Japan Package Tours - Fully Escorted Tours

Japan Package Tours - Fully Escorted Tours
Fully Escorted Tours Japan Package offers a number of fully escorted tours to Japan. Those tours focus on a specific area or special interest in Japan, such as the Cherry Blossom (Hanami), Japanese Festivals (Matsuri), Pop Cultures, Hot Springs (Onsen), Geisha Girls, Snow Monkeys, Sumo and so on.

The tours are scheduled with just the right amount of planned activities and free time, so you will experience all the "must see" attractions without having to wait in lines. When you travel with our escorted tours, the tour guide will accompany the group throughout. Your tour guide will stay at the same accommodation and will travel with you from destination to destination. They are professional tour guides capable of speaking both English and Japanese to assist and guide you throughout Japan. We have covered everything which is why you can... dream, pack and leave the rest to us.

If you are interested in our fully escorted tours, we recommend you to make a booking long before the departure.

As standard on All our tours :

No local Payment!
All ground transportation between Destinations in Japan!
All admission fees as listed on itinerary!
Excellent mix of fine Western Style hotels and Japanese style Rokan!
Airport meet and greet and transfers! (Applicable on the designated arrival date. Not available for pre & post tour stay)
Transfers from / to Cruise Terminals are also available for Cruise Passengers!
Most meals included!
Maximum group size of 24! (Maximum group size for March & April departure may increase)
Service of full time English speaking professional tour guide living in Japan!
Tour Bus
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Fully Escorted Tours

Fully Escorted Tours

Japan Highlights Tour

Kyoto - Kinkakuji Temple Nara - Todaiji Temple Hakone - Mt. Fuji Tokyo - Sensoji Kaminari Gate Tokyo - Night View
Perfect introductory tour for everyone - includes all must see sights and experience and captures Japan in all its glory with first class hotels and Ryokan stay experience. This is a trip of your life time!

Visit Japan's most famous "Must See" sites between modern city of Tokyo and Japan's ancient capital of Kyoto. You'll visit several UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kyoto and Nara, and stay dynamic city of Tokyo. Japan Highlights Tours allow you the opportunity to see and experience Japanese history, and both traditional and modern daily lives. Your experience includes a Shinkansen Bullet Train Ride, visit to famous Shrine and Temple, Tea Ceremony. The tour is the perfect introductory taste of Japan.

Name of Tour Tour Start Tour End Nights Meals Price *
Japan Golden Route Tour from Tokyo Tokyo Osaka 5 nights 10 meals USD1,998
Japan Golden Route Tour from Osaka Osaka Tokyo 5 nights 10 meals USD1,998
Highlights of Japan Tour Tokyo Hiroshima 7 nights 14 meals USD2,498

* Tour price will be changed without prior notice depending on the exchange rate.

Japan Cherry Blossom Tour

Sakura - Mt. Fuji Sakura - Asakusa Sakura - Todaiji Sakura - Nijo Castle Sakura - Kiyomizu Temple
Explore Japan at its best season of the year. Visit most cities, where you will find the spectacular views covered by the Japan's symbol flower of cherry blossoms. Combine fascinating sightseeing in each city you visit between Tokyo and Kyoto or beyond with a glorious backdrop of pink colours. You'll be so impressed by it at nature, historical, and cultural sites and experience Japanese culture during spring time.
Name of Tour Tour Start Tour End Nights Meals Price *
Japan Cherry Blossom Tour from Tokyo (6 Days) Tokyo Osaka 5 nights 10 meals USD2,498
Japan Cherry Blossom Tour from Osaka (6 Days) Osaka Tokyo 5 nights 10 meals USD2,198
Japan Cherry Blossom Tour from Tokyo (7 Days) Tokyo Osaka 6 nights 11 meals USD2,498
Japan Cherry Blossom Tour from Osaka (7 Days) Osaka Tokyo 6 nights 11 meals USD2,498
Japan Cherry Blossom Tour with Hiroshima (8 Days) Tokyo Hiroshima 7 nights 14 meals USD2,998
Japan Cherry Blossom Tour with Hiroshima (9 Days) Tokyo Hiroshima 8 nights 15 meals USD2,998
Grand Japan Cherry Blossom Tour 12 Days Tokyo Osaka 11 nights 24 meals USD4,448
Grand Japan Cherry Blossom Tour 13 Days Tokyo Osaka 12 nights 25 meals USD4,698

* Tour price will be changed without prior notice depending on the exchange rate.

Southern Japan Tour

Matuyama - Ishiteji Temple Matuyama - Dogo Onsen Kumamoto - Mt. Aso Nagasaki - Peace Park Hiroshima - Miyajima
Take your time with 7 days to explore West Japan, where not many international travellers visit. It will provide you with a breath-taking experience of Japan's stunning nature, urban and local, and cultural diversity. Discover Japan's geographic activity in Kyushu and visit several UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Hiroshima and Himeji. Departing Osaka, you'll travel through Shikoku and Kyushu islands to Osaka and enjoy your last day and go out for a night on Japan's second largest city.
Name of Tour Tour Start Tour End Nights Meals Price *
Southern Japan Tour Osaka Osaka 7 nights 15 meals USD2,898

* Tour price will be changed without prior notice depending on the exchange rate.

