Ways to go

Ways to go

A focus on getting away from the crowds and into the real Japan, carefully selected accommodations with superb service and exquisite regional cuisine, expert bilingual guides, thoughtfully-created itineraries by those with a passion for Japan.

We have a selection of small-group guided tours, seeing Japan at street-level, experiencing the cultural heritage, the traditions and the hospitality of the Japanese. Enjoy the pampered comfort of a traditional ryokan, soak in the waters of a hot spring, and taste the freshest ingredients prepared exquisitely for you by your hosts. Visit Japan with us.

Japan Self-guided Tours

Discover Japan your own way - with a self-guided walking trip! Choose from a selection of our trips along the historic trails of Japan. Use our maps and detailed instructions, and stay at comfortable Japanese-style inns with excellent local home-cooked food. Leave all the preparations to us - just enjoy a side of Japan that few visitors do!
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Japan cycling tours

Discover the endless breathtaking landscapes, interesting local culture and delicious cuisine of Japan from the road in our fantastic cycling tours.
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Japan Guided Tours

Join our Japan guided tours as travellers and leave as friends. Discover Japan on a small-group guided tours with one of our professional Japanese bilingual guides. Our small group tours of Japan – with up to 12 fellow travellers plus your guide – means you’ll get to travel like a group of friends. Our guides all have a passion for their country and for explaining its traditions, food, society, and history to foreign visitors. There is no better way to learn about a destination than with a local.
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Walking and Hiking in Japan

Our walking tours combine the best of Japan's cultural destinations with off-the-beaten-track walking or hiking. Varying from easy to strenuous, they all offer the visitor a wonderful opportunity to see Japan from a perspective bypassed by most visitors.
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Japan cultural tours

Our itineraries have been carefully curated to introduce visitors to Japan’s affluent history and culture using walking tours through cities and into regions away from the established routes, along with overnight stays in small family-run inns.
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Experiences

Immerse yourself in real Japan with these cultural experiences. Walk with a Yamabushi mountain ascetic monk, create your own hand-made Japanese paper, deepen your spiritual experience on the Kumano Kodo trail with a meditation session, learn how to make Sanuki Udon-noodles on Shikoku Island and discover unexplored facets of Japan.
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Japan Custom Tours

Create your own custom trip to Japan with the help of our team of experts. Each member is a local to Japan and, like you, has a passion for travelling the country and making new discoveries worth sharing.
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