Highlights of Japan, 10 Days, SAVE $1475*
From dazzling streets in Tokyo to antique teahouses in Kyoto. Speed through the countryside on the bullet train and stay in a traditional inn near Mount Fuji. Delight in an exclusive Maiko performance and dinner and walk the absorbing streets of Takayama. Discover the thriving geisha culture and ...
Travel Dates: 11 September - 15 November 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
Japan Gourmet Golden Route, 14 Days, SAVE $683*
Experience Japan's captivating diversity and obsession with fresh and fascinating food on this comprehensive gourmet journey. Visit the largest fish market in the world in fast paced Tokyo, mingle with the friendly locals at atmospheric eateries in Takayama, get to know Japan's urban hotspots as ...
Travel Dates: 27 August - 15 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
Secrets of Japan, 14 Days, SAVE $1999*
Discover Japan's contrasts, from its sleek, modern cities to ancient towns and traditional customs. Wander Tokyo's energetic streets and hurtle along on the bullet train. Stay at a traditional inn near Mount Fuji at Hakone and then journey back in time to discover the Old Town of Takayama. See th...
Travel Dates: 10 September - 24 September 2017.
Japan Discovery, 14 Days, SAVE $2043*
Discover the unique natural attractions, fascinating history and contradictions of Japan, where your experiences span from futuristic bullet train rides to explorations of mountains, castles and world renown art trails. Our new Japan Discovery itinerary delves deeper into the unique and mystifyin...
Travel Dates: 20 September - 18 October 2017.
Japan Winter Discovery, 14 Days, SAVE $2421*
From incredible snow scenes and rare birds in Hokkaido to snow monkeys and cultural treasures on Honshu; this tour demonstrates the myriad attractions of the enchanting winter season on Japan's two largest islands. Take an icebreaker cruise amongst the creaking floes of the Okhotsk Sea and in Yud...
Travel Dates: Only on 31 January 2018
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.