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Japan Vacations

Japan vacations explore an island moderate in size but large in history, culture and natural beauty. On escorted tours, an experienced guide points out the sights and leads groups on visits to featured destinations. We also offer independent Japan tours if you like to travel at your own pace.

Trips highlight many attractive destinations. Most include a stay in Tokyo, a major modern city bustling with activity. The famous Ginza area, a popular place to spend free time, is brimming with neon signs, department stores and restaurants. Not far from Tokyo is majestic Mount Fuji, a scenic option that provides a pleasant contrast to the big-city Tokyo experience.

Japan tours also might visit Matsumoto Castle and the nearby Japan Folklore Museum. On some itineraries, you'll drive through the Japanese Alps and visit secluded towns hidden among the peaks. History enthusiasts will appreciate the World War II memorials of Hiroshima, an included stop on several trips.

Throughout your travels in Japan, you'll see centuries-old historic shrines and castles. Frequently, tours will stop in small, quaint villages where local artisans are busy at work making baskets, carving wood or dying silk. You might witness a geisha performance or enjoy a glass of sake at a local bar or restaurant. Wherever our Japan vacations may take you, the country's culture comes alive with every experience.

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The vacations below are divided into two groups. First, there is a list of trips that visit only Japan, followed by a list of multi-country itineraries that include Japan.

Trips are rated according to the quality of accommodations, the number of included amenities and activities, and the level of service delivered. The vacations below are categorized according to the industry rating scale (budget, first class and deluxe). Click any vacation name for the itinerary, dates and prices.

Vacation Name Days Starts In Ends In Travel Style Company Quality*  
Vacations in Japan Only

Kyoto 3 Kyoto, Japan  Kyoto, Japan  Escorted A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
Classic Japan 12 Kyoto, Japan  Tokyo, Japan  Escorted Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
From Japan’s Inland Sea to the Alps 11 Kyoto, Japan  Tokyo, Japan  Escorted A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
Japan on a Shoestring – Kyoto to Osaka 6 Kyoto, Japan  Osaka, Japan  Escorted G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Japan As You Like It 8 Kyoto, Japan  Tokyo, Japan  Escorted A+R First Class Dates and Prices
Japan Express: Osaka to Tokyo 9 Osaka, Japan  Tokyo, Japan  Escorted G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Japan Hike, Bike & Kayak 13 Osaka, Japan  Tokyo, Japan  Escorted G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
City to Slopes 12 Osaka, Japan  Hakuba, Japan  Escorted Contiki Budget Dates and Prices
Cycle Japan 14 Osaka, Japan  Tokyo, Japan  Escorted Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
Spiritual Japan with Tokyo 12 Osaka, Japan  Tokyo, Japan  Escorted Trafalgar First Class Dates and Prices
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Multi-Country Vacations that Include Japan
Ancient Empires - Beijing to Tokyo 18 Beijing, China  Tokyo, Japan  Escorted G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Ocean Voyage (Honolulu - Maizuru) 14 Honolulu, Oahu, HI  Maizuru, Japan  Expedition Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Kobe to Manila 14 Kobe, Japan  Manila, Philippines  Expedition Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
Cruising the Land of the Rising Sun (Southbound) 14 Kyoto, Japan  Tokyo, Japan  Other Tauck Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Best of Japan (Maizuru - Osaka) 9 Maizuru, Japan  Osaka, Japan  Expedition Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Best of Japan (Osaka - Maizuru) 9 Osaka, Japan  Maizuru, Japan  Expedition Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ancestral Japan (Osaka - Manila) 10 Osaka, Japan  Manila, Philippines  Expedition Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Cruising the Land of the Rising Sun (Northbound) 14 Osaka, Japan  Tokyo, Japan  Other Tauck Deluxe Dates and Prices
Wonders of Japan Cruise 14 Osaka, Japan  Sapporo, Japan  Expedition A & K Deluxe Dates and Prices
Art and Culture of Japan (Otaru – Osaka) 11 Otaru, Japan  Osaka, Japan  Expedition Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
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* Key to Quality Ratings

These vacations are classified according to the quality of accommodations, the number of included amenities and activities, and the level of service delivered.

Budget = Budget vacations that typically range from $50 to $200 per person, per day, plus airfare.
First Class = First class vacations that typically range from $80 to $350 per person, per day, plus airfare.
Deluxe = Deluxe vacations that typically range from $200 to $650 per person, per day, plus airfare.
** The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.