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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

Experience Japan

Take a look at our 'Hands on Japan' tour for an in-depth culture and craft experience of Japan.   

Green Season Tours - May 2014 

We only have a few group tour places left for May 2014. Take a look at our Hands on Japan and Spirit of Honshu tours - but get in there quick!

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 treasures

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: 3312
A Northern Soul

Tour Style
IJT eXplorer IJT eXplorer
Small Group Tour

Indepth experience

Hands On Japan

Tokyo - Togarinozawa Onsen - Matsumoto - Kyoto - Takefu - Tokyo*

Including pottery, paper making and cooking experiences, stays in the countryside and in Kyoto and Tokyo, this indepth tour of Japan is a fantastic insight into Japanese culture, craft and cuisine.

14 nights: 3375
Hands On Japan

Tour Style
IJT eXplorer IJT eXplorer
Small Group Tour

Best of Japan tour

Classic Japan

Tokyo - Hakone - Osaka - Kyoto - Takayama - Kamikochi - Tokyo*

Everything that a trip to Japan should include plus the awe-inspiring peaks of the Japan Alps in Kamikochi national park.

13 nights: 3250
Classic Japan

Tour Style
IJT Classic IJT Classic
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: 1950
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