Grand Tour of Japan

Himeji Castle in spring cherry blossom season, Hyogo, Japan

Escorted Group Tours

Japan is a melting pot of experiences and this grand tour promises to serve up a three-week adventure like no other. From rural history, revered castles and ancient pathways to big cities, skyscraping towers and high-speed trains - we’ll see them all, not forgetting landscaped gardens, steaming volcanoes and bathing snow monkeys. We’ll discover hope in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and visit Japan’s spiritual heart at Mount Koya, all the while immersing ourselves in the country’s cuisine, culture and art.

Included with every escorted tour

  • VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Knowledgeable tour managers
  • Included excursions
  • Selected meals and international flights


27 meals

  • 18 breakfasts
  • 7 lunches
  • 2 dinners


19 nights in hotels and 1 in flight


Travel in destination by coach

Excursions and visits

  • Guided tour of Tokyo (Sensō-ji Temple; Hamarikyu Gardens)
  • Excursion to Hakone (Owakudani Valley; Hakone Ropeway; Old Tōkaidō Road)
  • Visit to Jigokudani Monkey Park
  • Visit to Zenkō-ji Temple
  • Excursion to the Nakasendo Trail
  • Guided tour of Kyoto (Kiyomizu-dera, Gion district; Kinkaku-ji)
  • Visit to Arashiyama Bamboo Grove
  • Orientation walk of Dotonbori
  • Excursion to Koyasan (Kongōbu-ji Temple; Okunoin Cemetery)
  • Excursion to Naoshima Island
  • Visit to Kōraku-en Garden
  • Sightseeing tour in Hiroshima (Miyajima Island & Peace Memorial Park and Museum)
  • Beppu hell tour
  • Guided walking tour in Aso
  • Kumamoto sightseeing (Suizenji Garden, Kumamoto Castle photo stop, orientation walk with Kumamoto Food Village)
  • Four excursions in Nagasaki (Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture; Dejima; Nagasaki Peace Park and Memorial Museum; Glover Garden and Ōura Church)
  • Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine
  • Excursions in Fukuoka (Kyushu National Museum; Nakasu; Fukuoka Tower)
  • Yosegi zaiku marquetry experience; oyaki making experience; lunch with maiko; traditional tea ceremony; shojin ryori meal; sake tasting; okonomiyaki making experience; traditional kaiseki dinner; farewell dinner at an izakaya with unlimited drinks
  • Three journeys on the bullet train


  • 21 nights

  • Asia . Japan . Kyoto . Nagano . Kumamoto . Mt Fuji . Lake Ashi . JR Bullet Train . Takamatsu . Osaka . Nagasaki . Fukuoka & more

  • London Heathrow Airport

  • Multiple

  • Escorted tour faster

From £7,475 per person

Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction if not required


Duration: 21 days


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