Browse our Self-Guided Adventures in Japan

Need some inspiration? Have a look at some of our example itineraries to help you plan your very own Japan vacation.

No two people are the same, which is why every Self-Guided Adventure we organise is different. Any of the itineraries below can be ordered "off the shelf" to start on any day of the year, but we like to encourage you to use them as building blocks to build a vacation that caters to your particular interests and suits you down to the ground.

We offer four styles of travel: Deluxe, Superior, Classic and Essential, ranging from low-budget to very high-end. No matter which style you choose, you can be sure that you'll receive the same high level of service and value for money. To get an idea of which travel style is for you, click the question mark below or simply start browsing our Japan vacations.

For more inspiration, why not take a look at our Experiences section for hundreds of ideas on how to tailor your vacation?

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Golden Route

  • Tokyo
  • Hakone
  • Kyoto
  • Tokyo

The Golden Route showcases the very best of Japan, combining the fascinating and disparate cities of Tokyo and Kyoto with the beautiful countryside of Hakone National Park near Mount Fuji. This flexible itinerary is ideal for the first time visitor.

9 Nights: from US$2281 per person (twin share)

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Essential
Tailor-made

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Best of Japan

  • Tokyo
  • Hakone
  • Kyoto
  • Hiroshima
  • Osaka
  • Takayama
  • Tokyo

The perfect itinerary for first-time visitors to Japan: cities, countryside, hot springs, great food, history and culture. Locations you will visit include Japan's historic capital, Kyoto; the modern metropolis of Tokyo; the Fuji-Hakone National Park; Takayama in the Japanese Alps; and Hiroshima.

14 Nights: from US$2376 per person (twin share)

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Classic
Tailor-made

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InsideJapan's Manga & Anime

  • Tokyo
  • Kyoto
  • Osaka
  • Tokyo

Experience the very best of Japan with a manga and anime twist on this unusual ten-night itinerary. With sightseeing time amongst the bright lights of Tokyo, historic Kyoto and vibrant Osaka mixed with visits to the top manga and anime museums, this trip is sure to be packed with fun.

10 Nights: from US$2713 per person (twin share)

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Traditional Japan

  • Tokyo
  • Kanazawa
  • Shirakawago
  • Takayama
  • Matsumoto
  • Tsumago
  • Kyoto
  • Tokyo

Leave bright lights and fast living behind and immerse yourself in the more traditional and laid-back side of Japan. This trip will show you a very different Japan, steering you away from the usual tourist haunts whilst also including the must-see cities of Tokyo and Kyoto.

14 Nights: from US$2700 per person (twin share)

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Essential
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7 Night Price Cruncher

  • Tokyo
  • Hakone
  • Kyoto

Japan has long had a reputation for being one of the world's most expensive countries. Yet a trip to Japan needn't break the bank; superb value budget hotels & Japanese inns, cheap & efficient local transport and great food at fantastic prices mean a week in Japan is accessible to nearly everyone!

7 Nights: from US$1242 per person (twin share)

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Fuji Rock Festival

  • Tokyo
  • Naeba
  • Tokyo

The Fuji Rock Festival is one of those magical events. Fantastic food at a great price, no queues to buy beer, all night hot spring baths, a stunning mountain setting, an incredibly friendly crowd and, of course, some of the best in British, American & Japanese indie, dance and world music.

7 Nights: from US$1390 per person (twin share)

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Superior
Tailor-made

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Best of Japan

  • Tokyo
  • Hakone
  • Kyoto
  • Miyajima
  • Osaka
  • Takayama
  • Tokyo

This trip showcases the striking contrasts to be found throughout Japan, taking you from vibrant modern cities to charming market towns, up into mountainous rural countryside and through the varied coastal regions.

14 Nights: from US$5994 per person (twin share)

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Traditional Japan

  • Tokyo
  • Kanazawa
  • Shirakawago
  • Takayama
  • Matsumoto
  • Tsumago
  • Kyoto
  • Tokyo

Our Traditional Japan itinerary will captivate you with the hidden secrets of this diverse country, steering you away from the tourist hotspots to alpine scenery, tranquil gardens and ancient temples, wthe very best in Japanese hospitality from exclusive ryokan inns to world-class hotels.

