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Japan Private Tours for First Timers

Japan Private Tours for First Timers

Our tours to Japan offer first-time passengers a splendid introduction to the ancient traditions, dynamic culture, picturesque beauty, and distinctive cuisine indigenous to the Land of the Rising Sun.


There are so many must-see points of interest in Japan that to appreciate them all could easily take a whole lifetime, but there are several places which are highly recommended to those visiting Japan for the first time. These sights are praised by returning travelers in blog after blog, and All Japan Tours has itineraries that connect them together for you as a first-time traveler to Japan, so that you won’t miss any of the most important experiences.

For cities, Tokyo and Kyoto are nearly opposites, that irresistibly attract visitors the world over. The capital city of Tokyo is massive: a vibrant megalopolis ever straining towards the future without ever quite forgetting its roots; tall skyscrapers in bustling commercial centers tower over thousand-year-old landmarks. The old capital of Kyoto (and nearby Nara) is an area thoroughly steeped in time- honored tradition. Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines, and feudal castles stand near ancient streets frequented by kimono-clad geisha – the enigmatic keepers of the classical Japanese arts. These cities should be on any first-time traveler’s must-see list. .

For environmental beauty, Japan offers Mount Fuji - arguably the most iconic and celebrated mountain in the world. Everyone who visits Japan for the first time should plan a good viewing of Mount Fuji, but a trip to the 5th station (the common starting point on treks to the summit), is the best place for a more intimate inspection of the sacred mountain’s splendor. Yet Japan is full of such beauteous nature both wild and contrived – tranquil landscape gardens, dense groves of tall bamboo, delicate cherry blossoms – as a first-timer you are guaranteed to see natural wonders everywhere you want to travel in Japan. .

But true cultural immersion lies in experiencing the native customs of a foreign land, and Japan has local traditions going back centuries, which can still be enjoyed by the first-time traveler today. Learn how to meditate like a Zen Buddhist monk, taste freshly made matcha tea in a Green Tea Ceremony, or take a class in sushi preparation from a master chef. Appreciating activities like these allow the first-timer to truly say, “I have been to Japan.”

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    question mark icon     Tour#: GTM4638297

Tokyo & Hakone Private Tour arrow readmore icon

Tokyo - Hakone - Tokyo

    67 reviews

6 Days 5 Nights | from US $2730.00

    question mark icon     Tour#: GTB4647179

Kyoto, Nara & Osaka Private Tour arrow readmore icon

Kyoto - Osaka - Nara

    67 reviews

6 Days 5 Nights | from US $3140.00

    question mark icon     Tour#: GTQ419296

Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto & Nara Private Tour arrow readmore icon

Tokyo - Hakone - Kyoto - Nara

    67 reviews

7 Days 6 Nights | from US $3798.00

    question mark icon     Tour#: GTD5559508

Kanto Japan Private Tour arrow readmore icon

Tokyo / Kamakura / Hakone / Mt. Fuji

    67 reviews

6 Days 5 Nights | from US $4690.00

Explore the great Kanto Region of Japan by visiting the fun city of Tokyo, the majestic Mt. Fuji, and historical Kamakura.

    question mark icon     Tour#: GTJ4201295

Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto, Nara & Hiroshima Private Tour arrow readmore icon

Tokyo - Hakone - Kyoto - Nara - Hiroshima - Tokyo

    67 reviews

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $4998.00

    question mark icon     Tour#: GTR5356697

The Golden Route Japan Private Tour (Deluxe) arrow readmore icon

Tokyo / Hakone / Koka / Kyoto / Uji / Nara / Osaka

    67 reviews

7 Days 6 Nights | from US $5890.00

Experience the most popular route and attractions for first timers to Japan - The Golden Route.

    question mark icon     Tour#: GTH6834564

Japan & Hong Kong Private Tour arrow readmore icon

Japan (Tokyo - Hakone - Kyoto - Nara), Hong Kong, Lantau Island & Macau (Optional),

    67 reviews

11 Days 10 Nights | from US $6098.00

    question mark icon     Tour#: GTK682767

Japan & Korea Private Tour arrow readmore icon

Japan (Tokyo - Hakone - Kyoto - Nara), Korea (Andong - Gyeongju - Seoul)

    67 reviews

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $6098.00

    question mark icon     Tour#: GTY680168

Japan & Taiwan Private Tour arrow readmore icon

Japan (Tokyo - Hakone - Kyoto - Nara), Taiwan (Taroko National Park - Sun Moon Lake - Fenqihu - Alishan National Forest - Taichung - Taipei)

    67 reviews

13 Days 12 Nights | from US $6298.00

    question mark icon     Tour#: GTZ681192

Japan & China Private Tour arrow readmore icon

Japan (Tokyo - Hakone - Kyoto - Nara), China (Beijing - Xian - Shanghai)

    67 reviews

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $6398.00

Plan your trip

When you contact us through e-mail or phone, we will discuss the type of trip and services you're interested in. There are many things to consider when planning your trip to Japan, such as your travel date, length of stay, destination cities, points of interest, and budget. Based on this information, we will create an initial “sketch” itinerary that includes an outline of recommended travel routes, destinations, accommodations, transportation type, and services we can provide.

If you're not sure which Japan tour is for you, many of our clients select one of our existing itineraries and modify it according to their interests and budget. Other clients have their own ideas about what to see and do, or even a specific itinerary in mind. Please have a look through some of the itineraries for inspiration. Our itineraries are created by Japan specialists, all of whom have years of background working as a tour guide in Japan.

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Our Inquiry Form is designed to give us a clear picture of your interests and preferences so that we can create the ideal vacation for you. If one of our itineraries is the ideal base plan for you, please mention so in your inquiry. We will customize the plan so that it will meet your specific needs and desires.

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We design your entire vacation based on your needs, interests, and budget.

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Explore your interests at your own pace.

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Hand-picked, professional, English speaking guides to help you along your journey.

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