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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

Tokyo 4 Tokyo, Japan  Tokyo, Japan  Independent Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
Tokyo 2019 4 Tokyo, Japan  Tokyo, Japan  Independent Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
Tokyo 2020 4 Tokyo, Japan  Tokyo, Japan  Independent Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
Tokyo: Window to Japan 4 Tokyo, Japan  Tokyo, Japan  Independent SITA First Class Dates and Prices
Tokyo with Mt Fuji 2019 4 Tokyo, Japan  Tokyo, Japan  Escorted Trafalgar First Class Dates and Prices
Hokkaido Winter Festivals 5 Sapporo, Japan  Sapporo, Japan  Escorted G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Japan on a Shoestring – Kyoto to Osaka 6 Kyoto, Japan  Osaka, Japan  Escorted G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Japan on a Shoestring – Tokyo to Kyoto 6 Tokyo, Japan  Kyoto, Japan  Escorted G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Japan's Scenic Vistas 6 Tokyo, Japan  Tokyo, Japan  Escorted SITA First Class Dates and Prices
Japan Escape 2019 7 Tokyo, Japan  Kyoto, Japan  Escorted Globus First Class Dates and Prices
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Multi-Country Vacations that Include Japan
Ocean Voyage (Guam to Osaka) 6 Apra, Guam  Osaka, Japan  Expedition Ponant 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
Schubert & Schumann: Piano & Lieder in Japan 9 Maizuru, Japan  Osaka, Japan  Expedition Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
South Korea & Japan Highlights 13 Seoul, South Korea  Kyoto, Japan  Independent Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
Ocean Voyage (Honolulu - Maizuru) 14 Honolulu, Oahu, HI  Maizuru, Japan  Expedition Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
In the Wake of General MacArthur: The Legacy of World War II 14 Hong Kong, China  Osaka, Japan  Expedition Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Wonders of Japan Cruise 2019 14 Osaka, Japan  Sapporo, Japan  Escorted A & K Deluxe Dates and Prices
South Korea & Japan Highlights with Hiroshima 15 Seoul, South Korea  Hiroshima, Japan  Independent Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
South Korea & Japan Highlights with Osaka 15 Seoul, South Korea  Osaka, Japan  Independent Monograms First Class 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.