14 Nights: from US$10003 per person (twin share)

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World Heritage

  • Tokyo
  • Nikko
  • Kyoto
  • Mount Koya
  • Himeji
  • Hiroshima
  • Kanazawa
  • Shirakawago
  • Tokyo

This journey combines Japan's best World Heritage Sites, including ancient pilgrimage routes, mountaintop settlements and beautiful shrines and temples to provide a comprehensive overview of Japan's long history and beautiful natural countryside.

17 Nights: from US$3969 per person (twin share)

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Japan Arts Trail

  • Tokyo
  • Hakone
  • Nagoya
  • Kyoto
  • Matsue
  • Naoshima
  • Tokyo

Explore the buzzing cities of Tokyo and Nagoya, take a scenic walk around Naoshima's art house projects, relax in the gardens of Matsue's Adachi Museum and discover open-air sculptures in the Fuji-Hakone National Park on this superb arts trail across Japan.

15 Nights: from US$6169 per person (twin share)

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Wild Hokkaido

  • Tokyo
  • Rausu
  • Lake Kussharo
  • Mount Asahi
  • Biei
  • Sapporo
  • Toya Onsen
  • Hakodate
  • Tokyo

We designed this trip to celebrate Japan's newest bullet train line, linking Aomori in northern Honshu with Hakodate in southern Hokkaido. Making full use of planes, trains, and automobiles, this summer trip is a fabulous introduction to the multitude of charms of Japan's northern reaches.

14 Nights: from US$4684 per person (twin share)

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Kyushu Adventure

  • Fukuoka
  • Nagasaki
  • Unzen
  • Kumamoto
  • Kurokawa Onsen
  • Kagoshima
  • Yakushima
  • Fukuoka

Discover the vibrant cities and impressive natural landscapes of the Kyushu region, from Unzen's hot springs to the primeval forests of Yakushima, staying in superior accommodation and enjoying some of the finest in Japanese cuisine.

14 Nights: from US$5670 per person (twin share)

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Northern Highlights

  • Tokyo
  • Nikko
  • Sendai
  • Nyuto Onsen
  • Kakunodate
  • Mount Haguro
  • Sado Island
  • Tokyo

Japan's Tohoku region stretches 500 miles north of the capital and, in stark contrast to the modern skyscrapers of Tokyo, boasts outstanding natural beauty and well-preserved history – a reminder that traditional ways are still very much alive and well in Japan.

14 Nights: from US$5305 per person (twin share)

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Art and the Seto Inland Sea

  • Kyoto
  • Onomichi
  • Omishima Island
  • Takamatsu
  • Naoshima
  • Osaka

All over the world, the finest art is found almost exclusively in big cities. But Japan has always done things differently, and on this itinerary you'll discover that Japan's true artistic heart lies not amid skyscrapers and neon – but amongst the rural islands of the Seto Inland Sea.

14 Nights: from US$4185 per person (twin share)

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Honshu Hiking

  • Tokyo
  • Matsumoto
  • Tsumago
  • Narai
  • Kyoto
  • Takahara
  • Nonaka
  • Yunomine Onsen
  • Koguchi
  • Kii-Katsuura
  • Osaka

From the sacred pilgrimage trails of the Kumano Kodo to the ancient Nakasendo Way samurai route, this active itinerary takes you on some of the best multi-day hikes Japan has to offer, combined with city stays in Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka.

16 Nights: from US$3550 per person (twin share)

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Ishigaki Beach Extension

  • Osaka
  • Ishigaki
  • Tokyo

The islands of Okinawa are just a few hours by plane from mainland Japan, and yet it's a world apart. Let us introduce you to the jewel in Okinawa's crown, the southern island of Ishigaki - closer to Taiwan than Tokyo!

6 Nights: from US$3267 per person (twin share)

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Japan Solo

  • Tokyo
  • Kyoto
  • Hiroshima
  • Miyajima
  • Osaka
  • Tokyo

While any of our Self-Guided Adventures can be undertaken by yourself, this trip has been specially designed with solo travellers in mind. We've balanced time for solo discovery with numerous chances to meet fellow travellers and interact with the Japanese in hands-on cultural activities.

11 Nights: from US$2754 per person

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Pilgrim's Paths

  • Tokyo
  • Kyoto
  • Mount Koya
  • Kawayu Onsen
  • Yunomine Onsen
  • Nachi
  • Ise
  • Tokyo

This very special journey through Japan will take you from modern Tokyo to ancient Kyoto via a network of ancient pilgrimage paths known as the Kumano Kodo. Along the way you'll stay at a temple lodging on Koya-san and at various traditional ryokan inns.

