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. They will include many “must see” spots of Japan, plus one or two out-of-the way, remote destinations.
Best of Japan Independent Package (14 Days/13 Nights)
More than any other country, the Japanese have managed to integrate ancient traditions and bleeding-edge technology harmoniously into their daily lives. With the perfect mix of new and old, and our most popular itinerary, this well-rounded tour has something for everyone.
Best of Japan in 22 Days Independent Package (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 including some of Japan’s best onsens, gardens, castles, natural scenic areas, historical districts, temples and shrines, cultural activities and much, much more in a tour that will create travel memories to last a lifetime.
Central Japan Independent Package (11 Days/10 Nights)
Between the imperial city of Kyoto, and the shogun’s city of Tokyo, lies Central Japan. This area of Japan epitomizes the extremes and contradictions of Japan today. The densely populated coastal belt city of Tokyo is a stark contrast with the beautiful natural scenery of the mountainous central area. Though readily accessible, central Japan is still remote enough to have retained traditional lifestyles and architecture.
Winter Wonderland Independent Package (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.”
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. These tours will include a combination of “must see” spots and out-of-the-way, remote destinations.
Best of Japan Alps Independent Package (15 Days/14 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. Hidden away in its rural and remote valleys are many of Japan’s best-preserved post towns, farm hamlets, and traces of the old urban culture. Combined with its beautiful natural scenery, these features make this area one of the most rewarding in Japan to visit.
Hokkaido Independent Package (12 Days/11 Nights)
The northernmost of the main islands, Hokkaido is Japan’s last frontier, kept at bay by wild mountains, virgin forests, sapphire lakes and surf-beaten shores. The attitudes of the inhabitants are akin to those of the pioneers of the American West, but still unmistakably Japanese.
Best of Hokkaido and Tohoku Independent Package (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 Independent Package (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.
Our Mini Tours focus on a specific region or regions of Japan using public transportation. 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 Independent Package (8 Days/7 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.
These tours are designed for those who wish to concentrate on a specific city or cities (Tokyo and Kyoto) using public transportation. These tours will also include day trips outside of the cities as well.
Best of Kyoto and Beyond Independent (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 Beyond Independent (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.
Tokkaido Highway Independent Package (7 Days/6 Nights)
The Tokkaido Highway, built by the Tokugawa Shoguns in the early 17th century, connected the new military capital of Tokyo with the imperial, cultural capital of Kyoto. Follow in the steps of the Daimyo (feudal lords) and Samurai as you visit the two greatest cities of Japan.