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Small Group 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.

Our excellent and personalised Japan guided tours allow you to see and experience Japan up close, not through the windows of a tour bus. We use the excellent Japanese train and bus network to get around and send your luggage ahead so you can travel light.

If you would like to participate in one of our Japan group tours but the dates don't work or you would like to travel with a group of friends, we will be happy to create a private departure for you. Please get in contact.

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Kumano Ancient Trail

  • Duration: 9 days
  • Level: Strenuous

In the footsteps of Emperors, our small-group guided walking tour starts in imperial Kyoto before exploring the highlights of the ancient Kumano Kodo Trail, a UNESCO World Heritage site

USD 3540
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Family Adventure: Treasures of Japan's Heartland

  • Duration: 8 days
  • Level: Moderate

Experience the warmth of rural Japan on this adventure for the whole family

USD 2865
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In the Shadow of Mountains

  • Duration: 12 days
  • Level: Moderate

From sea to sea in southern Japan

USD 4755
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Japan's Culinary Heritage

  • Duration: 11 days
  • Level: Moderate

Regional cuisine, the heart and soul of Japanese culture

USD 4950
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Land of Fire Kyushu

  • Duration: 15 days
  • Level: Active

Volcanic wonders of Kyushu

USD 5095
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Mountain Spirits Tohoku

  • Duration: 13 days
  • Level: Strenuous

Dramatic peaks and soothing hot springs of the north

USD 4950
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Nakasendo and the Kiso Valley

  • Duration: 8 days
  • Level:

Highlights of the old Edo road through the Kiso Valley region, enabling you to walk from village-to-village along forested trails, overnighting in traditional inns, with excellent local cuisine and baths.

USD 2960
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Nakasendo Trail

  • Duration: 12 days
  • Level: Active

From Tokyo, visit the 'road through the mountains' once traveled by feudal lords, staying in traditional country inns, enjoying exquisite regional cuisine and soak in natural hot springs before ending in Kyoto

USD 4510
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Shoguns and Samurai

  • Duration: 14 days
  • Level: Moderate

A scenic journey through Japan's cultural highlights

USD 4950
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Temples and Trails of Shikoku

  • Duration: 13 days
  • Level: Active

A small-group guided walking tour to Sacred Mount Koya & The Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage Trail, visiting remote Iya Valley, hidden temples and bathing in the natural thermal waters at historic Dogo Onsen

USD 4850
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Wild Lands of Eastern Hokkaido

  • Duration: 9 days
  • Level: Active

Japan's rugged and remote wilderness

USD 4025
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Winter Nakasendo Trail

  • Duration: 8 days
  • Level: Active

Experience the tranquil magic of winter on the Nakasendo trail with this small-group guided winter tour, visiting beautifully-preserved old post towns in the snowy Kiso Valley

USD 2960
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