14 Nights: from US$4009 per person (twin share)

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Snow Country

  • Tokyo
  • Yudanaka
  • Matsumoto
  • Takayama
  • Kyoto
  • Tokyo

There's more to winter in Japan than just skiing. From winter wonderland landscapes around the Japan Alps to hearty and warming food in the backstreet izakaya of the big cities, there's plenty on offer for anyone willing to bundle up and brave the cooler temperatures.

11 Nights: from US$4725 per person (twin share)

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Essential
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InsideJapan's Manga & Anime

  • Tokyo
  • Kyoto
  • Osaka
  • Tokyo

Our manga & anime itinerary is an excitement-packed ten-night tour of the best of Japan from the perspective of an anime-lover. Combine visits to hyper-modern Tokyo and Osaka with historic Kyoto, visiting the country's best manga and anime museums along the way.

10 Nights: from US$1984 per person (twin share)

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Autumn Splendour

  • Tokyo
  • Nikko
  • Kyoto
  • Takayama
  • Kamikochi
  • Matsumoto
  • Tokyo

Spectacular colourful leaves are to the Japanese autumn what cherry blossoms are to spring. From the beginning of October until early December, Japan's deciduous trees change colour, painting mountains, parks and forests with a vibrant palette of reds, brown, oranges, golds and yellows.

13 Nights: from US$3510 per person (twin share)

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Gastronomic Adventure

  • Tokyo
  • Matsumoto
  • Takayama
  • Kanazawa
  • Kyoto
  • Mount Koya
  • Osaka

This 13-night trip will give you a whistle-stop tour of all the best food and culture hotspots across Japan. From the buzz and bustle of Tokyo and Osaka, to rural mountain towns, to historical Kyoto and the serenity of Mount Koya – this trip is a cultural and culinary journey.

13 Nights: from US$3280 per person (twin share)

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Secrets of Shikoku

  • Kyoto
  • Miyajima
  • Matsuyama
  • Takamatsu
  • Kotohira
  • Iya Valley
  • Tokushima
  • Osaka

Our Secrets of Shikoku itinerary traverses the valleys and mountains of beautiful rural Shikoku, including time on the art island of Naoshima, as well as stays in historic Kyoto and super-modern Osaka.

14 Nights: from US$2659 per person (twin share)

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Japan Arts Trail

  • Tokyo
  • Hakone
  • Nagoya
  • Kyoto
  • Matsue
  • Naoshima
  • Tokyo

Discover world-class museums and galleries all across Japan, from city skyscrapers to rural towns where art has brought a new and unique vibrancy to otherwise forgotten places. This trip will allow you to visit Japan's classic sights as well as some real artistic treasures.

15 Nights: from US$11016 per person (twin share)

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Secrets of Shikoku

  • Kyoto
  • Miyajima
  • Matsuyama
  • Takamatsu
  • Kotohira
  • Iya Valley
  • Tokushima
  • Osaka

A world apart from the crowded pavements and neon-spangled skyscrapers of the big cities; Shikoku boasts stunning natural beauty, from hidden valleys and untouched rivers to mountains and jagged coastlines. Over two weeks, this itinerary will allow you to discover some of the secrets of Shikoku.

14 Nights: from US$5116 per person (twin share)

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World Heritage

  • Tokyo
  • Nikko
  • Kyoto
  • Mount Koya
  • Himeji
  • Hiroshima
  • Kanazawa
  • Shirakawago
  • Tokyo

Discover Japan's most important cultural and historical monuments as you visit the temples of Nikko, the Peace Park at Hiroshima, and Himeji Castle, staying in outstanding accommodation - including a thatched farmhouse in Shirakawago and a temple lodging on Mount Koya.

17 Nights: from US$6331 per person (twin share)

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Traditional Japan

  • Tokyo
  • Kanazawa
  • Shirakawago
  • Takayama
  • Matsumoto
  • Tsumago
  • Kyoto
  • Tokyo

Combining some of Japan's classic sights with rural towns and villages throughout the countryside, our Traditional Japan itinerary showcases some of the wonderful contrasts to be found in modern Japan.

