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Chubu is a region that has some of the best places and sights to see in Japan. Places like Takato Castle Ruins for cherry blossoms, Kenrokuen Garden for landscaping and Takayama for festivals. Each place is listed in the top three in their sections.

Chubu is the central area of Japan. Nagano has the popular Zenkoji temple that overlooks the city. Yudanaka Onsen, a hot spring resort with a modern atmosphere. Matsumoto’s original castle is surrounded by cherry blossoms. Ina’s Takato Castle Ruins Park is one of the three best locations to view cherry blossoms. Tsumago and Magome is a preserved trail that once connected Tokyo to Kyoto in the Edo Period. Toyama, city of medicine, has beautiful nature areas. Kanazawa has the Kenrokuen Garden, one of the “Three Most Beautiful Landscape Gardens in Japan. Shirakawago has the Gassho zukuri farmhouses, UNESCO world heritage site. Takayama has extravagant festival floats called Yatai. Nagoya is close to the headquarters of the Toyota Motor Corporation. Mt. Fuji is the highest and most iconic mountain of Japan. Atami is a popular seaside resort town with hot springs and ryokans. Kawazu has an annual cherry blossom festival that attracts millions of visitors to their town.

Please see below for tours that include Chubu:

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Japan Deluxe Tours

Visit the must see sites of Japan with group sizes ranging from 12 to 35 people.

These tours are great for first time visitors to Japan looking for comfortable accommodation with all entrance fees and most meals included. Our Japan Deluxe Tours are accomodated with professional tour guides, fluent in both Japanese and English, to ensure an educational and valuable visit. Air-conditoned, private coaches are also included, so you can enjoy a comfortable and hassle-free time in Japan. Our tours range from 7 to 21 days, to various regions of Japan.

Deluxe-Plus Small Group Tours

Experience the culture of Japan at a slower pace with groups of 10 to 18 people.
(Smaller group departure available)

These tours combine enrichment, enjoyment, and education with time to truly absorb and appreciate your surroundings. Our Deluxe-Plus small group tours are created to cater to those who are interested in having a deeper understanding of Japan's culture. You will have the opportunity to participate in culturally rich activities and visit destinations only locals may know. Experience luxurious hotels and travel at a leisurely pace when you book a Deluxe-Plus small group tour.

Budget Group Tours

Our Budget Tours are designed for our guests who are on a limited budget.

Explore the must-see sights and enjoy the hassle-free trip to Japan at an affordable price. Our most cost-effective way to see the highlights of Japan while staying in budget-friendly accommodations. If you would like to have a quick stop to sample the must-see sights of Japan, or plan to explore Japan on your own but would like to take a short trip to learn about Japan before your self-guided journeys. These are the tours for you.

Active Small Group Tours

Travel Japan more flexibly in groups of 6 to 13 people using public transportation.

Explore Japan off the beaten path via Japanese public transportation, walking, hiking, cycling and more. Take more time to enjoy local experiences and picturesque landscape. Our Active Small Group Tours combine the best of cultural destinations with off-the-beaten-path via Japanese public transportation, Discover the country of Japan the way the locals do and see Japan from a different angle. A focus on getting away from the crowds and into the real Japan, see the diversity of Japan’s countryside unfold before your eyes.

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Japan Walking Tour: Shoguns and Samurai - Autumn

Group Tour | Active          

Group Tour | Active    

Japan Walking Tour: Shoguns and Samurai - Autumn
Japan Walking Tour: Shoguns and Samurai - Autumn

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $4930.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Tokyo / Obuse / Yudanaka Onsen / Matsumoto / Narai / Tsumago / Magome / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kyoto / Nara / Mt Koya
A small-group guided cultural walking tour exploring the highlights of central Japan.

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $4930.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Tokyo / Obuse / Yudanaka Onsen / Matsumoto / Narai / Tsumago / Magome / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kyoto / Nara / Mt Koya
A small-group guided cultural walking tour exploring the highlights of central Japan.
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Fri. Sep 6, 2024 Thu. Sep 19, 2024 US $4930.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Tokyo Tokyo Active Save this tour Book Now  
Tue. Oct 15, 2024 Mon. Oct 28, 2024 US $4930.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Tokyo Tokyo Active Save this tour Sold Out
Japan Walking Tour: Shoguns and Samurai - Autumn 
Leaves

Group Tour | Active          

Group Tour | Active    

Japan Walking Tour: Shoguns and Samurai - Autumn Leaves
Japan Walking Tour: Shoguns and Samurai - Autumn Leaves

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $4930.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Tokyo / Obuse / Yudanaka Onsen / Matsumoto / Narai / Tsumago / Magome / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kyoto / Nara / Mt Koya
A small-group guided cultural walking tour exploring the highlights of central Japan.

