Winter & Christmas Tours of Japan 2020 & 2021

The  2020 – 2021 Winter Tours of Japan are even more special in 2021.

  • Our 2020 winter tours are fully booked until December 2020 when the wonderful 2020 White Christmas Tour of Japan runs
  • The 2021 Snow Spectacular Tour of Japan truly lives up to its name. It is an amazing winter experience - this is a 'must do tour' the guests all say. (note the Jan 30 departure has a few spots left but the Jan 23 departure is fully booked)
  • Then there is a delightful 2021 Winter Tour of Japan that was designed to take you some wonderful counrtyside experiences.

These very extraordinary itineraries of Winter Tours of Japan are designed to exhilarate and create amazing and lasting memories of Japan in its white snow 'coat'.

The end of one year (and beginning of the next) is the time for celebration in Japan. Why not join in the celebration with a 2020 White Christmas in Japan Tour?

Departure Dates
15 Dec 2020 Available

Japan’s iconic sites have special feel in winter, especially in fresh white snow. Join the Winter Tour of Japan, perhaps combine with ski holiday?

Departure Dates
11 Jan 2021 Available

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 2021 Available

See the best of Japan before the massive crowds arrive! On this tour, you can walk in some of the most scenic spots in Japan and stroll under the early flowering Kawazu cherry blossom trees. The tour covers the must-see locations such as Tokyo, Mt Fuji, Kyoto and Hiroshima.

Departure Dates
21 Feb 2020 Fully Booked

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
23 Jan 2021 Fully Booked

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

About Winter in Japan

Christmas in Japan

Ever dreamt of fresh powder snow and perhaps making a snowman on Christmas Day? We designed our Christmas in Japan tour to travel Japan in the quieter off-season experiencing a peaceful White Christmas as well as the build-up to traditional celebrations of the New Year in Japan.

You will be stunned by the streams of beautiful decorations in Japan. You can't help but be part of the cultural and traditional rituals leading up to the most important day on the Japanese calendar, the New Year Day.


Sapporo Snow Festival (5 Feb to 11 Feb 2021)

Sapporo Snow Festival

One of the worlds’ most famous winter festival is the snow festivals is in Sapporo on the northern Island of Hokkaido.  The sheer size of the carvings and the overall spectacle will amaze. other snow festivals run concurrently with the main snaow festival including the one at the nearby wonderful little canal city of Otaru.

Winter in Japan is an excellent time to visit, there are so many unique things to see. We structured our Winter Spectacular Tour of Japan to also take advantages of many of these other phenomena, including the snow monkeys, the UNESCO listed farming village with the unique thatched rooves, the dancing cranes, and the Ice breakers on the drift ice etc

Karuizawa at Christmas

Our Travel Style

At Journey to the East we are committed to providing authentic, small group tours to Japan – whether standard tours or custom-built for private groups. Our travel style is to immerse you in the culture and landscape of the country and expose you to a rich variety of unique experiences.