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From its ancient yet futuristic cities to its snow-capped mountains, its tropical islands, and its rolling hills alive with spectacular cherry blossom, Japan is a country of breathtaking contrast.

Full of ancient temples and enthralling back streets fantastically juxtaposed against modern buildings and flashing lights, as if it were the most natural thing in the world, you’ll certainly never be bored in Japan’s famous cities. Eat sushi in Tokyo, explore the rich UNESCO-packed history of Kyoto and discover the charm of an authentic teahouse in Osaka. Spend the night in a ryokan for a truly traditional experience, sleeping on futons and tatami mats. Meditate with monks or learn how to whisk authentic bitter Matcha or powdered green tea.

Enjoy world-class skiing in Sapporo, walking trails and hot springs in Shikoku or subtropical beaches in Kyushu. Ride bullet trains out to the stunning Japanese countryside, explore spectacular national parks, pay respects at the war memorials in Hiroshima, appreciate the incredible art collections of Naoshima or marvel at the iconic and utterly spectacular Mount Fuji. From the splendour of a geisha dance to the beauty of a Zen rock garden, Japan will keep you coming back for more.

Japan’s natural wonders are aplenty thanks to its topography, a long, mountainous and highly volcanic archipelago. Over two-thirds of it are made up of mountains, with bubbling hot springs. In summer, enjoy excellent hikes up to soaring peaks. In the winter, all of its spectacular landscapes are snow-covered, with world-class skiing opportunities – there is something to suit everyone in the Land of the Rising Sun.


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Japan Holiday Ideas

Below is just a tiny selection of our holidays to Japan. Call us to discuss your exact requirements and we'll prepare a personalised quotation, just for you; 

Discover Kansai


Discover Kansai

This 6-day itinerary delves into the rich culture and history of this part of Japan, beginning in Kyoto with time to explore the unique city. Perhaps stroll through the streets of Gion – known as the flower town and the place where Geishas live and work plus shops, restaurants and tea-houses in preserved machiya – (old houses). Take a guided tour of Uji – the tea-capital of Japan and witness a traditional Japanese tea ceremony.

Visit the impressive Byodo-in Temple before heading on to Nara by train to see the Horyu-ji Temple which contains the world’s oldest surviving wooden structures. Travel by train to Himeji where the famous white Himeji Castle is famed for it’s architecture and is said to resemble a bird in flight. Then after a stop at Koko Garden, head to Kobe where the Ikuta Shrine awaits, a quiet shrine in the heart of the city that is probably the oldest in the world. Finally spend a day in Osaka, a vibrant city with amazing street food, where a Soul Food tour ensures tasting the delights this city has to offer. (EXJ)

Truly Individual Holiday Includes:

  • International flights from the UK in economy
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Breakfast daily, 
  • Guided tours in Kyoto, Kobe and Osaka
  • PASMO rail card loaded with JPY 6,500 
  • Airport meet and greet

From £2,269 per person

Price based on two people sharing accommodation. Any element of this holiday can be tailor-made to suit you. Simply enquire below.

Highlights of Japan


Highlights of Japan

Explore the incredible sights and sounds of the vibrant city of Tokyo, let a private guide reveal the impressive gardens at Hamarikyu, then take a scenic cruise to Tokyo’s oldest Geisha district Asakusa and wander the streets, lined with traditional shops and Tokyo’s oldest Buddhist Temple.

Travel to Takayama by train for an optional food and culture tour and stay in a traditional Ryokan with sliding shoji doors, and tatami flooring. In Kanazawa, take a self-guided tour of the pristine Kenroku-en Garden, dine on fresh seafood and fine sushi at Omicho Market and visit the old Samurai district. Take the ferry to Miyajima Island to see the famous Itsukushima Shrine and its ‘floating’ torii gate, then back on the mainland, the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum is a moving experience. Japan’s cultural capital awaits, Kyoto is home to 2000 shrines and temples and 17 UNESCO heritage sites. Sip tea whilst wearing a traditional kimono and learn the skilful art of origami, then in Fushimi Inari Taisha, walk the paths lined with thousands of torii gates inside the forests of Mt Inari. (EXJ)

Truly Individual Holiday Includes:

  • International flights from the UK in economy
  • 13 nights accommodation
  • Breakfast daily, 2 dinners
  • Guided tours in Tokyo and Kyoto
  • Self-guide APP
  • Japan rail pass
  • Airport meet and greet

From £3,659 per person

Price based on two people sharing accommodation. Any element of this holiday can be tailor-made to suit you. Simply enquire below.

