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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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Best of Japan Tour Spring (Reverse): Wisteria Tunnel at 
Kawachi Fuji Gardens & Expo 2025 Osaka

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Best of Japan Tour Spring (Reverse): Wisteria Tunnel at Kawachi Fuji Gardens & Expo 2025 Osaka
Best of Japan Tour Spring (Reverse): Wisteria Tunnel at Kawachi Fuji Gardens & Expo 2025 Osaka
120 reviews
120 reviews

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $4898.00

Kitakyushu / Yamaguchi / Iwakuni / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Kurashiki / Himeji / Kobe / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hikone / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo
Perfect for those who want to visit the well known regions of Japan, plus the Wisteria Flower Tunnel at Kawachi Fuji Gardens, and a visit to Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai!

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $4898.00

Kitakyushu / Yamaguchi / Iwakuni / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Kurashiki / Himeji / Kobe / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hikone / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo
Perfect for those who want to visit the well known regions of Japan, plus the Wisteria Flower Tunnel at Kawachi Fuji Gardens, and a visit to Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai!
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Tue. Apr 29, 2025 Sat. May 10, 2025 US $4898.00 Fukuoka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Highlights of China and Japan Tour Spring with 
Expo 2025 Osaka

Group Tour | Deluxe          

Group Tour | Deluxe    

Highlights of China and Japan Tour Spring with Expo 2025 Osaka
Highlights of China and Japan Tour Spring with Expo 2025 Osaka

15 Days 14 Nights | from US $4898.00

China (Beijing / Xian / Shanghai), Japan (Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hikone / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo)
A refreshing 15-day spring tour through China and Japan, while exploring their ancient cultural treasures, plus a visit to Expo 2025 Osaka!

15 Days 14 Nights | from US $4898.00

China (Beijing / Xian / Shanghai), Japan (Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hikone / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo)
A refreshing 15-day spring tour through China and Japan, while exploring their ancient cultural treasures, plus a visit to Expo 2025 Osaka!
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Mon. May 12, 2025 Mon. May 26, 2025 US $4898.00 Beijing Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Highlights of China and Japan Tour Summer 
with Expo 2025 Osaka

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Highlights of China and Japan Tour Summer with Expo 2025 Osaka
Highlights of China and Japan Tour Summer with Expo 2025 Osaka

15 Days 14 Nights | from US $4898.00

China (Beijing / Xian / Shanghai), Japan (Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo)
This 15-day tour takes travelers on a cultural and historical route through the lands of China and Japan, plus the Expo 2025 Osaka.

15 Days 14 Nights | from US $4898.00

China (Beijing / Xian / Shanghai), Japan (Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo)
This 15-day tour takes travelers on a cultural and historical route through the lands of China and Japan, plus the Expo 2025 Osaka.
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Sun. Jun 15, 2025 Sun. Jun 29, 2025 US $4898.00 Beijing Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Best of Japan Tour Summer (Reverse): Kyoto 
Gion Summer Festival with Expo 2025 Osaka

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Best of Japan Tour Summer (Reverse): Kyoto Gion Summer Festival with Expo 2025 Osaka
Best of Japan Tour Summer (Reverse): Kyoto Gion Summer Festival with Expo 2025 Osaka
120 reviews
120 reviews

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $4898.00

Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Oobokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo
Perfect for those who want to visit the well known regions of Japan, plus Gion Summer Festival and Expo 2025 Osaka.

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $4898.00

Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Oobokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo
Perfect for those who want to visit the well known regions of Japan, plus Gion Summer Festival and Expo 2025 Osaka.
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Fri. Jul 11, 2025 Tue. Jul 22, 2025 US $4898.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Best of Japan Tour Spring: Kyoto Aoi Festival 
with Expo 2025 Osaka

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Best of Japan Tour Spring: Kyoto Aoi Festival with Expo 2025 Osaka
Best of Japan Tour Spring: Kyoto Aoi Festival with Expo 2025 Osaka
117 reviews
117 reviews

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $4898.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Hikone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Obokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe / Osaka
Visit the most popular regions of Japan, sightsee the country's main cities, and observe the elegant Kyoto Aoi Festival, plus Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai.

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $4898.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Hikone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Obokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe / Osaka
Visit the most popular regions of Japan, sightsee the country's main cities, and observe the elegant Kyoto Aoi Festival, plus Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Sun. May 11, 2025 Thu. May 22, 2025 US $4898.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Best of Japan Tour Summer: Tokushima Awa 
Odori Dance Festival with Expo 2025 Osaka

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Best of Japan Tour Summer: Tokushima Awa Odori Dance Festival with Expo 2025 Osaka
Best of Japan Tour Summer: Tokushima Awa Odori Dance Festival with Expo 2025 Osaka
117 reviews
117 reviews

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $4898.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Tokushima / Takamatsu / Oboke Gorge / Shimanami Kaido / Hiroshima / Kurashiki / Himeji / Kobe / Osaka
Perfect for those who want to visit the well known regions of Japan, plus Expo 2025 Osaka.

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $4898.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Tokushima / Takamatsu / Oboke Gorge / Shimanami Kaido / Hiroshima / Kurashiki / Himeji / Kobe / Osaka
Perfect for those who want to visit the well known regions of Japan, plus Expo 2025 Osaka.
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Fri. Aug 8, 2025 Tue. Aug 19, 2025 US $4898.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Japan Walking Tour: Shoguns and Samurai - Cherry 
Blossoms

Group Tour | Active          

Group Tour | Active    

Japan Walking Tour: Shoguns and Samurai - Cherry Blossoms
Japan Walking Tour: Shoguns and Samurai - Cherry Blossoms

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
Japan Walking Tour: Shoguns and Samurai - Spring

Group Tour | Active          

Group Tour | Active    

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

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
Fri. May 17, 2024 Thu. May 30, 2024 US $4930.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Tokyo Kyoto Active Save this tour Sold Out
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.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
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  
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