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Customized tours in Japan

Japan Customized Tours and Custom Trips 2022/2023

Personally crafted tailor-made tours based on local expertise from Japan's best trip designers

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How it works
  • Step 1 Tell us your requirements What does your ideal trip look like? Read more What does your ideal trip look like? Answer our short trip questionnaire and share your preferences and ideas to help us plan the perfect tour package for you. Read less
  • Step 2 Connect with a travel expert Next, we'll match you with a local trip planner. Read more Next, we'll match you with a local trip planner. Based on your trip input, we will connect you with an expert trip designer who has first-hand, local knowledge of your trip destination(s). Together, you will build the perfect trip. Read less
  • Step 3 Securely book your trip Book when you are satisfied with your planned trip. Read more Book when you are satisfied with your planned trip. Once the tour has been customized to your liking, including accommodations, activities, and daily itinerary, you can securely book your trip. Sit back and relax! Read less

Introducing Japan

From Tokyo’s cutting-edge architecture to historic Nara’s ancient vibes, Japan expertly blends centuries-old traditions with hi-tech modernity like no other country in the world, making it a bewilderingly beautiful destination to immerse in. Japan’s incredible traditions, culture, and craftsmanship — think geisha, sumo, gardens, manga, and sake — are like no one else in the world. And don’t forget Japan’s world-famous culinary traditions like sushi and homemade ramen. Discover Japan’s greatest gems and explore its little-known nooks and crannies during your visit to the country.

Get in touch with our local travel experts today to craft a customized Japan tour and explore the best of Japan.

When to go to Japan

The best time to explore Japan is from March to May and again from September to November. Throughout the country, the temperatures are comfortable and the weather is usually splendid during these months. However, there is a risk of typhoons in September, so keep an eye on weather reports if you are traveling around this time. If you are planning to hike through Japan’s countryside or visit Hokkaido’s stunning parks, then June, July, and August are also ideal. To see the iconic springtime sakura (cherry blossoms), head to Japan between late March and mid-April. Learn more.

How long to stay in Japan

Japan will lure you to stay longer even after you have spent weeks in the country. It is, however, possible to cover Tokyo and Mount Fuji in four days. In a week, you can see the country’s most iconic cities, including Tokyo and Kyoto. Opt for a jaunt lasting between ten to 12 days if you want to see Kanazawa’s elegant temples and be captivated by Tsumago’s rural charms. If you wish to combine city sightseeing with a couple of hikes, like the enchanting Kumano Kodo trail, then allow yourself at least two weeks in the country. Learn more.

Must-visit destinations in Japan

Explore Tokyo’s pubs, museums, and world-class shopping district. Then take a Shinkansen bullet train from the capital city and head for Kyoto, whose historic center will transport you back to the Edo period. Get bowled over by the burst of creativity in Naoshima, a former fishing village that is now a globally renowned art destination. Cross the vine bridges of the remote Iya Valley on Shikoku island and channel your inner philosopher on the shores of Tohoku’s Lake Tazawa, Japan’s deepest lake. For a hike or pilgrimage, head to the famed and picturesque Kumano Kudo or climb Mount Fuji. For history, add Hiroshima to your list. Learn more.

Why book a customized tour?

LOCAL INSIGHT Whatever your interests, our expert trip designers have local knowledge of all the best spots to eat, sleep and visit, including famous sites and the off-the-beaten-path hidden gems. They know the places you want to go and will ensure you have the most memorable experiences.
PERSONALIZED EXPERIENCE Travel where and when you want, with only places and activities you choose. We’ll build a trip that matches your unique interests and special requirements 100%.
STRESS-FREE TRAVEL Our trip designers will book your accommodation, transport, activities etc. to ensure that you get a completely stress-free tour. If you need support during the trip, you can always write or call the local specialist for help and recommendations.
TRAVEL LIKE A PRO Think of our trip designers as your ticket backstage. Special access, great prices, and local tips. Their job is to make sure your entire trip is perfectly planned, secure, and completely stress-free.

Customizable Tours and Trips in Japan

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Japan Travel Essentials & Insight

Relevant Japan travel guides for a quick overview

Best Time to Visit Japan

From bustling metropolises to isolated cabins in the mountains, Japan has it all. It is one of the most advanced countries in the world, with some of the most breathtaking scenery known to m... Read more

Winter in Japan: Top 5 Destinations

There are few places in the world that look as stunning as Japan during the cold season. Snow enhances the beauty of its traditional architecture and turns its pretty hamlets into winter won... Read more

The Top 10 Places to Visit in Japan

Japan is a country like no other, with scenery ranging from the super-modern skyline of Tokyo to the scenic natural vistas of Hokkaido. There are few places you can travel that offer the she... Read more

Things to do in Japan

In a country where landscapes range from high-tech, sci-fi-inspired megacities to majestic mountains surrounded by natural hot springs and verdant forests, you have endless options for how t... Read more

Climbing Mount Fuji: The Ultimate Guide

Cutting a dramatic figure over the island and tantalizing people worldwide with the possibility of reaching its summit, Mount Fuji is Japan's most famous geological feature standing majestic... Read more

Walking the Kumano Kodo Trail: 5 Popular Routes

The Kumano Kodo trail is a network of spectacular paths that crisscross their way across the largest peninsula in Japan, the Kii Hanto. The beautiful trails in Kumano Kodo lead through lush ... Read more

How Long to Stay in Japan

To help you plan the right trip duration

Great Japan Itineraries: How Many Days to Spend?

Japan is a mesmerizing archipelago where ancient traditions blend with modern technology, where sake is sipped daily and mountain paths are tackled by intrepid travelers searching for hidden... Read more

Two Weeks in Japan: Our Recommendations

Japan is a vibrant country that offers delights and surprises every step of the way, whether you’re relaxing in a hot spring in the mountains or partying in Tokyo’s neon nig... Read more

10 Days in Japan: Our Recommendations

Planning your vacation and trying to decide how long to stay in Japan? 10 days in Japan is an adequate duration to discover the country. From Tokyo to Kyoto, explore the country on your... Read more

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Japan Travel Information

All Japan travel insight and information

Japan in March: A Galore of Festivals

As flowers start to blossom and the festival season draws close, Japan begins to bloom in spring. From the silent, snow-covered peak of Mount Fuji to the bustling markets of Osaka, the islan... Read more

Japan in April: Cherry Blossom Season

As winter ends and the famous pink petals of cherry trees cover the country, springtime celebrations start taking place throughout Japan. A warmer weather encourages sightseeing tours and ou... Read more

Japan in January: New Year Festivities

A trip to Japan in January will give you an unforgettable experience in a beautiful country away from summer crowds. Be it new-year festivities around the country that are organized througho... Read more

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