14 Nights: from US$5535 per person (twin share)

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Golden Route

  • Tokyo
  • Hakone
  • Kyoto
  • Tokyo

The Golden Route traces the path of the ancient Tokaido Highway, starting with the skyscrapers of ultra-modern Tokyo, stopping at the hot spring town of Hakone and traversing the country to Japan's cultural heart at Kyoto.

9 Nights: from US$4144 per person (twin share)

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Japan Arts Trail

  • Tokyo
  • Hakone
  • Nagoya
  • Kyoto
  • Matsue
  • Naoshima
  • Tokyo

Japan may not have a high profile when it comes to art, but there are numerous museums and galleries large and small to be discovered throughout the country. This itinerary will help you discover the Japanese passion for art, from great collections including classic works by masters such as Monet and Picasso, to expositions of contemporary Japanese artists such as Yoshitomo Nara and Kenji Yanobe.

15 Nights: from US$3145 per person (twin share)

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Japan Island-Hopping

  • Tokyo
  • Ishigaki
  • Taketomi
  • Iriomote
  • Naha
  • Tokashiki Island
  • Tokyo

With white sandy beaches, clear blue seas, dense jungle, rare wildlife and warm, laid-back inhabitants – this really is an island paradise. This itinerary gives you the chance to explore Okinawa's wealth of natural beauty and unique culture by hopping between the islands of “Japan's Hawaii”

12 Nights: from US$6358 per person (twin share)

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Best of Japan

  • Tokyo
  • Hakone
  • Kyoto
  • Miyajima
  • Osaka
  • Takayama
  • Tokyo

The perfect itinerary for first-time visitors to Japan: cities, countryside, hot springs, great food, history and culture. Locations you will visit include Japan's historic capital, Kyoto; Tokyo with its bright lights and excitement; the Fuji-Hakone National Park; Takayama in the Japanese Alps; and Hiroshima.

14 Nights: from US$11367 per person (twin share)

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Japan Arts Trail

  • Tokyo
  • Hakone
  • Nagoya
  • Kyoto
  • Matsue
  • Naoshima
  • Tokyo

World-class museums and galleries proliferate across Japan, not only in the metropolitan centres such as Tokyo and Nagoya but also in rural areas, where art adds a unique vibrancy and excitement to otherwise forgotten places and enhances traditional tourist destinations.

15 Nights: from US$2214 per person (twin share)

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Northern Highlights

  • Tokyo
  • Nikko
  • Sendai
  • Nyuto Onsen
  • Kakunodate
  • Mount Haguro
  • Sado Island
  • Tokyo

When the famous Haiku poet Matsuo Basho set off on his pilgrimage to the North he was to discover rural Japan, a land of lush landscapes and rich in legend. As you journey through the pilgrimage towns of Tohoku and on to remote Sado Island you'll experience some of the same Japan as the great poet.

14 Nights: from US$3591 per person (twin share)

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Pilgrim's Paths

  • Tokyo
  • Kyoto
  • Mount Koya
  • Kawayu Onsen
  • Yunomine Onsen
  • Kii-Katsuura
  • Ise
  • Tokyo

Our Pilgrim's Paths itinerary showcases a selection of the stunning natural environments navigated by the Kumano Kodo network of pilgrimage routes, juxtaposing unspoilt nature with two of Japan's most iconic cities.

14 Nights: from US$6115 per person (twin share)

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Best of Japan

  • Tokyo
  • Hakone
  • Kyoto
  • Hiroshima
  • Osaka
  • Takayama
  • Tokyo

With two weeks to see the best of Japan's classic sights you can't beat this fantastic itinerary. Packed with contrasts, you are sure to get an insight into many aspects of Japan and its culture – past, present and future.

14 Nights: from US$3699 per person (twin share)

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Gastronomic Adventure

  • Tokyo
  • Matsumoto
  • Takayama
  • Kanazawa
  • Kyoto
  • Mount Koya
  • Osaka

This trip will take you on a gastronomic journey across Japan, from Tokyo to the Japanese Alps. Combining the tenets of freshness, variety and appearance, Japanese cooking never fails to delight the senses - and this trip is jam-packed with opportunities to experience it at its best.

