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Small Group Tours of Japan

Journey To The East's selection of guided extra small group tours (no more than 8 people per group) are so much more than just sightseeing trips - they present a very personal experience of Japan.

Our small group sizes enable your tour leader to take you to visit beautiful off-the-beaten-track places and restaurants that larger groups can not get to.

Our unique itineraries get you closer to Japan’s people, culture and special sites. We have many satisfied customers who have travelled on one of our small group tours - to find out what they have said please read their comments here: What They Said.

Our small group tour itineraries are grouped into categories to help you find the one that suits you best. Browse through them below and click through to find the perfect tour for you.

Autumn Tours of Japan

Departs: Mid Oct - Late Nov

The range of Autumn trips show you Japan’s most magnificent natural displays, blended with the history and ancient architecture of Japan.

Autumn is arguably the most beautiful time of the year to travel to Japan, and these tours are some of our most popular.

Cherry Blossom Tours

Departs: Late Feb - Mid 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 (simply 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 very distinctive opportunity to see the white wonderland that is Japan. When you see Japan in Winter the scenery jumps out at you, the cuisine is simply yum, the light-ups are just stunning.

Our white Christmas tour of Japan adds yet another special dimension to holidaying in Japan

Food Tours of Japan

Departs: All Year

Our food tours frequently venture off the beaten track to get you the very best. They are staged in different parts of the Japanese islands, featuring splendid local specialities and where local ingredients are grown (or made). Our 'foodie' tours are highly rated. Experience Japan's extraordinary variety along with the depth and breadth 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.

Walking Tours of Japan

Departs: Feb and Oct

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.

Private Tours of Japan

Departs: To Suit You

If you can't find exactly what you want, 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 a pre- or post-cruise land tour.

Sumo, Samurai & Ninja

Departs: On Request

Sumo wrestlers, Samurai warriors and Ninja are synonymous with Japan.

This fun holiday attends a live Sumo tournament, trains you as a Ninja and walks in the footsteps of the Samurai. A exceptional way to see the icons of Japan.

Summer Tours of Japan

Departs: On Request

These surprising tours feature Japan’s pristine nature walks where you can choose your holiday to match your fitness level.

You will also see many of Japan’s iconic sights.

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