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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 Summer 
(Reverse): Gion 
Summer Festival with Expo 2025 Osaka

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

The Golden Route Japan Tour Summer (Reverse): Gion Summer Festival with Expo 2025 Osaka
The Golden Route Japan Tour Summer (Reverse): Gion Summer Festival with Expo 2025 Osaka
131 reviews
131 reviews

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3698.00

Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo
The must see sights of Tokyo & Kyoto...plus Gion Summer Festival and Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai.

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3698.00

Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo
The must see sights of Tokyo & Kyoto...plus Gion Summer Festival and Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai.
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Mon. Jul 14, 2025 Tue. Jul 22, 2025 US $3698.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Charms of Southern Japan Tour Autumn (Reverse) with 
Koyasan

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

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

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3798.00

Nagasaki / Takachiho / Beppu / Usa / Hiroshima / Shimanamo Kaido / Takamatsu / Tokushima / Mt Koya
Discover the culture, national parks, countrysides, gardens and "must see" sights of Southern Japan.

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3798.00

Nagasaki / Takachiho / Beppu / Usa / Hiroshima / Shimanamo Kaido / Takamatsu / Tokushima / Mt Koya
Discover the culture, national parks, countrysides, gardens and "must see" sights of Southern Japan.
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Mon. Oct 14, 2024 Tue. Oct 22, 2024 US $3798.00 Fukuoka Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Mon. Oct 20, 2025 Tue. Oct 28, 2025 US $3798.00 Fukuoka Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Mon. Oct 19, 2026 Tue. Oct 27, 2026 US $3798.00 Fukuoka Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
The Pilgrimage Route of Japan: Cherry Blossom Tour

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

The Pilgrimage Route of Japan: Cherry Blossom Tour
The Pilgrimage Route of Japan: Cherry Blossom Tour

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3798.00

Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Naruto / Koyasan / Kumano / Ise Shima
Experience and learn about the spiritual side of Japan.

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3798.00

Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Naruto / Koyasan / Kumano / Ise Shima
Experience and learn about the spiritual side of Japan.
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Fri. Apr 4, 2025 Sat. Apr 12, 2025 US $3798.00 Osaka Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sat. Apr 4, 2026 Sun. Apr 12, 2026 US $3798.00 Osaka Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Anime Flavor: Tokyo & Kyoto Tour with AnimeJapan & 
Cherry Blossoms

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Anime Flavor: Tokyo & Kyoto Tour with AnimeJapan & Cherry Blossoms
Anime Flavor: Tokyo & Kyoto Tour with AnimeJapan & Cherry Blossoms
39 reviews
39 reviews

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3798.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Hikone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / 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.

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3798.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Hikone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / 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.
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Sat. Mar 22, 2025 Sun. Mar 30, 2025 US $3798.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
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Otaku Tour: Anime, Manga, Ninja & Food -  Cherry 
Blossoms

Group Tour | Budget          Book Now & Save $50

Group Tour | Budget    Book Now & Save $50

Otaku Tour: Anime, Manga, Ninja & Food - Cherry Blossoms
Otaku Tour: Anime, Manga, Ninja & Food - Cherry Blossoms

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $3798.00

Tokyo / Hakone / Nagoya / Iga Ueno / Kyoto / Osaka
Join an Otaku Tour with AJT, and immerse yourself in Japan's Anime and Otaku Culture, visiting top otaku destinations in Tokyo, Kyoto, Nagoya, and Osaka, during the pretty cherry blossom season.

