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Tours in Japan starting from $1,276

Prices are per person “land only” (excluding air) based on double occupancy.

About Japan Tours

Basashi, raw horse meat, is a popular food in Japan.

Beer can be purchased at vending machines.

There are over 6,800 islands in Japan. 

Toyota, Sony, Nintendo, Canon, Panasonic, and Toshiba are all Japanese companies. 

Sudo is the national sport of Japan.

Mt. Fuji is the tallest mountain in Japan and an active volcano.

There are four different writing systems: Romaji, Katakana, Hiragana, Kanji.

Raised floors in homes indicate when to take off your shoes.

Why go on a Japan Tour?

Experience the lasting impressions of old Japanese traditions on a Japan Tour that combines historic, cultural, religious, and natural discoveries. In Japan’s capital of Tokyo, you will be able to explore the city at your leisure or participate in organized tours of the Tokyo Tower, Asakusa Kannon Temple, Nakamise Shopping Arcade, Meiji Shrine monument, and Imperial Palace Plaza.  You may see a calligraphy demonstration and try out the craft for yourself in the Artist’s Studio, or try on a traditional kimono and enjoy a customary tea ceremony.  Ancient, gold-leaf covered temples and geisha districts full of merchant houses can be found in Kyoto.  While you’re here, you can participate in a Japanese cooking class and learn how to create miso soup and sushi.  Visit the 750-year-old Great Buddha in Kamakura, and cruise on Lake Ashi for a magnificent view of Mount Fuji.  You can discover the historic facets of Matsumoto at the Matsumoto Castle and the Matsumoto City Museum.  Stroll through the produce and floral markets in Takayama, or visit its breweries for Sake tastings. The gorgeous mountains and gardens are a sight to see in Kanazawa.  Here, you may also take a gold leaf class to learn about the craft and make your own bento box souvenir.

When is the best time to go?

The cherry blossoms in the spring are particularly prominent in Toyoko, creating beautiful views of mountains and gardens.  April and May are good times to visit, when the gardens are blooming, the weather is warm, and rain is infrequent.  However, the holiday Golden Week (April 29 to May 6) is a very busy time. June experiences some rainy weeks and July can become very hot, reaching 40C.  In the fall season, there are many festivals, sports tournaments, and exhibitions taking place. Winters are fairly mild in Japan, rarely dropping below 0C.  There are many winter sports to be enjoyed during this time.  During New Year’s (December 29 to January 3), most places are closed.

On a Japan Tour, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in this enriching culture through the numerous demonstrations and activities where you will be able to experience Japanese traditions for yourself.  Our Japan Tour itineraries are largely interactive, creating an enhanced experience for travellers.  If you would like to learn more, call or visit our knowledgeable travel agents who will be happy to assist you.