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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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The Golden Route Japan Tour Spring with Expo 
2025 Osaka

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

The Golden Route Japan Tour Spring with Expo 2025 Osaka
The Golden Route Japan Tour Spring with Expo 2025 Osaka
128 reviews
128 reviews

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $3298.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Hikone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka
Perfect introduction for first time visitors with limited time, plus experience Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai.

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $3298.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Hikone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka
Perfect introduction for first time visitors with limited time, plus experience Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Sun. Apr 13, 2025 Sun. Apr 20, 2025 US $3298.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. May 18, 2025 Sun. May 25, 2025 US $3298.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
The Golden Route Japan Tour Summer with 
Expo 2025 Osaka

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

The Golden Route Japan Tour Summer with Expo 2025 Osaka
The Golden Route Japan Tour Summer with Expo 2025 Osaka
128 reviews
128 reviews

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $3298.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka
Perfect introduction for first time visitors with limited time, plus Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai.

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $3298.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka
Perfect introduction for first time visitors with limited time, plus Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai.
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Mon. Jun 2, 2025 Mon. Jun 9, 2025 US $3298.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Jun 15, 2025 Sun. Jun 22, 2025 US $3298.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Jun 29, 2025 Sun. Jul 6, 2025 US $3298.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Jul 6, 2025 Sun. Jul 13, 2025 US $3298.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Jul 13, 2025 Sun. Jul 20, 2025 US $3298.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Jul 27, 2025 Sun. Aug 3, 2025 US $3298.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. Aug 8, 2025 Fri. Aug 15, 2025 US $3298.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Aug 17, 2025 Sun. Aug 24, 2025 US $3298.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
The Golden Route Japan Tour Autumn with 
Expo 2025 Osaka

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

The Golden Route Japan Tour Autumn with Expo 2025 Osaka
The Golden Route Japan Tour Autumn with Expo 2025 Osaka
128 reviews
128 reviews

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $3298.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka
Perfect introduction for first time visitors with limited time, plus Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai.

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $3298.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka
Perfect introduction for first time visitors with limited time, plus Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Mon. Sep 1, 2025 Mon. Sep 8, 2025 US $3298.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Sep 7, 2025 Sun. Sep 14, 2025 US $3298.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Sep 21, 2025 Sun. Sep 28, 2025 US $3298.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Oct 5, 2025 Sun. Oct 12, 2025 US $3298.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Kumano Kodo Walking & Hiking Tour: Spring

Group Tour | Active          

Group Tour | Active    

Kumano Kodo Walking & Hiking Tour: Spring
Kumano Kodo Walking & Hiking Tour: Spring

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3395.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Kyoto / Takijiri / Takahara / Chikatsuyu / Yunomine Onsen / Katsuura / Kyoto
A small-group guided walking & hiking tour with five hikes of 2-6 hours of village-to-village walking on the sacred Kumano Kodo, or Kumano Ancient Trail.

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3395.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Kyoto / Takijiri / Takahara / Chikatsuyu / Yunomine Onsen / Katsuura / Kyoto
A small-group guided walking & hiking tour with five hikes of 2-6 hours of village-to-village walking on the sacred Kumano Kodo, or Kumano Ancient Trail.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Wed. May 8, 2024 Thu. May 16, 2024 US $3395.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Kyoto Kyoto Active Save this tour Sold Out
Kumano Kodo Walking & Hiking Tour: Autumn

Group Tour | Active          

Group Tour | Active    

Kumano Kodo Walking & Hiking Tour: Autumn
Kumano Kodo Walking & Hiking Tour: Autumn

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3395.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Kyoto / Takijiri / Takahara / Chikatsuyu / Yunomine Onsen / Katsuura / Kyoto
A small-group guided walking & hiking tour with five hikes of 2-6 hours of village-to-village walking on the sacred Kumano Kodo, or Kumano Ancient Trail.

