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The Kansai Region used to be the political center of Japan, but now it is a place where you can see many historical sites that were carefully preserved. You can see original castles like Himeji and Hikone, religious sites in Ise, Koyasan, and Kumano, historical structures in Kyoto, Nara, and Osaka, etc.

Kansai is the old political center of Japan, containing many of the oldest capitals in the country such as Nara and Kyoto. Kansai is also very diverse with many different locations known for a wide variety of sites. Nagashima Onsen has many indoor and outdoor baths. Iga Ueno and Koka are known for their ninja history. Ise Shrines are the most sacred Shinto shrines in Japan. Hikone Castle, an original castle, is designated a national treasure. Kyoto is an important cultural and traditional center in Japan. Uji is the birthplace of matcha, powdered green tea, which is used in tea ceremonies. Nara has over 1000 free roaming deer around Todaiji Temple. Mount Yoshino has over 30,000 cherry blossoms planted around its slopes. Osaka has hearty street food, modern architecture, and historical landmarks. Koyasan is the best place to experience the monk’s lifestyle. Kumano Sanzan pilgrimage route is designated a UNESCO world heritage site. Nanki Shirahama has various entertainment facilities. Kobe is mostly known for its beef and attractive city. Himeji Castle is the most beautiful original castle. Kinosaki Onsen is one of the top hot spring destinations.

You won’t be short on activities in Kansai. Whether you enjoy the natural sceneries of the mountains and countryside’s, the bright lights of Osaka, or the immersive history of Kyoto, there’s something for everyone in Kansai!

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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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Tokyo to Kyoto Summer Tour

Group Tour | Budget          Book Now & Save $50

Group Tour | Budget    Book Now & Save $50

Tokyo to Kyoto Summer Tour
Tokyo to Kyoto Summer Tour

6 Days 5 Nights | from US $1898.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Kanzanji Onsen / Kyoto
Explore the top locations in Tokyo and Kyoto (with one day at Mount Fuji and Hakone) during our 6-day Tokyo to Kyoto Summer Group Tour.

6 Days 5 Nights | from US $1898.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Kanzanji Onsen / Kyoto
Explore the top locations in Tokyo and Kyoto (with one day at Mount Fuji and Hakone) during our 6-day Tokyo to Kyoto Summer Group Tour.
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Mon. Jun 24, 2024 Sat. Jun 29, 2024 US $1898.00 Tokyo Kyoto Budget Save this tour Sold Out
Mon. Jul 22, 2024 Sat. Jul 27, 2024 US $1898.00 Tokyo Kyoto Budget Save this tour Sold Out
Tue. Jun 17, 2025 Sun. Jun 22, 2025 US $1898.00 Tokyo Kyoto Budget Save this tour Book Now  
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Tokyo to Kyoto Autumn Tour

Group Tour | Budget          Book Now & Save $50

Group Tour | Budget    Book Now & Save $50

Tokyo to Kyoto Autumn Tour
Tokyo to Kyoto Autumn Tour

6 Days 5 Nights | from US $1898.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Kanzanji Onsen / Kyoto
Explore the top locations in Tokyo and Kyoto (with one day at Mount Fuji and Hakone) during our 6-day Tokyo to Kyoto Summer Group Tour.

6 Days 5 Nights | from US $1898.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Kanzanji Onsen / Kyoto
Explore the top locations in Tokyo and Kyoto (with one day at Mount Fuji and Hakone) during our 6-day Tokyo to Kyoto Summer Group Tour.
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Mon. Sep 16, 2024 Sat. Sep 21, 2024 US $1898.00 Tokyo Kyoto Budget Save this tour Book Now  
Mon. Oct 21, 2024 Sat. Oct 26, 2024 US $1898.00 Tokyo Kyoto Budget Save this tour Book Now  
Tue. Sep 16, 2025 Sun. Sep 21, 2025 US $1898.00 Tokyo Kyoto Budget Save this tour Book Now  
Tue. Oct 21, 2025 Sun. Oct 26, 2025 US $1898.00 Tokyo Kyoto Budget Save this tour Book Now  
Tue. Sep 15, 2026 Sun. Sep 20, 2026 US $1898.00 Tokyo Kyoto Budget Save this tour Book Now  
Tue. Oct 20, 2026 Sun. Oct 25, 2026 US $1898.00 Tokyo Kyoto Budget Save this tour Book Now  
Tokyo to Kyoto Cherry Blossom Tour

Group Tour | Budget          Book Now & Save $50

Group Tour | Budget    Book Now & Save $50

Tokyo to Kyoto Cherry Blossom Tour
Tokyo to Kyoto Cherry Blossom Tour

6 Days 5 Nights | from US $1998.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Kanzanji Onsen / Kyoto
Tour the very best destinations from Tokyo to Kyoto, including a day at Mount Fuji / Hakone, in the enchanting cherry blossoms season during this special 6-day Cherry Blossoms Tour.