13 Nights: from US$5278 per person (twin share)

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Kyushu Adventure

  • Fukuoka
  • Nagasaki
  • Unzen
  • Kumamoto
  • Kurokawa Onsen
  • Kagoshima
  • Yakushima
  • Fukuoka

Stand in the shade of a thousand-year-old Japanese cedar, visit a Bond villain's lair on an abandoned island and investigate a volcanic caldera lake on this spectacular exploration of Japan's rural south-western region.

14 Nights: from US$3456 per person (twin share)

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Golden Route

  • Tokyo
  • Hakone
  • Kyoto
  • Tokyo

Following the path of the old Tokaido Road, the Golden Route will take you from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo to Kyoto, Japan's ancient capital and the true cultural heart of the country. With the hot springs of Hakone in between, this itinerary is a perfect introductory taste of Japan.

9 Nights: from US$9450 per person (twin share)

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Traditional Japan

  • Tokyo
  • Kanazawa
  • Shirakawago
  • Takayama
  • Matsumoto
  • Tsumago
  • Kyoto
  • Tokyo

Enjoy mountain scenery, tranquil gardens, ancient history and authentic family-run minshuku inns as you tour the traditional districts and ancient historical sites of Japan.

14 Nights: from US$3064 per person (twin share)

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Essential Honeymoon

  • Tokyo
  • Hakone
  • Tsumago
  • Kyoto
  • Mount Koya
  • Osaka

This itinerary proves that a Japanese honeymoon doesn't have to break the bank. We've kept the accommodation and route fairly simple so that you can spend more on the fun things: eating out, sightseeing and enjoying the best that urban and rural, modern and traditional Japan has to offer.

12 Nights: from US$1849 per person (twin share)

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Beach & Culture Deluxe Honeymoon

  • Tokyo
  • Hakone
  • Kyoto
  • Taketomi
  • Tokyo

Japan is a fabulous destination for a luxury honeymoon. On this itinerary we've included five-star hotels in Tokyo and Kyoto, a beautiful hot spring ryokan in Hakone National Park and a luxurious beach resort on the tiny subtropical island of Taketomi.

14 Nights: from US$12663 per person (twin share)

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Diving Subtropical Japan

  • Tokyo
  • Akajima
  • Ishigaki
  • Yonaguni
  • Tokyo

The Diving Subtropical Japan itinerary features the best dives available in Japan's southern Okinawan Islands, ranging from the beautiful corals of the Kerama Islands to the truly mystifying Iseki stones at Yonaguni.

13 Nights: from US$4347 per person (twin share)

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Mountains & Culture Family Activity Holiday

  • Tokyo
  • Matsumoto
  • Takayama
  • Kyoto
  • Osaka
  • Tokyo

Get stuck in to Japanese culture with this hands-on family activity holiday, taking in the must-see cities of Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka as well as the beautiful scenery of the Japanese Alps.

12 Nights: from US$9382 (per family)

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Theme Park Family Adventure

  • Tokyo
  • Kyoto
  • Osaka
  • Tokyo

Japan has a huge range of amazing theme parks and this itinerary ticks off the very best. You'll discover Japan's take on Western classics like Disney and Universal Studios, as well as some more home-grown theme parks - from the hot springs of SpaWorld to the rollercoasters of Fuji-Q Highland.

12 Nights: from US$10408 (per family)

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Skiing on a Snowshoe String

  • Tokyo
  • Hakuba
  • Tokyo

Spend four nights at a very friendly lodge in Hakuba, one of Japan's best ski resorts, sandwiched by nights in Tokyo with time for cultural sightseeing in the country's capital.

7 Nights: from US$1539 per person (twin share)

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Niseko Winter Sports

  • Tokyo
  • Niseko
  • Tokyo

Powder snow simply doesn't get better than this! Come and enjoy a week exploring the slopes of Niseko, Hokkaido's ultimate winter sports resort. Amazing powder, acres of backcountry and the best in Japanese and international cuisine and hospitality.

8 Nights: price on request

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Winter Sports & Culture

  • Tokyo
  • Hakone
  • Kyoto
  • Hakuba
  • Nagano
  • Tokyo

Japan boasts great powder snow, modern resorts and a unique culture. Our Winter Sports & Culture package combines time in the fantastic resort of Hakuba, a chance to see Yudanaka's famous snow monkeys, time in the exciting capital city of Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan's cultural and historic heart.

