Start dreaming about your next holiday to Japan now!

Start dreaming about your next holiday to Japan now!



We pioneered extra small Group Tours and fully customised Private Tours of Japan. Our unparalleled knowledge of Japan enables us to offer truly unique itineraries and exclusive experiences. Our itineraries focus on taking travellers to off-the-beaten-path locations and giving them authentic experiences. Travel with us and enjoy tranquil hidden gardens, cooking with fishermans wives, watch highly skilled artisans at work in their studios, and more.

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 Japan tours – whether standard tours or tailor-made for private groups. Our unique Japan tours immerse you in the culture and landscape of the country and expose you to a rich variety of special experiences as you journey through Japan.

Go to Why Choose Journey to the East page and read more about the following 5 reasons.


What are the options for holidays to Japan?

There are so many ways to have a Japan vacation. Some may prefer to journey through Japan as independent travellers while others may like to join Japan package tours.  Whichever way you choose, it will be wise to get information from Japan travel experts to make your trip to Japan much more memorable and enjoyable.

Japan Travel Specialist

Journey to the East is a specialist Japan travel tour operator. We offer unique Japan tours in group and private formats. In both formats, you will be well cared for from the moment you arrive till you leave the country. Our attention to details is next to none as you can read from our past customers reviews. Having said that, we understand it is your Japan journeys, and you can decide how much services you would like to receive on your Japan vacation. We are very flexible.

Small Group Japan Tours

Our small group tours of Japan are mostly limited to 8 guests per tour. You will be travelling Japan with people from all over the world. Over the years, people have joined our Japan holiday packages from Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, U.K, India, Russia and many more. It is a great way to travel Japan sharing your experiences with likeminded fellow travellers. The tours are supported by capable local tour guides throughout, and meals, transport and activities are well organised in advance.

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, association, or corporate members. Everything from length of your stay in Japan, to accommodation type and activities are your choice, and we will discuss with you to create your personal holiday to Japan.  We also offer sample Japan travel itineraries as a starting point if you prefer.

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


Japanese flowers other than cherry blossoms

Japanese flowers other than cherry blossoms

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vending machine in the middle of snow field, one of the unusual things of Japan

Top 5 Unusual things you find in Japan

Japan has a very unique culture, and  there are lots of things you would find only in Japan. If you have been to Japan what did you find the most surprising? Here are our picks of Top 5 Unusual Things You Find in Japan. 1. Vending machines that serve you HOT drinks and foods Japan…

Outdoor bath at Hirayu Onsen in Japan Alps

How to enjoy Japanese bath (onsen)

Japanese unique bath (onsen) culture It is known that Japan has a rather unique bath (onsen) culture. In this blog, we talk about; How did the Japanese bath culture start? Why bathing is so popular in Japan? Different types of bath in Japan, and How to enjoy Japanese bath   Europeans had a form of…

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