Off-the-beaten-track Destinations

Cultural Tours

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Our cultural tours combine visits to famous cities such as Tokyo, Kyoto and Nara, with journeys through the countryside to catch a glimpse of hidden Japan. The itineraries are carefully selected to introduce visitors to the wealth of Japanese history and culture. We use small family-run inns, travel to villages and regions off the established tourist routes, and keep the group size small so your experience is more personal and memorable.

Each tour is lead by a qualified Japanese-speaking guide. We work with local Japanese guides to enhance the experience through their local knowledge of certain regions.


Fully Tailored Itineraries:

We can also arrange tours to suit your dates or even put together a trip customised to your needs, with or without an element of walking or hiking. Please fill out our enquiry to discuss your requirements. 



Nikko and Self-guided Walking in Yumoto Onsen
The beautiful villages of Northern Kyoto
Hiroshima, Shimanami & Shikoku self-guided 9 Days

Hiroshima, Shimanami & Shikoku self-guided 9 Days

Sea kayaking, island-to-island cycling, free-roaming deer and UNESCO World Heritage before island-to-island cycling along the Shimanami Kaido andabundant nature on the ancient 88 Temple Pilgrimage in Ehime Prefecture in north-west Shikoku, returning to Kyoto or Osaka.


Hokkaido nature
Japan Alps Winter 6 days: Nagano and Gifu

Japan Alps Winter 6 days: Nagano and Gifu

Experience dramatic winter alpine landscapes, scenic snowshoe walking and hidden Onsen hot springs, deep in the mountains of Japans' nature-rich Nagano and Gifu regions

Japan Cultural Tour: Takayama to Kiso Valley
Shoguns and Samurai
Shoguns and Samurai self-guided 14 days
Japan's Culinary Heritage
Family Adventure: Treasures of Japan's Heartland
In the Shadow of Mountains
Hiroshima & Shimanami Kaido self-guided 6 Days
Eastern Hokkaido