Start dreaming about your next Japan holiday tour now!

Start dreaming about your next Japan holiday tour now!



We pioneered extra Small Group Tours to Japan as well as fully customised Private Tours and holidays to Japan. Our unparalleled knowledge of Japan enables us to offer truly unique Japan tours and itineraries with exclusive lifetime memories. Our Japanese holidays focus on taking travellers to off-the-beaten-path locations and give them genuine personal experiences. Travel with us and enjoy tranquil hidden gardens, cooking with fishermen's wives, watching highly skilled artisans at work in their studios, and more.

What are the options for a holiday in Japan?

There are so many ways to see Japan. Journey to the East specialise a more in-depth experience with qualified guides to help you absorb the culture, history, and mystique of a holiday in Japan.  Be sure to ask for information and help from our Japan travel experts because they are tasked with making Japan tours much more memorable and enjoyable.

Japan Travel Specialist

Journey to the East is a specialist Japan travel tour operator. Judging is easier when you see What our quest have to say. We offer unique Japan tours in group and private tour formats. In both formats, you will be well cared for from the moment you arrive till you leave the country. Our attention to detail is next to none as you can read from our past customer's reviews. Having said that, we understand it is your Japan journey, and our advice will always be about your trip to Japan.

Small-Group Japan Tours

Our small group tours of Japan are mostly limited to 8 guests per tour. You will be enjoying your journey to Japan with people from all over the world. Over the years, people have joined our Japan tours from Australia, New Zealand, the USA, Canada, the U.K, India, Russia and many more countries. Traveling in a well organised small group is a great way to travel to Japan, sharing your experiences with like-minded fellow travellers. The tours are supported by capable qualified local tour guides throughout, and meals, transport and activities are all organised to better your overall experience of Japan.

Custom Private Japan Tours

Our tailor-made custom private tours of Japan are also extremely popular. They are suitable for just 2 people up to large groups from clubs, associations, or corporate members. Everything from the length of your stay in Japan, to accommodation type and activities, is your choice (or recommended). Our objective is to create your own personal and unique holiday to Japan.  We also offer sample Japan travel itineraries as a starting point if you prefer.

So, whatever ideas you have for your vacation in Japan, please contact us, to make your dream holiday to Japan come true.

Had a fabulous time with a great group of people. I loved the country, the culture, the people and everything about the tour – hope to do another tour with JTTE – maybe Hokkaido or Kyushu next time

Vivien Hewitt, Western Australia

 This was my first trip with JTTE and already I am looking at the program for next year thinking about another one. I liked the fact that it was a small group, the organisation was spot on and the food everywhere was outstanding.

Dee Mason – NSW Australia

5 Reasons to Choose Journey to the East

At Journey to the East, we are committed to providing authentic small-group holidays to Japan for English speakers from anywhaere in the world – whether standard tours or tailor-made for private groups. Our unique Japan tours immerse you in the culture and landscape of the country.  We aim to expose you to a rich variety of special experiences as you journey through Japan.

There are 5 key reasons to  choose Journey to the East . Here they are in brief;


  • Reason No. 1 - Extra small group size - To get closer to the people and their culture: and to go where big groups can't go,
  • Reason No. 2 - Knowledgeable Japan travel specialist - Enjoy what the guide books miss and see it at the best time too!
  • Reason No. 3 - Directly managed Japan Tours - Talk directly with the people who design, create and run the tours, enjoy the first-hand knowledge.
  • Reason No. 4 - Unique experiences - We know what makes a holiday so special, it the fascinating personal experiences that make the lingering memories
  • Reason No. 5 - Well supported -  Great documentation and a team that has your back while you travel in Japan.



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