6 Days 5 Nights | from US $1998.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Kanzanji Onsen / Kyoto
Tour the very best destinations from Tokyo to Kyoto, including a day at Mount Fuji / Hakone, in the enchanting cherry blossoms season during this special 6-day Cherry Blossoms Tour.
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Tue. Mar 18, 2025 Sun. Mar 23, 2025 US $1998.00 Tokyo Kyoto Budget Save this tour Book Now  
Tue. Mar 25, 2025 Sun. Mar 30, 2025 US $1998.00 Tokyo Kyoto Budget Save this tour Book Now  
Tue. Apr 1, 2025 Sun. Apr 6, 2025 US $1998.00 Tokyo Kyoto Budget Save this tour Book Now  
Tue. Mar 17, 2026 Sun. Mar 22, 2026 US $1998.00 Tokyo Kyoto Budget Save this tour Book Now  
Tue. Mar 24, 2026 Sun. Mar 29, 2026 US $1998.00 Tokyo Kyoto Budget Save this tour Book Now  
Tue. Mar 31, 2026 Sun. Apr 5, 2026 US $1998.00 Tokyo Kyoto Budget Save this tour Book Now  
The Golden Route Japan Tour Winter

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

The Golden Route Japan Tour Winter
The Golden Route Japan Tour Winter
131 reviews
131 reviews

7 Days 6 Nights | from US $2898.00

Tokyo / Hakone / Hikone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka
Perfect introduction for first time visitors with limited time.

7 Days 6 Nights | from US $2898.00

Tokyo / Hakone / Hikone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka
Perfect introduction for first time visitors with limited time.
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Sun. Dec 8, 2024 Sat. Dec 14, 2024 US $2898.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Dec 22, 2024 Sat. Dec 28, 2024 US $2998.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Mon. Feb 17, 2025 Sun. Feb 23, 2025 US $2898.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Dec 7, 2025 Sat. Dec 13, 2025 US $2898.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Mon. Dec 22, 2025 Sun. Dec 28, 2025 US $2998.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Mon. Feb 23, 2026 Sun. Mar 1, 2026 US $2898.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Dec 13, 2026 Sat. Dec 19, 2026 US $2898.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Tue. Dec 22, 2026 Mon. Dec 28, 2026 US $2898.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Nakasendo and Kiso Valley Walking & Hiking Tour: 
Cherry Blossoms

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Group Tour | Active    

Nakasendo and Kiso Valley Walking & Hiking Tour: Cherry Blossoms
Nakasendo and Kiso Valley Walking & Hiking Tour: Cherry Blossoms

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $2940.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Kyoto / Nara / Magome / Tsumago / Nojiri / Yabuhara / Narai / Matsumoto / Tokyo
A short small-group guided walking tour with three hikes of 3-6 hours of village-to-village walking on the Nakasendo Trail.

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $2940.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Kyoto / Nara / Magome / Tsumago / Nojiri / Yabuhara / Narai / Matsumoto / Tokyo
A short small-group guided walking tour with three hikes of 3-6 hours of village-to-village walking on the Nakasendo Trail.
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Nakasendo and Kiso Valley Walking & Hiking Tour: 
Spring

Group Tour | Active          

Group Tour | Active    

Nakasendo and Kiso Valley Walking & Hiking Tour: Spring
Nakasendo and Kiso Valley Walking & Hiking Tour: Spring

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $2940.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Kyoto / Nara / Magome / Tsumago / Nojiri / Yabuhara / Narai / Matsumoto / Tokyo
A short small-group guided walking tour with three hikes of 3-6 hours of village-to-village walking on the Nakasendo Trail.

