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Welcome to Inside Japan Tours!

Founded in the year 2000, Inside Japan Tours offer a comprehensive range of holidays in Japan.

We have a wide range of Small Group Tours to choose from covering the length and breadth of the country with a style to suit any budget.

For those who prefer to travel independently our expert consultants can tailor-make a Japan holiday just for you. Whether you like to travel Self-Guided or prefer to be fully escorted, are looking for the best of Japanese luxury or simple family-run accommodation, we can help craft your perfect Japan trip.

 
Award Winning Quality

All of our arrangements come with the peace of mind that you are travelling with an established and fully bonded travel company. We are proud members of AITO, hold an ATOL license and have been awarded a gold medal at the 2011 British Travel Awards and voted Guardian / Observer small Tour Operator of the Year 2010.

2014 / 2015 Group Tour Calendar

Autumn Leaves

November sees Japan's autumn leaf season in full swing. Take a look at our A Northern Soul and our Japan Enchantment tours for some of the best leaf-peeping spots. 

Luxury Japan 2015

Click here for a preview of our new Luxury Japan tour 2015 and to register your interest. 
 
Take your family to Japan

With the yen cheaper than it has been for a long time, Japan is becoming more and more affordable. How about a family trip this year or next?

Alternatively, follow up the cultural highlights on any of our Small Group Tours or Tailored Trips with a relaxing stay on the beaches of Okinawa.

Free lunch on us

We would love to discuss your Japan plans with you in person. Visit us at our Bristol, UK or Boulder, Colorado offices to discuss your plans to visit Japan and lunch is on us! E-mail us now to arrange a date and time.

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Featured Holidays

Small Group Tour

Japan's hidden gems

A Northern Soul

Tokyo - Nikko - Sendai - Hiraizumi - Naruko Onsen - Mt. Haguro - Niigata - Sado Island - Tokyo*

Enjoy Tokyo then step into a different world: remote hot spring resorts, beautiful landscapes, temple lodgings and the laid back city of Sendai.

14 nights: AU$5035
A Northern Soul


Tour Style
IJT eXplorer IJT eXplorer
Small Group Tour

Summer treasures

Hidden Japan

Kyoto - Mt Koya - Tokushima - Takamatsu - Naoshima - Kotohira - Iya Valley - Matsuyama - Hiroshima - Kyoto*

A chance to delve a little deeper: start and finish in historic Kyoto and enjoy a temple stay on sacred Mt. Koya, a hot spring ryokan at the shrine town of Kotohira, traditional puppetry in Tokushima, Naoshima art island, the hidden valleys of Iya and more.

12 nights: AU$4940
Hidden Japan


Tour Style
IJT Classic IJT Classic
Small Group Tour

Autumn leaves

Japan Enchantment

Tokyo - Nikko - Karuizawa - Nagano - Kanazawa - Kyoto - Hakone - Tokyo*

The very best of Japan with some lovely hotel and ryokan stays. October & November departures will catch the stunning autumn leaves. Kyoto, Tokyo, Hakone plus off the beaten track destinations.

14 nights: AU$7220
Japan Enchantment


Tour Style
IJT Superior IJT Superior
Self Guided Adventure

Beautiful islands of Okinawa

Japan Island Hopping

Tokyo - Ishigaki - Taketomi - Iriomote - Naha - Zamami - Tokyo*

Discover the beautiful sub-tropical islands of Okinawa with their stunning white beaches and great snorkelling and diving.

12 nights: AU$2964
Inside Japan Tours - Independent British Travel Awards 2011 - Best Tour Operator To East and Central Asia
The Guardian, The Observer - Travel Awards 2010 Winner - Best tour operator (small)
Inside Japan Tours - Silver at the British Travel Awards 2009