Grand Tour of Japan

Matuyama - Dogo Onsen Hiroshima - Miyajima Nara - Todaiji Temple Hakone - Mt. Fuji Tokyo - Sensoji Kaminari Gate
Spend 10 nights exploring Japan's major cities and countryside, a fascinating place but known by limited people. In addition to cities between Japan's historic city of Kyoto and world's largest city of Tokyo, Grand Tour Japan takes you beyond Kyoto / Osaka or West Japan includes Shikoku and Kyushu islands. The tour takes you from "Must See" sites between Tokyo and Kyoto to hidden spots in West Japan. Discover the breath-taking scenery in Shikoku and Kyushu islands, see local tradition and culture, and visit historical sites.
Name of Tour Tour Start Tour End Nights Meals Price *
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* Tour price will be changed without prior notice depending on the exchange rate.

Special Interests Travel in Japan

Special Interests Travel in Japan

Japanese Festivals

Hanabi Yukata Yomise Awaodori Bonodori
Matsuri is the Japanese word meaning festival, and the Japanese people take their festivals seriously. A visit to a Japanese matsuri is a fantastic opportunity to get a glimpse of the often shy and reserved Japanese at their most uninhibited. As a foreigner, you may even find yourself being encouraged into joining in the proceedings, particularly at the smaller local matsuri, a special Japanese experience indeed.

Takayama Festival (April / October)

Takayama Festival The Takayama Festival (Takayama Matsuri) is ranked as one of Japan's three most beautiful festivals. It is held twice a year in spring and autumn in the old town of Takayama and attracts large numbers of spectators.

The Spring Festival (April 14-15) is the annual festival of the Hie Shrine in the southern half of Takayama's old town. While the shrine is also known as Sanno-sama, the spring festival is also called Sanno Festival.

Likewise, the Autumn Festival (October 9-10) is the annual festival of the Hachiman Shrine in the northern half of the old town, and the festival is also known as Hachiman Festival.

The spring and autumn festivals have similar attractions and schedules. Each festival features its own set of about a dozen festival floats (yatai). During the year, the tall and heavily decorated floats are stored in storehouses, which are scattered across Takayama's old town (except the floats exhibited in the Yatai Kaikan). [Youtube]Takayama Festival

Name of Tour Tour Start Tour End Nights Meals Price *
Grand Takayama Festival Tour from Osaka Osaka Tokyo 12 nights 25 meals USD4,698
Takayama Festival Tour from Tokyo Tokyo Osaka 7 nights 14 meals USD2,898
Takayama Festival Tour from Osaka Osaka Tokyo 6 nights 11 meals USD2,698
Takayama Festival with Hiroshima Tokyo Hiroshima 9 nights 18 meals USD3,398

* Tour price will be changed without prior notice depending on the exchange rate.

Kyoto Gion Festival (July)

Kyoto - Gion Fesrival Although Japan's ancient capital, Kyoto, celebrates one festival every day somewhere in the city, the Gion Matsuri is generally believed to be the best, and marks the highlight of the Kyoto festival year.

Dating back to the ninth century, the Gion Matsuri has its roots in a purification ritual intended to clear plague from the city, and now spans the month of July, with most of the events falling in the middle of the month. Festivities reach their peak with the Yamahoko-Junko Parade on July 17th. During the festival, Kyoto's streets are filled with traditional gion-bayashi music and decorated floats, with are lit up on the evening of the 16th, turning the city into a magical scene. Kyotoites wader the streets in festive summer kimono, and the air is scented with special festival foods.

The Yamahoko-Junko in particular is fascinating to watch, as the beautifully decorated floats are manoeuvred through the narrow Kyoto streets amidst crowds of traditionally clothed participants and onlookers.

Name of Tour Tour Start Tour End Nights Meals Price *
Kyoto Gion Festival Tours Tokyo Osaka 6 nights 11 meals AUD2,198
Kyoto Gion Festival Tours with Hiroshima Tokyo Hiroshima 8 nights 15 meals USD2,398

* Tour price will be changed without prior notice depending on the exchange rate.

Pop Culture

Japanese pop culture, as represented by comics, animations, and games, recently comes to the world's attention. Dating back to the early manga and films of the 1950s, the Japanese pop culture movement has taken off since the 1980s and 90s around the world to become one of the most influential sources of entertainment in the world.

Anime

Pokemon Centre Anime is the Japanese abbreviated pronunciation of "animation." Nowadays, Japanese anime is very famous. There are huge anime fair in spring and summer. Many tourists visit this anime fair from all over the world.

Costume Play (Cosplay)

Japan Package - Costume Play (Cosplay) Cosplay is a type of performance art in which participants don costume and accessories to represent a specific character or idea. There are a lot of different types of costumes sale at a stores. We called a person who wears costume "cosplayer."

