Our favourite routes through Japan

We tailor our holidays to suit you and your preferences - you call the shots, and we make it happen.
That said, there are optimal routes - paths which connect a country’s highlights, and itineraries that we’ve tried and tested over decades of travel in Asia.

You’ll find a selection of our favourite journeys below. Each works perfectly ‘out of the box’, but please don’t feel restricted by them, as they can all be adapted to include your preferences or omit the bits you don’t want. After all, it is your holiday!

Essential Japan

13 days from £3,737US$4,873

from £3,737US$4,873

Essential Japan is a 13 day itinerary that explores Japan's quintessential sites, from shogun castles and ancient temples to forward-thinking cities and the excellent bullet train system. See more

Visiting: Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Osaka

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Compact Japan

8 days from £2,108US$2,749

from £2,108US$2,749

Let Japan's excellent high-speed rail system whisk you between places that no visit to Japan should omit, absorbing the riot of sensory stimuli and enjoying elegant, indulgent traditions that have endured for centuries. See more

Visiting: Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto

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Ultimate Japan

20 days from £5,536US$7,219

from £5,536US$7,219

This comprehensive itinerary is an in-depth journey through Japan, taking high-speed train journeys through stunning scenery to visit energising cities, relaxing hot spring resorts and beautiful ancient sites. See more

Visiting: Tokyo, Kiso-Fukushima, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Osaka, Kanazawa, Takayama, Matsumoto

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An Insider's Japan

12 days from £2,638US$3,440

from £2,638US$3,440

Our Insider's Japan itinerary showcases the country’s essential highlights. There'll be street food, city life and cultural highlights to explore, not forgetting some well deserved down time. See more

Visiting: Osaka, Naoshima, Kyoto, Tokyo

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Kyushu Explorer

13 days from £2,580US$3,365

from £2,580US$3,365

We totally understand the appeal of Honshu, Japan’s largest island, but if you can drag yourself away, we recommend journeying south to the island of Kyushu. Expect forested mountains, steaming hot springs, white-sand beaches and a slower pace of life. See more

Visiting: Fukuoka, Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Takachiho, Kagoshima, Yakushima, Ibusuki

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Cycle & Art Trails of Japan

10 days from £2,397US$3,125

from £2,397US$3,125

Journeying away from Japan’s big-hitting tourist highlights, this 10-day itinerary follows cycle and art trails across the off-beat islands of the Seto Inland Sea. See more

Visiting: Osaka, Onomichi, Shimanami Kaido cycle, Imabari, Takamatsu, Naoshima (Art Island)

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Japan - A Family Adventure

13 days from £10,673US$13,917 per family

from £10,673US$13,917 per family

Japan offers a wealth of amazing and bizarre activities for both adults, kids and big kids alike. Learn the art of samurai and explore Disney Japan. Old and new Japan come together on this bucket-list family adventure. See more

Visiting: Tokyo, Takayama, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Osaka

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Luxe Japan

13 days from £10,277US$13,400

from £10,277US$13,400

If you're looking to indulge in the finer side of Japan this is the itinerary for you: full of special touches, exclusive experiences and hand-selected accommodation. Experience the real Japan, in style. See more

Visiting: Tokyo, Mie, Kyoto, Naoshima, Osaka

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Japan & The Philippines with Ease

13 days from £3,291US$4,312

from £3,291US$4,312

Japan & The Philippines with Ease is a 13 day itinerary that explores Japan's famous landmarks, from the classic traditions of Kyoto to the ultra modern cities of Tokyo & Osaka, followed by some relaxation on one of The Philippines finest islands. See more

Visiting: Osaka, Kyoto, Tokyo, Bohol

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Adventure on Ancient Trails

17 days from £5,537US$7,219

from £5,537US$7,219

This in-depth trip showcases the best of Japan old and new and is perfect for those who enjoy exploring through a variety of landscapes and the outdoors. Featuring two nights at the UNESCO World Heritage Site - the Kumano Kodo. See more

Visiting: Tokyo, Kamikochi, Kiso-Fukushima, Nakasendo Way, Takayama, Kyoto, Kumano Kodo, Osaka

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Crossing borders: Korea to Kyushu

10 days from £2,268US$2,971

from £2,268US$2,971

The neighbouring countries of South Korea and Japan share many similarities and this itinerary which combines the two will appeal to anyone with an interest in history and culture, natural wonders and food. See more

Visiting: Seoul, Gyeongju, Busan, Fukuoka

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Craft Beers of Asia - Japan and Vietnam

14 days from £2,855US$3,740

from £2,855US$3,740

A 14 day trip taking in two of Asia's most cosmopolitan countries - Japan and Vietnam. Hit the highlights while learning all about Asia's craft beer scene. Perfect for those with an interest in the contrasting cultures and food scenes of two of Asia's top gourmet destinations. See more

Visiting: Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Hanoi, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City

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