Remote Japan Tours in 2020 & 2021

Japan is so much more than Tokyo, Kyoto, Takayama and Hiroshima. There are so many hidden treasures and unexplored destinations. Journey to the East is best placed to take you on a journey through off the beaten path beyond popular tourist destinations.  You may not find cappucino at breakfast, a convenience store at every corner or western style hotels and restaurants in town, however, you might encounter giggling school children on a way to school, friendly farmers happy to share fresh harvest with you or devout pilgrims at a sacred mountain.

Our 8 member group tours will let you discover Japan's hidden rituals, unspoiled spectacular sceneries and warm hospitality of local people in remote areas of Japan such as Kyushu, Hokkaido, Shikoku and west coast and northern part of Honshu in a range of themes from cherry blossom to food.

2020 Walking Tour of Japan Alps in Autumn takes you to Japan’s pristine national parks with the Japan Alps high above you. In addition to the short nature walks (8-10k) on the plateaus and valleys in vibrant autumn colours, you will visit iconic cities of Tokyo and Kyoto.

Departure Dates
1 Oct 2020Contact Us

This tour features Japan’s dramatic natural landscapes from the highest mountains to the deepest gorge. Full of cultural experiences including a night stay at a century-old thatched roofed farmhouse. Along with the remoteness, you will also explore the sophisticated cultural cities of Tokyo, Kyoto and Kanazawa.

Departure Dates
4 Oct 2020Available

This tour covers culturally intriguing and naturally magnificent day walks (8-10 km/day) including the pilgrimage walks of sacred Dewa Sanzan in the northern parts of the main island of Japan in early autumn. Seriously off-the-beaten track, this tour exposes you to the warm traditional  hospitality and immersive experiences of northern Japan.

Departure Dates
7 Oct 2020Contact Us

This tour takes you beyond the main tourist trails to explore Japan’s rugged northern region of Tohoku with its distinctive rural traditions, intense autumn colours and stunning natural landscapes. Less visited by international tourists, this region offers an authentic culture and pace that is most enjoyable.

Departure Dates
20 Oct 2020Available

This tour takes you beyond the main tourist trails to explore Japan’s rugged northern region of Tohoku with its distinctive rural traditions, intense autumn colours and stunning natural landscapes. Less visited by international tourists, this region offers an authentic culture and pace that is most enjoyable.

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A gastronomic adventure amidst amazing autumn scenery, exploring Japan’s fantastic food traditions and culture on the friendly island of Kyushu. Enjoy exclusive experiences at small artisanal food producers not on the tourist map.

Departure Dates
10 Nov 2020Available

Walk through the well-preserved villages and cedar covered forests on Nakasendo Way where samurai walked hundreds of years ago. The tour also includes back street walks in Japan’s major destinations such as Tokyo, Kyoto and Takayama still at the peak of autumn colours. The well balanced tour between nature walks and cultural encounters, it is ideal for active people who are looking for variety of experiences.

Departure Dates
15 Nov 2020Available

February is wonderful time to visit Japan. The countryside is still covered in deep snow like a white blanket and the coastal towns are bursting with early speing flowers. It is a little known secret that at this time of the year, you can even enjoy beautiful cherry blossom while travelling through relatively less crowded Japan.

Departure Dates
14 Feb 2021Available

This spectacular snow trip through Japan has it all – from snow monkeys and dancing red-crested cranes to the Sapporo Ice Festival and an icebreaker trip

Departure Dates
30 Jan 2021Available

An exceptional 14-day culinary tour of Japan at cherry blossom time. The tour combines street food to Michelin star as well as significant historical sites and beautiful natural landscapes.

Departure Dates
27 Mar 2021Available

Japan’s best-kept-secret is Northern Japan (Tohoku) & Hokkaido in spring-time. Cherry blossoms bloom later in the year and they are amazing. See Nikko, Matsushima, Kakunodate, Hakodate, Sapporo and Otaru at their best.

Departure Dates
14 Apr 2021Only 2 places left
21 Apr 2021Available

A gastronomic adventure in June, exploring Japan’s fantastic food, traditions and culture on the friendly Northern Japanese island of Hokkaido

Departure Dates
12 Jun 2021Available

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