Studio Ghibli

Ghibli Museum Studio Ghibli is a Japanese animation and film studio founded in June 1985. Hayao Miyazaki is a president of this company, also he is a director of its films. In 2002, Spirited Away won a Golden Bear and an Oscar for Best Animated Feature. In Mitaka which is located in Tokyo has a museum of these animations.
Name of Tour Tour Start Tour End Nights Meals Price *
Anime Japan Tour 6 Days Tokyo Tokyo 5 nights 9 meals USD1,798
Anime Japan Tour 9 Days Tokyo Osaka 8 nights 17 meals USD2,598
Anime Japan Tour 11 Days Tokyo Hiroshima 10 nights 22 meals USD3,498
Anime Japan Tour 14 Days Tokyo Osaka 13 nights 30 meals USD4,698

* Tour price will be changed without prior notice depending on the exchange rate.

Hanami

Hanami - Sakura Cherry blossom or 'sakura' is considered by many as Japan's national flower and one of the most popular and colourful annual spectacles. It is when the cherry trees begin to blossom and varying shades of pink petals decorate the landscape. The unpredictability of nature makes the exact blooming date an issue of keen discussion in the early spring with the 'cherry blossom front' a daily feature on the national news. The arrival of the blossom brings men, women, and children out into the parks, setting out picnics beneath the trees for 'Hanami' or flower viewing. Popular places such as Ueno Park or Yoyogi Park in Tokyo or Maruyama Park or Heian Shrine in Kyoto will be crowded with people using the blossom as a good excuse to eat, drink, (sing karaoke!) and celebrate the arrival of Spring.

Hanami is a ritual that has been observed for centuries: in the days of the Samurai, the cherry petals were seen to represent the warriors in the way that they would fall at the height of their beauty. The cherry blossom came to symbolize the Samurai way of life and 'Hanami' parties became a popular event within the warrior classes. These days, everyone can enjoy the beauty of the cherry blossom and do so as part of Japanese culture and tradition. We have 23 tour departures running in March and April (Essence of Spring, Southern Japan Tour, Grand Tour of Japan, and Takayama Spring Festival) during with, as long as the weather cooperates, you will be able to experience the beauty of the sakura blossoms and the fun of 'Hanami'.

Sumo

Sumo Sumo wrestling is the ancient, traditional, sport of Japan and provides a fascinating, and at times dramatic, spectacle for anyone lucky enough to make it to a "basho", or tournament. Fights can be over in a matter of seconds as one wrestler hauls his opponent over the straw bales and out of the ring or thrusts him to the ground. Yet this does not make for a lack of excitement : the tension in the arena builds to climax as the wrestlers engage in the ritual face off before each bout begins with a thunderous clash of heads. Despite their often gargantuan size, these guys can move like ballerinas, pirouetting in the ring to circle the opponent to evade a violent thrusting attack. There are six tournaments a year and some of our tours give you the chance to check out this action. This will be a day out you will never forget and a chance to experience the full excitement of this amazing sport.

Gion

Gion - Maiko Gion is Kyoto's most famous gensha district, and one of the city's most popular attractions. The district lies in the city centre and is filled with ochaya (tea houses where geisha entertain), theatres, shops, and restaurants. Every April, the usually hidden and secretive world of the geisha district throws open its doors for the mesmerizing Miyako Odori literally, Kyoto Dances. This month-long festival is a celebration of the skill and art of the geisha tradition, combining lavish costumes and intricate dance moves with a unique style of music and songs. The mainly Japanese audience gets the rare opportunity to enjoy the grace and charm of these traditional dances, usually only seen within the walls of the exclusive, invitation only tea houses. Each of the highly stylized dances tells a story, set against the changing backdrops of the four seasons, echoing the ebb and flow of life and adding to the colour and festival atmosphere of the performance. The Miyako Odori really is a chance to lose yourself in the romanticism and mystery of Japan's past. You are able to experience these dances as an optional extra on our Essence of Spring tours and April's Takayama Festival tour or Grand Tour of Japan. Maiko dance show at Gion Corner is included as part of your tour visiting Kyoto year round.

Onsen

Onsen Even away from the more obvious volcanoes, the presence of onsen, or hot springs baths, makes it impossible to forget the geothermic power lying just below the surface of much of Japan. Onsen are dotted over nearly every part of Japan, from rustic baths dug into the steep faces of the high Alps to luxurious pools set amidst Zen-like gardens or overlooking sweeping views, or huge marble tubs reminiscent of the springs at Bath. Though bathing tends to be a communal, and sometimes social, event, men and women now generally bathe separately. Though bathing naked with strangers with only a small towel for cover can be a daunting experience, it is one well worth trying, for any concerns about modesty - and any other worries at all - melt away in the steaming water. Bathing in an onsen is nearly a ritual: bathers scrub thoroughly at the showers and rinse before stepping gently into the piping hot p0ool. The bathing is simultaneously calming, cleansing, and relaxing = an experience that borders on meditation. For travellers preferring more privacy, many of the more luxurious ryokan, or traditional Japanese inns, now offer private rotenburo, or open-air baths just outside each guest room, and nearly all ryokan have onsen baths which can be reserved for private use. Hakone, Beppu, Nikko, Matsumoto, and Takayama are all famous hot spring towns with histories dating back as early as the eighth century. Japan invites you to soak up Japanese culture at a ryokan during our tours and experience bathing at its best.

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