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $4930.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Tokyo / Obuse / Yudanaka Onsen / Matsumoto / Narai / Tsumago / Magome / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kyoto / Nara / Mt Koya
A small-group guided cultural walking tour exploring the highlights of central Japan.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Tue. Nov 5, 2024 Mon. Nov 18, 2024 US $4930.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Tokyo Tokyo Active Save this tour Book Now  
Japan Walking Tour: Shoguns and Samurai - 
Winter

Group Tour | Active          

Group Tour | Active    

Japan Walking Tour: Shoguns and Samurai - Winter
Japan Walking Tour: Shoguns and Samurai - Winter

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $4930.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Tokyo / Obuse / Yudanaka Onsen / Matsumoto / Narai / Tsumago / Magome / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kyoto / Nara / Mt Koya
A small-group guided cultural walking tour exploring the highlights of central Japan.

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $4930.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Tokyo / Obuse / Yudanaka Onsen / Matsumoto / Narai / Tsumago / Magome / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kyoto / Nara / Mt Koya
A small-group guided cultural walking tour exploring the highlights of central Japan.
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Anime Flavor: Tokyo & Kyoto Cherry 
Blossom Tour with Hiroshima & Expo 2025 Osaka

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Anime Flavor: Tokyo & Kyoto Cherry Blossom Tour with Hiroshima & Expo 2025 Osaka
Anime Flavor: Tokyo & Kyoto Cherry Blossom Tour with Hiroshima & Expo 2025 Osaka
39 reviews
39 reviews

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $4998.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Hikone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Obokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe / Osaka
Anime Flavor Tour is the best thing to fulfill your Otaku needs. We will go to some of the popular anime spots while learning about Japan’s culture, plus Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai.

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $4998.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Hikone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Obokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe / Osaka
Anime Flavor Tour is the best thing to fulfill your Otaku needs. We will go to some of the popular anime spots while learning about Japan’s culture, plus Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai.
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Sun. Apr 6, 2025 Thu. Apr 17, 2025 US $4998.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Best of Japan with Japanese Alps: Cherry 
Blossom Tour with Expo 2025 Osaka

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Best of Japan with Japanese Alps: Cherry Blossom Tour with Expo 2025 Osaka
Best of Japan with Japanese Alps: Cherry Blossom Tour with Expo 2025 Osaka
119 reviews
119 reviews

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $4998.00

Tokyo / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Obokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe / Osaka
Travel to the most well known regions of Japan and its rural areas too while admiring Japan's famous cherry trees, plus Expo 2025 Osaka.

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $4998.00

Tokyo / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Obokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe / Osaka
Travel to the most well known regions of Japan and its rural areas too while admiring Japan's famous cherry trees, plus Expo 2025 Osaka.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Sun. Apr 6, 2025 Thu. Apr 17, 2025 US $4998.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Hokkaido & Beyond: Lavenders & Summer Flowers

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Hokkaido & Beyond: Lavenders & Summer Flowers
Hokkaido & Beyond: Lavenders & Summer Flowers

13 Days 12 Nights | from US $4998.00

Lake Toya / Nanae / Hakodate / Lake Onuma / Noboribetsu / Shiraoi / Furano / Biei / Yoichi / Otaru / Sapporo / Nikko / Takasaki / Karuizawa / Yudanaka / Matsumoto
Enjoy the summer in Hokkaido and Honshu on our Hokkaido and Beyond: Lavenders and Summer Flowers Tour, which includes visits to Furano, Biei, Sapporo, Otaru, Hakodate, Nikko, Karuizawa, and Yudanaka.

13 Days 12 Nights | from US $4998.00

Lake Toya / Nanae / Hakodate / Lake Onuma / Noboribetsu / Shiraoi / Furano / Biei / Yoichi / Otaru / Sapporo / Nikko / Takasaki / Karuizawa / Yudanaka / Matsumoto
Enjoy the summer in Hokkaido and Honshu on our Hokkaido and Beyond: Lavenders and Summer Flowers Tour, which includes visits to Furano, Biei, Sapporo, Otaru, Hakodate, Nikko, Karuizawa, and Yudanaka.
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Sat. Jul 12, 2025 Thu. Jul 24, 2025 US $4998.00 Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Jul 12, 2026 Fri. Jul 24, 2026 US $4998.00 Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Hokkaido & Beyond: Summer Flowers & Nature

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Hokkaido & Beyond: Summer Flowers & Nature
Hokkaido & Beyond: Summer Flowers & Nature

13 Days 12 Nights | from US $4998.00

Sapporo / Otaru / Furano / Biei / Asahikawa / Hokuryu / Sounkyo / Kitami / Abashiri / Shiretoko / Lake Mashu / Lake Akan / Kushiro / Nikko / Takasaki / Karuizawa / Yudanaka / Matsumoto
Discover the summer beauty of Hokkaido and Honshu on our Hokkaido and Beyond: Summer Flowers and Nature Tour, which includes Sapporo, Otaru, Furano, Biei, Sounkyo, Kushiro, Nikko, Karuizawa, Yudanaka, and more.