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $2940.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Kyoto / Nara / Magome / Tsumago / Nojiri / Yabuhara / Narai / Matsumoto / Tokyo
A short small-group guided walking tour with three hikes of 3-6 hours of village-to-village walking on the Nakasendo Trail.
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Fri. May 10, 2024 Fri. May 17, 2024 US $2940.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Kyoto Tokyo Active Save this tour Sold Out
Fri. May 24, 2024 Fri. May 31, 2024 US $2940.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Kyoto Tokyo Active Save this tour Sold Out
Nakasendo and Kiso Valley Walking & Hiking Tour: 
Autumn

Group Tour | Active          

Group Tour | Active    

Nakasendo and Kiso Valley Walking & Hiking Tour: Autumn
Nakasendo and Kiso Valley Walking & Hiking Tour: Autumn

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $2940.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Kyoto / Nara / Magome / Tsumago / Nojiri / Yabuhara / Narai / Matsumoto / Tokyo
A short small-group guided walking tour with three hikes of 3-6 hours of village-to-village walking on the Nakasendo Trail.

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $2940.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Kyoto / Nara / Magome / Tsumago / Nojiri / Yabuhara / Narai / Matsumoto / Tokyo
A short small-group guided walking tour with three hikes of 3-6 hours of village-to-village walking on the Nakasendo Trail.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Sun. Sep 22, 2024 Sun. Sep 29, 2024 US $2940.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Kyoto Tokyo Active Save this tour Sold Out
Fri. Oct 4, 2024 Fri. Oct 11, 2024 US $2940.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Kyoto Tokyo Active Save this tour Sold Out
Fri. Oct 18, 2024 Fri. Oct 25, 2024 US $2940.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Kyoto Tokyo Active Save this tour Sold Out
Nakasendo and Kiso Valley Walking & Hiking Tour: 
Autumn Leaves

Group Tour | Active          

Group Tour | Active    

Nakasendo and Kiso Valley Walking & Hiking Tour: Autumn Leaves
Nakasendo and Kiso Valley Walking & Hiking Tour: Autumn Leaves

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $2940.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Kyoto / Nara / Magome / Tsumago / Nojiri / Yabuhara / Narai / Matsumoto / Tokyo
A short small-group guided walking tour with three hikes of 3-6 hours of village-to-village walking on the Nakasendo Trail.

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $2940.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Kyoto / Nara / Magome / Tsumago / Nojiri / Yabuhara / Narai / Matsumoto / Tokyo
A short small-group guided walking tour with three hikes of 3-6 hours of village-to-village walking on the Nakasendo Trail.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Wed. Nov 13, 2024 Wed. Nov 20, 2024 US $2940.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Kyoto Tokyo Active Save this tour Sold Out
Nakasendo and Kiso Valley Walking & Hiking 
Tour: Summer

Group Tour | Active          

Group Tour | Active    

Nakasendo and Kiso Valley Walking & Hiking Tour: Summer
Nakasendo and Kiso Valley Walking & Hiking Tour: Summer

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $2940.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Kyoto / Nara / Magome / Tsumago / Nojiri / Yabuhara / Narai / Matsumoto / Tokyo
A short small-group guided walking tour with three hikes of 3-6 hours of village-to-village walking on the Nakasendo Trail.

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $2940.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Kyoto / Nara / Magome / Tsumago / Nojiri / Yabuhara / Narai / Matsumoto / Tokyo
A short small-group guided walking tour with three hikes of 3-6 hours of village-to-village walking on the Nakasendo Trail.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Fri. Jun 7, 2024 Fri. Jun 14, 2024 US $2940.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Kyoto Tokyo Active Save this tour Sold Out
The Golden Route Japan Tour Autumn (Reverse)

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

The Golden Route Japan Tour Autumn (Reverse)
The Golden Route Japan Tour Autumn (Reverse)
131 reviews
131 reviews

7 Days 6 Nights | from US $2998.00

Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo
Perfect introduction for first time visitors with limited time.

7 Days 6 Nights | from US $2998.00

Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo
Perfect introduction for first time visitors with limited time.
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Mon. Sep 23, 2024 Sun. Sep 29, 2024 US $2998.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Mon. Oct 7, 2024 Sun. Oct 13, 2024 US $2998.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Mon. Oct 21, 2024 Sun. Oct 27, 2024 US $2998.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Mon. Sep 15, 2025 Sun. Sep 21, 2025 US $2998.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
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Mon. Oct 27, 2025 Sun. Nov 2, 2025 US $2998.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Mon. Sep 14, 2026 Sun. Sep 20, 2026 US $2998.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
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Mon. Oct 12, 2026 Sun. Oct 18, 2026 US $2998.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Mon. Oct 26, 2026 Sun. Nov 1, 2026 US $2998.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
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