13 Nights: from US$3253 per person (twin share)

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Niseko Deluxe

  • Tokyo
  • Niseko
  • Sapporo
  • Kyoto
  • Yudanaka
  • Tokyo

This deluxe itinerary includes five days in Hokkaido's largest and most popular ski resort, Niseko; top-notch accommodation in Hokkaido's capital Sapporo; stays in the must-see cities of Tokyo and Kyoto; plus the chance to pay a visit to Yudanaka Onsen's famous snow monkeys.

15 Nights: from US$10030 per person (twin share)

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Kumano Kodo Three-Night Module (Advanced Hiking)

  • Yunomine Onsen
  • Koguchi
  • Nachi

This short but challenging hiking module, which introduces you to the ancient pilgrimage trails of the Kumano Kodo, can be added to just about any Self-Guided Adventure that visits Kyoto. Get in touch with one of our travel consultants to start planning your perfect trip!

3 Nights: from US$756 per person (twin share)

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Kumano Kodo Five-Night Module (Advanced Hiking)

  • Takahara
  • Nonaka
  • Yunomine Onsen
  • Koguchi
  • Kii-Katsuura

A challenging five-night walking module introducing the ancient trails of the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage network. Difficult and rewarding walking courses take you through one of Japan's most beautiful rural areas, with stays at traditional Japanese inns included along the way.

5 Nights: from US$1363 per person (twin share)

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Kumano Kodo Three-Night Module (Gentle Walking)

  • Kawayu Onsen
  • Yunomine Onsen
  • Kii-Katsuura

This short walking module introduces the Kumano Kodo network of pilgrimage routes with a series of gentle hikes punctuated by stays in traditionl countryside inns and visits to some of the area's famous shrines. This module is designed to be incorporated into a longer Self-Guided Adventure.

3 Nights: from US$1026 per person (twin share)

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Kumano Kodo Two-Night Module (Gentle Walking)

  • Kawayu Onsen
  • Kii-Katsuura

This short, gently paced walking module aims to provide a brief introduction to this amazing and important area, with one night in a top-quality, traditional ryokan inn and another in a fabulous Japanese-style hotel on a secluded island. It is designed to be incorporated into a longer trip.

2 Nights: from US$715 per person (twin share)

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Kumano Kodo Four-Night Module (Intermediate Hiking)

  • Takahara
  • Nonaka
  • Yunomine Onsen
  • Kii-Katsuura

This walking module offers five days exploring part of the Kumano Kodo, one of the most beautiful and mystical corners of Japan, with some moderately challenging walking opportunities and plenty of chances to relax and appreciate your surroundings.

4 Nights: from US$1134 per person (twin share)

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Hot Springs & Countryside Honeymoon

  • Tokyo
  • Miyajima
  • Matsue
  • Kinosaki Onsen
  • Kyoto
  • Tokyo

Japan's hot spring bathing culture and scenic countryside make it a wonderfully romantic setting for a honeymoon. Although at most onsen baths men and women bathe separately, we've chosen some wonderful ryokan inns with private outdoor hot springs for you to enjoy together.

12 Nights: from US$6520 per person (twin share)

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Ishigaki Beach Extension

  • Osaka
  • Ishigaki
  • Tokyo

Allow us to introduce the Okinawa Archipelago: a string of islands that until 150 years ago were a thriving independent kingdom. With white sandy beaches, iridescent seas and dense jungles of mangroves filled with rare wildlife – this is a true island paradise.

6 Nights: from US$1755 per person (twin share)

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Japan Deluxe Railway Adventure

  • Tokyo
  • Fukuoka
  • Yufuin
  • Kirishima National Park
  • Kagoshima
  • Hiroshima
  • Kyoto
  • Tokyo

Mix traditional elegance and modern style, vast cities and sweeping countryside, world-famous highlights and little-visited gems - all while making the most of one of the world's most fantastic rail systems on this luxurious journey through Japan.

13 Nights: from US$16780 per person (twin share)

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Wheelchair Accessible Golden Route

  • Tokyo
  • Mount Fuji
  • Kyoto
  • Nara
  • Osaka
  • Tokyo

With the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics just around the corner, accessible travel to Japan is taking off. As this 10 night itinerary demonstrates, if you're in a wheelchair, we'll take all the guesswork out of a trip to Japan introducing you to the very best sights in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka and beyond.

10 Nights: from US$4293 per person (twin share)

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