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3395.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Kyoto / Takijiri / Takahara / Chikatsuyu / Yunomine Onsen / Katsuura / Kyoto
A small-group guided walking & hiking tour with five hikes of 2-6 hours of village-to-village walking on the sacred Kumano Kodo, or Kumano Ancient Trail.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Wed. Sep 25, 2024 Thu. Oct 3, 2024 US $3395.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Kyoto Kyoto Active Save this tour Sold Out
Wed. Oct 16, 2024 Thu. Oct 24, 2024 US $3395.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Kyoto Kyoto Active Save this tour Sold Out
Sat. Nov 9, 2024 Sun. Nov 17, 2024 US $3395.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Kyoto Kyoto Active Save this tour Sold Out
Charms of Southern Japan Tour Spring (Reverse)

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Charms of Southern Japan Tour Spring (Reverse)
Charms of Southern Japan Tour Spring (Reverse)
11 reviews
11 reviews

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $3398.00

Nagasaki / Takachiho / Beppu / Kitsuki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Kurashiki / Himeji / Kobe
Discover the culture, national parks, countrysides, gardens and "must see" sights of Southern Japan.

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $3398.00

Nagasaki / Takachiho / Beppu / Kitsuki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Kurashiki / Himeji / Kobe
Discover the culture, national parks, countrysides, gardens and "must see" sights of Southern Japan.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Sun. Apr 13, 2025 Sun. Apr 20, 2025 US $3398.00 Fukuoka Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Mon. Apr 13, 2026 Mon. Apr 20, 2026 US $3398.00 Fukuoka Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Charms of Southern Japan Tour Spring

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Charms of Southern Japan Tour Spring
Charms of Southern Japan Tour Spring
11 reviews
11 reviews

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $3398.00

Himeji / Kurashiki / Takamatsu / Shimanami Kaido / Hiroshima / Kitsuki / Beppu / Takachiho / Nagasaki
Discover the culture, national parks, countrysides, gardens and "must see" sights of Southern Japan

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $3398.00

Himeji / Kurashiki / Takamatsu / Shimanami Kaido / Hiroshima / Kitsuki / Beppu / Takachiho / Nagasaki
Discover the culture, national parks, countrysides, gardens and "must see" sights of Southern Japan
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Fri. May 17, 2024 Fri. May 24, 2024 US $3398.00 Osaka Fukuoka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. May 18, 2025 Sun. May 25, 2025 US $3398.00 Osaka Fukuoka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. May 17, 2026 Sun. May 24, 2026 US $3398.00 Osaka Fukuoka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Charms of Southern Japan Tour Autumn (Reverse)

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Charms of Southern Japan Tour Autumn (Reverse)
Charms of Southern Japan Tour Autumn (Reverse)
11 reviews
11 reviews

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $3398.00

Nagasaki / Takachiho / Beppu / Kitsuki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Kurashiki / Himeji / Kobe
Discover the culture, national parks, countrysides, gardens and "must see" sights of Southern Japan.

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $3398.00

Nagasaki / Takachiho / Beppu / Kitsuki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Kurashiki / Himeji / Kobe
Discover the culture, national parks, countrysides, gardens and "must see" sights of Southern Japan.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Mon. Sep 30, 2024 Mon. Oct 7, 2024 US $3398.00 Fukuoka Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Mon. Sep 29, 2025 Mon. Oct 6, 2025 US $3398.00 Fukuoka Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Wed. Sep 30, 2026 Wed. Oct 7, 2026 US $3398.00 Fukuoka Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
The Golden Route Japan Tour Spring: Kyoto Aoi Festival

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

The Golden Route Japan Tour Spring: Kyoto Aoi Festival
The Golden Route Japan Tour Spring: Kyoto Aoi Festival
131 reviews
131 reviews

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $3398.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Hikone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka
The must see sights of Tokyo & Kyoto...plus the Aoi Festival.

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $3398.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Hikone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka
The must see sights of Tokyo & Kyoto...plus the Aoi Festival.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Sat. May 11, 2024 Sat. May 18, 2024 US $3398.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. May 11, 2025 Sun. May 18, 2025 US $3398.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Mon. May 11, 2026 Mon. May 18, 2026 US $3398.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
The Golden Route Japan Tour Summer (Reverse): Gion 
Summer Festival

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

The Golden Route Japan Tour Summer (Reverse): Gion Summer Festival
The Golden Route Japan Tour Summer (Reverse): Gion Summer Festival
131 reviews
131 reviews

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $3398.00

Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo
The must see sights of Tokyo & Kyoto...plus Gion Summer Festival.

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $3398.00

Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo
The must see sights of Tokyo & Kyoto...plus Gion Summer Festival.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Mon. Jul 15, 2024 Mon. Jul 22, 2024 US $3398.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Tue. Jul 15, 2025 Tue. Jul 22, 2025 US $3398.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Wed. Jul 15, 2026 Wed. Jul 22, 2026 US $3398.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
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