13 Days 12 Nights | from US $4998.00

Sapporo / Otaru / Furano / Biei / Asahikawa / Hokuryu / Sounkyo / Kitami / Abashiri / Shiretoko / Lake Mashu / Lake Akan / Kushiro / Nikko / Takasaki / Karuizawa / Yudanaka / Matsumoto
Discover the summer beauty of Hokkaido and Honshu on our Hokkaido and Beyond: Summer Flowers and Nature Tour, which includes Sapporo, Otaru, Furano, Biei, Sounkyo, Kushiro, Nikko, Karuizawa, Yudanaka, and more.
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Sat. Aug 16, 2025 Thu. Aug 28, 2025 US $4998.00 Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Aug 16, 2026 Fri. Aug 28, 2026 US $4998.00 Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Hokkaido & Beyond: Sapporo Autumn Fest

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Hokkaido & Beyond: Sapporo Autumn Fest
Hokkaido & Beyond: Sapporo Autumn Fest

13 Days 12 Nights | from US $4998.00

Shiraoi / Noboribetsu / Lake Toya / Nanae / Hakodate / Lake Onuma / Kuromatsunai / Niseko / Yoichi / Otaru / Sapporo / Nikko / Takasaki / Karuizawa / Yudanaka / Matsumoto
Join our Hokkaido and Beyond: Sapporo Autumn Fest Tour for a delightful 13-day tour exploring the wonders of Hokkaido and Beyond, with a day sampling delicious Hokkaido foods at Sapporo Autumn Fest.

13 Days 12 Nights | from US $4998.00

Shiraoi / Noboribetsu / Lake Toya / Nanae / Hakodate / Lake Onuma / Kuromatsunai / Niseko / Yoichi / Otaru / Sapporo / Nikko / Takasaki / Karuizawa / Yudanaka / Matsumoto
Join our Hokkaido and Beyond: Sapporo Autumn Fest Tour for a delightful 13-day tour exploring the wonders of Hokkaido and Beyond, with a day sampling delicious Hokkaido foods at Sapporo Autumn Fest.
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Sat. Sep 20, 2025 Thu. Oct 2, 2025 US $4998.00 Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Sep 20, 2026 Fri. Oct 2, 2026 US $4998.00 Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Hokkaido & Beyond: Autumn Leaves & Salmon Run

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Hokkaido & Beyond: Autumn Leaves & Salmon Run
Hokkaido & Beyond: Autumn Leaves & Salmon Run

13 Days 12 Nights | from US $4998.00

Chitose / Shiraoi / Sapporo / Otaru / Asahikawa / Sounkyo / Kitami / Abashiri / Shiretoko / Lake Mashu / Lake Akan / Kushiro / Nikko / Takasaki / Karuizawa / Yudanaka / Matsumoto
Explore the culture, history, and natural splendor of Hokkaido and Beyond on AJT's Autumn Leaves and Salmon Run Tour, which features the salmon run of Chitose and spectacular autumn colors on Hokkaido and Beyond Tokyo.

13 Days 12 Nights | from US $4998.00

Chitose / Shiraoi / Sapporo / Otaru / Asahikawa / Sounkyo / Kitami / Abashiri / Shiretoko / Lake Mashu / Lake Akan / Kushiro / Nikko / Takasaki / Karuizawa / Yudanaka / Matsumoto
Explore the culture, history, and natural splendor of Hokkaido and Beyond on AJT's Autumn Leaves and Salmon Run Tour, which features the salmon run of Chitose and spectacular autumn colors on Hokkaido and Beyond Tokyo.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Sun. Oct 19, 2025 Fri. Oct 31, 2025 US $4998.00 Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Oct 18, 2026 Fri. Oct 30, 2026 US $4998.00 Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Best of Japan with Japanese Alps: Fuji 
Shibazakura, Snow Monkeys & Snow Corridor

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Best of Japan with Japanese Alps: Fuji Shibazakura, Snow Monkeys & Snow Corridor
Best of Japan with Japanese Alps: Fuji Shibazakura, Snow Monkeys & Snow Corridor
122 reviews
122 reviews

13 Days 12 Nights | from US $5298.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Yudanaka / Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Obokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe
Must-see sites of Tokyo, Kyoto, Mt. Fuji, and Hiroshima as well as a few seasonal specialties that you can't miss.

13 Days 12 Nights | from US $5298.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Yudanaka / Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Obokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe
Must-see sites of Tokyo, Kyoto, Mt. Fuji, and Hiroshima as well as a few seasonal specialties that you can't miss.
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Thu. May 9, 2024 Tue. May 21, 2024 US $5298.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. May 9, 2025 Wed. May 21, 2025 US $5298.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sat. May 9, 2026 Thu. May 21, 2026 US $5298.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
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