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Geisha in Kyoto

Japan vacations 2023 & 2024

Geisha in Kyoto

Japan’s distinct culture, futuristic cities and striking natural landscapes make it one of our most rewarding destinations. While the lifestyle may seem intimidatingly different, our specialists have spent time living, and often working, in the country and can help you navigate the cultural idiosyncrasies. With their expert guidance and help in planning your tailor-made itinerary, experiencing a culture far removed from your own is part of the country’s charm.

In one sleek bullet train journey, you can travel from the dense, neon-lit streets of Tokyo to the fresh, clean air of the Japanese Alps. Buddhist temples dot the country, and in rural areas you can stay in traditional ryokan inns for a taste of Japanese life from a bygone era. Our specialists can advise on everything from the best local festivals to attend, to which local delicacies to try during your vacation to Japan.

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Suggested tours for Japan

Whether you want to visit the snow monkeys at Yudanaka Onsen, take in the vibrant culture in Kyoto, or relax on one of Okinawa’s pristine white beaches, our range of suggested itineraries are a great starting point as you begin to plan your trip to Japan.

Suggested activities for Japan

Enjoy a guided walk around the Geisha district of Gion, hike in the Northern Alps or take the family to Tokyo Disneyland. Whatever captures your interest, our specialists will suggest experiences designed to enhance your trip to Japan.

  • Visit the Ghibli Anime Museum
    Cartoon still, Ghibli Museum

    Visit the Ghibli Anime Museum

    Tokyo

    Visit the Ghibli Anime Museum

    Mitaka is a pleasant suburb of Tokyo. The town is home to the Ghibli Museum, an interactive exhibition containing all things related to the animated world created by Studio Ghibli, Japan's premiere animation studio.

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  • Tokyo City Tour
    Streetlife, Tokyo

    Tokyo City Tour

    Tokyo

    Tokyo City Tour

    Begin your day with a visit to Meiji Jingu shrine in Harajuku, one of Tokyo's busiest sights but an oasis of calm in the early morning. From here wander through the shopping streets of Harajuku and head south to Shibuya for morning coffee and people watching at the Hachiko pedestrian crossing.

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  • Hiking in the Northern Alps
    Kamikochi

    Hiking in the Northern Alps

    Kamikochi

    Hiking in the Northern Alps

    There are walks of all grades and lengths possible using Kamikochi as a base, with the easiest keeping to the river valley and more strenuous options leading up to the summits of nearby peaks.

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  • 100% tailor-made tours
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  • Established for over 25 years
  • 98% of our clients would recommend us

Best time to visit

Our specialists advise on the best months to visit Japan, including information about climate, events and festivals.

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