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Japan is the harmonious coexistence of old and new, where technology and tradition merge

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Ancient & Modern Japan

Japan
14 Days from £ 4,795
£ 4,555

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

Explore Zen gardens, temples and the most iconic sights of Japan

Culture

Cycling in Japan

Japan
14 Days from £ 6,199

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

Cycle the land of the Samurai; temples, geishas and incredible Tokyo and Kyoto

Cycling
On Offer

Japan's Kumano Kodo

Japan
14 Days from £ 6,099
£ 5,799

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

Walk Japan's ancient pilgrimage routes along the Kumano Kodo

Walking & Trekking

Highlights of Japan

Japan
8 Days from £ 3,399
£ 3,199

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

Uncover the cultural highlights of Japan on this eight-day trip

Culture

Through the Heart of Japan: Tokyo to Fukuoka Cruise – Premium Adventure

Premium Adventures

Japan
15 Days from £ 8,270

A 14-night cruise adventure through the heart of Japan

Wildlife
New

Walk the Kumano Kodo

Japan
11 Days from £ 3,569

Self-Guided Holidays (Excl. Flights)

Enjoy spectacular scenery along the ancient Japanese pilgrimage route of the Kumano Kodo

Walking & Trekking
New

Shikoku Pilgrimage Trail

Japan
11 Days from £ 3,649

Self-Guided Holidays (Excl. Flights)

This spiritual journey along the Shikoku 88 Pilgrimage visits some of the trail's 88 Buddhist temples

Walking & Trekking
New

Walk the Nakasendo Trail

Japan
11 Days from £ 3,609

Self-Guided Holidays (Excl. Flights)

Follow the historic pilgrimage of the Nakasendo Trail, with Kyoto & Tokyo at either end of the trip

Walking & Trekking

Private group trips to Japan

If you want to explore this enchanting Asian island with the people that you know best, then consider booking one of our private trips to Japan.

You and your party will enjoy a private adventure, with flexible departure dates and the option to extend your trip mid-holiday if you find that you want to experience even more magic before you return.

Ideal for family getaways, once-in-a-lifetime trips, wedding anniversaries and more, learn more about our private group trips to Japan below.

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FAQs on Japan Tours

What is the best way to tour Japan? 

If you’re unfamiliar with the country, guided trips to Japan are the best way to get the most out of your holiday. At Exodus we offer a selection of guided group trips to Japan, from cycling and walking tours to culture trips, so that you can explore the country with like-minded travellers. All of our group tours consist of between eight and 16 people and are led by local experts who’ll give you a deeper understanding of the country’s history and culture as well as steering you to off-the-radar places away from the crowds.

What are some tours in Japan?

Japan is a fascinating country of contrasts that fuses ancient temples and shrines with contemporary megacities and futuristic skyscrapers. Our Japan tours take you on unforgettable journeys where you’ll discover its ancient traditions and modern culture.

Our Ancient and Modern Japan tour introduces you to the most epic sights such as Kyoto’s famous temples, the vibrant city of Tokyo and the medieval village of Tsumago. Alternatively, explore the land of the Samurai by bike or trek along the ancient pilgrimage route, the Kumano Kodo.

How many days do you need to tour Japan?

You can discover many of Japan’s highlights in eight days but, if you prefer something more comprehensive that lets you delve deeper into the country, we offer 14-day Japan trips with immersive itineraries. While one day you may be discovering the traditional way of life at a local village, on the next you could be riding on a high-speed bullet train.

What are the best places to visit in Japan?

Japan is a colourful smorgasbord filled with cultural and visual delights, from buzzing cities and striking, modern architecture to traditional temples and natural wonders. Trips to Japan are all about getting the right balance and sampling a little of everything. While it’s almost impossible to mention all the best places, we’ve selected just a few of our favourites:

Japanese Alps – an impressive series of mountains home to the tallest and most dramatic peaks found on the island of Honshu.

