Small Group Tours of Japan in 2020 & 2021

Independent comment is always useful. See their REVIEWS.Journey to the East are specialists in tours of Japan. Small group tours of just 8 guests are the way we share our knowledge. The tours offer guests a great way to see Japan up close. The extra small group size enables us to take guests to more select and special places where bigger groups can't go. The tours are perfectly organised with attention to details, and our guests often refer to their trips as 'running like clockwork'.

On our small group tours of Japan, you could meet like-minded fellow travelers from Australia, USA, UK, Canada, NZ and others, in fact anybody who enjoys an English guided tour.

The tours are arranged into categories to help you choose your holiday in Japan. Click one of the pictures below.

Independent comment is always useful. See their REVIEWS.

Autumn Tours of Japan

Departs: Mid Oct - Late Nov

The range of autumn trips to Japan aim to show the magnificent natural autumn coloured leaves, blended with the fascinating culture, history and ancient architecture of Japan.

The fall is arguably the most beautiful time of the year to travel to Japan.  Join us and come home with a lifelong impression of spectacular sceneries.

Cherry Blossom Tours

Departs: Late Feb - Late Apr

These itineraries for cherry blossom tours of Japan set out to extend the short cherry blossom season by taking local climatic changes into account. We simply try being at the right place at the right time.

Japan is famous for its cherry blossom season holidays and spring in Japan always has an air of excitement too.

Winter Tours of Japan

Departs: Late Dec - Feb

The Japanese winter tours offer a distinctive opportunity to see the white wonderland against Japan's unique cultural background. Snow-covered temples and gardens add mystique to your winter holiday. Winter in Japan is also the best time to experience Japan's fresh seafood and enjoy stunningly illuminated streetscapes.

Food Tours of Japan

Departs: All Year

Our food tours  are staged in different parts of the Japanese islands, featuring splendid local specialities. With "JttE exclusive experiences", you can enjoy rare opportunities to interact up close with local producers and experts. Experience Japan's extraordinary variety along with the breadth and depth of the Japanese food culture.

Garden & Art Tours

Departs: All Year

These garden and art lover trips have been developed to introduce you to some of Japan’s most revered gardens, and in doing so explore other aspects of Japanese art, design and architecture that relate to the tradition of the Japanese garden. Not only visiting the gardens and galleries, you will have hands-on experiences of making your own bonsai and matcha tea.

Walking Tours of Japan

Departs: All Year

One of the best ways to enjoy Japan is on foot. These tours travel at a pace for you to enjoy your surrounds be they the pristine nature or the back streets of the cities. Our walking tours are made up of a number of short day walks and you would not carry a heavy backpack. We carefully choose the destinations so that wide ranging people can enjoy the walkings. After all you are on holiday, why rough it?

Remote Japan Tours

Departs: All Year

Journey to the East is a unique company and is able to take you to locations often not offered by other tours of Japan. There are still many hidden gems truly off-the-beaten-path. Join us and experience genuinely authentic culture and life of Japanese people. We have range of themes from cherry blossom to food and walking for these destinations.

Private Tours of Japan

Departs: To Suit You

If you can't find exactly what you want, or prefer to travel in your own group, talk to us about our custom designed Private Tours of Japan.

This is a great option for friends or families travelling together, special interest groups, associations and clubs, or those wanting to travel at particular timing such as a pre- or post-cruise land tour.