Remote Japan Tours in 2021 & 2022

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.

2022 Season Japan Remote Tours

Many of our guests like to plan well in advance and many of our 2022 Season tours are released. Tours for the latter part of 2022 are on the way , so, if you contact us we will promise to let you know as soon as they are released

 

Gasshozukuri houses in Shokawa Village in Gifu Prefecture near Shirakawago and Gokayama in autumn
14 days

This tour features Japan’s dramatic natural landscapes from the highest mountains to the deepest gorge and the wildest coastline. Full of authentic cultural experiences including a night stay at a century-old thatched roofed farmhouse. Enjoy the remote part of Japan less visited by tourists.

Departure Dates
29 Oct 2021Contact us
food, food tour of kyushu, Japan, Mujinzou, Michelin star restaurant, Fukuoka

14 days

This tour takes you away from Japan’s main island and its busy cities to explore the island of Kyushu – Japan’s friendly western island famous for its temperate climate, laid-back rhythm, multicultural heritage and fantastic food.

Departure Dates
7 Nov 2021Available
Kamikochi at Japan Alps in autumn

12 days

This tour takes you to experience some of Japan’s most pristine and stunning remote landscapes with the Japan Alps high above you. A variety of short walks (8-10km) through the national parks and small villages is the best way to absorb the brilliant autumn colours.

Departure Dates
1 Oct 2021Contact us
Dewa Sanzan steps

13 days

The 2021 Walking Tour of Northern Japan takes you through spiritual mountains, national parks ablaze in autumn colours and authentic onsen villages. An ideal opportunity to experience the beautiful Japanese rural landscapes and the warm traditional hospitality of northern Japan.

Departure Dates
11 Oct 2021Contact us
Naruko gorge in Miyagi Prefecture in Tohoku (northern Japan) in autumn colours

13 days

This tour takes you to Japan’s northern region of Tohoku, which is much less visited by international tourists, with its distinctive rural traditions and warm relaxed hospitality, intense autumn colours and stunning natural landscapes.

Departure Dates
25 Oct 2021Available
Walking Tour of Japan in Autumn on the Nakasendo way - Tsumago

12 days

An unforgettable hiking experience for active travellers along the Nakasendo Way – Japan’s most famous walking route. In addition we delve deeper into less explored secret walks in the iconic cities of Tokyo, Kyoto and Takayama.

Departure Dates
14 Nov 2021Contact us
dancing red-crested cranes, hokkaido, kushiro, snow tour of japan, journey to the east

15 days

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

Departure Dates
22 Jan 2022Fully booked
29 Jan 2022Available

14 days

2022 Food & Cherry Blossom Tour of Kyushu, Japan An exceptional 14-day culinary tour through unique and exclusive experiences. You will meet a local farmer and fish monger, have a cooking lesson at chef’s own home, and visit artisans’ studios. The…

Departure Dates
26 Mar 2022Available
Cherry Blossom Tour of Northern Japan

13 days

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
12 Apr 2022Last double place - be quick!
19 Apr 2022Fully booked
Sashimi platter at Fumoto Restaurant Michelin Star restaurant in Hakodate Hokkaido Japan

13 days

2022 Food Tour of Hokkaido Japan Seafood, dairy, wagyu beef, fruits and vegetables, wine, sake, whisky and beer. From Michelin-starred restaurants to ramen and street food, Hokkaido has it all! The 2022 Food Tour of Hokkaido Japan also includes many pe…

Departure Dates
19 Jun 2022Available

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