many of the things first-time visitors to Japan should see and experience, this tour is easier on the wallet and not quite as immersive.

Winter Wonderland (15 Days/14 Nights)

The weather outside may be frightful, but touring Japan in winter is delightful. After you see how beautiful Japan is blanketed in snow, you’ll be saying “Let is snow, let it snow, let it snow.”


Regional Tours

These tours are perfect for the visitor looking for the quieter, less-traveled side of Japan, or for the person who wants to concentrate on a specific area of Japan. Our Regional Tours typically focus on a specific region or regions of Japan using public transportation, and have a maximum limit of 12 tour members. These tours will include a combination of “must see” spots and out-of-the-way, remote destinations.   

Best of Japan Alps (14 Days/13 Nights)

Soaring mountain peaks, open-air hot springs, lush forests, quaint mountain villages and a slow pace make this central alpine area a great escape.

Best of Hokkaido and Tohoku (15 Days/14 Nights)

Northern Japan is a remote and scenic region, known for its numerous remote and traditional onsens, lakes, mountains, and for it welcoming and friendly people.

Best of Shikoku and Kyushu (15 Days/14 Nights)

With its mild climate, tranquil gardens, famous hot springs, active volcanoes, historic castles, beautiful countryside and warm-hearted people, this part of Japan offers a dramatic experience that will create travel memories for a lifetime.


Rail and Drive Tour

Our Rail and Drive tours are designed for those who want to focus on out-of-way remote destinations and are looking for smaller groups.  These tours focus on a specific region or regions of Japan using a combination of public transportation with the flexibility of a passenger van and have a maximum limit of 8 tour members. These tours will include mainly out-of-the way, remote destinations with a few “must see” spots.

Hokkaido Rail and Drive (15 Days/14 Nights)

Hokkaido, with its excellent food, beautiful scenery and calming onsens has become a popular vacation destination among the Japanese. On this tour, we slow down the pace so you can enjoy every moment.

Tohoku Rail and Drive (15 Days/14 Nights)

Tohoku may share the main island of Honshu, but Tohoku is a world apart from the crowded and busy south. The mountain villages are more remote, the forests more untamed, the traditional onsens more secluded and the people friendlier. And yet, Samurai history lives on in the well-preserved homes and warehouses in Kakunodate, and in Aizu Wakamatsu, a castle town with a long Samurai tradition. 

Shikoku and Kyushu Rail and Drive (15 Days/14 Nights)

With its mild climate, tranquil gardens, famous hot springs, active volcanoes, historic castles, beautiful countryside and warm-hearted people, this part of Japan offers a dramatic experience that will create travel memories for a lifetime.


Mini Tours

Our Mini Tours focus on a specific region or regions of Japan using public transportation, and have a maximum of 12 tour members. These tours will include mainly out-of-the way, remote destinations with a few “must see” spots. Normally, these tours will be 7 to 10 days in length, and can easily be combined with other escorted tours or FIT packages.

Kumano Kodo Highlights (7 Days/6 Nights)

Kumano has long been considered the heart and soul of Japanese spirituality, and has been blessed with a rich and cultural and natural heritage, friendly locals, soothing hot springs and delicious cuisine. It is the perfect destination for those people searching for an active, off-the-beaten-path, culturally immersive Japanese experience.

Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Experience (10 Days/9 Nights)

Join us as we trek for 5 days (38.2 miles/61.8 km) along the Nakahechi Pilgrimage Trail through beautiful forests, rural villages, past ancient sites of religious worship and rituals and enjoy some of the best hospitality and food from the small minshuku and ryokan along the Nakahechi, as well as some of Japan’s best onsens.

Northern Tohoku And Western Hokkaido Winter Mini Tour (8 Days/7 Nights)

Leave behind the busy, modern city of Tokyo as you slowly travel further and further north exploring all that Northern Tohoku and Western Hokkaido have to offer. Tohoku is the northern part of Honshu, the main island of of the Japanese archipelago. Tohoku is known as a remote and scenic region, and for its numerous traditional onsens, and welcoming and friendly people. You will end up on Japan’s northernmost island, Hokkaido. Among the Japanese, Hokkaido has become synonymous with sensational food, stunning scenery and some of the best onsens in Japan. These areas are blessed with natural scenery, but when you add snow to these already slower-paced regions, you get a beautiful and relaxing visit.

Northern Tohoku And Western Hokkaido Mini Tour (8 Days/7 Nights)

Leave behind the busy, modern city of Tokyo as you slowly travel further and further north exploring all that Northern Tohoku and Western Hokkaido have to offer. Tohoku is the northern part of Honshu, the main island of of the Japanese archipelago. Tohoku is known as a remote and scenic region, and for its numerous traditional onsens, and welcoming and friendly people. You will end up on Japan’s northernmost island, Hokkaido. Among the Japanese, Hokkaido has become synonymous with sensational food, stunning scenery and some of the best onsens in Japan. 

Eastern Hokkaido Winter Mini Tour (8 Days/7 Nights)

Seeing the eastern side of Japan’s northernmost island, Hokkaido, in the winter is an experience in of itself. Among the Japanese, Hokkaido has become synonymous with sensational food, stunning scenery and some of the best onsens in Japan. The abundance of scenery offered in Eastern Hokkaido is enhanced when covered in pristine white snow, which has given plenty of opportunities for entertainment and winter sports in the area. Eastern Hokkaido is the prime location to explore Japan in the winter.

Japan Alps Winter Mini Tour (7 Days/6 Nights)

Outdoor hot spring onsens, warm sake, snow covered mountain peaks, and quaint mountain villages make the Japan Alps the place to be for a winter getaway. Add the unique outdoor activities only possible in the winter, and you have a travel experience that will create lifelong memories.

Shiga Kogen Escorted Ski Tour (6 Days/5 Nights)

Shiga Kogen, located in the highlands of Nagano, offers a magical winter experience for anyone looking for some ski adventure. As the largest ski area in Japan, Shiga Kogen is comprised of 19 separate ski areas that are all connected, and a single lift ticket gives the skier access to all 52 lifts in the area. With the beautiful location and countless onsens, you will enjoy endless hours of snowy fun on this exciting tour.


City Tours

These tours are designed for those who wish to concentrate on a specific city or cities (Tokyo and Kyoto) using public transportation with a maximum of 12 tour members. These tours will also include day trips outside of the cities as well. 

Best of Tokyo and Beyond (8 Days/7 Nights)

To the uninitiated, Tokyo may seem like a whirlwind of people and traffic. Yet, behind the ordered chaos lie remnants of a very different past.

Best of Kyoto and Beyond (8 Days/7 Nights)

Steeped in history and tradition, Kyoto has in many ways been the cradle of Japanese culture. A stroll through Kyoto today is a walk through 11 centuries of Japanese history.

Best of Tokyo and Kyoto Tour (12 Days/11 Nights)

Follow in the footsteps of feudal lords and Samurai along the route of the ancient Tokaido Highway which once connected these two great cities.


Can’t find what you’re looking for? Contact us to find out how we can schedule one of our standard escorted tours for your family or group.

Note: The travel environment in Japan is constantly changing. Samurai Tours reserves the right to modify itineraries to take advantage of these changes.