Classic Japan Escorted Group Tour


This escorted small group tour combines the best of Japan's classic cultural and natural locations in an amazing 14-day trip.

Discover Tokyo's amazing skyline from the river on a Sumida River cruise, explore traditional houses at the folk museum of Hida No Sato, climb Mount Fuji (Jul & Aug departures only), visit Kamikochi arguably one of Japan's most beautiful regions, meet a trainee geisha and delve into samurai history on a fascinating round-trip from Tokyo. (INA)

Escorted Group Tour Includes:

  • International flights from the UK in Economy
  • 13 nights hotel accommodation
  • Breakfast every day plus eight evening meals
  • Transfers, taxes and seven-day Japan Rail Pass

From £4,999 per person

Price based on two people sharing accommodation in Aug 2021. Simply enquire below.

Spring Elegance Escorted Group Tour


Spring Elegance

Experience Japan come alive for spring on this escorted small group tour from Tokyo, taking in some of the country's incredible sights amid the backdrop of its cherry blossoms.

Take a river cruise to Tokyo's beautiful Hamarikyu Gardens, explore the traditional farmhouses of the Japanese Alps, wander around Japan's best-preserved castle in Matsumoto, meet a trainee geisha in Kyoto and visit Hakone's open-air art museum, plus much more. (INA)

Escorted Group Tour Includes:

  • International flights from the UK in Economy
  • 13 nights hotel accommodation
  • Breakfast every day plus four evening meals
  • Transfers, taxes and seven-day Japan Rail Pass

From £5,599 per person

Price based on two people sharing accommodation in March & April 2022. Simply enquire below.

Japan & South Korea Cruise with Hapag Lloyd


This rather special cruise with Hapag Lloyd aboard the HANSEATIC Inspiration explores South Korea and Japan. Trendy and traditional, bustling and calm: discover Korean contrasts and the secret faces of a mysterious island realm on the seldom-visited west coast of Japan. The cruise also includes landings and rides aboard the ship's own Zodiacs.

May 2022 departure

Inchon (Seoul)  >  Busan, South Korea  >  Karatsu  >  Miyajima  >  Hiroshima  >  Beppu  >  Hamada  >  Maizuru  >  Kanazawa  >  Sado  Island  >  Noshiro  >  Hakodate  >  Otaru (Sapporo)

Cruise Holiday Includes

  • International flights from the UK in Economy
  • 11 nights accommodation on the ship
  • 1 night accommodation in Seoul
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner included while on-board
  • Speciality dining at no extra charge
  • Landings and rides aboard the ship's own Zodiacs
  • Port fees and taxes

From £6,999 per person

Price based on two people sharing an Outside Cabin in May 2022. Simply enquire below.

Ancient Temples & Sacred Sites Cruise with Regent


This 14-night cruise with Regent Seven Seas takes in 8 fascinating ports in Japan, plus stops in intriguing South Korea. Take in bustling Tokyo, fascinating Hiroshima and beautiful Nagasaki among others. You may even get to witness the spectacular Cherry Blossoms. Enjoy luxury cruising with almost everything included from fine dining and drinks to wifi and gratuities.

March 2023 departure

Tokyo  > Nagoya  >  Kyoto  >  Beppu  >  Busan  >  Jeju  >  Nagasaki  >  Naze  >  Okinawa  >  Kochi  >  Shimizu  >  Tokyo

Cruise Holiday Includes

  • International flights from the UK in Economy
  • 14 nights accommodation on Seven Seas Explorer
  • All-Inclusive
  • Speciality Dining
  • Selected shore excursions in each port
  • Gratuities
  • Transfers and taxes

From £8,899 per person

Price based on two people sharing a Veranda Suite in March 2023. Simply enquire below.


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