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Welcome to our Self-Guided Adventures in Japan. For those of you who wish to travel independently, these itineraries, available to start at any time, offer the perfect way to explore Japan. Offering great value for money and wide flexibility, our self-guided holidays in Japan will enable you to really get beneath the surface!


How does it work?
Our service is designed to take all the time and worry out of planning your trip and to allow you to get the very most out of your holiday in Japan. We'll organise all your local accommodation and transport, we’ll meet you upon arrival at Tokyo’s Narita Airport and you'll have the full back up of our overseas office staff to make sure every aspect of your Japanese holiday goes according to plan. Many of our itineraries also include private guiding - the best way to see the sights whilst getting the low-down on Japan's history and culture from a local resident.

All prices are EXCLUDING INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS. If you would like us to include your international flights then please let us know.

Themed itineraries to suit your interests
Each of our self guided holidays in Japan are centred around a different theme, so whether you want to see all the classic sights, explore the wilds of Hokkaido, go island hopping in Japan’s subtropics or go in pursuit of the best art museums and art experiences Japan has to offer, we will have an itinerary to suit you. There are a variety of optional activities you can include as part of your Japan holiday, as well as upgraded accommodation and first class rail travel options for each package.



Choose a package to suit you
Click on each of the Self-Guided Adventures for further details, including day-by-day text, inclusions, prices and the accommodation for each trip. 

Most packages feature options to upgrade from the standard accommodation; and if you would like to upgrade to deluxe accommodation, just ask!

And of course, if you would like more details of any of our self-guided holidays in Japan, or have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will do our very best to answer them for you.

A 15 night celebration of the 50 year old Shinkansen and the unique culture of Japan, from Tohoku in the north to Kagoshima in the south.

15 Nights: from US$3060
Two week itinerary featuring the cream of Japan's classic sights including Tokyo, Kyoto, Fuji-Hakone National Park, Takayama, Miyajima and Hiroshima.

14 Nights: from US$3077
Offering the perfect romantic getaway or a unique alternative to a mainland cultural tour, Japan Island Hopping discovers sub-tropical Okinawa.

12 Nights: from US$2652
This two week adventure combines the exciting capitals of Tokyo and Hanoi with culinary and cultural highlights from across Japan and Vietnam.

14 Nights: from US$3587
From ultra-modern Tokyo down the Pacific coast to the ancient capital of Kyoto, via the hot springs of Hakone, this is a classic first timers trip

9 Nights: from US$2057
Join the ranks of Junreisha, first-time pilgrim, as you explore Kyoto, Ise, Koya-san and the ancient paths of the Kumano Kodo.

14 Nights: from US$3162
Discover the best of Japan's food culture

13 Nights: from US$2924
Secrets of Shikoku - a chance to explore the rural heartlands of Japan whilst helping to sustain a unique part of Japanese culture and tradition

14 Nights: from US$2601
A 14 night adventure taking you into the heart of old Japan. Stay in traditional inns with fabulous food as well as the chance to visit Tokyo & Kyoto

14 Nights: from US$2890
The best of Japan's dynamic arts scene from Ukiyoe to modern Japanese. Includes stops for Naoshima 'art' Island and the Adachi museum in Matsue.

15 Nights: from US$2890
The best of Japan with a Manga & Anime twist. Visit the Ghibli Museum, stay in Akihabara, wander Kyoto's temples & explore the neon lights of Osaka.

10 Nights: from US$1683
With a wide range of incredible World Heritage sites both natural and cultural, Japan is the perfect destination for culture and nature lovers alike.

15 Nights: from US$3519
The constant stream of bad economic news has been making every one a bit down so we've put together this bargain 7 night getaway to beat the blues!

7 Nights: from US$1105
The very best of western Japan including historic Kyoto and the beautiful old towns of Hagi and Matsue.

13 Nights: from US$2584
A 16 night trip to a very different Japan - steaming hot springs; bubbling fiery 'hells'; dramatic volcanic landscapes; and stunning ancient forests

16 Nights: from US$3468
With some of the most beautiful countryside in all Japan Hokkaido is a fantastic destination for cruising the long open roads. An adventure to savour

15 Nights: from US$4165
Experience one of the world's finest music festivals - Fuji Rock - with great bands, DJs and all round funky stuff all in a stunning mountain setting

7 Nights: from US$1343
Explore the best of Japan with guided cycles in Kyoto and Nara and Self-Guided discovery in rural Shikoku.

14 Nights: from US$3417
Journey through the lush rural landscapes Tohoku, the region that stretches 500 miles north from Tokyo; a land steeped in tradition and mystery.

14 Nights: from US$3264
Japan is a first class winter sports destination with a twist. Why not combine skiing or snowboarding with a taste of the unique Japanese culture?

13 Nights: from US$3060
Fantastic bird watching on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido

10 Nights: from US$2737
An amazing week at perhaps Japan’s top winter sports resort. Fantastic snow conditions and a vibrant international atmosphere.

8 Nights: from US$1853
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