Private Tour Model Itineraries

Private Tours are a great way to enjoy your holiday in Japan as just a couple, or with your family and friends. They can be a completely tailor-made trip through Japan to suit your interests and preferences. However, it can be daunting to start from a completely blank canvas, and that is why we have created Private Tour Model Itineraries for you!

You can take the model itinerary as is, or combine or modify it, in other words, we will tailor make the holiday to suit your needs. There are some great tour Extension Itineraries available too, and they can also be added before or after joining any of our Small Group Tours.

Like our popular Small Group Tours, these itineraries are packed with unique and authentic experiences, the Journey to the East way.

Let us arrange your custom-made private tour, so that you will have an amazing holiday in Japan.  

Perhaps you would like to know more about how to take advantage of Our  Private Tours of Japan.

All-year-round tours 

14-Day Private Tour of Japan

All year round

Great introductory itinerary, therefore it covers Japan's must-see locations, the culture and more.

10-Day Private Tour of Japan

All year round

This itinerary covers highlights and introduces you to this gorgeous country. So, you will want to come back!

Garden and Art Private Tour of Japan

All year round

If you are a fan of Japanese gardens and art, you must try this tour, best selection of art venues.

Autumn Tours

Autumn Private Tour of Japan

Late October to early December

Perfect itinerary to visit Japan in autumn, making it ideal for a couple, family or a group of friends.


Autumn Private Tour of Rural Japan

Mid October to mid November

Ultimate off-the-beaten-path itinerary for a tour of rural Japan in autumn, the best choice to enjoy the magic of nature and authentic rural culture.

Autumn Private Tour of Japan Alps

Late September to October

Best light walks amongst gorgeous Japan's autumn colours. So, this tour is great for active couples and groups of friends.

Cherry Blossom Tours 

14-Day Cherry Blossom Private Tour of Japan

From late March to mid-April

We pick the best locations to see Japan's famous cherry blossoms for you.

Cherry Blossom Private Tour of Western Japan

From late March to mid-April

If you are after unique destinations at gorgeous cherry blossom time, check this out!

Cherry Blossom Private Tour of Northern Japan

From mid-April to early May

Want to experience Japan's spectacular cherry blossoms in less crowded locations? This tour is for you!

Tour Extensions 

(available with any of the Journey to the East Small Group Tours or added on to a Private Tour)

These private extensions allow you to add on extra places of interest at the conclusion (or before) your Small Group Tour. Extensions can be as simple as an additional night at the tour hotel or multi-city, multi-day itineraries. Please see below some of our popularly requested extensions for ideas, or talk to us about designing an extension just for you.

3 Days in Hiroshima & Miyajima

All year round

Great way to unwind and get to know this historical and culture-rich area at the end of your trip

4-Day Walking Tour of Kumano Kodo

All year round

Flexible itinerary to walk famous Kumano Kodo for people of different fitness levels


3-Day Walking Tour of Nakasendo

All year round

Enjoy the historic Nakasendo Way and Japanese countryside on this easy and scenic walking trail

2 Days in Beautiful Nikko

All year round

This model itinerary shows you how to explore this historically and spiritually significant area in 2 days


2 Days in Kawaguchiko (Mt Fuji)

All year round

Kawaguchiko is one of the most scenic destinations of Japan, and very easily accessed from Tokyo


5 Days in Kinosaki and Northern Kyoto

All year round

Want to spend extra days near Kyoto? Try Kinosaki and Northern Kyoto Prefecture. They are full of the charms of traditional lifestyles

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

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