Journey Through Japan, 12 days
Day 1 Tokyo. Welcome to Japan's capital city. Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in. Day 2 Tokyo. Today's sightseeing tour takes you to the Meiji Shrine, a magnificent 20th century Shinto monument set in a man-made forest. Afterwards, pass by the Imperial Palace Plaza, the State Gu...
Travel Dates: Select departures between 10 April - 2 October 2018
Japan Unrivalled, 13 days, SAVE $630*
Say konnichiwa to the land of sushi, samurai & sake with our sexy new destination incredible Japan With the hottest cities, the best inclusions at the best price, you'll be hard pushed to get a better experience of Japan's best without the hassle. Let us help you discover it all, from temples & t...
Travel Dates: 12 August 2017 - 21 October 2017
A week in Japan, 9 Days, save $800*
Take a week to discover the key highlights of this astounding country. Stand amongst the neon lights and skyscrapers of Tokyo, explore the regal grandeur of Kyoto, and admire the perfect symmetry of Mount Fuji. This whirlwind tour delves into Japan's most important cities and the naturally scenic...
Travel Dates: Only on 10 May and 24 May 2018. Additional departures available and surcharges apply.
Wandering Japan Fully Escorted Tour
12 Day fully escorted tour visiting Tokyo, Kawaguchiko, Nagoya, Kiso Valley, Tateyama Kurobe Alpen Route and Takayama This 12 day fully escorted tour provides a fresh look at the less travelled yet arguiably more fascinating and beautiful sides of Japan. This is a very active tour with plenty of ...
Travel Dates: Only on 4 May 2018
Cycling Japan, 14 Days
Day 1 Osaka. Konnichiwa Welcome to Osaka. This adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6pm today. You can arrive at any time during the day as there are no activities planned until this important meeting. Please check with hotel reception or look at the reception noticeboard for where and when...
Travel Dates: 1 May - 30 September 2017
Discovering Japan, 12 Days, SAVE $500*
Day 1 Tokyo. Your journey begins today in Tokyo. Transfer to your hotel and enjoy a Welcome Dinner with your fellow travellers and Tour Manager. Day 2 Tokyo. There is much more to Japan's capital than the skyscrapers and neon-lights that first come to mind. A full-day tour of Tokyo illuminates t...
Travel Dates: Only on 13 March 2018
Discover Japan, 14 Days, save $1100*
Japan is a country of contrasts, where ancient gods rub shoulders with modern technology, skyscrapers give way to paddy fields and crowds disperse into the tranquillity of a classical garden. This tour is the perfect introduction to this fascinating archipelago. Day 1-2 Tokyo Fly overnight to To...
Travel Dates: Only on 14 March, 9 May, 11 May, 12 September, 19 September, 26 September, 24 October, 31 October, 7 November 2018. Additional departures available and surcharges apply.
Trails of Japan, 14 Days, save $1200*
Traditional versus modern, nature versus urban - Japan is a land of contrasts. This exhilarating tour encompasses it all, delving deeper into Japan's rich past, present and future, covering robot restaurants to tranquil temples to potent sake and all that's in between. Day 1-2 Fly to Tokyo Fly o...
Travel Dates: Only on 17 May 2018. Additional departures available and surcharges apply.
Japan is a fascinating blend of ancient traditions, modern ingenuity and scenic beauty. Immerse yourself into the rich history and culture of the city by joining a guided group tour, or opt for a personalised trip highlighting your key interests. There is a tour to suit all budgets and travelling styles, whether you want to experience the pulsating metropolis of Tokyo, or visit the unique Jigokudani Monkey Park to see wild monkeys bathing in natural hot springs.
Don't miss these Japan attractions
- Himeji Castle
- Culinary tours
- Golden Pavilion 'Kinkaku-ji'
- Climbing Mt Fuji
- Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Discover traditional customs
Take a guided walking tour and discover the 'Old Japan' behind its imperial capital Nara. Atmospheric Kyoto is another destination brimming with history and is home to the ancient Kiyomizu-dera Buddhist temple, as well as the Golden Pavilion which is famous for the striking reflection it casts in the surrounding pond.
For an unforgettable experience, visit the most spiritually significant mountain in Japan, Koya-San where many tours include an overnight stay in temple lodging, a traditional monk's dinner and morning prayers. Another custom you can experience first-hand is a tea ceremony, an ancient tradition that originated in the 9th century.
Culture and cuisine
Cultural orientated tours provide a great insight into Japan’s diversity. One of Japan’s most renowned competitive sports is Sumo wrestling, and if the timing is right you can watch a match at one of the tournaments held six times a year. Alternatively you can visit the ‘stables’ that the wrestlers stay in and learn about the traditional contact sport.
Guided tours may also highlight annual festivals including the Gion Summer Festival, where you will witness an array of exquisitely decorated floats parade through the streets of Kyoto. If you’re more interested in the flavours of Japan, engage your tastebuds and sample traditional dishes and delicacies bought fresh from the markets on a culinary tour.