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

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

13 days

Visiting: Tokyo, Kanazawa, Hiroshima, Kyoto, Tsumago



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Compact Japan

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.

8 days

Visiting: Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto



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Ultimate Japan

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.

20 days

Visiting: Tokyo, Hakone, Hiroshima, Osaka, Kyoto, Kanazawa, Takayama, Matsumoto



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An Insider's Japan

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.

12 days

Visiting: Osaka, Naoshima, Kyoto, Tokyo



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Japan - A Family Adventure

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

13 days

Visiting: Tokyo, Takayama, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Osaka



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Luxe Japan

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.

13 days

Visiting: Tokyo, Mie, Kyoto, Naoshima, Osaka



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Japan & The Philippines with Ease

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.

13 days

Visiting: Osaka, Kyoto, Tokyo, Bohol



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Adventure on Ancient Trails

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.

16 days

Visiting: Tokyo, Kamikochi, Tsumago, Nakasendo Way, Takayama, Kyoto, Kumano Kodo, Osaka



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Crossing borders: Korea to Kyushu

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.

10 days

Visiting: Seoul, Gyeongju, Busan, Fukuoka



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Craft Beers of Asia - Japan and Vietnam

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.

14 days

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



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Let us do the hard work for you -
and help you plan using our experience.


Our recommended itineraries are designed by our team of Destination Specialists and work perfectly exactly as they are.


We are also happy to tailor the route to your preferences. Just tell us how we can improve the holiday and we’ll create a bespoke itinerary just for you.


The third option is that we start with a blank canvas, working with you to design the perfect trip for you and yours.

Package holidays in Japan 2019, 2020 - Selective Asia