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $3798.00

Tokyo / Hakone / Nagoya / Iga Ueno / Kyoto / Osaka
Join an Otaku Tour with AJT, and immerse yourself in Japan's Anime and Otaku Culture, visiting top otaku destinations in Tokyo, Kyoto, Nagoya, and Osaka, during the pretty cherry blossom season.
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Mon. Mar 24, 2025 Wed. Apr 2, 2025 US $3798.00 Tokyo Osaka Budget Save this tour Sold Out
The Golden Triangle of Japan (Reverse): 
Takayama 
Autumn Festival Tour with Expo 2025 Osaka

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

The Golden Triangle of Japan (Reverse): Takayama Autumn Festival Tour with Expo 2025 Osaka
The Golden Triangle of Japan (Reverse): Takayama Autumn Festival Tour with Expo 2025 Osaka
76 reviews
76 reviews

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3798.00

Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Kanazawa / Shirakawa- go / Takayama / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Tokyo
Tour the most popular attractions of Tokyo & Kyoto, explore the rural areas of Japan, and attend the Takayama Autumn Festival, plus Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai.

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3798.00

Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Kanazawa / Shirakawa- go / Takayama / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Tokyo
Tour the most popular attractions of Tokyo & Kyoto, explore the rural areas of Japan, and attend the Takayama Autumn Festival, plus Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai.
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Sun. Oct 5, 2025 Mon. Oct 13, 2025 US $3798.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Anime Flavor: Tokyo & Kyoto Cherry Blossom 
Tour with 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 Expo 2025 Osaka
Anime Flavor: Tokyo & Kyoto Cherry Blossom Tour with Expo 2025 Osaka
36 reviews
36 reviews

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3798.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Hikone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / 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.

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3798.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Hikone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / 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.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Sun. Apr 6, 2025 Mon. Apr 14, 2025 US $3798.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
The Golden Route Japan Tour Spring: Kyoto 
Aoi Festival with Expo 2025 Osaka

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

The Golden Route Japan Tour Spring: Kyoto Aoi Festival with Expo 2025 Osaka
The Golden Route Japan Tour Spring: Kyoto Aoi Festival with Expo 2025 Osaka
128 reviews
128 reviews

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3798.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Hikone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka
The must see sights of Tokyo & Kyoto...plus the Aoi Festival and Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai.

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3798.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Hikone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka
The must see sights of Tokyo & Kyoto...plus the Aoi Festival and Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Sun. May 11, 2025 Mon. May 19, 2025 US $3798.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
The Golden Triangle of Japan: Cherry Blossom Tour 
with Expo 2025 Osaka

Group Tour | Deluxe          

Group Tour | Deluxe    

The Golden Triangle of Japan: Cherry Blossom Tour with Expo 2025 Osaka
The Golden Triangle of Japan: Cherry Blossom Tour with Expo 2025 Osaka
73 reviews
73 reviews

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3798.00

Tokyo / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka
Indulge in Japanese culture and visit the "must see" sites of Tokyo, Kyoto, Takayama & Kanazawa during the cherry blossom season, plus Expo 2025 Osaka.

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3798.00

Tokyo / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka
Indulge in Japanese culture and visit the "must see" sites of Tokyo, Kyoto, Takayama & Kanazawa during the cherry blossom season, plus Expo 2025 Osaka.
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Sun. Apr 6, 2025 Mon. Apr 14, 2025 US $3798.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Samurai, Gardens & Arts: Autumn Tour

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Samurai, Gardens & Arts: Autumn Tour
Samurai, Gardens & Arts: Autumn Tour

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $3998.00

Awaji Island / Takamatsu / Naoshima / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Iwakuni / Yamaguchi / Nagato / Hagi / Izumo / Matsue / Tottori / Kinosaki Onsen / Asago / Himeji / Kobe
Be immerses in the samurai, garden and art culture of Japan.

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $3998.00

Awaji Island / Takamatsu / Naoshima / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Iwakuni / Yamaguchi / Nagato / Hagi / Izumo / Matsue / Tottori / Kinosaki Onsen / Asago / Himeji / Kobe
Be immerses in the samurai, garden and art culture of Japan.
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Fri. Oct 18, 2024 Sun. Oct 27, 2024 US $3998.00 Osaka Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. Oct 24, 2025 Sun. Nov 2, 2025 US $3998.00 Osaka Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. Oct 23, 2026 Sun. Nov 1, 2026 US $3998.00 Osaka Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
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