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Small Group Tours of Japan

Our very popular extra small group tours (max 8 people) are so much more than sightseeing trips - they deliver an experience of Japan. The small group sizes enable your tour to visit beautiful off-the-beaten-track places and restaurants etc. that large groups can not get to.  

The itineraries get you closer to Japan’s people, culture and sites off the beaten path. To find out what others think of our tours, read their comments here: What They Said. Tours are grouped into categories to help you find the one that suits you best. Browse the categories below and click through for a tour list.

Autumn Tours
of Japan

Departures from mid October
to late November

Autumn is arguably the most beautiful time of the year to travel to Japan. The Japanese Autumn is one of our most popular times for small group tours of Japan. The trips have been specifically developed to show you Japan’s most magnificent natural displays blended with history and ancient architecture of Japan.

Cherry Blossom

Departures from late
February to April

Japan is famous for its cherry blossom season holidays. These itineraries for cherry blossom tours of Japan set out to extend the short cherry blossom season by taking local climatic changes in to account (being at the right place at the right time).

Winter & White
Christmas Tours

Departures from late December to February

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

Japanese Food

Departure dates
throughout the year

The Food Tours of Japan are extra small group tours for just 6 people. These highly rated, high demand foodies tours are for those who want to experience the ‘depth and breadth of the Japanese food culture’. Frequently the tours venture off the beaten track to get at the very best. They are often staged on the Japanese island of Kyushu island so you can taste some of Japan’s very best ingredients and visit where they are grown (made).

Garden & Art

Departure dates
throughout the 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.


 Departure dates in February and October
Nakosendo Trail

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

Arranged to suit
your requirements

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 Tours

Available on request
– please contact us

The 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

Available on request
– please contact us

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.