Kyoto – formerly the capital of Japan, Kyoto is a beautiful city known for its imperial palaces, Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines and the geisha district at Gion.

Tokyo – Japan’s vibrant capital blends traditional temples with ultramodern skyscrapers and offers a unique experience of history and culture. In spring, you can also witness the dazzling display of the Sakura cherry blossom throughout the city’s green spaces.

Nikki – Providing tranquil respite from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo, Nikko lies in the North Kanto region and is famous for its unspoilt natural beauty, with sprawling forests, waterfalls and glossy lake making up the picturesque backdrop.

Are flights included on your Japan tours?

The prices for the Japan tours that you’ll see on this page exclude flights but that doesn’t mean that flights aren’t an option. Simply include flights on the page of your chosen tour to see how adding flights will influence the total price of your trip.

If you do choose to book your flight through us, we’d recommend that you travel together with the other members of your group. This is because the flight includes transfers to accommodation for the whole group.

Are your Japan tours guided?

We offer both guided and self-guided group trips to Japan so that you can experience this beautiful country on your own terms.

If you opt for a cultural holiday in Japan, you’ll be guided by one of our experts throughout your visit. Our cycling holidays in Japan are guided and come with full bicycle support throughout your trip. And for walking holidays in Japan, you have the choice between being part of a guided group or walking along a number of incredible trails by yourselves.

What are the durations of your tours in Japan?

Altogether, the durations of our trips to Japan range from 8-14 days, letting you choose the most suitable options depending on how fully you want to immerse yourself in the splendour of this unique country.

How much does a Japan tour cost?

We’re happy to offer a range of Japan tours with costs ranging from £3,199 to £6,099, helping you to discover the beauty of Japan regardless of your price point.

The Japan tour with the lowest cost is the Highlights of Japan tour, designed to show you some of Japan’s most iconic cities and sites in an eight-day trip. And Japan’s Kumano Kodo tour has the highest cost, being a trip through one of Japan’s most remote and rewarding pilgrimage routes and lasting 14 days.

Adding flights to your tour will increase the costs that you see listed on this page, in exchange for a more comprehensive and hassle-free experience.

What is the weather like in Japan?

The climate in Japan is generally temperate, meaning that it’s rarely extremely hot or extremely cold. Japan has four distinct seasons: spring, summer, autumn and winter.

Spring: Pleasant temperatures and sunshine, lasting from March to May.

Summer: Hot and humid, during the period of June to August.

Autumn: Mild temperatures and cool breezes, from September to November.

Winter: Clear blue skies and potential snowfall, starting in December and ending in February.

What is the best time to travel to Japan?

In terms of weather, the best time to visit Japan is when it’s most mild – that is, during Spring (March to May) or Autumn (September to November). But weather isn’t the only thing that you should take into account.

Each of Japan’s seasons brings its own unique experiences, so you’ll find a trip here rewarding no matter when you travel. All the same, though, you should pick the one that most excites you.

You could go in spring, when one of nature’s greatest phenomena takes place. The sakura, or cherry blossom, is spectacular, and many holidays are timed to celebrate the beautiful blush of delicate pink blossom that coats the country.

In summer, the Japanese Alps are at their best and walkers can head out on two feet to follow ancient trails rich with history.

Less well-known is the autumnal koyo, or autumn leaves – a stupendous burst of colour across the forests.

Trips to Japan timed to catch these incredible displays are guaranteed to make you reach for your camera, to capture the memories forever.

What to wear in Japan?

Japanese culture is relatively conservative. This quality translates into most Japanese people having modest sense of fashion on the whole, most often using muted colours and neutral tones.

You’ll need to imitate this style if you want to fit in with the local people. Pay special attention to how well-maintained you look and avoid wearing revealing clothing – especially when visiting temples, shrines or other traditional sites.

From a comfort perspective, you’ll need to use layers to account for sudden changes in weather throughout the year. And ensure that you take into account the seasonal weather when planning your clothing for your trip.

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